Registration of Automotive Sandbox Projects in China13. April 2023
With an announcement from December 26, 2022, the Chinese State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) started a pilot project for the governmental registration of sandbox projects in the automotive industry. Participation is in the initial stage is exclusively voluntary for interested companies and may be initiated through the submission of a formal application. Many products in the automotive industry, such as complete vehicles as well as numerous components, require CCC Certification or voluntary CQC Certification or CCAP Certification in China.
The project announcement was preceded by a publication of a trial plan for the implementation of safety sandbox control in the automotive sector, issued as early as February 2022 by SAMR together with the General Administration of Customs (GACC) and several Chinese ministries. Technologies to be supervised were summarized in a two-page overview. They are divided into different categories, for example, intelligent communication technologies, data security, and new energy sources.
Sandbox projects which companies may wish to register for the pilot project may involve the development of a new technology or the integration thereof. Despite its voluntary nature SAMR urges companies to participate in the pilot project as a way to play a leading role in the fields of security and innovation coordination.
The People’s Republic of China recognized the relevance of sandboxes in the automotive industry for whose “healthy” development it now demands appropriate control through state regulations. At the same time, the Chinese government says it is committed to the market-driven and company-specific character of sandboxes and insists on state neutrality toward all types of innovations and technologies.
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