Review and Withdrawal of CCC Self-Declaration certificates by CNCA27. September 2022
On June 15, 2022 the Certification and Accreditation Administration of the People’s Republic of China (CNCA) published the results of a governmental review of valid Chinese CCC Self-Declarations (CCC SD) for the first time since their creation. Key points of the analysis were the submitted evidence of the conformity of production (CoP) of registered manufacturers and the self-declarations they uploaded to the system. In 460 cases, the authority registered serious non-conformities, which were published in announcement no. 17/2022.
Ensuring CoP with national standards is generally a key concern of Chinese certifications. In the case of “ordinary” CCC certification, voluntary CQC certification or voluntary CCAP certification, it is examined as part of regular audits. In cases of the CCC Self-Declaration without additional voluntary certification, it is the responsibility of the manufacturers and their Chinese applicants to ensure CoP themselves. Certain products such as electrical fuses and switches, seats and headrests, vehicle mirrors and safety glass, require a CCC Self-Declaration and is associated with increased self-reliance for the manufacturers and Chinese applicants.
While assessing the valid Self-Declarations, CNCA identified 19 CCC cases that failed the authority’s requirements and were immediately withdrawn. For 14 of them, the deficient CoP documentation was identified by CNCA itself, while the other 5 CCC Self-Declarations, the negative pre-assessment was issued by local inspectors during an external audit. The sale or import of the affected products to China was immediately banned and a reapplication was blocked for 6 months as a penalty. The manufacturers and “applicants” also risk considerable consequences for their rating in the National Enterprise Credit Information System.
In addition to these 19 cases, the CNCA classified a much larger number of 441 Self-Declarations as similarly incomplete, while at the same time recognizing potential for improvement. The relevant manufacturers and applicants were granted a deadline of 2 months to correct the CoP or its documentation in the system so that it conforms with the required standards. If the Self-Declarations concerned still do not comply with Chinese regulations after this time, the corresponding approvals will be revoked as well.
Affected manufacturers include Chinese and as well as a number of foreign companies, including well-known and globally active enterprises. Information on the deficient CCC Self-Declaration numbers, the names of the Chinese applicants, product category, and the reason for the rejection are publicly accessible. However, the authority did not contact the manufacturers directly, as certified companies need to check on relevant announcements themselves according to Chinese regulations.
Since the introduction of the CCC Self-Declaration, MPR China Certification GmbH has been supporting manufacturers of affected product categories worldwide in the entire preparation, application, and follow-up process. Having excellent relationships with the certification bodies, we ensure that the submitted application documents and CoP evidence comply with the regulatory guidelines and inform you about any changes as soon as possible. We also track all relevant announcements from CNCA and other important certification institutions. This will allow you to focus on your core business and protects you from potential certification-related consequences on the Chinese market.
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