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SAMR Announces CCC Certification of Lithium-ion Batteries and Packs

14. April 2023

In accordance with the requirements of the General Office of the State Council on the Reform of the Management System of the Electronics and Electrical Industry, SAMR State Administration for Market Regulation has decided to introduce compulsory product certification (CCC certification) for lithium-ion batteries and battery packs, mobile power supplies and power adapters/chargers for telecommunication terminals used in electronic and electrical products (hereinafter summarized as “newly included products”).

The following, relevant requirements have been announced:

1. starting from August 1, 2023, certification bodies shall start accepting CCC certification orders for the newly included products and conduct certification work in accordance with the standards listed in the “Implementing Rules for Mandatory Product Certification of Information Technology Equipment” and the annexes.

From August 1, 2024, products that have not received CCC certification may not be shipped, sold, imported, or used in China. The list of mandated certification bodies and laboratories for the newly included products will be announced separately.

2. For details on the scope of CCC certification for newly included products, please refer to the Appendix. CCC certification for lithium-ion batteries and battery packs used in electronic and electrical products will be conducted in the initial phase. For lithium-ion batteries and battery packs used in other electronic and electric products, CCC certification shall be carried out in time when sufficient conditions exist.

3. Considering that GB Standard GB31241-2022 “Safety Specifications for Lithium-ion Batteries and Battery Packs for Portable Electronic Products” will be compulsory on January 1, 2024, the appointed certification bodies shall carry out CCC certification of the relevant products according to this GB Standard to reduce the certification cost for enterprises.

4. the designated certification bodies and laboratories shall ensure certification quality, actively accept existing conformity assessment results, reduce burden on enterprises and facilitate their certification.

Newly included in the scope of CCC certification:

Product type and codeDescription of the product categoryScope of applicationDescription or enumeration of the scope of application of the productRemark
0807  0907 Power SupplyDirectly connected to the power supply of the grid, the output can be matched with telecommunication terminal equipment products, equipment with voltage conversion function, including power supply properties and electrical parameter conversion.Power adapter/charger for telecommunication terminal equipmentPower adapters, chargers, power converters, etc. supporting telecommunication terminal equipment.Applicable Standards: GB4943.1, GB/T9254.1, GB17625.1
0914 Power BankMass does not exceed 18kg, including lithium-ion battery and/or battery pack, power bank supplied with AC and DC input/output.Power bankPower bank, portable energy storage power supply, camping power bank, etc.Applicable Standards: GB4943.1, GB31241  
0915 Lithium-ion Batteries and Battery PacksA device that relies on lithium electrons to move between the positive electrode and the negative electrode to realize the mutual conversion of chemical energy and electrical energy and is designed to be rechargeable; Any number of lithium-ion batteries containing protection circuitry are combined to form a ready-to-use assembly.Lithium-ion batteries and battery packs for portable electronicsLithium-ion batteries and battery packs for portable electronic products such as portable office products, mobile communication products, and portable audio/video products.1. Applicable standards: GB31241 2. Excluding lithium-ion batteries and battery packs for e-cigarettes

For more information on how CCC certification, the CCC Self-Declaration and voluntary CCAP or CQC certification may affect your company, or for more information about CCC certification in general, please visit our News Section where you will find current updates twice a week.

Please do not hesitate to contact us for further details and consultation. You can contact us via e-mail, Chat, or call us (UK: +44 2071931135, Europe: +49 69 2713769150, US: +1 773 654-2673). You can also check out our free CCC-Brochure, which can be downloaded as a PDF file. The brochure also contains information on the CCC Self-Declaration and the voluntary CQC- and CCAP-Certification).

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About the author: Julian Busch is founder and managing director of MPR China Certification GmbH
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