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The transitional period for the new GB standard for adapters will end on October 13, 2018

15. March 2018

The Chinese Technical Expert Group (TC07) for CCC certification announced in January 2018 new information about the implementation of GB standard 2099.3-2015. The standard will replace the current GB standard version 2099.3-2008.

Two years earlier the CNCA issued a statement about the changing certification requirements for adapters and extension cables as well as for USB outlets. In this notification the following three steps were defined for the transitional period of the new GB standard:

  1. As of January 1, 2017, all USB outlets in China must be certified according to the new GB Standard 2099.3-2015.
  2. As of April 14, 2017, all sockets in China must be certified according to the new GB Standard 2099.3-2015.
  3. As of October 13, 2018, only products certified by CCC according to the new GB standard 2099.3-2015 may be traded in China.


GB standard for electrical outlets


Based on the new information, the first of the three steps has now been changed again: Products certified for CCC in accordance with the old GB standard 2099.3-2008 that were produced before April 14, 2017 may continue to be traded legally until October 13, 2018.

For more information on how the new regulations for the CCC certification  may affect your business, or for more information about the CCC certification in general, the process, and the associated costs, please visit our website and 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, or call us (UK: +44 2071931135, Rest of Europe: +49 69 2713769150, US: +1 773 654-2673).

You can also check out our free CCC-Brochure, which can be downloaded right here as a PDF file or you consult our book (in English) “A Brief Guide to CCC: China Compulsory Certification”, which can be found directly here on Amazon.

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About the author: Julian Busch is founder and Managing Director of MPR China Certification GmbH
Publisher: MPR China Certification GmbH

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