Transforming CCC Certificates to Voluntary Certificates: CCC Marking for Interior Trim Products Can Remain Until Next Tool Change29. October 2019
In their latest announcement (No. 44, 2019, dated October 17, 2019) the Chinese certification authority CNCA (Certification and Accreditation Administration of the People’s Republic of China) announced that Interior Trimming Products, and Door Locks and Door Retention Components are no longer subject to mandatory CCC certification. These products can still obtain a voluntary CCAP Mark Certification or CQC Mark Certification.
You can find more information regarding the CNCA announcement in our news from October 18, 2019 here.
With the immediate omission of the CCC certification for Interior Trimming Products, and Door Locks and Door Retention Components, these products can no longer obtain a CCC certificate and existing certificates are subject to cancellation.
However, product conformity must still be maintained and demonstrated. For this reason, we recommend the conversion of current CCC certificates into voluntary CQC mark certificates or CCAP mark certificates at the respective certification authorities (CCAP and CQC). This will ensure that the Chinese regulations are fulfilled at all times and simplify the homologation of the complete vehicle and part approval process as well.
The process of voluntary certification is almost identical to the current CCC certification. The only major difference is that instead of the CCC logo, the logo of the respective certification authority (CCAP or CQC logo) should be marked.
The CCAP (China Certification Centre for Automotive Products Co., Ltd.) has announced on October 28, 2019 that the marking of CCC-certified Interior Trimming Products, and Door Locks and Door Retention Components, can be adjusted with the next regular tool change in the coming years. According to the statement the CCC logo can remain on the parts for now. The CCAP logo can replace the CCC logo with the next regular change of tools or marking within the coming years.
There is no final confirmation from CQC yet regarding the marking. We expect that the marking will be handled similarly.
The current regulation of the product marking allows manufacturers to transform their existing CCC certificates to a voluntary CCAP mark certificates free of charge (for a limited time), with no costs for tool changes. We can assist with the transformation at no cost to you.
To avoid difficulties during the import of your products to China, the change to a voluntary certificate should take place in a timely manner.
Here is a brief video for manufacturers of interior trimming products about the CNCA announcement no. 44, presented by Julian Busch, director of MPR China Certification GmbH / China Certification Corporation:
Here is a brief video about the CQC and CCAP mark certification, presented by Julian Busch, director of MPR China Certification GmbH / China Certification Corporation:
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|Author: Julian Busch
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