CCC & CQC Certification

Gain product approval for the Chinese market

Gain product approval for the Chinese market

WHY CCC AND CQC CERTIFICATION ARE IMPORTANT

The China Compulsory Certification (CQC) and China Quality Certification (CCC) schemes require manufacturers of products in hundreds of categories to obtain approval before their products can be marketed, imported, or used for any commercial purposes in China.

Obtain CCC certification by adhering to regulations, which cover a range of 20 product types related to human life and health, animals, plants, environmental protection and national security. A product can only be marketed, imported, or used for any commercial purposes only after applying the CCC Mark. Manufacturers or distributors of products that are not CCC certified may also be subject to penalties.

The CQC Mark is a voluntary product certification which covers more than 500 products, acknowledging that they conform with standards relating to quality, safety, environment, and performance. It helps manufacturers to differentiate themselves from their competitors by demonstrating to consumers their commitment to producing a high quality and safe product.

How You Can Prepare for CCC and CQC Certification

Self-certification is not permitted, and CCC testing and certification can only be conducted by a CNCA accredited laboratory, to which product samples must be provided for safety and EMC testing. You must also be prepared for an initial factory inspection by an official CQC auditor. Thereafter, you must expect regular factory audits every 12 months.

How We Can Help You

TÜV SÜD fully understands the local requirements and procedures to ensure that your products successfully meet Chinese standards. You can rely on our expertise and knowledge to help you access the Chinese markets efficiently, while being assured of our objectivity, integrity and professionalism.

TÜV SÜD provides a full suite of CCC and CQC services, including a pre-check to identify the applicable GB standards (Chinese national standards), while advising on critical focus areas for testing and certification. We can also offer support with document preparation, certification application, the coordination of type testing and the initial factory inspection. To obtain the CCC or CQC Mark, we also coordinate the release of certification and test reports, as well as follow-up factory inspections for certification renewal.

SIX STEPS TO CCC CERTIFICATION:

  1. Submit an application with supporting materials; self-certification is not permitted.

  2. Test product samples in a CNCA-designated test laboratory (in China). TÜV SÜD is a Notified Body and our China Compulsory Certification and China Quality Certification centers in Beijing are accredited testing laboratories that provide:

    • Testing – TÜV SÜD Chinese-speaking staff have long-standing working relationships with the Chinese authorities and can effectively communicate about testing issues 
    • Documentation – We can review the content of your documentation and advise of any changes necessary to ensure compliance.
    • Regulations – TÜV SÜD technical experts keep up to date on applicable regulations and participate in several key industry groups and trade organizations.
    • Additional requirements – We can offer support in complying with a CCC and CQC audit or test in conjunction with other international regulations and standards.
  3. Initial factory audit by an official CQC auditor.

  4. Obtain CCC certification approval.

  5. Obtain CCC Mark. Your product has access to the Chinese market.

  6. Annual follow-up factory inspections for certification renewal

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