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ChinaProduct safety requirements and regulations are put in place to reduce risks, improve quality of life and ensure safety during use. Most products entering the Chinese market must meet the relevant requirements of the authorities depending on the product scope. These regulations and compliance requirements can pose challenges to companies who are entering new markets.

You can ensure that your products successfully meet the Chinese standards by working with a market leader, TÜV SÜD. TÜV SÜD fully understands the local requirements and procedures applicable in China. You can rely on our expertise and knowledge to help you access key markets efficiently while at the same time, be assured of our objectivity, integrity and professionalism.

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    Type A

    Plug A

    Type C

    Plug C

    Type I

    Plug I

  • Electrical Safety

    Regulatory agency

    • Certification and Accreditation Administration of the People’s Republic of China (CNCA)

    Regulations

    • Any product covered by the CCC catalogue of products should acquire the CCC Mark as a form of compulsory certification.
    • Products must be tested in China by an accredited test laboratory.
    • Initial factory inspection is required.
    • Manufacturers must submit their CCC application to an authorised CB.
    • Compliance with GB standards.
    • EMC compliance is required for the above, where applicable.

    Guidelines 

    CERTIFICATION PROCEDURE
    • Submit an application with supporting materials to an authorised CB.
    • Test product samples in a CNCA- designated test laboratory in China.
    • Initial factory inspection and annual follow-up factory inspections are required.
    • Obtain CCC Certificate approval.
    • Obtain CCC Mark.

    Applicable product categories

    • Products categories requiring CCC Mark include:
      • Agricultural machinery
      • Audio and video apparatus
      • Decoration material
      • Electric tools
      • Electrical wires and cables
      • Fire-fighting products
      • Household and similar use appliances
      • Information Technology Equipment
      • Lighting apparatus
      • Low-voltage electrical apparatus
      • Motor vehicles and safety parts
      • Safety glasses
      • Security products
      • Small power motors
      • Switches for circuits, installation protective and connection devices
      • Telecommunication terminal equipment
      • Tyres
      • Toy products
      • Welding machines
      • Wireless LAN products

    To determine if a particular product is subject to the above regulations, please contact us.

    Our services at a glance

    • TÜV SÜD provides a full suite of CCC services including document preparation and pre-check, application for certification, coordination for type test and initial factory inspection, release of certification and test report, obtaining CCC Mark and coordination for follow-up factory inspection as a bulleted listing instead of in a table.
  • Environmental - Energy Efficiency

    Regulatory agency

    • The China Energy Label Center (CELC)

    Regulations

    • Minimum Energy Performance Standards (MEPS) are required for many products.
    • Mandatory labelling is required for certain products.
    • Manufacturers need to register compliance online with the China Energy Label Website.
    • Testing must be performed by recognised accredited test laboratories.
    • The Chinese National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), Chinese Administration for Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ) and Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MITT) jointly issued a notice setting out the implementation rules for five products under the “Leader” Energy Efficiency Program on December 2017. Approved products can be marked as “Leader” products. This programme is implemented on a voluntary basis.

    Guidelines

    • Manufacturers need to submit essential documentation and test reports to obtain approval.
    • Registered products will be listed on the website.

    Applicable product categories

    • Product categories that require energy efficiency labelling include:
      • Air compressors
      • Air conditioners
      • Chillers
      • Computer monitors
      • Copiers
      • Domestic cookers
      • Fans
      • Lamps
      • Power transformers
      • Refrigerators
      • Small motors
      • Washing machines
      • Water heaters
    • A full list of product categories may be found here.

      Leader Energy Efficiency Program:
      • Household refrigerators
      • Flat panel television
      • Electric washing machines
      • Lighting products, and
      • Variable speed room air conditioners
      To determine if a particular product is subject to the above regulations, please contact us.

    Our services at a glance

    • TÜV SÜD has the experience and capability to support manufacturers in attaining compliance with Chinese requirements and obtaining the necessary approval. TÜV SÜD can also support manufacturers in obtaining voluntary endorsement labels.
  • Environmental - RoHS 2

    Regulatory agency

    • China Quality Certification Centre (CQC)

    Regulations

    • China RoHS 2 covers electrical and electronic products. The order restricts the use of the following six hazardous substances in electrical equipment namely:
      1. Lead and its compounds;
      2. Mercury and its compounds;
      3. Cadmium and its compounds;
      4. Hexavalent chromium compounds;
      5. Polybrominated biphenyls (PBB);
      6. Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE)
    • New labelling requirements also apply which state that manufacturers and importers must provide information on the hazardous substances on the label to their electrical products.

    Guidelines

    • Self-declaration is required for the marking of all EIPs.
    • Testing of catalogue listed products must be performed by authorised laboratories in China.

    Applicable product categories

    Product categories that require energy efficiency labelling include:

    • Air compressors
    • Air conditioners
    • Chillers
    • Computer monitors
    • Copiers
    • Domestic cookers
    • Fans
    • Lamps
    • Power transformers
    • Refrigerators
    • Small motors
    • Washing machines
    • Water heaters, etc.

    A full list of product categories may be found here.

    Leader Energy efficiency Program:

    • Household refrigerators
    • Flat panel televisions
    • Electric washing machines
    • Lighting products, and
    • Variable speed room air conditioners

    To determine if a particular product is subject to the above regulations, please contact us.

    Our services at a glance

    • TÜV SÜD has the experience and capability to support manufacturers in attaining compliance with Chinese requirements and obtaining the necessary approval. TÜV SÜD can also support manufacturers in obtaining voluntary endorsement labels.
  • Medical Devices

    Regulatory agency

    • China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA)

    Regulations

    • The Regulations for Supervision and Administration of Medical Devices regulates medical devices.
    • Medical devices are classified as Class I, II, III.
    • All imported medical devices are required to be registered with CFDA.

    Guidelines

    REGISTRATION PROCEDURE
    • Compile product standard.
    • Coordinate with the CFDA test centre and obtain the test report.
    • Submit application to CFDA.
    • CFDA Technical File review.
    • Obtain CFDA registration.

    Applicable product categories

    • To determine if a particular product is subject to the above regulations, please contact us.

    Our services at a glance

    • TÜV SÜD has the experience and capability to support manufacturers in attaining compliance with Chinese requirements and obtaining the necessary approvals.
  • Telecom

    Regulatory agency

    • Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT)

    Regulations

    • Network Access License (NAL) approval is mandatory for all telecommunications equipment covered by the NAL product categories announced by MIIT.
    • Testing must be conducted in MIIT designated laboratories in China.
    • MIIT’s NAL Certification Centre is the only authorised certification organisation.
    • Each type of approved product will be issued a Network Access Identifier (NAI) with the certification number.
    • Products must be marked with the NAL label.

    Guidelines

    NAL* APPROVAL PROCEDURE
    • Submit an application.
    • Get the product tested by MIIT accredited test laboratories.
    • Go through a quality audit.
    • Obtain an approval certificate.
    • Label products appropriately.
    • * Since some telecommunication products are subject to both NAL approval and CCC certification, applicants are advised to apply for the NAL approval first before CCC certification, to avoid repeat testing, as some parts of the NAL test results may be used for CCC certification.

    Applicable product categories

    • The scope of China NAL approval includes 3 categories of equipment:
      • Internet Equipment
      • Radio Telecom Terminal Equipment
      • Telecom Terminal Equipment

    To determine if a particular product is subject to the above regulations, please contact us.

    Our services at a glance

    • TÜV SÜD has the experience and capability to support manufacturers in attaining compliance according to Chinese requirements and obtaining the necessary approvals.
  • Wireless

    Regulatory agency

    • State Radio Regulation Centre (SRRC)

    Regulations

    • Radio type approval from SRRC is compulsory for all products with modular radio.
    • SRRC is the only designated certification organisation for Radio type approval, and the State Radio Monitoring Centre (SRMC) is the only designated testing organisation.
    • No formal mark is required apart from a certificate number that must appear on products or labels.

    Guidelines

    RADIO TYPE* APPROVAL PROCEDURE
    • Submit an application.
    • Test the product locally at SRMC.
    • Review of test report.
    • Obtain an approval certificate from SRRC.
    • * It should be noted that some radio emission products not only fall into the production scope of radio type approval but also that of CCC certification and/or Network Access License (NAL) approval.

    Applicable product categories

    • In principle, all radio emission equipment whose frequencies are above 9kHz require radio equipment type approval in China. To determine if a particular product is subject to the above regulations, please contact us.

    Our services at a glance

    • TÜV SÜD has the experience and capability to support manufacturers in attaining compliance according to Chinese requirements and obtaining the necessary approvals.

 

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