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China: Announcement of Compulsory Product Certification Management for Lithium-ion Batteries and Other Related Products

APRIL 2023 - ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONICS

In force (since Mar 16, 2023)

On 16 March 2023, the Chinese National Certification and Accreditation Administration (CNCA) Commission issued an announcement on lithium-ion batteries and other related products subject to compulsory product certification management. According to this announcement, compulsory product certification is mandatory for power adapters/chargers for terminal products.  In the appendix list, there are three product categories namely power supply, mobile power, and lithium-ion cells and packs.

 

Newly included products in CCC certification scope

Product type and code A description of the product category Scope of application A description or example of applicable product Remarks
 

Power supply
(
0807 0907

It is directly connected to the grid power supply, and the output can be connected to telecommunication terminal equipment products and equipment with voltage conversion function. Including power supply properties and electrical parameter conversion. (0907) Power adapter/charger for telecommunication terminal equipment Power adapters, chargers, power converters, etc. supporting telecommunication terminal equipment.  

Applicable Standards:

  • GB4943.1
  • GB/T9254.1
  • GB17625.1
 

Power bank
(
0914

Mass does not exceed 18kg, containing lithium-ion battery and/or battery pack, removable power supply with AC and DC input/output.  Power bank Power bank, portable energy storage power supply, camping power bank, etc.

Applicable Standards:

  • GB4943.1
  • GB31241
 

Lithium-ion batteries and battery packs
(
0915

A device that relies on lithium electrons to move between the positive 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 electronics Lithium-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

 

Enforcement

From 1 August 2023, the designated certification body will begin the CCC certification for newly included products, and perform the application based on the applicable standards listed in the "Compulsory Product Certification Implementation Rules for Information Technology Equipment" and the appendix. 

From 1 August 2024, products which have not been certified with CCC certification will not be allowed for either sale, import, or use in other business activities.  The list of designated certification bodies and laboratories for newly included products will be announced separately.


The standard 
GB31241-2022 "Safety Technical Specifications for Lithium-ion Batteries and Battery Packs for Portable Electronic Products" will be implemented on 1 January 2024.

Publication references: https://www.cnca.gov.cn/zwxx/gg/2023/art/2023/art_9b1f71e55d06483d9cbdd35e791a4e60.html 


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