The China Compulsory Certificate mark, commonly known as CCC Mark, is a compulsory safety mark for many products sold on the Chinese market. It became effective on May 1, 2002. It is the result of the integration of China’s two old compulsory inspection systems, namely “CCIB” (Safety Mark, introduced in 1989 and required for products in 47 product categories) and “CCEE” (also known as “Great Wall” Mark, for electrical commodities in seven product categories), into a single procedure.
Keystone Compliance has established a partnership with a test lab facility located in Beijing, China to provide full testing and CCC Certification. The staff in Beijing will ensure that you have direct access to the most efficient CCC certification service available. By having a presence in China, we are able to reduce the time to market and provide customers with the best possible pricing. Additionally, in order to better serve our clients that manufacture in China, our facility in Beijing has recently been approved to conduct testing under UL’s Witness Test Data (WTDP) program.
The CCC Mark is administered by the Chinese government agency, Certification and Accreditation Administration (CNCA), and the China Quality Certification Center (CQC) is designated by the CNCA to process CCC Mark applications. Manufacturers in 132 product categories are required to obtain the CCC Mark before exporting or selling into the Chinese market. Products not meeting CCC requirements may be held at the border and subjected to other penalties by Chinese Customs Officials.
There are four primary steps to obtaining a CCC Mark:
- Application – Submission of an application and supporting materials, including user guides, CB reports, EMC reports, regulatory labels and other information.
- Evaluation – Review of certification results and approval (or failure and retesting).
- Type Testing – A CNCA-designated test laboratory in China will test product samples, if necessary.
- Factory Inspection – Manufacturing facilities for the product will have to go through an Initial Plant Inspection (IPI) and will be re-inspected by Chinese officials every 12-18 months.
Keystone Compliance works with manufacturers in obtaining the CCC Mark by:
- Determining what products require the CCC Mark
- Providing up-to-date regulations and procedures
- Reviewing submittal documentation to verify it is correct and complete
- Translating and reviewing of all documents (including manuals & user instructions)
- Submitting test samples, and documentation to relevant governmental agencies
- Controlling certification process to ensure efficient turn-around
- Setting up the Initial Plant Inspection (IPI) to be conducted by the CQC