Implemented on May 1 2002, the CCC Mark- China Compulsory Certification mark is a mandatory requirement for a wide range of manufactured products before being exported to or sold in the Chinese market, representing safety and quality.
The CCC Mark is required for products in 19 groups divided into totally 132 product categories, including:
- Electronic Components
- Electronic Motors
- Industrial Control Equipment
- Information Technology Equipment
- Medical devices (Active)
- Medical devices (Laboratory Equipment)
- Telecommunication Equipment
- Wire and Cable
- Wiring Devices
China has integrated its two compulsory inspection systems, one to check contents of products for import and export, and the other for quality control, into a single procedure as part of its commitment for entry into the World Trade Organization.
According to Chinese laws and Regulation for Compulsory Product Certification, the Compulsory Product Certification System is applied to products related to human life and health, animals, plants, environmental protection and national security.
To gain certification one of the following is required:
- Testing or inspection of samples from the factories
- Testing or inspection of samples taken from the market
- Assessment of the manufacturer’s quality assurance system
- Follow-up inspection on certified products
The application process consists of: