The CCC Mark (China Compulsory Certificate mark) is a compulsory safety mark for many products imported, sold or used in the Chinese market
The CCC Mark is administered by the Chinese government agency Certification and Accreditation Administration (CNCA). The China Quality Certification Center (CQC) is designated by CNCA to process CCC mark applications.
First, examine CNCA’s product catalogue and determine whether your products, or component parts within your finished goods, require CCC marking. The product catalogue is a list, originally divided into 132 broad product categories, of all the products requiring CCC marking. (Products concerned by the CCC)
CNCA has published 47 « Implementation Rules for Compulsory Certification. » The booklets outline detailed technical application requirements for each of the product categories.
Different solutions for assisting a company can be envisaged such as for example the use of agents, consultants, importers or distributors.
There are five major steps in the CCC mark application process. If your company elects to handle the application process, your first step should be to visit the website of the China Quality Certification Center (CQC), which administers the CCC mark application process.
The five-step application process includes:
Like many countries, China has multiple certification schemes. Though the CCC mark is the widest-ranging certification requirement, your product may have to meet other requirements as well. For example, China’s Ministry of Information Industry regulates telecom and internet equipment, and for certain equipment requires manufacturers to obtain a « Network Access License » and « Network Access Identifier Mark, » which includes requirements for testing in Chinese test laboratories. Similarly, China’s State Drug Administration requires product registration for certain medical devices.
Some remarks regarding the application process for the CCC mark :