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China Certification Services

China Certification Services

Before you can sell a product in China, you must prove that it meets Chinese radio, public safety, and energy standards. Mandatory certification applies to a wide range of products, including everything from Bluetooth dongles to automobiles.
Obtaining the certification to sell products in China can be a complex process. Manufacturers must identify the current and relevant standards, provide product samples for testing in China, submit to factory inspections, and apply for official certification from regulatory bodies.
CCC Certification is the most common mandatory certification system for products sold in the Chinese market. Certain products may also require SRRC, NAL, CCIS, CEL certifications, depending on the product type and its functionality. Refer to the links below for more detailed information on each type of Chinese certification.

Discipline: Safety & EMC
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andatory/ Voluntary : M
Annual Follow-up Inspections: Yes
Validity Period: 5 years
Mark Required: No
Local Rep: No

Discipline: Automotive Safety
M
andatory/ Voluntary : M
Annual Follow-up Inspections: Yes
Validity  Period: 5 years
Mark Required: Yes
Local Rep: No

Discipline: Wireless
M
andatory/ Voluntary: M
Annual Follow-up Inspections: Yes
Validity  Period: 3-5 Years
Mark Required: No
Local Rep: No

Discipline: Telecom
M
andatory/ Voluntary: M
Annual Follow-up Inspections: Yes
Validity Period: 3 years
Mark Required: No
Local Rep: Yes

Discipline: Information Security
M
andatory/ Voluntary: M
Annual Follow-up Inspections: Yes
Validity Period: 3-5 years
Mark Required: Yes
Local Rep: No

Discipline: Energy
M
andatory/ Voluntary: M
Annual Follow-up Inspections: No
Validity Period: N/A
Mark Required: No
Local Rep: No

How to Get Products Certified for Sale in China

Obtaining CCC,  SRRC, and other Chinese certification require multi-step processes, most of which include the following:

  1. Verify that certification is applicable to your product.
  2. Identify the best Chinese certification body for the product.
  3. Evaluate product samples for proper function and configurations for testing.
  4. Ship test samples to China (with the correct HS/Tariff code).
  5. Clear test samples through China Customs with an established clearance agency.
  6. Schedule testing with a qualified test lab.
  7. Assist the testing lab with any technical issues that arise.
  8. Arrange a factory inspection. (If applicable, Inspections are typically required every 12-18 months.)
  9. Submit test report to certification body for final certification.
  10. Track certificate expirations and renewals to avoid costly delays or penalties.

What Type of Chinese Certification Do I Need?

CCC certification (a.k.a. China Compulsory Certification) is the most commonly used mandatory certification system in China. A CCC Certificate demonstrates that a certain product meets safety, health, and environmental standards. CCC Certification applies to more than 132 product categories, and requirements are regularly changed and updated over time, so it’s crucial to reference the latest standards.

Depending on the type and functionality of the product, you may need to obtain multiple certificates to sell it in China. For example, if your product is an activity tracker that transmits data to and from a smartphone, you may need SRRC certification for radio transmitting capability.

Manufacturers and exporters are responsible for identifying the right certifications for their product. Failing to apply all of the relevant certifications can result in costly delays or even removal of a product from the Chinese market, so be sure to consult a compliance professional if you are unsure which standards are relevant.

G&M Compliance: Your Partner for Chinese Product Certification

With a comprehensive testing facility in Beijing, G&M Compliance is a full-service compliance solution for Chinese certifications. Our long relationship with Chinese regulatory bodies means your product gets to market faster at a competitive price.

G&M Compliance has helped many companies enter the Chinese market with CCC certification, SRRC certification, and more. Contact G&M Compliance for more information, or request a quote today!