China Implementation of New GB Standard for Air Conditioning Equipment – CCC Certification

by G&M Compliance (April 1, 2013)

Compulsory certification Standard GB4706.32-2012 covering Air Conditioning Equipment (Household and similar electrical appliances safety and the special requirements of heat pump, air conditioner and dehumidifier) has been published and will be implemented starting May 1st, 2013. It will replace the current GB4706.32-2004 standard. GB standard GB4706.1-2005 (Safety of Household and similar electrical appliances. Part 1: general requirements) will still be used with GB4706.32-2012. According to the implementation rules of new standard specifying “related issues of compulsory product certification while existing standard is being revised”, the new standard GB4706.32-2012 and GB4706.1-2005 will be implemented as follows:

– Since the date of GB4706.32-2012 standard will not be fully implemented until May 1st, 2013, the applicant can Voluntary apply for the new GB standard GB4706.32-2012 or use the old standard GB4706.32-2004. After May 1st, 2013, the new standard GB4706.32-2012 and new cert with new standard will apply to all the air conditioning equipment.

– For products that have been previously certified to the old GB standard, the certificate holder must submit an application to convert to the new standard. Applicable test samples must be sent to China for evaluation to the new GB Standard before the next factory follow-up inspection. Converting the old to the new GB Standard will be stopped after May 1st, 2014. Existing CCC certificates which have not been converted to the new standard after May 1st, 2014 will be suspended. Finally, certificates will be permanently cancelled if they are not converted to the new GB Standard by Aug 1st, 2014.

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