China’s State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) and Certification & Accreditation Administration of the People’s Republic of China (CNCA) have published an important announcement regarding the reformation and adjustment of current implementation rules for China CCC Scheme for automotive components. This published announcement includes two Annexes relating to certification of automotive components.
The following automotive components are affected under Annex 1 or 2:
As of June 16, 2018, Automotive components under Annex 1 now fall outside of CCC certification scheme and are no longer allowed to be marked CCC. Although CCC certification is no longer possible, testing of these components will still be required either as part of the voluntary certification scheme, or as part of vehicle certification testing. It is recommended that component manufacturers under Annex 1 transition to CQC or CCAP voluntary certification for the following reasons:
The switch from CCC to CQC or CCAP certification can be performed without any additional testing or agency cost. The transition is simply a documentation process. Please contact us for more information, or to begin pursuing this transition.
As stated, automotive components under Annex 2 will still require mandatory CCC certification but will now have an option to choose the Supplier Declaration of Conformity (SDoC) scheme or keep the current CCC certification scheme. The new scheme will limit the certification body’s role in the certification process, mainly by eliminating mandatory annual factory inspections. The Supplier self-certification process includes the following conditions:
The information currently provided by Chinese government authorities regarding the implementation of SDoC scheme and the transition details are still evolving. We expect to have more details by October 2018. For now, manufacturers under Annex 2 list must follow the current CCC certification process, but manufacturer’s producing Annex 1 type components can start pursuing a transition to the voluntary certification scheme today.
For additional information, please contact G&M Compliance, Inc. at 714-628-1020