New GB13837-2012 Standard Version Under the China Compulsory Certification Scheme – CCC Mark

by G&M Compliance (July 8, 2013)

A new version of the GB13837-2012 for China Compulsory Certification certification has been published. The standard of GB13837-2012 for Sound and television broadcast receivers and associated equipment, Radio disturbance characteristics, Limits and methods of measurement has been released by the standardization administration of the people’s republic of china on December, 31st, 2012.

It will take effect to replace GB13837-2003 on July, 1st , 2013. The related product category for China Compulsory Certification (CCC) includes: Audio and video equipment (not including stereo system for broadcasting or automobile).

The details of the new version (GB13837-2012) affecting CCC Certification are as follows:

1. From July 1st, 2013, certificate should be issued according to the new standard.

2. Certificate holders whose products were certified according to GB13837-2003 should submit the application for the change of standard before the next follow-up inspection. The certificate for the change of standard must be accomplished by July, 1st, 2014, otherwise, the certificate will be suspended, and finally will be withdraw by Oct, 1st, 2014.

3. Sample for re-testing may be required.

4. According to the decision sheet (DSH) of the change of standard GB17625.1, GB13837 by TC10 expert group of CNCA (hereinafter refer to as “TC10 memo”), two ways of test can be chosen to accomplish the change of standard. One is to do difference test in labs designated by the certification body, and the other is to provide the supplier’s declaration of conformity by qualified clients.

The details of the second way are as follows:

The qualified clients are required to provide supplier’s declaration of conformity according to the new standard and the manufacturer/factory’s (including manufacturer/factory OEM/ODM product) test report issued by their own labs. The laboratory should have new standard test qualification in conformity with ISO/IEC 17025, and approved by the accreditation body with ILAC mutual recognition agreement. The test report should conform to the requirement of certification body.

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