The Application Process
1. Documentation: Gather and submit the following information to the appropriate authorities:
- Application and Factory Questionnaire- used for initial factory inspection
- Product Description- include material lists, photos, EMC reports, warning labels, etc.
2. Testing: After the application and product description documents are gathered and submitted, an accredited Chinese laboratory is assigned to perform sample testing of your products.
3. Factory Inspection: The same Chinese inspectors conduct factory inspections on every factory that makes any part for the final product. This is done to make sure that these companies operate according to Chinese standards.
4. Evaluation: After sample testing and factory inspection are complete, the Chinese certifying body reviews the results and determines if a CCC license should be issued for the product(s) in question.
5. CCC Marking Given: If granted, the CCC marking is affixed to the product.
6. Follow-Up Inspection: The manufacturing facility gets inspected every 12-18 months to make sure that the exporter complies with Chinese standards.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I mark my product for CCC Compliance?
After the CCC Certificate has been issued, the manufacturer can apply for a CCC mark and labeling. The certificate number for the product must be included in the application for printing the CCC Mark. The manufacturer is given two options for this process:
- Purchase a standard-sized mark from CNCA
- Submit a drawing to CNCA for approval with your CCC mark application and print your own mark.
What standards indicate CCC compliance?
The criteria used for CCC are the Chinese GB or Guobiao national standards, issued by the Standardization Administration of China, the Chinese National Committee of the ISO, and IEC. Many of these standards are equivalent to those used internationally, but with CCC, there are some non-technical requirements that you must adhere to.