CCC Approval: China Compulsory Certification


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China Compulsory Certificate Mark

Understanding China Compulsory Certification

CCC – China Compulsory Certification is a certification system like other quality standardization certifications such as the European CE system. However, there are significant differences. Introduced in 2002, the CCC certificate is mandatory for both imported goods and products manufactured in China.

Products Requiring CCC Certification

To sell or use products in China, a CCC certificate must be obtained for items falling under any of the 22 product categories specified in the CCC catalogue like electrical products, automotive, lighting products and tools, Telecommunication Terminal Equipment, medical devices, toys, Vehicle spare parts, Safety glass just to name a few.

Application Process FOR CCC Approval

The formulation, administration, and implementation rules of the CCC certificate are overseen by three key authorities: the State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR), the Certification and Accreditation Administration (CNCA), and the China Quality Certification Centre (CQC).

To obtain the CCC mark, applicants must go through a formal application process with the CQC, the designated Chinese certification body. This process typically takes between 60 to 90 days


The China Compulsory Certification process includes the following steps:
Application – Submit application for China Compulsory Certification (CCC) along with documents like user manuals, CB reports, EMC reports, etc., regulatory labels and other information.
Submit Samples – After receiving a formal Application number from CQC, applicants can send their product samples to China for evaluation and testing.
Product testing in China – Type testing is conducted at a designated testing facility in China as specified by the CNCA.
Factory audit – An Initial Factory Inspection (IFI) is mandatory for manufacturers without a valid CCC Factory Inspection report or those undergoing the CCC certification process for the first time.
Issuance of CCC certificate
Marking with the CCC logo

Though The CCC certificate is valid for 5 years, annual follow-up inspection will be required.

Labelling for CCC

For products to be shipped to China and comply with CCC certification, they must be marked according to Chinese regulations. 

The marking requirements include applying the CCC logo and Factory Code (a factory identification code) to the component. In addition, if using a label, the manufacturer’s name/trademark and the model designation should be included. It’s important to note that there may be additional marking requirements specific to each product type, so careful verification is necessary.

China Compulsory Certificate Mark

CCC Logo

The CCC mark  includes additional codes that indicate the specific type of certification the product has received. These codes provide detailed information about the aspects of compliance the product has met. Here are the specific representations:

  • S: Represents “Safety”. This code indicates that the product has passed the safety tests and complies with the safety standards required by Chinese regulations.
  • EMC: Represents “Electromagnetic Compatibility”. This code signifies that the product has been tested for electromagnetic compatibility and meets the necessary standards to minimize interference with other electronic devices.
  • S&E: Represents “Safety & EMC”. This combined code means the product has been certified for both safety and electromagnetic compatibility.
  • F: Represents “Fire Fighting”. This code indicates that the product has been certified for fire safety standards.
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Utilizing our in-depth understanding of local regulations, standards, and guidelines, we specialize in streamlining the coordination of essential services related to China Compulsory Certification, encompassing tasks such as factory audits, rigorous testing, and thorough technical evaluations.

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We verify whether your product requires CCC certification and identify the applicable regulations. Our services include assisting with the submission of technical documents and samples to the relevant certification body and laboratory, as well as coordinating the necessary type testing.


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The CCC mark is a certification mark that must be affixed to products that meet the CCC standards. It should be displayed prominently on the product, packaging, or in accompanying documents, depending on the product type and regulatory requirements.

Yes, local testing in China is typically required for CCC certification. Products must be tested in an accredited Chinese laboratory to ensure compliance with the relevant Chinese standards.

Common reasons for delays include incomplete documentation, failure to meet testing standards, and issues discovered during factory inspections

During a CCC factory inspection, auditors will review the manufacturing processes, quality control systems, and product conformity to ensure that they meet the CCC standards. The inspection covers everything from raw materials to final product testing.

No, products that fall under the CCC catalog cannot be legally imported, sold, or used in China without the CCC mark. Non-compliance can result in fines, product seizures, or other penalties.

CCC certification is typically valid for 5 years.

Yes, factory inspection is required for china compulsory certification

The process usually takes between 4 to 8 weeks, depending on the complexity of the product and the efficiency of the testing and inspection procedures.

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CISPR 14-1:2020 specifies the requirements that apply to the emission of radio-frequency disturbances in the frequency range 9 kHz to 400 GHz from appliances, electric tools and similar apparatus as defined below, whether powered by AC or DC (including a battery).

CISPR 11 - Industrial, scientific and medical equipment

CISPR 11:2024 applies to industrial, scientific and medical electrical equipment operating in the frequency range 0 Hz to 400 GHz and to domestic and similar appliances designed to generate and/or use locally radio-frequency energy. This document covers emission requirements related to radio-frequency (RF) disturbances in the frequency range of 9 kHz to 400 GHz.

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