China Compulsory Certification (CCC) System
Requirements and procedure for qualifying Hong Kong testing laboratories for testing under the China Compulsory Certification (CCC) System pursuant to the Agreement signed on 21 November 2019 to amend the Agreement on Trade in Services (the Amendment Agreement)
All products currently listed in the directory of CCC products:
- Electric cables and wiring
- Electrical switches, protective devices and connection devices
- Low voltage electrical equipment
- Small power motors
- Electric tools
- Electric welding machines
- Household and similar electrical appliances
- Audio and video apparatus
- Information technology equipment
- Lighting apparatus
- Motor vehicles and safety accessories
- Motor vehicle tyres
- Safety glass
- Agricultural machinery
- Telecommunication terminal equipment
- Fire service equipment
- Security system products
- Decoration Products
- Children's Products
- Explosion-proof electrical products
- Household gas appliances
The scope of testing of CCC products that can be undertaken by Hong Kong testing organisations will be expanded from products processed or manufactured in the Mainland or processed in Hong Kong to products processed or manufactured in any place (including places outside China), with effect from 1 June 2020
Hong Kong testing laboratories shall apply for accreditation by Hong Kong Accreditation Service (HKAS) under Hong Kong Laboratory Accreditation Scheme in accordance with the Implementation Guide for Amendment Agreement as published by the Certification and Accreditation Administration of the People's Republic of China (CNCA), including:
- Accreditation requirements as specified in HOKLAS SC-45
- Relevant requirements in Article 11 of the Measures for the Administration of Certification Bodies, Inspection Bodies and Laboratories under the China Compulsory Certification System
- All prevailing CCC Implementation Rules
- Relevant Guidance on the Application of Accreditation Criteria of the China National Accreditation Service for Conformity Assessment
HKAS will conduct on-site assessment to confirm an applicant laboratory's conformity with accreditation requirements
HKAS will issue a notification letter to accredit a laboratory for testing to CCC requirements
HKAS will conduct an on-site surveillance visit or reassessment in each year to the laboratory to confirm its continuing conformity with the accreditation requirements
If an accredited laboratory is found not conforming with the accreditation requirements, HKAS will suspend the laboratory's accreditation and notify CNCA of such decision
Procedure for cooperation between CCC designated certification bodies and accredited Hong Kong Testing Laboratories
- The accredited laboratory may propose its intention of collaboration with a CCC designated certification body.
- The CCC designated certification body has the autonomy to arrange for discussion with the accredited laboratory based on the principle of consistency and validity of test results.
- After concluding the cooperation agreement, the CCC designated certification body shall submit the draft collaboration agreement to CNCA for approval. The certification body and the accredited laboratory shall not sign the agreement until approval is obtained from CNCA.
- The certification body shall submit the signed agreement to CNCA for record.
- CNCA will publish a directory of Hong Kong laboratories in collaboration with CCC designated certification bodies in its official website and then notify relevant Mainland market regulation authorities.
- Upon receiving notification from HKAS that a Hong Kong laboratory has no longer fulfilled the relevant requirements, CNCA will inform the concerned designated CCC certification body. The designated CCC certification body shall review its collaboration with the concerned laboratory and report the result to CNCA. CNCA will announce the revised directory of testing organisations in its website and then notify relevant Mainland market regulation authorities.
- If it is found by a Mainland market regulation authority that a Hong Kong laboratory undertaking CCC testing activities has breached any laws and regulations on certification and accreditation, or implementation rules of the certification scheme, CNCA should be notified. CNCA will then notify HKAS.
The directory of CCC designated certification bodies is available at CNCA website.
The directory of Hong Kong testing laboratories in cooperation with CCC designated certification bodies is available at CNCA website. For any query, please contact:
|Name:||Ms Yang Yang|
|Tel:||(86) 10 8226 0836|
|Fax:||(86) 10 8226 0767|
HKAS has accepted application for accreditation of CCC tests. For enquiry, please contact:
|Mr K W Chen||(852) 2829 email@example.com|
|Dr Ho Chun Wah||(852) 2829 firstname.lastname@example.org|