CCC (mandatory certification/declaration), CCAP/CQC (Voluntary certification), NEPSI (Explosion Protection Equipment Certification), SRRC, NAL (radio)

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Types of certification in China:

  • CCC (mandatory certification/declaration)
  • CCAP/CQC (Voluntary certification)
  • NEPSI (Explosion Protection Equipment Certification)
  • SRRC, NAL (radio)

Types of conformity assessment

Required confirmation

  • CCC DECLARATION (SDoC-self-declaration)


Voluntary confirmation

  • CCAP (China Certification Centre for Automotive Products Co., LTD.) – Automotive sector
  • CQC (China Quality Certification Center) – Everything else (about 500 product types)


CCC CERTIFICATION is a mandatory certification in China.

The list of products subject to mandatory certification is published by the AQSIQ and CNCA certification bureaus

List of products for  CCC certification

  • Electrical wires and cables
  • Circuit breakers, electrical security or connecting devices
  • Low voltage electrical equipment
  • Low-power motors
  • Electrical appliances
  • Welding machines
  • Home and similar electrical appliances
  • Audio and video equipment (excluding audio equipment for broadcast services and cars)
  • Information technology equipment
  • Lighting equipment (except for lighting with voltage less than 36V)
  • Telecommunication terminal equipment
  • Motor vehicles
  • Tires for motor vehicles
  • Safety glasses
  • Agricultural machinery
  • Latex products
  • Medical devices
  • Fire fighting equipment
  • Safety and security products
  • Home decoration and repair products
  • Safety parts and accessories for motor vehicles and motorcycles
  • Toys
  • IT products

CCC certification process

The CCC certification process takes an average of 4-8 months

  1. Prepare documents, applications and submit them to the Chinese authorities.
  2. Acceptance of the application, receipt of the CCC factory code and requirements for the products being tested.
  3. Product testing in a Chinese testing laboratory. Test results of a foreign laboratory are not accepted
  4. Optional: One-day preliminary audit.
  5. Factory audit.
  6. The certification body sends Chinese auditors to inspect the plant. An audit usually lasts two days.
  7. Delivery of the CCC certificate for 5 years.
  8. Issue of a CCC stamp printing permit. Once approved by the CNCA certification organization, the product must be marked with the CCC logo.

Other types of confirmation of compliance

  • CCC (mandatory certification/declaration)
  • CCAP/CQC (Voluntary certification)
  • NEPSI (Explosion Protection Equipment Certification)

What is the conformity assessment scheme

NEPSI, CCAP, CQC are carried out according to the same scheme as CCC certification.


List of products for CCC SELF-DECLARATION (SDoC)

  • Power Tools
  • Welding machines
  • connection Circuit breakers and electrical device for protection or connection
  • Low-voltage devices
  • Low power engines
  • Equipment for domestic and similar purposes
  • Car safety accessories
  • Safety glass (car safety glass)
  • Information technology equipment
  • Audio and video equipment


  1. Applying for a declaration
  2. Preparation of samples for testing
  3. Customs clearance of samples and testing*
  4. Submission of additional. documentation and протокола test report to the CNCA ("Certification and Accreditation Administration of China")
  5. Issuing a CNCA CCC Self-Declaration certificate for 10 years
  6. Signing the** CCC Self-Declaration certificate by the applicant and uploading it to the online system
  7. Marking of products with the CCC logo
    *Provided for annual testing of products in order to confirm compliance
    ** Applicant may be a subsidiary, dealer or importer
Products are divided into type A and type B:
A - can be tested in any chosen laboratory, for example, in our own laboratory or in third-party laboratories certified ISO 17025
B - must be tested in one of the predefined testing laboratories, i.e. CCC approved or CNAS accredited testing laboratories

Difference between SDoC and CCC-certificate

Type Application Type Test Factory inspection Local
Valid Certificate CCC Mark Typical Lead Time
Yes Carried
out by factory or factory rep.)
Yes 10 years Certificate number
by SDoC
Yes 1-8 weeks
Traditional CCC Certification Body Yes Yes (Carried out by certification
No 5 years Certificate (lssued by
bodv) body)
No 4-16
To specify which certification products are subject to, please refer to the Chinese GB standards (Guobiao, or "National Standard”)

Mandatory standards

Voluntary standards

Many Chinese standards are harmonized with European ones

You can send us an application for certification of products for export to China [email protected].


Certification body – SRTC (State Radio Monitoring and Testing Center)

Laboratory – MIIT (Ministry of Industry and Information Technology)

NAL-Network Access License

A Network Access License (NAL) must be applied in addition to the SRRC Model test for telecommunications products connected to a public telecommunications network.

Passing the SRRC test is a prerequisite for obtaining NAL approval.

Description of the process SRRC Certification

  • Preparation of Application
  • Documents and Application Submission
  • Product test in China
  • Preparation of SRRC label
  • Receive SRRC Certificate with CMIIT ID
  • Marking of the Product

CMIIT ID-a code consisting of numbers and letters that are applied to products.

Without the CMIIT ID marking, no products can be imported and sold to China.

Process of the NAL certification

  • Getting the SRRC permission
  • Identification of the applicant company in China. An application for approval of the SRRC type can be submitted by a foreign company. For NAL approval, it is necessary that the applicant is a Chinese company
  • Trials. Additional product tests are required for NAL approval. They can be initiated in parallel with the SRRC type approval tests, so that the NAL approval application can be submitted immediately after receiving the SRRC type approval.
  • Getting a NAL
  • Getting a NAL label from MIIT (consisting of the certification number, device model number, and random code on a blue background)


SRRC and NAL: Applicant and Marking

SRRC marking – the applicant may be a foreign company.
The NAL applicant must be a Chinese company. This company must be a manufacturer of radio or telecommunications products, or at least sell such products in China.

If the manufacturer already has a subsidiary in China, they will need to file a claim as a bidder for NAL approval. It will be necessary to formalize a cooperation agreement, and send a letter to MIIT in which both parties confirm their cooperation in this process.
The SRRC certificate is issued in English and Chinese, while the NAL certificate is issued only in Chinese.

Products can be labeled only after issuing certificates. Labeling a product prior to approval may result in revocation of certificates and penalties.

WWBridge is ready to assist you in consulting services to obtain the necessary certificate in China! Write us [email protected] We will be glad to cooperate with you!

Food Certification (GACC Registration)

Food certification in China is administered by the General Administration of Customs of the People's Republic of China (GACC), which is the headquarters of the Chinese Customs.

Certification of products of animal origin is difficult. The supplier recommended considering more plant-based products.


List of productsthat must be registered with the GACC for export to China

Mandatory Recommendation in accordance with Decree No. 248 Article 7

  • Meat and meat products
  • Aquatic products
  • Dairy products
  • Cubilose and Cubilose-Products
  • Bee products
  • Eggs and egg products
  • Edible fats and oils
  • Stuffed pasta
  • Edible cereals
  • Industrial cereal powder products and malt
  • Fresh and dehydrated vegetables
  • Dried beans
  • Seasonings
  • Nuts and seeeds
  • Dried fruits
  • Raw coffee and cocoa beans
  • Food for special dietary use
  • Healthcare products

Mandatory Registration in accordance with Decree No. 248

  • Tea
  • Roasted coffee
  • Noodles
  • Bread
  • Wine
  • Liquors
  • Softdrinks
  • Cookies
  • Hot chocolate powder
  • Sweets
  • Etc.

Process of Food Certification (GACC Registration)

  • Electronic registration of exporters / importers on the website of the Main Customs Administration (GTU) China http://ire.customs.gov.cn, which must be performed before the product is exported.
  • Registration in the territorial body of the GTU (at the customs post through which the products will be delivered) of a foreign supplier. In this case, the exporter is assigned a unique registration number.
  • Label development.
  • Submission of a set of documents and registration dossier.
  • Checking the conformity of products and packaging to the state standards of the People's Republic of China.
  • Preliminary provision of product samples, including::
  • Inspection of goods and packaging upon arrival in China
  • Issuing a quarantine permit.
  • Payment of customs duties, checking invoices and packing lists
  • Obtaininga Quarantineand and Quarantine Certificate of Entry Goods/入境.疫证明) . (after testing)
  • Certification.

Certification of cosmetics 

Certification of cosmetics is controlled by the CFDA (China Food and Drug Administration)

Certification is carried out by the NMPA (National Medical Products Administration)

Conventional means 

Non-special use cosmetics (non-SUC)

The certificate is issued indefinitely

  • hair care products
  • skin care products
  • nail care products
  • makeup products
  • perfume industry

Special purpose vehicles

Special use cosmetics (SUC)
The certificate is issued for 4 years

  • products for stimulating hair growth, coloring and curling
  • hair removal products
  • bodybuilding products
  • deodorizing agents
  • remedies for removing age spots
  • sun protection products
  • for the mammary glands

Soaps, toothpastes, and oral cleaning products are not considered cosmetics, and they can be imported directly to China after customs clearance.

Looking for more information to get Chinese approval documents? Feel free to contact us through e-mail: [email protected].

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