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November 2015

60 Top China Certification Marks and Logos

You may have noticed that these days Chinese products are increasingly being shipped overseas with China certification marks displayed on their packaging or documentation.

China is rapidly developing their certification industry and Chinese companies are also becoming more and more confident about utilizing certificates obtained from domestic certification bodies and displaying their logos on marketing materials.

We have prepared this article to help you identify some of the most frequently seen China certification marks, explain what they stand for and who they are issued by. Also included are the logos of some of China’s most widely-recognized certification bodies.

What are China Certification Marks?

China certification marks are the logos you see displayed on goods, documentation and certificates, representing claims of conformity or certification to various regulations, Chinese & international standards.

You may have seen China certification marks on products imported from China, certificates & test reports from Chinese companies, in Chinese suppliers’ brochures or on shipping documentation.

Chinese Product Certification Marks

When it comes to product markings, there are a many different categories of China certification marks, so we have categorized these for you to make it easier to follow.

It may surprise some readers to know that China has its own product certification programs in place for items as diverse as Halal food, water conservation and good forestry practices.

Quality & Safety

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Food-Related Certification Marks

  • China Good Agricultural Practices Certification Mark (中国良好农业规范认证)
  • Issued by:  Bodies accredited by CNCA
  • China Organic Mark (中国有机产品)
  • Issued by: Bodies accredited by CNCA
  • Conversion to Organic Mark (中国有机转换产品)
  • Issued by: Bodies accredited by CNCA
  • Green Medicinal Plants & Preparations Mark (绿色药用植物及制剂认证)
  • Issued by: China Chamber of Commerce for Import & Export of Medicines & Health Products

Environmental

Chinese Certification Body Logos

The logos below include those of some of China’s most reliable certification bodies. These are some of the organizations that issue the China certification marks whose logos we displayed in the previous section.

Most of the certification bodies listed below offer ISO certification so if you have received an ISO certificate (e.g. ISO 9001 or ISO 14001) from a Chinese company you may find that it displays one of the logos we present here.

  • Beijing Daluhangxing Quality Certification Center (北京大陆航星质量认证中心股份有限公司)
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  • Beijing New Century Inspection & Certification (北京新世纪检验认证有限公司)
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  • China Quality Certification Centre (CQC) (中国质量认证中心)
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  • China Certification & Inspection Group (CCIC) (中国检验认证集团)
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  • CEPREI Certification Body (广州赛宝认证中心服务有限公司)
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  • China Certification Center Inc (CCCI) (华夏认证中心)
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  • Word Standards for Certification Center (WSF) (北京世标认证中心有限公司)
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  • Beijing East Allreach Certification Center (北京东方纵横认证中心)
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  • Beijing United Intelligence Certification (北京联合智业认证有限公司)
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  • Beijing Zhongdahuayuan Certification Center (北京中大华远认证中心)
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  • Ever Win Quality Certification Center (埃尔维质量认证中心)
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  • KaiXin Certification (KCB) (凯新认证(北京)有限公司)
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  • Hangzhou WIT Assessment (杭州万泰认证有限公司)
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  • Shanghai Audit Center (SAC) (上海质量体系审核中心)
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  • Shanghai Ingeer Certification Assessment (ICAS) (上海英格尔认证有限公司)
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  • Shanghai NOA Test & Certification (上海挪亚检测认证有限公司)
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  • China Jiuding Automotive Supplier Certification (CASC) (北京九鼎国联认证有限公司)
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  • China Classification Society Certification Company (CCSC) (中国船级社质量认证公司)
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  • Universal Certification Centre (深圳市环通认证中心有限公司)
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  • Zhejiang Gainshine Assessment (公信认证有限公司)
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  • Beijing Hua Guang Certification of Medical Devices (北京国医械华光认证有限公司)
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  • Guangdong Zhongjian Certification (广东中鉴认证有限责任公司)
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  • China Quality Mark Certification Group (CQM) (方圆标志认证集团)
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  • China Electronic Standardization Institute (CESI) (北京赛西认证有限责任公司)
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  • Hong Kong Quality Assurance Agency (HKQAA) (香港品质保证局)
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Accreditation Body Marks

In addition to the Certification body's logo, many ISO certificates will also display the logo of the Accreditation body which regulates their activities.

These are the organizations that decide which companies are entitled to issue certifications, giving Chinese companies the right to use their China certification marks. They also provide accreditation of test laboratories so you may see these logos on test reports.

These organizations offer databases which allow you to confirm the credentials of certification bodies and check the validity of the certificates they issue.

  • China National Accreditation Service for Conformity Assessment (中国合格评定国家认可委员会)
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  • Certification and Accreditation Administration of the People’s Republic of China (中国国家认证认可监督管理委员会)
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  • China Certification & Accreditation Association (中国认证认可协会)
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China Institute Logos

Finally we get to the logos of some important governmental and non-governmental institutes which you happen to stumble upon.

There are thousands of institutes all across China covering all manner of peculiar industries and activities, but we have picked out a handful which foreigners doing business with China are more likely to encounter.

  • China National Institute of Standardization (CNIS) (中国标准化研究院)
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  • China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT) (中国国际贸易促进委员会)
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  • China Association of the National Shipbuilding Industry (CANSI) (中国船舶工业行业协会)
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  • Maritime Safety Administration (MSA) of the People’s Republic of China (中国海事局)
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  • General Administration of Customs of the People’s Republic of China (中华人民共和国海关总署)
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  • China Health Inspection Association (中国卫生监督协会)
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  • China Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Bureau (出入境检验检疫局)
  • Now part of China Customs
  • National Institute of Measurement and Testing Technology (中国测试技术研究院)
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Verifying Chinese Certificates

China Checkup offers a range of China certificate verification services which help you easily ensure that documentation provided by Chinese suppliers is genuine.

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