Safer, Better Business in China

Opinions, knowledge and resources from China Checkup's expert contributors


China CCC Certificate

China CCC Certificate - An Introduction

by Matt Slater 22 February 2016

The China CCC certificate is a document issued to suppliers whose products are licensed to use the CCC mark.

This article gives an introduction to the use of this mark, which is commonly seen on products in both China and overseas, how and why the certificate is issued, and by whom.

Compulsory for many products in China, the CCC mark is not only applicable to Chinese manufacturers, but also to overseas companies wishing to export to China.

What is a China CCC Certificate?

The abbreviation CCC stands for “China Compulsory Certification” and the CCC mark looks like this:

CCC Mark
CCC Mark

The China CCC certificate is a document issued to companies which hold a license to display this logo on their certified products.

The certificate is typically prepared on a standard template with a blue background and comes in two languages – Chinese and English.

Below is an example of a typical China CCC certificate:

What Information is Contained in a China CCC Certificate?

A China CCC certificate contains the following details:

  • The CCC logo
  • China CCC certificate number
  • The name and address of the applicant, the manufacturer and the factory
  • Details of the product or products covered by the certificate
  • The applicable standard or standards the product(s) conforms to
  • The issue and expiry dates of the certificate
  • The name, address, website, logo and stamp of the certification company, plus the signature of their representative

Who Issues a China CCC Certificate?

The China CCC certificate can be issued by certification bodies accredited by CNCA (the Certification and Accreditation Administration). At the time of preparing this article there were 22 such accredited bodies.

Different certification bodies are accredited for certifying different types of products.

The certification body issuing the most amount of certificates is CQC (the China Quality Certification Center) and they are also accredited for the broadest scope. It is very common to see their certificates.

Other accredited CCC certification bodies tend to be more industry-specific, such as the CCCAP (China Certification Centre For Automotive Products) and CCCF (China Certification Center for Fire Products).

More information about CCC certification can be viewed on the official CCC website.

Who Uses the China CCC Certificate?

The China CCC certificate is required for many different products both made in China and imported from overseas. Manufacturers and importers require the certificate to sell their products in mainland China.

A good example of a company which uses the CCC mark is Apple. As you can see from the image below, iPhones sold in Mainland China display the CCC mark.

Which Products Require a China CCC Certificate?

The scope of products subject to compulsory certification includes items covered under the following 20 categories:

  1. Electrical wires and cables
  2. Circuit switches, electric devices for protection or connection
  3. Low-voltage Electrical Apparatus
  4. Low power motors
  5. Electric tools
  6. Welding machines
  7. Household and similar electrical appliances
  8. Audio and video apparatus (not including the audio apparatus for broadcasting service and automobiles)
  9. Information technology equipment
  10. Lighting apparatus (not including the lighting apparatus with the voltage lower than 36V)
  11. Motor vehicles and safety accessories
  12. Motor vehicle Tires
  13. Safety Glasses
  14. Agricultural Machinery
  15. Telecommunication Terminal Products
  16. Fire Fighting Equipment
  17. Safety Protection Products
  18. Wireless LAN products
  19. Decoration Materials
  20. Toys

Similar to the commonly-seen CE certification mark used in Europe, the purpose of the China CCC certification is to ensure the compliance of these important products to their relevant Chinese product standards.

The program aims to protect consumers’ personal safety and national security and to enhance product quality management.

How to Verify a China CCC Certificate?

Verifying whether the details on a China CCC certificate are consistent with official records is an important task to ensure that an organisation and/or a product is genuinely certified to use the CCC mark.

The CCC accreditation body CNCA provides an online database where checks can be carried out, but you may find that their service, although in English, is quite difficult to use.

 

Verify a Chinese Certificate?

China CCC Certificate

Chinese Certificate Verification
Cost: $99 USD
Turnaround: 1 working day



 

For a more effective and efficient service, China Checkup offers certificate verification service for a China CCC Certificate. Focus on more important tasks and let the experts manage this key verification.

Our Other Introductions



Matt Slater
Matt Slater

Author

Hi there, I'm Matt, the Founder & CEO of China Checkup. Originally from the UK, I am now based in Brisbane, Australia.

Frustrated by the scarcity of concise, high-quality and timely information about Chinese companies, I setup China Checkup whilst living in Shanghai in 2013.

My team are proud that China Checkup's company verification reports have now helped thousands of clients from all corners of the world to do business in China more safely.

  



Also in Safer, Better Business in China

List of 100+ Informative China News Websites
List of 100+ Informative China News Websites

by Matt Slater 31 October 2019

This article identifies over one hundred of the most informative English-language China news websites. 

By regularly sharing news from China on our social media channels we have identified many good sources and thought it would be a good idea to share these with you, our readers.

So if you are looking for websites with news on China, look no further than this long list we have compiled.

Continue Reading

The 100 Largest China City Economies by GDP
The 100 Largest China City Economies by GDP

by Matt Slater 30 August 2019

Do you want to know which China city economies are the driving force behind Mainland China's huge and growing GDP figures?

As China's best-known cities, it came as no surprise that 2019 data popular in Chinese media identified Shanghai and Beijing as the cities with the largest GDP, but few will even have heard of Xinyang, which was ranked 100th.

According to the National Bureau of Statistics, China's national GDP reached a new high of CNY 90,031bn (USD 13,608) in 2018, but which other Chinese cities had the largest share of this GDP? Keep reading to find out.

Continue Reading

10 Most Popular China Sharing Services
10 Most Popular China Sharing Services

by Matt Slater 13 August 2019

Visit any Chinese city these days and you are bound to see rows and rows of brightly colored shared bicycles - they are the most visible of the many China sharing services.

Whilst shared bicycles might be the most well known, they are far from the only popular shared service in China though.

Keep reading to learn more about how shared bicycles and some of the other popular China sharing services work, including battery packs, sports equipment and cars!

Continue Reading