What is CCC Self-Declaration (SDoC)?
For certain product groups, the Chinese certification authority CNCA (Certification and Accreditation Administration of the People’s Republic of China) has introduced CCC Self-Declaration as a new certification method to replace the previous CCC certification procedure.
Only after successful CCC certification with the issue of the SDoC (Supplier Declaration of Conformity) is it permitted to use the products in question in China or to sell them on the Chinese market.
With this self-declaration, the manufacturer confirms that its products comply with GB (Guo Biao or national safety) standards and permanently conform with Chinese regulations.
A CCC SDoC can only be applied for by a Chinese company, which must be a subsidiary, trader, importer or qualified third party (“Authorized Legal Representative”).
In addition to the product-specific implementation rules, which still apply, the CCC SDoC is subject to the CNCA Implementation Rule CNCA-00C-008: 2018.
Which products require CCC SDoC?
The following list contains the products which, according to the CNCA, have required an SDoC since October 17, 2019.
There are two product categories for the test laboratories:
Type A: Product testing takes place in laboratories of your choice (your own or a third-party laboratory with ISO 17025 certification).
Type B: Product testing takes place in specified laboratories in China.
How does the CCC SDoC process work?
Here is a brief description of the CCC Self-Declaration process:
- Application for certification to the Chinese authority CNCA
The application for cerification, along with the required documents, must be submitted by the Authorized Representative in the CNCA system.
- Product testing in CNAS (China National Accreditation Service) accredited laboratories in China (most common case)
The number of test samples determined by the laboratory in accordance with the technical data must then be sent to China. The tests are carried out according to the respective GB standards (“Guo Biao” – national safety standards).
- Factory self-inspection
At the same time, an internal audit is conducted based on the “Compulsory Certification Self-Declaration, Factory Self-Inspection Report”.
- Review of the results
The Test Reports and Factory Self-Inspection Report are reviewed by the CNCA.
- Issue of the “Self-Declaration Certificate”
Finally, the CCC Self-Declaration Certificate is generated in the CNCA system; it must be signed and stamped by the Authorized Representative and the person responsible for CCC at the plant and is uploaded to the CNCA.
- Affixing the CCC logo to products
Now the certified products with CCC logo may be shipped.
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