31 July 2014
Online CBA: What Should Be Considered When Exporting Electrical Appliances to China?
Q: What Should Be Considered When Exporting Electrical Appliances to China?
A: According to the Regulations for Compulsory Product Certification promulgated by the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ), China implements a system of compulsory product certification on the safety and quality of imported electrical appliances to protect the rights and interests of its consumers and safeguard their personal and property safety. The CCC or 3C mark is the mark for compulsory product certification in China.
AQSIQ publishes the Catalogue of Products Subject to Compulsory Certification: "Products listed in this catalogue must be certified by state-designated certification bodies and the products can only leave the factory and be sold, imported or used in other business activities after obtaining the required certificates from the designated certification bodies and affixing the CCC mark". Currently, products under 3C system include household electrical appliances, motor vehicles, safety glass, medical devices, electric wires and cables, toys, fire fighting products, motor vehicle tyres, latex products, etc.
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