Product Safety In China: The Guide to Product Compliance

17 Feb 2021

In China, for many product types, a governmental approval is required before they can be placed on the Chinese market. Such an approval comes in the form of a certification, license, mark, registration or as an individual approval. If a product has an approval, it will be regularly checked at customs.  

Related to product safety, the most important governmental bodies are the AQSIQ, SAC, and CNCA.

Many products also are regulated by the CCC system. The CCC Mark is a compulsory safety mark for many products imported, sold or used in the Chinese market. The China Quality Certification Centre (CQC) defines the products that need the CCC Mark. When a product falls within the CCC scope, a compulsory certification, issued by a government-appointed certification body, and a mark are required. 

CCC consists of mainly four steps:

technical documentation

Shipping of samples

Type testing

Factory inspection