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Adjustments to CCC Certification of Imported Cars

Date:01-16 11:37 Source:autochina.comnews.cn Authour:未知

 

Adjustments to CCC Certification of Imported Cars

In response to the need for environmental protection, the Certification and Accreditation Administration of the People’s Republic of China (CNCA) has recently adjusted the compulsory product certification system for automobiles (CCC certification).

Major adjustments include admitting the testing results provided by manufacturers, gradually introducing the design qualification mode into the certification process, pilot programs to “issue certificates before factory inspection” run by designated certification bodies, incorporating imported engines for special use into compulsory product certification, lifting the current geographic restrictions on the certification of motor vehicle products, establishing a unified platform, and improving post-certification supervision.

Regarding the parallel import of cars, policies have also been relaxed: designated certification bodies can lower the requirements as appropriate for the certification of original models or original basic models and expand the scope of accepted models to all parallel imported models during the acceptance of certification applications. Manufacturers of non-mass-produced modified cars, which were required by Public Notice (2014) No.31 to provide the authorizations for facelift issued by OEMs before December 31st 2016, are given another year for the transition, which means they should obtain the authorizations for OEMs or parallel import certification and complete certificate change by December 31st 2017. If they still fail to do so by this date, their certification will be suspended or cancelled.

Little has changed in the CCC certification process for formally imported products, i.e. inspection on quality assurance capabilities and product uniformity of mass-production vehicle makers should still be conducted through production conformity check.

For parallel imported cars, in addition to quality assurance capability and product uniformity inspection on manufacturers of non-mass-produced cars, certification should also include sampling inspection or testing at work sites or ports. Regarding this policy, CNCA explains that unlike vehicles imported through general channels, parallel imported cars are not specifically made for the Chinese market and as a result they often need to be modified to be compliant with national standards when entering the domestic market. In addition, the policy still maintains the concept of “small-batch products” and requires that such vehicles should be 100% inspected. 


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