For the market approval of products for China, manufacturers are increasingly faced with the question: Based on which approval regime must a product be approved for the Chinese market?
For technical products there are three different certification regimes, which applicability and necessity depends on the product and the technologies used:
- China Compulsory Certificate (CCC Certification)
- MII/NAL Certification
- SRRC Certification
The three certification schemes differ in terms of necessity, test requirements documentation, complexity and validity period.
The CCC certification on the basis of the China Compulsory Certificate is issued by the responsible government agency in China and is in principle comparable with a CE marking for the European area.
Products subject to certification, such as information technology equipment, telecommunication equipment and accessories or medical devices, may only be sold and used on the Chinese market once a CCC certification has been obtained.
More information about the CCC certification
A NAL certification is essential for telecommunications products connected to the public telecommunications network, such as telecommunications terminal and radio communication equipment as well as telecommunications equipment for inter-network connectivity.
For foreign manufacturers, NAL certification is mandatory for telecommunications products before a product can be imported and marketed in China.
More information about the NAL certification
Products that require SRRC certification include mobile phones (GSM or CDMA), wireless LAN (WLAN) devices, and devices that use the following technologies:
The necessary tests need to be carried out in a test laboratory accredited by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) and only after a successful SRRC certification, an application for a NAL certification can be made, because the test results of an SRRC certification are the basis for a NAL certification.
More information about the SRRC certification
In summary, it can be said that manufacturers have to cope with different certification scenarios based on their products and the technologies used there. Here it is advisable to rely on an experienced partner who can already support you in identifying the necessary certification regime and the relevant test scope.
We as CETECOM offer our customers the coordination of all tests that have to be carried out on site as part of our certification services and then take over the coordination with the Chinese authority and the local representative.
Our experienced certification team will take care of the complete project management for you, ensuring an efficient certification process and rapid approval to the Chinese market.