Market approval for China

All about CCC, NAL and SRRC Certification


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, whose applicability and necessity depends on the product and the technologies used there:

  • 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.


CCC Certification

The CCC certification based on 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 region.

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.


NAL 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.


SRRC certification

Products that require SRRC certification include mobile phones (GSM or CDMA), wireless LAN (WLAN) devices, and devices that use the following technologies:

  • WLAN
  • Bluetooth
  • ZigbeeWiMAX
  • RFID

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 an NAL certification can be made, because the test results of an SRRC certification are the basis for an NAL certification.


Further information on the market approval in China and the above-mentioned approval regimes CCC, NAL and SRRC can be found on our website.

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