Terms and Definitions

1. CCC (China Compulsory Certification)
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The China Compulsory Certification is the Chinese product quality standardization–analogous to as the CE system, its European counterpart. Exports need this certification to enter the Chinese market: failure to comply with CCC regulations will lead to imported goods being detained at the border or returned to the sender.

Likewise, improper use of CCC licenses or printing a CCC-mark on products without certification will also result in fines and penalties. Even if a product does not need China Compulsory Certification, problems may still arise if a customs officer demands a CCC certificate. For this reason, Clearance Certificates are recommended in order to significantly reduce the risk of import-related problems.


2. SAMR (State Administration for Market Regulation)

This governmental organization is responsible of, among others:

  • Be responsible for comprehensive market regulation. Draft relevant laws and regulations on market regulation, formulate relevant regulations, policies and standards, implement the quality power strategy, food safety strategy and standardization strategy, draft and organize the implementation of relevant plans, standardize and maintain the market order, and create a market environment of honesty, trustworthiness and fair competition.

  • Be responsible for the regulation of product quality and safety. Manage the monitoring of product quality and safety risks and state supervision and random inspection. Establish and organize the implementation of the quality grading system and the quality and safety traceability system. Guide the management of production licenses of industrial products, and take charge of fiber quality supervision.

  • Be responsible for unified management, inspection and testing. Promote the reform of inspection and testing institutions, standardize the inspection and testing market, improve the inspection and testing system, guide and coordinate the development of the inspection and testing industry.
3. CNCA (Certification and Accreditation Administration of the People´s Republic of China)

The CNCA is established by the State Council and is authorized by the State Council to exercise administrative responsibilities of undertaking unified management, supervision and overall coordination of certification and accreditation activities across the country.

This organism drafts and implements laws, regulations and rules related to certification and accreditation, safety license, hygiene registration and conformity assessment; and works out, promulgates and implements policies, regulations and stipulations related to supervision and administration over certification and accreditation.

4. CCIC (China Certification & Inspection Group)

China Certification & Inspection Group (CCIC) is an independent third party certification and inspection organization dedicated to providing inspection, verification, certification and testing of products manufactured in China (or imported to China).
CCIC is appointed by AQSIQ (Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine), the governmental institution responsible for controlling the entry and exit of goods in China.

5. CQC

The China Quality Certification Center is a Chinese administrative organization with responsibilities for the implementation of product certification. It is a national certification body responsible for product standards and quality standards sold on the Chinese market.

The CQC is under control of the CCIC Group, which is approved by the State General Administration for Quality Supervision and Inspection and Quarantine and the Certification and Accreditation Administration of the People’s Republic of China.



CCIC EUROPE – TESTING S.L is the CCIC branch in Europe, an ISO/IEC 17025:2017 certified laboratory specialized in automobile parts, but that can test and certify a wide variety of products in order to obtain the CCC certification necessary to be exported to China. 

Our laboratory can also perform tests to comply with the regulations of other regions, such as the US, EU or Taiwan, offering a one-stop service to acquire all the certifications needed for your exports. 

7. GuoBiao (GB) Standards

GB Standards are the Chinese national standards issued by the Standardization Administration of China (SAC), the Chinese National Committee of the ISO and IEC.Mandatory standards are prefixed «GB». Recommended standards are prefixed «GB/T», followed by the standard number. 

Product testing regulations are based on GB Standards. Thus, if there are no GB Standards for a certain product, a CCC certification is not needed.
The following automotive products need to be certified as per CNCA regulations and to ensure the exportation process is successful:


Product nameCNCA regulationGB Standard
Whole vehicle homologationCNCA-C11-01GB/T 3730.1
GB/T 17350
GB 7258
GB/T 15089
Fire trucksCNCA-C11-01/A1 
MotorcycleCNCA-C11-02GB 7258
GB/T 5359.1
GB/T 15089
Motorcycle engineCNCA-C11-03 
Seat beltCNCA-C11-04GB 14166
HeadlampCNCA-C11-07GB 4599
GB 4660
GB 11554
GB 5920
GB 15235
GB 17509
GB 18409
GB 18099
GB 18408
GB 25991
Front position lamp/ rear position lamp, parking lamp, outline marker lamp, braking lamp
Turning-signal lamp
Reversing lamp
Front fog lamp, rear fog lamp
Rear license-plate light
Side-marker lamp
Rear-view mirrorCNCA-C11-08GB 15084
Interior trimming material: floor covering, seat shield, decorating scale boards (inside door shield/panel, front wall inner shield, side wall inner shield, rear wall inner shield, roof liner)CNCA-C11-09GB 8410
Door lock and door hingeCNCA-C11-10GB 15086
Seat and head restraintsCNCA-C11-12GB 15083
GB 11550
GB 13057
GB 8410
Motorcycle helmetsCNCA-C11-15GB 811>/td>
TireCNCA-C12-01GB 9746
Safety glass productsCNCA-C13-01GB 9656
Restraining Devices for child occupantsCNCA-C22-03GB 27887