What does 3c certification mean?
In December 2001, the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine issued the “Management Regulations on Compulsory Product Certification”, which replaced the original imported product safety and quality licensing system and electrical product safety certification system with a compulsory product certification system. China Compulsory Product Certification is referred to as CCC certification or 3C certification. It is a statutory and compulsory safety certification system, and it is also a basic practice widely adopted internationally to protect the rights and interests of consumers and maintain the safety of consumers’ personal and property.
The main purpose of “3C certification”:
The main function of 3C certification is to ensure that products that are frequently exposed to certain dangerous products in life meet the requirements for safe use, such as electric shock hazards (generally, the products that require 3C certification are mostly live) compulsory product certification system. After China joins the World Trade Organization, it needs to have a complete product standard system in order to be in line with the world economy. Most countries have their own product standards. For example, the European Union has CE certification, Japan has PSE certification, and Australia has SAA certification. Its purpose It is a compulsory product certification system introduced to protect the personal and property safety of its citizens.
3c certificate sample:
Mandatory 3c certification certificate sample
3C certification marks are divided into four categories:
The current “CCC” certification marks are divided into four categories, namely:
The composition and meaning of CCC: the English words China (China), Compulsory (compulsory) and Certification (certification), together means: “China Compulsory Certification”. It should be noted that the 3C mark is not a quality mark, but a basic safety certification.
For more 3C certification mark content, please refer to the article: 3C certification mark specifications
3C certification mark
Catalogue of China’s Compulsory 3c Certification:
Any product listed in the 3C certification product catalog without being certified by the 3C certification body and sold in the country without authorization is an illegal act, and the consequences of corresponding administrative penalties and legal risks shall be borne. Relevant law enforcement agencies such as the Quality and Technical Supervision Bureau, the Import and Export Inspection and Quarantine Bureau, and the Industry and Commerce Bureau have the right to seize and impose fines on unlicensed products.
Specific penalties can be found in the article: What penalties will you face if you fail to do 3C certification?
Since May 1, 2003, China has officially implemented compulsory certification management for 132 products in 19 categories. Home appliances are among the first batch of products subject to compulsory certification. They have not obtained compulsory product certification and have not applied the Chinese compulsory certification mark. The products shall not leave the factory, import or sell.
CCC certified product catalog:
The above are the product categories that need to be CCC certified. For detailed product categories, click: 3c certified product catalog full version
Conditions required for 3C certification:
First, a business license is required;
The second-produced product is in the 3C certification compulsory product list;
Thirdly, it needs to have its own factory building;
Fourth, have certain financial strength;
The fifth company has relevant documents, production environment, warehouse management and other important documents. For detailed application requirements, please refer to the article: What conditions are required for 3C certification
How much does it cost to apply for 3C certification?
Process of handling 3C certification:
1: Application acceptance
2: Data review
3: Receipt of samples sent
4: Sample test
5: Factory inspection
6: Conformity assessment
7: Certificate approval
8: Certificate printing, receiving, sending and management, detailed process introduction reference article: 3C certification detailed process introduction
What are the inspections of the 3C certification factory inspection:
(A) Time required for 3C factory inspection: The initial inspection of 3C factory is usually conducted by two inspectors for one day, and the supervision and inspection is usually conducted by two inspectors for half a day. Of course, sometimes one day is required, depending on the specific situation.
(B) The initial factory inspection of 3C can be carried out separately or combined with the supervision and inspection.
(C) Factory inspection includes both document inspection and on-site inspection. The two inspectors have a division of labor, one is biased towards document inspection and the other is biased towards on-site inspection.
For more detailed questions, please consult our engineers! Or refer to the article: 3C factory inspection content and requirements
Information required for 3C certification:
Detailed information requirements refer to the article: Information and requirements for 3C certification
Nine, 3C certification agency:
For small factories or companies that apply for 3C certification for the first time, it is recommended to find a professional consulting company, because the 3C certification process is complicated (involving application, testing, factory inspection, etc.) and involves many offices, such as:
In summary, 3C certification is difficult to do without high professional knowledge and coordination resources.