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Global Certification Technical Update

August 2019

August 2019 Updates

China

China (CCC) – Certification for Explosive Products, Gas Appliances and Refrigerator

Effective October 1, 2019

 

According to the announcement No. 34, 2019, the State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) in China has announced that products used in explosive environment, gas appliances and household refrigerators with a rated volume greater than 500L can apply for China CCC certification starting from October 1, 2019.  CCC certification for these products will become mandatory from October 1, 2020.

 

Scope for products in explosive environment:

  1. Motors used in explosive environment
  2. Electrical hydraulic pumps used in explosive environment
  3. Power distribution unit used in explosive environment
  4. Safety switches, control and protection products used in explosive environment
  5. Starters used in explosive environment
  6. Converters used in explosive environment
  7. Electric actuator and electromagnetic valve used in explosive environment
  8. Plug devices used in explosive environment
  9. Monitoring products used in explosive environment
  10. Communication, signal equipment used in explosive environment
  11. Air conditioner and Ventilation equipment used in explosive environment
  12. Heating equipment used in explosive environment
  13. Components used in explosive environment
  14. Measuring devices used in explosive environment
  15. Sensors used in explosive environment
  16. Safety barrier used in explosive environment
  17. Dashboard, cabinet used in explosive environment

 

Scope for gas appliances:

  1. Household gas stove
  2. Household gas water heater
  3. Gas heater furnace

 

Scope for household refrigerators:

  1. Household refrigerators with the rated volume greater than 500L.

 

China (SAMR) – RoHs, Implementation of Qualification Assessment System for Restriction of Use of Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Products

Effective May 16, 2019

 

Chinese State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) and the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) jointly issued the Implementation Measures for Conformity Assessment System for the Restricted Use of Hazardous Chemicals in Electrical and Electronic Products.

 

The electrical and electronic products which are in the scope of China RoHs, should get RoHs voluntary approval or self-declaration and should be marked correctly before Nov. 1, 2019. The system introduces two options to demonstrate compliance with hazardous substance restriction limits in electrical and electronic products:

 

  • Voluntary Certification: The company may choose a third-party certification institution to certify the products as compliant with standards and technical requirements on restricted use of hazardous chemicals.
  • Suppliers’ Self-Declaration: The company may conduct self-evaluation to prove compliance with standards and technical requirements on restricted use of hazardous chemicals.

 

The scope includes a list of products:

  • Refrigerators
  • Air conditioners
  • Washing machines
  • Water heaters
  • Printers
  • Photocopiers
  • Fax machines
  • Televisions
  • Monitors
  • Microcomputers
  • Mobile handsets
  • Telephone stand-alone machines
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