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International Regulatory Telecom and Safety Approval

Is country specific certification required or is CE/FCC approval sufficient?

  • Country specific certification required

What is the lead time to obtain type approval?

  • 4-5 weeks

Are there any marking or logo requirements?

  • Yes.

Is in country testing required or can we leverage existing FCC or CE test reports?

  • Most products do require in country testing. Contact CSIA for more details.

What are the types of equipment that would require approval in this country?

  • Most products using telecom technology such as WIFI, Bluetooth, cellular and satellite.

Do I need an in country local representative or local certificate holder?

  • No.

China Update

April 2024

The State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) of China has announced the implementation of compulsory product certification management (referred to as CCC certification) for commercial gas burning appliances and other products. This move aims to strengthen the supervision of product quality and safety in the country.

Products requiring CCC certification include:

Commercial gas appliances
Flame retardant wires and cables
Electronic toilets
Helmets for electric bicycles
Combustible gas detection alarms
Waterborne interior wall coating
Explosion-proof lamps and controllers

Changes to Low-Voltage Component CCC Certification:

Starting from November 1, 2024: Low-voltage components will require CCC certification.

Existing valid CCC self-declarations will be converted to CCC certification certificates by the designated certification body.

January 2024

The new regulation on China National Compulsory Product Certification (CCC) certificates and labelling, published by the Certification and Accreditation Administration of the People's Republic of China (CNCA) last August, is finally entering into force.

December 2023

The regulation on a new template for SRRC certificates and new rules for the codes used on them, published by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) last August, is finally entering into force.

November 2023

The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) has published an announcement establishing the technical requirements and methods for testing the capability of WLAN devices to support IPv6.

July 2023

The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) has published a new version of the regulations governing the allocation on the radio frequency spectrum.

September 2022

The Government of China announced on September 23, 2022 that they will be deepening the reform of the management system of the electronic and electrical industry by improving the compulsory certification system for electronic and electrical products. The reform includes the following goals:

  • Adjusting the list of compulsory product certification.
  • Adding power adapters or chargers with high safety risks to the mandatory certification list.
  • Removing products with low safety risks (such as data terminals/multimedia terminals) from mandatory certification requirements.
  • Reducing lead time for Radio Equipment Type Approval to 15 business days.
  • Extending Certificate Validity for Radio Transmitting Equipment Type Approval to 2+ years.
  • Improving and optimizing CMIIT ID Coding Rules.
  • Conducting a pilot program allowing select groups of Telecom/Radio/IT Equipment manufacturers to perform self-inspection and self-certification projects, enabling them to use their own testing reports instead of 3rd party reports.

July 2022

​China Announces Implementation of New EMC Standard
The new standard adopts provisions of the international standard CISPR 32:2015 “Electromagnetic compatibility of multimedia equipment - Emission requirements”. 

July 2021

The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of the People’s Republic of China issued the following information related to the 2400 MHz, 5100 MHz and 5800 MHz bands; starting January 1, 2022, the type approval of radio transmission equipment must be applied for in accordance with the new regulations. The new regulation will replace the regulations of [2002]353, [2002]277, [2003]225, [2012]620.
The regulations of [2002]353, [2002]277, [2003]225, [2012]620 would be implemented to Dec 31st 2021. The product with SRRC approval under regulations [2002]353, [2002]277, [2003]225, (2012]620 can be produced and imported on China market until the certificate expired date.
The wireless LAN device with IP address allocation function should support the IPv6 protocol and enable the IPv6 address allocation function by default.
The radio transmitting equipment of the broadband wireless access (including wireless LAN) system working in the 5250-5350MHz frequency band shall adopt the transmission power control (TPC) and dynamic frequency selection (DFS) interference suppression technology, and the function option of turning off DFS cannot be set. 

December 2019

China SRRC published an update for Low Power / Short Range device regulation No. 52/2019.
On Nov. 28, 2019, China SRRC published an update for Low Power / Short Range device regulation (No. 52, 2019).
This regulation is to regulate the production, import, of radio transmitting equipment listed in the catalog and technical requirements for low power /short distance radio transmitting equipment (see Annex) sold and used in China does not need to obtain the radio frequency use license, radio station license, SRRC approval, but shall conform to regulations related to product quality such as the laws and regulations, national standards and national radio electricity management.

November 2019

Effective as of October 12, 2019, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) of China has published clarifications of the requirements for radio transmission equipment seeking type approval. Applicants must submit new applications for model and type approval (even if they have already obtained original radio equipment type approval certification) if:

  • The information of the applicant, license holder, company, manufacturer, or production factory changes
  • The factory’s system changes
  • The components used in the product change
  • The product’s model number changes
  • Regulations or policies change.

August 2019

The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of China has issued a statement that they will begin enforcement of the implementation of the conformity assessment system for restricted use of hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment.

This assessment system ensures compliance with standards and technical specifications for the use of hazardous substances. Certification bodies must meet the requirements of the “Administrative Measures for Certification Bodies”, the GB/T 27065 “Conformity for Certification and Evaluation of Products, Processes and Services” and the RB/T 242 “Requirements for Green Product Certification Institutions”.

Suppliers are responsible for genuine self-declaration and related technical documents. Market surveillance departments must supervise and manage restricted use, conformity assessment activities and results of hazardous substances found in electrical and electronic products.

July 2019

New RoHS requirements.

China RoHS news Effect date: November 1, 2019.

Product category:

12 types of products: refrigerators, air conditioners, washing machines, electric water heaters, printers, copiers, fax machines (and all-in-ones), televisions, monitors, and microcomputers (including all-in-ones, tablets, handheld computers), mobile communication handsets, and telephone.

To obtain more information and a detailed list of products that are affected by this new rule, Contact CSIA.

March 2019

CCC Factory inspection requirements

For a factory in China to stay compliance with CQC it must undergo regular maintenance as described below.

1. One commercial sample to us for EMC test 

2. 5 samples of the components (PCB and enclosure), not the end product. The factory should have these components.

3. Specification of PCB and enclosure.

4. Safety components test needs to be performed every year. 

5. EMC test needs to be performed every 2 years, however CCC might do random audit on the test report every year, so I recommend your client to do the EMC test every year. If multiple similar products are produced at the same factory by the same manufacturer and belong to the same CCC category you can test either one of them for EMC test. As per CCC inspection requirement the manufacturer can pick up one of CCC certified products which belong to the same category from the same factory to do EMC verification test. 

6. The lead time of both safety test and EMC test will take 2 weeks. 

The factory should be informed of the above requirement by the auditor in their original factory inspection.

March 2019

(MIIT) Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of the Public Republic of China has stated enforcing a new rule that went into effect in January 2019. This new regulation requires certificate holders to record the sale of any radio transmitting equipment that was subject to Type Approval under the laws and regulations of China. Manufacturers who are currently selling products in China that require type approval (SRRC, CCC or MII) should ContactCSIA as soon as possible to determine if their products fall into the scope of approval so that we can obtain approval for your products and avoid issues during importation and marketing of your products in China.

October 2018

​China MIIT, which is the supervising manager of SRRC, issued new regulations on SRRC certification. Starting 10/15/2018, SRRC  states all samples must pass testing within 5 days, which means the manufacturer will have to make sure that the test setup instructions are comprehensive and they are confident the samples (EUT) sent for testing can complete all testing at SRRC lab within 5 days. Otherwise they will need to re-submit the application and the SRRC lab will charge you for all future rounds of testing.

July 2018

CNCA along with Market Supervision General Administration of China made the announcement today regard of adjust CCC product scope and add CCC self-declaration method for some of product category. Contact CSIA for the original announcement and the translation of the original announcement and 3 related attachment translation are attached for reference.

We discussed with CQC reviewers these changes and share some thoughts in below;

This update removes 26 product category from CCC scope- the existing CCC cert will be cancelled by authority like CQC once CNCA informs them to do so. Customers needs to consider removing existing CCC logo from product label etc.

Self-declaration process: manufactures can now choose to keep the orignal way of moving forward(go through CQC and get CQC CCC certificate) or go through complicated Doc process if their product falls into the scope. However the potential challenge will be if China customs can be fully synced up with the new rules and there is high risk to fail to get through China custom without CCC certificate base on our experience. Market supervision on DoC process looks like  it may be another uncertain risk for now.

March 2018

China as of March 20, 2018 China CCC has updated the logo for this certification.

Please ContactCSIA for more details.

October 2017

China now accepts removable SIM cards. Prior to that date only embedded SIM cards were allowed.

As regulations change from time to time in many countries you should ContactCSIA for up to date information.

CSIA can also provide supporting services should your company not be able to meet country specific requirements such as a local representative, local certificate holder, translating documents into the native language, etc. Contact CSIA at (503) 489 8006 or for all your FCC certification, CE certification, Industry Canada and International Approval needs.

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