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Article 23(8) in CEPA Agreement on Economic and Technical Cooperation – FAQs

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(Q1): What is the implementation method for Article 23(8) “Consider applications of eligible certification bodies set up by Hong Kong enterprises in the Mainland to become designated certification bodies under the China Compulsory Certification (CCC) System”? Will there be any Implementation Guide? When will the details be promulgated?
(A1): Like other certification bodies legally established in the Mainland (including those that are state-owned, private-owned, Hong Kong/Macao-invested, and foreign invested), eligible certification bodies set up by Hong Kong enterprises in the Mainland may submit application direct to the Certification and Accreditation Administration of the People’s Republic of China (CNCA) under the existing application regime in Mainland. Therefore, there will not be any Implementation Guide for Article 23(8).

The relevant regime and requirements are set out in the websites of the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine of the People’s Republic of China (AQSIQ) and CNCA –


Applicants may also refer to CNCA’s CCC Column (only simplified Chinese version is available).

 

(Q2): When can eligible certification bodies set up by Hong Kong enterprises in the Mainland submit applications to CNCA?
(A2): According to the relevant requirements in Article 12(1) of the 《 強 制 性 產 品 認 證 機 構 、 檢 查 機 構 和 實 驗 室 管 理 辦 法 》 promulgated by AQSIQ (only simplified Chinese version is available), CNCA may make designation plan in accordance with the detailed CCC requirements and implementation needs. Such designation plan would be published by announcements and made available on CNCA’s website. Eligible certification bodies set up by Hong Kong enterprises in the Mainland may submit applications to CNCA within the time limit prescribed by such designation plan.

 

(Q3): What are the requirements on CCC designated certification bodies?
(A3): Reference should be made with the 《 強 制 性 產 品 認 證 機 構 、 檢 查 機 構 和 實 驗 室 管 理 辦 法 》 and 《 從 事 強 制 性 認 證 以 及 相 關 活 動 的 認 證 機 構 、 檢 查 機 構 及 實 驗 室 指 定 審 批 事 項 服 務 指 南 》 (only simplified Chinese version is available).

 

(Q4): What are the procedures for applying to be a CCC designated certification body? What will be the cost and time involved?
(A4): The application method, process, fees and time required, etc. are set out in the 《 從 事 強 制 性 認 證 以 及 相 關 活 動 的 認 證 機 構 、 檢 查 機 構 及 實 驗 室 指 定 審 批 事 項 服 務 指 南 》 (only simplified Chinese version is available).

 

(Q5): What are the enquiry points?
(A5): Any enquiry can be addressed to CNCA -

Electrical and Electronic Products
Contact person: QIU Lei
Phone number: +86-10-82262779
Email address: qiul@cnca.gov.cn

Non- Electrical and Electronic Products
Contact person: GUAN Jun-wen
Phone number: +86-10-82262674
Email address: guanjw@cnca.gov.cn