Latest Development of Testing and Certification under CEPA
(31 January 2018)
The Council, the Hong Kong Accreditation Service and Trade and Industry Department co-organised the Seminar on Latest Development of Testing and Certification under CEPA. (Flyer)
The Mainland has again introduced new liberalisation measures relating to testing and certification (T&C) under the CEPA framework in recent months. Two liberalisation measures related to certification were introduced under the CEPA Agreement on Economic and Technical Cooperation signed in June 2017. The Implementation Guide for the Articles Relating to Certification and Accreditation in the CEPA Agreement on Trade in Services promulgated in September 2017 included new liberalisation measures in the areas of China Compulsory Certification (CCC) and factory inspection.
The seminar was held to enhance knowledge of the local T&C industry on the Mainland market. Representatives from the Certification and Accreditation Administration of the People's Republic of China (CNCA) and China Quality Certification Centre (CQC) updated participants on the liberalisation measures, and discussed the cooperation arrangements between Hong Kong T&C industry and Mainland certification bodies. Representative from the Hong Kong Accreditation Service (HKAS) also briefed the audience on the procedures and requirements for local testing organisations to obtain accreditation for CCC testing.
Topics of the seminar include:
- New Liberalisation Measures introduced under the Implementation Guide for Articles Relating to Certification and Accreditation of the CEPA Agreement on Trade in Services
- Implementation Guide for Articles Relating to Certification and Accreditation of the CEPA Agreement on Trade in Services: Cooperation between Mainland Certification Bodies and Hong Kong Testing and Certification Industry
- Articles Relating to Testing and Certification in the CEPA Agreement on Economic and Technical Cooperation
- Procedures and Requirements for Accrediting Hong Kong's Testing Organisations to the China Compulsory Certification (CCC) System