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CCC is the mandatory consumer electronics verification process, enforced by the Chinese government. It is the country’s statutory compulsory safety certification system and the basic approach to safeguarding consumer rights and interests, as well as protecting the safety of consumers and property.
CCC certification, also called 3C certification, is an acronym for “China Compulsory Certification”. It came into force on May 1, 2002. The main feature of CCC certification is a unified catalogue published by the Chinese government, using national standards, technical regulations and implementation procedures, formulating unified marking and including fee standards.
The products subject to CCC Certification are divided into 20 categories covering: electrical wires and cords, small power motors, household appliances, motor vehicles, audio and video apparatus, information technology equipment, telecommunication terminal equipment, motorcycles, safety glasses, lighting apparatus and more.

CCC Marking:


The following information must be presented on the label, in Chinese, clearly and indelibly:

  • Product name, model number
  • Product specification: voltage, input/output current and so on
  • Manufacturer’s name or registered trademark
  • CCC mark
  • Place of origin

The CCC mark should be shown on the label when applicants purchase the Standard-size CCC Mark, or get permission to use an irregular-size CCC Mark.
China’s CCC certification marking process spans over the following six stages:

  1. Acceptance of the application and release application number and relative information
  2. SGS arrange a pre-scan
  3. Type testing
  4. Factory inspection
  5. Evaluation of the certification results and approval of certification
  6. Follow-up inspection

SGS Services Right Where You Need Them

SGS has been a partner for the Chinese E&E industry for more than 20 years. With a deep understanding of the country’s legislation and industries, we have the knowledge and experience to ensure your products satisfy Chinese market entry requirements. SGS has established a long-term relationship with CQC and CCC. Our experienced engineers work closely with CQC officials to ensure that the SGS CCC service package is constantly in sync with new regulatory changes and updates.
With 17 consumer-testing offices across China we can provide clients unrivalled access to testing facilities for all types of E&E products. Our tailor-made solutions are customized to meet local, regional and national regulations. With local staff that understands the culture and language, we can share relevant information and translate summarized local regulations into your language.
SGS’s expertise in compliance management will help you make the right market entry decisions for any product categories, while carrying out the necessary testing and certification quickly and professionally.