China's CCC Certification Scheme Re-Categorizes Product Scope
The China Compulsory Certificate mark, commonly known as a CCC Mark, is a compulsory safety mark for many products imported, sold or used in the Chinese market. It was implemented on May 1, 2002 and became fully effective on August 1, 2003.
On 21st Apr. 2020, China’s State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) published an announcement to re-categorize and further clarifies some of the product scopes on the basis of not changing the scope of compulsory product certification. Upon this re-categorization, the catalogue consists of 17 categories and 103 products.
In order to accurately define the scope of the compulsory product certification catalogue, the General Administration of Market Supervision (CAC) revised the "Compulsory Product Certification Catalogue Description and Definition Form". The Announcement of the CNCA on Issuing the Description and Definition Form of the Catalogue of Compulsory Product Certification (the CNCA Announcement No. 45 of 2014) is also abolished.
Regarding the re-categorization, projectile toys and doll toys were consolidated into plastic toys and metal toys, and ride-on toy (e.g. toy bicycle, B/O ride-on) were regrouped into section 82 (toy).
In the clarification, the following toys are out of the CCC scope:
- Non-electrical toy made by paper, bamboo, wood, full textile, ceramic / glass, plaster
- Non-electrical mouth actuated toy, teether toy, aquatic toys, inflatable toys, modelling clay, slime
- Domestic: swings, slides, or similar activities toys, toy scooters, chemical toys (set) other than experimental set, finger paint, experimental sets for chemistry and related activities
- Stationery with play value
- Product excluded by GB 6675.1
Note: if the set contained individual parts made by plastic / metal which have play value, the part is still subjected to CCC scope
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