Implementing regulation CNCA-C23-01:2019 overturns the current exemption clause which exempts products with Ex certification from the need for a CCC (China Compulsory Certification).
From 1 October 2020, valve solenoids for use in the mining industry in China require a CCC certificate in addition to existing MA approval.
In industries other than mining, valve solenoids for use in hazardous (classified) locations require CCC Ex approval. This can be obtained in a three-stage process based on an existing ATEX or IECEx certificate.
Stage 1: Type test (Ex product assessment, tests and certification)
Stage 2: Initial inspection at the product manufacturer’s premises
Stage 3: Repeat audit (surveillance audits and reassessment audits)
The IECEx QAR (Quality Assessment Report) is not accepted as proof for the CCC quality monitoring procedure, and the CCC surveillance and reassessment audit procedure does not correspond with that of the IECEx system. This means additional and increased effort and expense for the initial inspection and subsequent inspection.