A few days ago, the Certification and Accreditation Administration of the People’s Republic of China (CNCA) issued Announcement No. 9 of 2020, and released the list of the first batch of designated CCC laboratories in 2020. UL-CCIC was on the list once again, and was designated as a CCC testing service provider for lighting appliances. Accordingly, UL-CCIC became the first foreign-invested testing laboratory that is qualified for CCC testing for information technology equipment.
For the purpose of protection of national security, human health or safety, animal and plant life or health, and environment, and prevention of deceptive practices, China Compulsory Certification (CCC), a conformity assessment system of market access, is implemented by Chinese government in line with the international practices to fulfill its commitment made at the entry into WTO to assess products’ conformity with national compulsory standards and technical specifications. The honor bestowed on UL-CCIC this time shows that UL-CCIC is able to provide manufacturers of lighting appliances and information technology equipment with tests that meet CCC requirements, help them make sure their products comply with the relevant safety and compliance requirements of the Chinese market and facilitate the launch of their products in the Chinese market.
In July 2014, UL-CCIC became the first foreign-invested third-party testing laboratory qualified for CCC testing for household appliances in China. In September 2015, UL-CCIC was designated as a CCC testing service provider for motors. In August 2016, audio and video equipment was added into UL-CCIC’s CCC testing laboratory designation scope again. In January 2017, UL-CCIC obtained the CCC testing service authorization for wire and cable products. And now, UL received the honor for the fifth time. As of today, UL-CCIC has become the designated testing laboratory for six CCC product groups and has covered a wider range than other foreign-invested testing agencies in China.
"Being designated as a CCC testing laboratory by CNCA, it means that UL’s localization efforts have once again gained high recognition from CNCA and UL’s local service has achieved further progress. Now UL is able to help manufacturers and retailers access the Chinese market, which proves that UL has taken a solid step forward in the service for clients to expand into the Chinese market. With the strength of an international vision and technical know-how, UL will continue to increase investment in the cultivation of local technical expertise, and provide Chinese business partners with convenient, reliable one-stop service" - Steven Shi, General manager, UL-CCIC