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China: EMC Standard Update for Lighting Products

October 10, 2018

By: Daniel Chen, Greater China Program Manager

The applicable EMC standards for Lighting CCC Approvals, GB/T17743-2017: Limits and methods of measurement of radio disturbance characteristics of electrical lighting and similar equipment (IDT CISPR 15:2015), was officially released on December 29, 2017, with an effective date of July 1, 2018.  This replaces the previous edition: GB/T 17743-2007.

  1. Starting from the effective date of July 1, 2018, GB/T 17743-2017 officially started to replace GB/T 17743-2007
  2. There are differences between GB/T 17743-2007 and GB/T 17743-2017. There is no deadline for certificates already issued to be updated. The new standard will be used when the following conditions are met:
    • New applications with full testing
    • Modification applications with test items related to the standard differences
  3. EMC tests per GB/T 17743-2017 are required to issue of new certificates.
  4. For applications using existing certification results to expand, the applicant may select the certificates directly issued per the old standard (GB/T 17743-2007) or the certificates issued after the tests per the new standard (GB/T17743-2017).
  5. The follow-up factory inspections will be conducted according to the standard information indicated on the certificates.


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