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Principles of amendmentprocedure of CPCS standards

Update : 2015-12-08

The Certification and Accreditation Administration of the People's Republic of China (CNCA) is in charge of validating Compulsory Product Certification (hereinafter referred to as CPC) standards and relevant technical rules, and amending them from time to time.

The principles of amending CPC standards and certifying products after amendment are as follows:

1.the date of enforcing new standard:

(a)Those standards listed in Implementation Rules of Product Certification should normally be amended by testing standards issued by the Standardization Administration of the People's Republic of China (SAC), without notification by CNCA of the change or the effective date.In special conditions, it may be necessary for CNCA to arrange matters like standard adoptions, certification procedures, and transitions, with relevant bodies. (b) Those standards listed in new catalogues should be implemented on the date prescribed in the implementation rules.

2.Information about renewal of certification fee:

After the publication of new national standards, certification bodies should report to CNCA amendment information and advice on adopting the new standards, the difference between the old and new standards, and the validation procedures forproducts requiring certification .

3.CNCA should verify and record the materials reported by certification bodies, and implement validation procedures after verification and approval, to ensure that the basic validating requests of different certification bodies are consistent.

4. A product subject to CPC can be tested at the time of the application in line with either the old standard or the new one from the date of publication to the date of implementation of the new standard, and be tested according to the new standard after implementation.

5.Validation procedures should be established on the principle of ensuring the aims of certification (for example, safety and EMC), and modified according to the amended standards.

6.CNCA and SAC should communicate to ensure that standards are implemented effectively.