Market Approval for China

Market access in China
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In order to obtain market approval for products for China, a manufacturer is increasingly faced with the question of which approval regime must be used as the basis for approving a product for the Chinese market.

For technical products, three different certification regimes apply here, whose applicability and necessity depends on the product and the technologies used there:

  • China Compulsory Certificate (CCC certification)
  • MII/NAL certification
  • SRRC certification

The three certification regimes differ in terms of necessity, test requirements documentation, complexity and validity period.

CCC certification

The CCC certification based on the China Compulsory Certificate is issued by the responsible government agency in China and is in principle comparable with a CE marking for the European region.

Products requiring certification, such as information technology equipment, telecommunications equipment and accessories or medical devices, may only be sold and used on the Chinese market once CCC certification has been obtained.

More information on the dedicated page: CCC certification

MII/NAL certification

A NAL certification is essential for telecommunications products that are connected to the public telecommunications network, such as telecommunications terminal and radio communication equipment as well as telecommunications equipment for inter-network connectivity.

For foreign manufacturers, NAL certification is mandatory for telecommunications products before a product can be imported and marketed in China.

More information on the dedicated page: MII/NAL certification

SRRC certification

Products that require SRRC certification include mobile phones (GSM or CDMA), wireless LAN (WLAN) devices, and devices that use the following technologies:

  • WLAN
  • Bluetooth
  • ZigbeeWiMAX
  • RFID

The necessary tests need to be carried out in a test laboratory accredited by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT). Only after a successful SRRC certification an application for a NAL certification can be processed, because the test results of a SRRC certification are the basis for a NAL certification.

More information on the dedicated page: SRRC certification

Basic information on the
market approval for

Country China
Continent Asia
Approval Scheme CCC/NAL/SRRC
Based on National
Duration of approval 3-5 years, depending on the approval scheme
Approval label required? Yes
Local representative required? Yes
Local testing required? Yes
ISO2 Code CN
Time zone GMT +8
Official language Chinese
Area code +86
Currency Yuan

Responsible authorities in China

Further information on the approval process in China can be found on the respective subpages for CCC certification, MII/NAL certification and SRRC certification.

MIIT issues RFID regulations for 900 MHz band


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The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) issued a notice on RFID equipment for the 900MHz band (MIIT Regulation No. (2024) 76).

  • Management requirements:
    • The 840-845MHz frequency band in the original regulations is no longer retained, and the allowed working frequency of RFID equipment is 920-925MHz.
    • RFID equipment is required to get SRRC certificate, but not obliged to obtain the radio station license.
    • When the 920-925MHz band RFID equipment is set within the minimum horizontal distance of 33 meters from the center line of the railway track, it should be agreed by the National Railway Administration or the regional railway supervision administration.
  • Technical requirements:
    • The relevant frequency band stray emission limits are adjusted.
    • Adding a new receiver blocking limit to improve the anti-interference ability of RFID equipment.

The Regulation shall come into force on November 1, 2024, and the original provisions shall be repealed at the same time.

Before November 1, 2024, equipment that meets the original provisions, but does not meet the technical requirements, listed in this Regulation, it can still apply for type approval or extension in accordance with the original provisions.

After November 1, 2024, RFID equipment must meet the new technical requirements. The already certified RFID equipment can continue to be sold and used until scrapped.

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