About the CCC certification mark
China Compulsory Certification (CCC) is a mandatory safety assessment standard required for many products imported or sold in China. The CCC certificate was introduced in 2002 and applies to imported goods as well as to Chinese products. The 3C or "CCC" marking system requires manufacturers in over 132 product categories to obtain the CCC Mark before exporting to or selling in the Chinese market.
The value of CCC certification
In order to import or sell products in China, companies need to demonstrate that they have obtained the CCC Mark. This applies to goods that are manufactured in China as well. Failure to comply with CCC regulations will lead to imported goods being detained at the border or returned to the sender. Likewise, improper use of CCC licenses or printing a CCC-mark on products without certification will also result in fines and penalties.