New edition of Chinese testing standard for lighting equipment

The China Quality Certification Center (CQC) recently announced that a new (2015) edition of the national standard for lighting equipment GB7000.1-(Luminaires-Part 1: General requirements and tests) has been published and will be effective from 1 January 2017. 

It replaces the present 2007 edition of the standard. This means that from the start of next year, applications for mandatory Chinese CCC certification of lighting products must be based on the new edition, while in the transitional period, applications can be based on either edition.

For products that have been certified according to the present edition, and to be manufactured and marketed next year, update applications for the conversion to the new edition should be submitted as soon as possible.

The transitional period will end 31December 2017, whereafter certificates based on the old edition will no longer be valid.

For more information and/or assistance with CCC certification, please contact Billy.Xiao@nemko.com