US Organization Accredited for China Compulsory Certification Testing

Underwriters Laboratories is the first US entity to be CCC accredited.

Underwriters Laboratories (UL) has become the first US-based testing, inspection and certification (TIC) entity to receive accreditation to provide testing services for motors in China.

The organization’s Suzhou lab was authorized by the Chinese Certification and Accreditation Administration (CNCA) to offer China Compulsory Certification (CCC) testing. As its name suggests, the CCC is a major roadblock for foreign manufacturers attempting to enter the Chinese market.

The CCC program restricts the sale of certain products in China, including electrical and electronic goods as well as auto parts.

Until now, only Chinese government institutions and state-owned enterprises were able to receive CCC testing accreditation.

“This approval now positions us to help manufacturers located across the globe in their efforts to enter the Chinese market,” said Brian Ferriol, business development director for UL’s appliances, HVAC and lighting division.

The UL Suzhou lab covers an area of 32,291 square feet and has already been accredited by a number of international testing and certification organizations, including the China National Accreditation Service (CNAS), the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the Standards Council of Canada (SCC).

For more information, visit the UL website.