To mark this year’s European SME Week, the EU SME Centre is inviting you to a five-part webinar series dedicated to preparing your business for entry to the Chinese market. We have selected the most essential questions raised by you over the course of the past year and invited industry experts to discuss them online.
Part 5 of the series will focus on the processes involved when applying for a CCC mark in China. The China Compulsory Certification mark (CCC) covers a broad range of consumer goods, electronic and industrial products, and compliance with the mandatory requirements is a precondition for entering the Chinese market. Products are listed in the catalogue of products subject to compulsory certification. The list is constantly expanding, but currently contains 23 broad categories. The certification procedure includes factory inspections, type testing at a designated Chinese laboratory, and marking of the product and can be quite time-consuming and work-intensive for EU SMEs.
To give an overview of the procedures involved, the EU SME Centre is inviting you to a webinar on applying for the CCC mark in China, which will answer the following questions:
- When does the CCC mark apply?
- What are the technical requirements?
- How to apply for CCC?
- What are the main challenges and how can you overcome them?
Attendance is free for EU SMEs and intermediaries such as chambers of commerce, embassies and trade promotion agencies. After registration you will receive an email containing technical information on how to join the webinar.
About the speaker
Martina Gerst has over 15 years professional industry and consulting experience in Europe and China across different industry sectors including automotive, mechanical engineering, ICT, chemical/pharmaceutical and electric/electronics. She has worked in different positions and projects for leading international companies and European SMEs focussing on Quality and Supply Chain Management, CCC conformity, homologation, and IPR protection. Besides this, Martina has contributed to a number of EU-China cooperation projects with AQSIQ, CNCA, and various European organisations and governments on New Energy Vehicle Standards and Conformity, environmental standards, ICT, and trade secrecy related issues. Martina holds a PhD and a LLM in Innovation, Technology, and Law from the University of Edinburgh. She has authored papers and reports on ICT standardisation, innovative technologies, conformity and IPR. Currently heading up the standards and conformity assessment team in the EU SME Centre, Martina advises European SMEs on their market access to China.
Please note that this webinar is part of a five-part series also including the following:
25.11.: Part 1: Selling Online in China
26.11.: Part 2: Avoiding Common Scams when Doing Business in China
27.11.: Part 3: Marketing your Products in China
28.11.: Part 4: Finding an Agent/Distributor in China
You can find the recorded video on Youtube: