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Are there any exemptions for CCC?

The CCC mark is not required for products meeting one of the following conditions:

  • Personal belongings of diplomats working in foreign embassies, consulates or international organisations in China;
  • Personal belongings of officials from Hong Kong and Macao SARs offices in China;
  • Personal belongings carried by all citizens arriving in China;
  • Goods donated by foreign governments to China;
  • Samples for CCC testing.

In addition, an application for exemption of the CCC mark can be submitted by manufacturers, importers, sellers or other distributors, to local inspection and quarantine authorities, in case of:

  • Products needed for scientific research and testing;
  • Components needed for technology assessment;
  • Products needed directly by end users for maintenance purposes;
  • Equipment and components required for factories and production lines (not including office equipment);
  • Products to be displayed during exhibitions and fairs, but not to be sold;
  • Products imported temporarily, to be shipped out of China thereafter (including exhibitions or testing);
  • Parts imported as regular trading goods, for the purpose of exporting the whole system;
  • Parts imported to process materials supplied by clients, for the purpose of exporting the whole system.