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TÜV Rheinland: Changes in certifications for the Chinese automotive market

01/15/2020Cologne

At a joint customer event, experts from the Chinese certification authority China Quality Certification Centre (CQC), headed by Lu Mei, President of the CQC, and TÜV Rheinland informed about changes to the China Compulsory Product Certification (CCC certification) for automotive customers. More than 130 representatives of European automotive companies and suppliers took part in the seminar.

Long-standing partner of the CQC

The seminar focused on changes in the Chinese certification system CCC for the automotive sector. As a result, certain certifications are no longer mandatory, while the manufacturers must carry others out in their Chinese domestic subsidiaries themselves. Here, TÜV Rheinland with its experience can provide valuable support in the application process, but also monitor the conformity of processes and products as a neutral service provider.

TÜV Rheinland is a long-standing partner of CQC in the area of CCC approvals and inspections in the automotive industry. On behalf of the CQC, TÜV Rheinland audits around 350 production facilities across Europe each year as part of the Chinese CCC certification system and manages around 250 CCC certification projects for automotive suppliers throughout Europe each year.

Market access in China increasingly important

With its global network, TÜV Rheinland's experts for vehicle type approvals are present in the most important automotive markets. Just a few weeks ago, for example, TÜV Rheinland carried out type approval for the European market for the first electric vehicle from a Chinese manufacturer. Conversely, the Chinese automotive market, as the largest market in the world, is playing an increasingly important role for the European automotive industry, and expert knowledge for certification and market access is in corresponding demand. TÜV Rheinland has been active in China since 1986. After Germany, China is the second largest region for the company, with around 4,100 employees at 25 locations.

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