On 1 July 2022, the new Chinese EMC standard GB/T 9254.1-2021 became effective. The new standard for electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) corresponds to the international standard CISPR 32:2015 and replaces the two earlier standards.
Most information technology equipment needs CCC certification in China. Previously certification was divided according to product category. Standard GB/T 9254-2008 regulated the EMC guidelines for general information technology equipment, while standard GB/T 13837-2012 was specifically aimed at television and radio equipment.
The new standard now combines the two into one standard. As a result, the requirements for devices have also changed slightly, but overall, the new standard makes the CCC certification itself more clear and more uniform than before.
Moving forward, all new certification applications must be submitted under the new standard. At the same time, Chinese authorities granted a generous transition period for existing CCC certifications. All CCC certificates must then be updated to the new standard by July 1, 2024. Manufacturers whose CCC certificate is still based on the old standard must submit a test report according to the new standard for the next factory audit.