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New Plans for Reform of Shanghai Free-Trade Zone Published

Le 28 décembre 2017, 08:44 dans Humeurs 0

On November 16, 2017 the Chinese authority SHCIQ (Shanghai Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Bureau) published new plans concerning the reform of the Shanghai Free-Trade Zone which will have an impact on automotive products. There will be special conditions of entry for certain vehicles, such as emergency vehicles, in order to simplify the import. An agreement between the different departments of the Free-Trade zone will be negotiated to standardize and simplify the parallel import of products. This is also intended to lower customs clearance costs.

 

 

Products which have been certified incorrectly have a high risk of being detained by Chinese customs. We can support you with the  CCC certification process and full vehicle homologation including emission tests.

When importing products into China it is important to understand the requirements and possible certifications needed. For more information on how CCC certification may affect your company, or for more information about CCC certification in general, the process and the associated costs, please visit our website and our News Section where you will find current updates twice a week.

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New Regulations for Voluntary CQC Mark Certification of Warning Triangles for Vehicles

Le 1 décembre 2017, 11:11 dans Humeurs 0

Warning triangles are currently not subject to CCC certification in China. Since 2010, however, it is possibly to apply for a so-called voluntary CQC Mark Certification. Getting this certification for your products has many advantages for manufacturers: The certification not only proves that your products comply with Chinese standards, thus granting you greater competitiveness in the Chinese market. It also minimizes customs issues considerably. In the event of an unexpected change of the regulations, such as the inclusion of warning triangles in the catalog of CCC mandatory products, it requires relatively little effort and time to transform the CQC into a CCC certificate.

The authority in charge for the certification of warning triangles is the China Quality Certification Center (CQC). In 2017, it has been the first time that CQC adjusted the relevant implementation rules for warning triangles. The new version has the number CQC16-429991-2017 and is already valid. Important changes of the rules are, amongst others, new methods for product grading and stricter rules for production control.

Product tests are a mandatory part of the CCC and CQC certification. The regulations for these tests are specified in the GB-standards, the Chinese national regulations. In this regard there have been no changes to the current regulation. For the time being, product tests of warning triangles will continue to be carried out according to GB 19151-2003 (Warning triangles for motor vehicle).

If you have questions regarding the new regulations and their impact on your products, please do not hesitate to contact us. We offer full English translations of relevant standards and implementation rules, CCC checks for your products as well as support in answering questions regarding the planned CCC certification.

For more information about CCC certification in general, the process, and the associated costs, please visit our website and our News Section where you will find current updates twice a week.

Please do not hesitate to contact us for further details and consultation. You can contact us via e-mail, or call us (UK: +44 2071931135, Rest of Europe: +49 69 2713769150, US: +1 773 654-2673).

You can also check out our free CCC-Brochure, which can be downloaded right here as a PDF file or you consult our book (in English) “A Brief Guide to CCC: China Compulsory Certification”, which can be found directly here on Amazon.

Tesla will open a manufacturing plant in China

Le 20 novembre 2017, 07:08 dans Humeurs 0

Tesla has struck a major deal with China. According to various reports, Tesla will soon begin construction of its first electric car plant in China.

The new manufacturing plant will be set up in Shanghai’s free-trade zone. This is highly significant, because it would allow Tesla to wholly own the factory rather than going into a joint partnership with a Chinese manufacturer, which is a standard condition outside the free-trade zone.

Since the factory is in the free-trade zone, the deal would also mean that Tesla would be exempt from the kind of technology sharing clauses that have typically deterred some other foreign investors.

However, whilst the free-trading zone would help in reducing Tesla’s production costs, Tesla would still be subject to a 25% import tariff. Though it would still likely boost Tesla’s sales in China, where Tesla was estimated to have sold $1 Billion worth of cars in China in 2016. One way Tesla could get around this tax is to offer up some kind of technology-sharing clause.

The deal, which Tesla has been actively pursuing for a while now, is thought to come into focus in June 2018 and even with a 25% tax Tesla would still be able to expand and increase its brand and global market share.

 

However, there does appear to be space for negotiation on this tax. In March, the European Union Chamber of Commerce lodged a complaint with regards to China’s joint-ownership policy, claiming it is far too insular. The fact that Tesla is unequivocally seen as the world’s most popular and innovative Electric car manufacturer could place political pressure on the Chinese government to alter its policies as a means of trying to truly realize its goals of becoming an electric-only vehicle manufacturer.

For more information on how CCC certification may affect your company, or for more information about CCC certification in general, the process and the associated costs, please visit our website and our News Section where you will find current updates twice a week.

Please do not hesitate to contact us for further details and consultation. You can contact us via email, or call us (UK: +44 2071931135, Rest of Europe: +49 69 2713769150, US: +1 773 654-2673).

You can also check out our free CCC-Brochure, which can be downloaded right here as a PDF file, or you can consult our English textbook “A Brief Guide to CCC: China Compulsory Certification”, which can be found directly here on Amazon.

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