European Testing Laboratory
CATARC Europe Testing and Certification GmbH has established the first lab of CATARC outside of China and will perform tests for automotive lighting and interior trimming devices, gradually expanding its scope in the future. It will strive to obtain the relevant accreditations for various certifications in China and beyond, among other for ECE for Europe, VSTD for Taiwan and CMVR for India.
|No.||Lighting and Light signaling devices||Standards||ALL Files|
|2||Headlamp for motorcycles||GB 5948-1998|
|4||Retro-reflective markings of carriage||GB 23254-2009|
|5||Front fog lamp||GB 4660-2016|
|6||Flammability of automotive interior materials||GB 8410-2006|
|7||Direction-indicator lamp for motor vehicles and their trailers||GB 17509-2008|
|8||Position lamp||GB 11554-2008|
|9||End-outline marker lamp|
|11||Reversing lamp||GB 15235-2007|
|12||Rear fog lamp||GB 11554-2008|
|13||Side marker lamp||GB 18099-2013|
|14||Rear-registration plate illuminating device||GB 18408-2015|
|15||Parking lamp||GB 18409-2013|
|16||Daytime running lamp||GB 23255-2009|
|17||Cornering lamp||GB/T 30511-2014|
|18||Light-signalling devices for motorcycles||GB 17510-2008|
CATARC Testing Capability
CATARC has embraced the most comprehensive, the most advanced and top-quality automotive product testing and technical service ability in China. In the fields of automotive active and passive safety, energy saving and emission, new energy, intelligent network, CATARC is capable of testing full series products including the whole vehicle, chassis, engine, automotive lightning, electrical appliances, power battery and driving motor, etc.
For the purpose of protection of national security, human health or safety, animal and plant life or health, and environment, and prevention of deceptive practices, China Compulsory Certification (CCC), a conformity assessment system of market access, is implemented by Chinese government in line with the international practices to fulfill its commitment made at the entry into WTO to assess products’ conformity with national compulsory standards and technical specifications. One catalogue, one set of technical specifications, standards and conformity assessment procedures, one mark and one fee chart are applied to products required for CCC.
|No.||Item||Implementation Rules||Relevant GB Standard||Mode|
|2||Vehicle Tyres||CNCA-C12-01:2015||GB 9743-2007
|3||Child Restraint System||CNCA-C22-03:2014||GB 27887-2011|
|4||Safety Belt||CNCA-C11-04:2014||GB 14166-2013
|5||Lighting and Light signaling devices||CNCA-C11-07:2014||GB 4599-2007
|6||Indirect Vision||CNCA-C11-08:2014||GB 15084-2013
|7||Seat and Head Restraint||CNCA-C11-12:2014||GB 15083-2019
|8||Retro-reflective markings||CNCA-C11-13:2014||GB 23254-2009||Self-Declaration|
Self-Declaration or Manufacturer Self-declaration was introduced in 2018 for chosen categories of products from CCC catalogue and gradually expanded. In general terms, the process of the self-declaration can be described as follows:
Type testing with an assigned laboratory;
Uploading Test report to the self-declaration system from test lab;
Uploading product and company information to the system from enterprise;
Receiving a confirmation QR-code;
Applying CCC mark on the registered products.
Starting 1st of January 2020 the following products have to use the modus of self-declaration in order to obtain the CCC mark.
|No.||Item||Implementation Rules||Relevant GB Standard|
|1||Safety Belt||CNCA-C11-04：2014||GB 14166-2013
|2||Lighting and Light signaling devices||CNCA-C11-07：2014||GB 4599-2007
|3||Indirect Vision||CNCA-C11-08：2014||GB 15084-2013
|4||Seat and Head Restraint||CNCA-C11-12：2014||GB 15083-2006
|5||Retro-reflective markings||CNCA-C11-07:2014||GB 4599-2007
In case a company has valid CCC certificates it must transfer it to self-declaration latest until 31st of October 2020, after that CCC certificates will be cancelled.
In general, the CCC self-declaration puts the trust and the obligation for the conformity of the product quality and supervision on the manufacturing enterprise.
There are several voluntary certifications which are either required by customers or business partners in China. It is also possible to obtain voluntary certifications for products which fall under the self-declaration system of CCC. Voluntary certification will help you to promote your product or underline its strengths and advantages on the market. Here is an overview of the most common voluntary certification which CATARC Europe can help you to obtain:
CCC Self-declaration items: safety belts, lighting and light signaling devices, indirect vision devices, seats and head restraints, retro-reflective markings.
Other Automotive components: Interior Trimming, Door Locks and Hinges, Braking System, Fuel Tanks, Steering Wheel, Hydraulic Brake Master Cylinder, etc.
Motorcycle components: Piston, Damper, Speedometer, Muffler, Handle, Chain, etc.
Electric Vehicle accessories: On-board charger, charging pile, Charging port, etc.
China Eco-Car Assessment Programme China-ECAP.
Low carbon product certification - Green tires
Functional safety certification for automotive electronic control product
The Certification for EC (European Commission) and the equivalent certification of ECE (Economic Commission for Europe) and the conformity e/E-mark are necessary for cars, motorcycles and a variety of components in order to enter European market. CATARC Europe provides „One-stop service“ (testing + certification) for E/e-mark through cooperation with major certification authorities in Europe.
Testing capacity for complete scope of ECE/EU certification
Cooperation agreements among others with TÜV Süd, TÜV Rheinland, IDIADA, SRI, SGS and VDA
Parallel testing and certification for EC and China registrations
As the leading authority in the field of automotive certification, CATARC has established cooperation with most important certification authorities and testing organizations globally. CATARC Europe is able to provide relevant test reports or facilitate the cooperation between various certification or testing houses to provide not only relevant certification for China, but also other standards. These include:
US DOT/EPA certification:
- Testing capacity for FMVSS/EPA/CARB
- Cooperation with NHTSA、AMECA、EPA
- Only Chinese laboratory accredited by A2LA
- Testing capacity for GOST (GLONASS）
- Lab accredited by NAMI
Gulf GCC certification:
- Complete testing capacity for GSO standards
- GSO accepts English language test reports from TATC
- Testing capacity for Taiwan standards
- Laboratory accredited by Taiwan VSCC
Australian ADR Certification:
- Registered as VSS testing house in Australia
- VSS accepts CATARC`s English language test reports
- Framework agreement with ICAT
Southeast Asia Certification:
- Accepts most ECE regulations
- Able to conduct ASEAN-NCAP testing
Most developing countries accept English language reports issued by TATC, among others: Ecuador, Venezuela, Peru, Columbia, Syria and Algeria.
Factory inspection is an important part of the certification process. Usually, auditors arrive from China raising the total costs of a certification due to higher expenses for travel and accommodation. Often, additional translators and travel support is necessary, adding to the burden of the applicant. With a team of accredited auditors CATARC Europe is able to conduct factory inspections with accredited auditors based in Germany in a major European language. Auditors with long standing experience and necessary accreditations will conduct the inspection in an efficient and reliable way.
Consulting and Training
In order to obtain a certification, a wide range of Chinese technical regulations and standards apply, that can at times be challenging. We can provide the most professional technical and regulatory consulting services and training, the third pillar of our business scope. We interpret the differences between Chinese and European standards, advice on applications items, point to possible pitfalls, and track the latest developments in Chinese standards. We offer seminars on CCC and other voluntary certifications, train for audits and provide in-house trainings for specific projects to smooth the path to your certification.