China's compulsory certification is mainly 3C (CCC) certification. CCC certification is a certification system implemented by China's national mandatory sales of products in the Chinese mainland market. Whether domestic production or foreign imports, all products listed in the CCC catalogue and sold in the domestic market require CCC certification, except for special purpose products (which are products that are exempt from CCC certification).
CCC certification is a product certification implemented by a nationally recognized certification body. Official certification is the administrative license of market access. It is the license management implemented by the state administrative organ for the projects listed in the administrative license catalogue according to law. All projects that need to be officially certified must obtain an administrative license before they can be allowed to produce, operate, store or sell.
Administrative license is aimed at products, but the assessment is the management system. Administrative license includes domestic products (domestic production, domestic sales and foreign import, domestic sales) and export products (domestic production and export products). Food quality and safety (QS) certification and drug production quality management practice (GMP) certification are official certification.