China Environmentally Friendly Certification (China Quality Certification Centre (CQC))
This CQC Mark Certification is a voluntary product certification. It is conducted by the official certification authority CQC (China Quality Certification Center). The CQC is sanctioned by the governmental agency CCIC (China Certification & Inspection Group) to manage the mandated process for manufacturers to get their CCC certification.
The CQC is the largest professional certification body in the People’s Republic of China. The CQC offers a special voluntary CQC Mark Certification for a wide range of over 500 products that do not fall into the compulsory certification catalogue.
The CQC Mark demonstrates the conformity of the product with the Chinese standards in regards to quality, safety, environmental and energy efficiencies.
The CQC Mark Certification improves the perceived product quality within the Chinese market, giving a competitive advantage over products that are not CQC certified, facilitating the access of foreign products. National quality certifications like the CQC certification receive a better reputation in China in comparison to the UL, CE or ECE markings. For many product groups the CQC Mark Certification has set the standard by which product selections are made by the Chinese consumers. Another advantage is that products marked with the voluntary CQC Mark Certification have a greatly reduced risk of being detained by Chinese customs.