World first means New Zealand has easier access to China

New Zealand has become the first country in the world to have approval to test, certify, and recommend issue of the China Compulsory Certification (CCC) mark outside of China.

The implementation of the Electrical and Electronic Equipment Mutual Recognition Agreement, a part of the Free Trade Agreement with China, will mean that New Zealand electrical and electronic product manufacturers will now have easier access to the Chinese market by allowing the inspection and certification a range of products to Chinese standards at home in New Zealand.

The agreement has been the result of cooperation between the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, Energy Safety, and the Chinese authorities. The agreement supports both trade and safety outcomes and includes an agreement for cooperation on safety issues between the two government’s agencies.

Published in energy.