The Resolution TC05-2016-01 linked in the Notice which was published on 1 November 2016 by China's Quality Certification Centre, elaborates on the requirements for luminaires certification under Standard GB 7000.1-2015 of luminaires general safety requirements and testing method.
According to the Notice, applicants may voluntarily select the new version or the old version of the Standard for certification application until 1 January 2017. In the case where the old version is utilised, the whole certification process should be completed before 1 January 2017.
For the previous certificate, it must be updated to the new version standard by 31 December 2017 latest. In case of failure to submit the certification update application in accordance with Standard GB 7000.1-2015 by this date, will result in the suspension of existing certification. Certificates which are not updated by 31 March 2018 will be cancelled by China Certification Centre.
For products put on the market before 1 January 2017 and which are no longer being produced, certification is not necessary to be updated in accordance with the Standard GB 7000.1-2015.
The comparison sheet included in the Resolution identifies the major technical deference between GB 7000.1-2007 and GB 7000.1-2015.
Resolution No. TC05-2016-01 entered into force on the date of publication, 2 November 2016.
Jan 01, 2017
Date of certification process in accordance with Standard GB 7000.1-2007 to be completed
Dec 31, 2017
Date of old certificates suspension if not replaced with a certificate issued under Standard GB 7000.1-2015
Mar 31, 2018
Date of old certificates cancelation if not replaced with a certificate issued under Standard GB 7000.1-2015