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The People's Republic of China today has a market-oriented economy that has a rapidly growing private sector and is a major player in the global economy. Annual inflows of foreign direct investment rose to nearly US$84 billion in 2007, and the country has enjoyed a more than tenfold increase in GDP since 1978. Measured on a purchasing power parity (PPP) basis that adjusts for price differences, China in 2008 stood as the second-largest economy in the world after the United States. As an exporter, China stood at number three in the world, with an estimated US$1.435 trillion in 2008.

China is one of the fastest growing markets for telecommunications and information technology equipment. Its regulatory environment is a challenge for many manufacturers. Compliance International can help you clear the hurdles to market entry with our in-depth knowledge and expert team on the ground.



Quick Facts about the People's Republic of China
  • Population: 1.3 billion
  • Nearly 300 million wireless mobile phone subscribers 
  • Approximately 100 million Internet users. 
  • Digital Leased Line Service: E1
  • Major Carriers:
    • China Telecom
    • China Unicom
    • China Netcom
    • others
CIA World Factbook
Telecommunications equipment is communications or networking equipment with interface(s) to public network or wide area network (WAN) services. Common telecom network interfaces include T1/E1, ISDN BRI, ISDN PRI, ADSL, serial and analogue PSTN.

Compliance International can help you understand how the following approval requirements apply to your telecom equipment products:

MIIT Network Access License

In 2008 the name of China's Ministry of Information Industry (MII) was changed to the Ministry of Information and Information Technology (MIIT). The MIIT Network Access License is required for telecommunications equipment in China. The NAL is also required for some categories of equipment not specifically considered telecom equipment in other countries. The process requires extensive testing and support and may include network trials and review of the product by a local panel of experts, in addition to laboratory testing against China's national standards.

Compliance International has nearly 15 years of experience supporting foreign manufacturers' equipment in China. We can help you navigate the complex technical and administrative requirements of the MIIT NAL procedures. Our team on the ground provides engineering test support and end-to-end coordination with certification center and test laboratory officials from preparation through to certification.

CCC

The China Compulsory Certification scheme is required for a list of product categories that includes many types of ITE. With revisions to the list of product categories in 2009, some categories of telecommunications equipment now also must have the CCC mark in order to pass customs for import into China. The certification process includes laboratory testing against Chinese national standards and inspection of the product's manufacturing facility.

Compliance International has nearly 15 years of experience supporting foreign manufacturers' equipment in China. We can help you complete CCC in China with our turnkey solution that takes your products from evaluation to final certification. Our team on the ground provides engineering support for testing as well as end-to-end coordination with certification center and test laboratory officials for the certification and factory inspection processes.

Wireless and radio equipment covers any device with a radio transmitter. This includes mobile (GSM or CDMA) handsets, wireless LAN (WLAN) equipment such as Wi-Fi devices, Bluetooth devices, Zigbee devices, WiMAX devices, RFID equipment, contactless card readers, and a whole host of other products that incorporate some kind of RF transmitter.

Compliance International can help you understand how the following approval requirements apply to your wireless and radio equipment products:

SRRC Radio Type Approval

All radio transmitter devices in China require Radio Type Approval (RTA) issued by the State Radio Regulation Center (SRRC). The approval process includes in-country testing and a certification application process.

Compliance International has nearly 15 years of experience supporting foreign manufacturers' equipment in China. We can help you navigate the complex technical and administrative requirements of SRRC certification. Our team on the ground provides engineering test support and end-to-end coordination with certification center and test laboratory officials from preparation through to certification.

Non-telecom ITE is any information technology equipment -- essentially any device with a microprocessor -- that has no telecommunications or radio interface. This includes products such as computer printers and monitors, as well as many types of local area network (LAN) equipment.

Compliance International can help you understand how the following approval requirements apply to your ITE products:

CCC

The China Compulsory Certification scheme is required for a list of product categories that includes many types of ITE. With revisions to the list of product categories in 2009, some categories of telecommunications equipment now also must have the CCC mark in order to pass customs for import into China. The certification process includes laboratory testing against Chinese national standards and inspection of the product's manufacturing facility.

Compliance International has nearly 15 years of experience supporting foreign manufacturers' equipment in China. We can help you complete CCC in China with our turnkey solution that takes your products from evaluation to final certification. Our team on the ground provides engineering support for testing as well as end-to-end coordination with certification center and test laboratory officials for the certification and factory inspection processes.