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China – Additional Certification Requirements for Network and Cybersecurity Products

Posted on July 7th 2017 by

Effective June 1, 2017, China’s government officially announced additional certification requirements for network equipment and cybersecurity products as follows:

  1. Device and product listed in ”Catalogue of Key network equipment and specialized cybersecurity products” shall, in accordance with the compulsory requirements of relevant national standards, pass the security certification conducted by qualified institutions or meet the requirements of security detection before being sold or provided. Qualified institutions refer to Certification and Accreditation Administration of PROC (CNCA), Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of PROC (MIIT), Ministry of Public Security of PROC (MPS), and institutions recognized by the State Internet Information Office according to related regulations.
  2. Key network equipment and specialized cybersecurity product, or applicant shall choose qualified institutions for certification and inspection.
  3. Key network equipment and specialized cybersecurity product (including equipment and product in terms of validity inspected by institution before this order issued.), after safe inspection by authorized institution, the institution shall forward the test result to MIIT and MPS.
  4. Key network equipment and specialized cybersecurity product (including equipment and product in terms of validity certified by institution before this order issued.), after safe certification by authorized institution, the institution shall forward the test result to CNCA.

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