Being an independent certification body in Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Certification Centre (HKCC) was accredited by the China National Accreditation Service for Conformity Assessment (CNAS) and the Hong Kong Certification Body Accreditation Service (HKAS). The services provided are subjected to Type 5 of ISO/IEC 17067 under ISO/IEC 17065. HKCC comprehensive services assist business development and protect consumers’ rights. We provide various certification services as below:
The Hong Kong Safety Mark applies to different products. According to the Electrical and Mechanical Services Department (EMSD) regulation, all household electrical products supplied in Hong Kong must have a valid certificate of safety compliance in order to satisfy the requirements of the Electrical Products (Safety) Regulation. HKCC is the Recognized Certification Bodies (RCBs) by EMSD for Electrical Products.
In addition, the flammability standards for Polyurethane (PU) Foam filled mattresses and upholstered furniture shall comply with Fire Service Regulation.
Electrical and Electronics products, Bedding materials, Furniture, Consumer Products, Toys, PersonalProtective equipments.
This program applies to the LED lighting products and the scheme owner is HKEIA (Hong Kong Electronic Industry Association). The purpose of the Scheme is to ensure all LED lighting products produced by LED Lighting Suppliers/Manufacturers meet the requirements in the area of safety, ElectroMagnetic Compatibility (EMC) and performance. It requires LED Lighting Manufacturers shall comply with ISO 9001 quality system. The scheme mainly focus on The Hong Kong Housing Department requirement.
LED bulk head, LED recessed lamp, LED flood light
In order to safeguard the drinking water and water supply facilities in Hong Kong, HKCC launched Water Quality and Supply Facilities Certification Scheme. The Scheme includes two parts to conform the
1) household water quality free from hazardous materials or bacteria
2) manufacturer without using prohibited materials in production for the components and the water supply facilities.
Household water supply and water supply facilities manufacturer
Hong Kong Safety Mark (HKSM) Scheme − Medical Devices accepts application from manufacturers, importers, distributors, clinic, cosmetic center for any instrument, apparatus, appliance, or other articles used on human body, etc.
Heat treatment device, invasive and non invasive electrical stimulation, electric treatment device
In Hong Kong about 60% of solid waste cannot be reused or recycled where around 30% of the landfilling wastes are plastic mainly the thermoplastic of PP and PE. The long PP and PE carbon chain polymers and non-biodegradable and end up in streams, which then lead them to end up in the open ocean. The combustion of PE and PP plastic bags also cause the toxic gas generation, for example CO, suspended particles (PM 10 and PM 2.5) and O3 and acid rain. HKCC launched Biodegradable Mark is to assure the use of the food packing material is biodegradable.
food packing materials, tea bags, tableware i.e. cups or bowls and so on
People are raising the awareness of environment and health concern. The purpose of the scheme is to assure and evaluate the product design, use of substances and materials, manufacturing process if conform the “Green Practice”.
Furniture and Bedding Products , other Consumer Products
Phthalates is common found in variety of products. There are regulations to evaluate phthalates in different countries. For example, REACH regulation in EU, CPSIA in USA, and CCPSA in Canada. Phthalates itself is an endocrine disruptor which could interfere the endocrine system. Research reported that exposure of phthalates will increase the risk of breast cancer.
Bedding materials or products, dye, paint, air refresher, toys, children products, textile, and any otherconsumer products.
Under Supplement X to CEPAs signed in 2013, products of Hong Kong origin would enjoy zero tariffs when entering the Mainland. Such a preference was intended to provide a significant competitive edge for Hong Kong manufacturers. According to statistics over 1,700 types of “Made in Hong Kong” products had come under this category by the end of 2013. In March 2014 during Legislative Council deliberations, mention was made of the gradual rise of a new local generation of industrialists and the resurgence of Hong Kong’s manufacturing industry. In order to support this on-going policy, our certification center has developed a new product certification scheme called “Product made in Hong Kong”, due to be launched in June this year.
Products that are manufactured or assembled in Hong Kong can apply, however, following criteria have to meet:
The scheme adopts a “product-oriented” certification program. HKCC will perform initial and periodic production site assessment and document review to assure the major manufacturing processes are done in Hong Kong.
The Mark is a product quality certification mark. It helps consumers to identify, at a glance, that he product has been tested by STC to relevant local and international standards. To ensure it represents the best quality mark in the market, type-testing and regular market surveillance is the key areas controlled by this scheme.
Food, health supplement, proprietary Chinese medicine, cosmetics and toiletries,
household products and detergents, other consumer products