What Certifications are Required for Christmas Supplies to be Sold to Various Countries?

Christmas is a very important festival in the West. The happy atmosphere during the festival is always enhanced by colorful Christmas daily necessities. For consumers, the most important thing to spend a quiet, peaceful holiday full of warmth and hope is life safety.
The fire protection and electrical safety of Christmas supplies are particularly critical. When Christmas supplies are exported to different countries, what compliance tests do they need to pass?
Next, let’s take a look at the certification requirements of various countries!


EU——CE certificate

The “CE” mark is a safety certification mark that is regarded as a passport for manufacturers to open and enter the European market. CE stands for CONFORMITE EUROPEENNE. All products bearing the “CE” mark can be sold in each EU member state without having to meet the requirements of each member state, thus achieving the free circulation of goods within the EU member states. In recent years, the CE mark has been increasingly used in goods sold in the European market. Some commonly used CE mark directives issued and implemented by the European Community are as follows:
  1. Low Voltage Directive(LVD):2014/35/EU
  2. Electro Magnetic Compatibility(EMC):2014/30/EU
  3. Radio E Directive(RED):2014/53/EU
  4. Machinery Directive(MD) :2006/42/EC
  5. Toy Directive(TOY) :2009/48/EC
Among them, EN71 certification is a commonly used standard for toy products in the EU market.)
  1. ROHS Directive:2011/65/EU
(European RoHS 2011/65/EU requires 10 items to be tested, and the directive takes effect as the RoHS directive.)


UK–UKCA Certificate

Since the British government officially announced its departure from the EU, UKCA will be used as a mandatory access mark for products in the British market.
In order for new products to enter the EU market, they also need to obtain the CE mark. Products with the “CE” mark can still be sold in the UK.
UKCA certification standards for Christmas supplies must comply with the British national standards starting with “BS”.

FCC Certificate (FCC Part 15 Standard)

The FCC Part 15 standards are a set of regulations established by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) that specify radio frequency radiation and electromagnetic interference limits for electronic equipment.
It applies to a variety of electronic equipment sold and used in the United States, including radio frequency transmitting equipment, computer equipment, home appliances, lighting equipment, etc.
When purchasing and using Christmas electronic equipment, complying with FCC Part 15 standards can ensure that the electronic equipment in the Christmas ornaments meets the relevant electromagnetic compatibility requirements to ensure the safety and performance of the equipment.
FCC certification is simply a compulsory certification in the United States. Electronic and electrical products exported to the United States must pass FCC certification. Only in this way can it pass US customs and be sold in the United States!


Amazon-CPC Certificate

CPC certification for Christmas toys generally includes ASTM-F963 and CPSIA. Non-toy certification standards are based on actual products.
ASTM F963 is a children’s toy safety standard issued by the American Standards Institute (ASTM International), which stipulates the safety performance and testing methods of toys.
CPSIA is the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act, which stipulates the safety performance and chemical substance restrictions of children’s products to ensure that products do not cause harm to children’s health.

IC Certificate

IC certification is a mandatory certification for wireless products entering Canada. Industry Canada’s IC Standards is the agency that oversees and approves the certification of wireless products. It is one of the well-known product safety certifications in the world. Manufacturers of electronic and electrical appliances in many regions use this certification as an important basis for recommending the safety of their products to customers. Many buyers will even specify the requirement to purchase products with the IC mark attached. Recently, there is an increasing number of cases where manufacturers are designated by Canadian importers or buyers to obtain the IC mark.
As one of the important Christmas markets, Canada also has strict requirements on the safety and performance of Christmas holiday supplies.

IC certification standards are as follows:

ICES-003: Digital Terminal Equipment
ICES-005: Lighting Equipment
ISED: wireless transmitting equipment
CCPSA certification-SOR toy testing standard (SOR2011-17)

CCPSA Certificate-SOR toy test standard(SOR2011-17)

Toy Regulations SOR2011-17 is Canada’s main regulation on market access for toy products. It has both technical requirements and testing methods. Therefore, if you want Christmas supplies to enter the Canadian market stably and quickly, it is essential to understand SOR certification.
Note: Western countries attach great importance to their production standards and safety. It is recommended that sellers test and certify products in accordance with the safety regulations and testing standards of the exporting country, and beware of confiscation, high fines and even resulting legal liability due to product safety issues.
Relying on its advantages in industrial manufacturing, China has become the world’s main production and export base for Christmas supplies. Christmas is the busiest season of the year for sales and discounts of various commodities. According to people’s consumption practices for traditional festivals, people’s consumption power has been maximized during this period. It is recommended that exporters seize this opportunity to successfully market products that have passed safety compliance testing. If you have any certification issues regarding the export of Christmas supplies, please consult us in detail.