Chinese mainland in November 1997 through the "Energy Conservation Law", and entered into force in January 1998. The Act provides that the State Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine, AQSIQ) responsible for the development and implementation of minimum energy standards, the State Economic and Trade Commission (SETC) is responsible for establishing energy labeling system, by the two institutions union in October 1998 to set up the China Energy Conservation product Certification Center (CECP), 1999 released in February with the implementation of the "energy-saving product certification management approach" to begin the formal implementation of energy-saving plan signs, energy-saving product certification adopted a voluntary basis.
December 2004 China Energy Conservation Product Certification Center for the restructuring of China Standard Certification Center (China Standard Certification Center, CSC), a subsidiary of China National Institute of Standardization (China National Institute of Standardization, CNIS), is the only country in mainland China authorized the development of energy, water and environmental product certification and other third party certification bodies. The authority of the executive body and policy research, the center has developed an advisory body to promote energy conservation, water conservation, environmental certification for the Chinese mainland, and on behalf of countries to participate in international activities. In February 2008, along with the development of national energy-saving product certification needs, quality control system authentication resource integration within the Standard Certification Center in the existing business, based on the entire focus shifted to industrial energy efficiency, green lighting, buildings and government agencies promotion of energy research and technology, sustainable development and climate change and other areas. The energy and water conservation, environmental protection, compulsory product certification (China Compulsory Certification, CCC), system certification and other services all transferred to the China Quality Certification Center (China Quality Certification Center, CQC) to undertake.
China Quality Certification Center (CQC) is approved by the Central Organization Committee, set up by the State Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine, commissioned by the national certification body Certification and Accreditation Administration Commission. After perestroika in 2007, is now under the China Certification & Inspection Group (China Certification & Inspection Group, CCIC). China Quality Certification Center product certification business major national compulsory product certification, CQC certification mark, the National Voluntary Product Certification (Good Agricultural Practices certification, organic certification, etc.) and other certification services, but also the state authorized to carry out energy, water ("Festival" word mark) and environmental product certification of third-party certification body.
China Certification & Inspection Group (CCIC) is the State Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine permission of the National Certification and Accreditation Administration (Certification and Accreditation Administration, CNCA) accreditation, China National Accreditation Board for Conformity Assessment (China National Accreditation Service for Conformity Assessment , CNAS) recognition of "inspection, verification, certification, testing," the main independent third-party inspection and certification agency industry. China Certification & Inspection Group's clients include important industries and enterprises, institutions, governments and individuals, services range from petroleum, chemical and mineral, agricultural products, industrial products, consumer goods, food, automotive, construction, and logistics, and retail. Currently, the inspection group in the world with approximately 300 institutions, 200 collaborating laboratories, employs more than 16,000 people, the trading network covering more than 20 countries and regions around the world's major ports, cities and cargo distribution center.