The Certified Automotive Parts Association (CAPA) and Intertek have worked in partnership to bring CAPA’s certification program for aftermarket auto parts to China. Per the Certification and Accreditation Regulatory Department of the State Council of China (CNCA), the CAPA program will be introduced in China with Intertek Shanghai serving as the certification body.
Prior to January 1, 2015, only original equipment manufacturer (OEM) replacement parts could be used for insurance-based repairs in China. Recently the market opened up to aftermarket parts—made by independent manufacturers—provided they are certified to be comparable to those made by the OEM. CAPA’s standards have been