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ANSI Seeks Feedback on China’s Draft Revision of Standardization Law

Deadline for comments is May 31

5/22/2017

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI), which is closely monitoring the rollout of the reform of China’s standardization system, encourages its members to submit comments on the latest version of China’s second standardization law draft by May 31, 2017.

The State Council of the People’s Republic of China released the draft revision of the law, which serves as the groundwork for China’s ongoing standardization reform initiative. The law is intended to promote scientific and technological progress, improve the level of economic and social development, enhance the quality of products and services, ensure the safety of people's health and life and property, and strengthen standardization.

ANSI previously submitted comments for the March 2016 revision, available here. For the second draft, ANSI is collaborating with its International Policy Committee (IPC)/Board Focus Group on China’s standardization reform to collect feedback, and encourages all ANSI members to submit comments for consideration. Stakeholders can submit comments to ANSI via china@ansi.org.

Comments should reference specific articles in the law and are due to ANSI no later than May 31, 2017. ANSI also encourages members to submit comments through their own organizations, or to send comments and feedback to ANSI for information, rather than inclusion in the ANSI submission. The final version of ANSI’s comments will be circulated following submission.

An English translation of the draft law provided by the Seconded European Standardization Expert in China project (SESEC) is accessible online. ANSI has not reviewed the translation for accuracy, and it is provided for reference only.

ANSI, which serves as the coordinator of the U.S. voluntary consensus standardization system, has been closely following the rollout of the reform through its international policy department, and has maintained close ties with the Standardization Administration of the People’s Republic China (SAC) through frequent meetings and visits. [See related coverage on China’s standardization reform]

For more information on U.S. and Chinese industry and government collaboration on issues related to standards, conformity assessment and technical regulations, visit the StandardsPortal.

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