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Chinese National Standards Added to Inventory of ANSI Electronic Standards Store

New York, Jan 17, 2006

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI), coordinator of the United States voluntary consensus standards system, announced today the addition of more than 13,000 Chinese national standards to the inventory of products available on its eStandards Store. The standards are delivered in electronic (.pdf) format and increase the number of total standards available on the eSS to more than 83,000.

Widely recognized as a one-stop resource for standards in the United States, addition of the new collection of Chinese GB (Guojia Biaozhun, Chinese for national standard) will facilitate access to the procedures, guidelines and requirements necessary for companies who intend to do business in the People’s Republic of China.

Developed and maintained by the Standardization Administration of China (SAC), a government agency responsible for centralizing the Chinese standardization system and ANSI’s counterpart in China, the standards are currently available in Chinese (Mandarin). To assist in the identification of the Chinese GB standards needed by ANSI’s public- and private-sector constituents, document titles for the entire collection are available in English. With support from the National Institute of Standards and Technology, ANSI will provide the abstracts of nearly 1,000 of the most requested Chinese GB standards into English by mid-year 2006.

In a reciprocal agreement, SAC and the Standards Press of China will distribute an ANSI-provided collection of U.S. standards in China. Hard copies of the GB standards will also be made available through ANSI’s reseller channel.

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