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CPSC Open Dialogue on Chinese Imports and Draft Program Plan with China

Bethesda, MD, Jun 01, 2005

The People’s Republic of China is currently the largest source of consumer products imported into the United States. In order to improve the safety of consumer products imported from China, the staff of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) have developed a draft International Consumer Product Safety Program Plan that proposes a number of specific activities to help identify and improve products that do not meet CPSC safety standards. To further this effort, CPSC will hold an Open Dialogue on Chinese Imports, 2:00 - 4:00 pm, June 1, in Bethesda, MD, to give experts and stakeholders an opportunity to provide information and ideas on how consumer product safety in the U.S. can be maintained and improved for consumer products manufactured in China. 

The meeting will provide a sounding board for CPSC staff and help them gain a better understanding of the realities surrounding China’s manufacturing policies and practices.  The dialogue will provide insight into the development, and practicality of the planned activities with Chinese government officials and manufacturers, which will increase the potential for successful implementation of the International Consumer Product Safety Program Plan.

CPSC’s Chairman Hal Stratton and Minister Li Changjiang of the Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine for the People’s Republic of China (AQSIQ) recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to cooperate in consumer product areas of mutual concern.  In order to conduct the activities under the MOU, CPSC and AQSIQ committed to develop a “Plan of Action on Cooperation” to outline the scope and details of collaborative activities.

For more information about attendance at the Open Dialogue, contact Kelly Lawn (