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ANSI Manufacturer Member Roundtable Holds Year-End Celebrations in Beijing and Shanghai

In 2011 the ANSI Manufacturer Member Roundtable in China hosted several events with key Chinese officials for ANSI members on topics ranging from China's Restrictions on Hazardous Substances (RoHS) to energy efficiency and smart grid to China Compulsory Certification (CCC) measures. The Roundtable provides a forum for ANSI full member manufacturing companies to discuss challenges and strategies, exchange information across industry sectors, and provide perspectives on issues that affect their ability to do business in China.

Last week, to commemorate the very successful year, Roundtable members welcomed participants and officials to celebrations in Beijing and Shanghai. The networking events gave ANSI members and Roundtable participants an opportunity to reinforce the relationships that the issue-focused events helped to foster throughout 2011.

Attendees at the Beijing celebration included Roundtable supporters from the PRC government, such as the Standardization Administration of China (SAC), the Certification and Accreditation Administration of China (CNCA), the General Administration for Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quality (AQSIQ), and the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT). In addition, the president of the China National Institute of Standardization (CNIS), Wang Zhongmin, and representatives from the China Electronics Standardization Institute (CESI), China Association for Standardization (CAS), and China Quality Certification Centre (CQC) joined the celebration after supporting Roundtable activities throughout the year.

Participants at the celebration in Shanghai included officials from the Shanghai branch of China Inspection and Quarantine (CIQ), the Shanghai Quality and Technical Supervision Bureau (TSB), and the Shanghai Association of Standardization (SAS).

The year-end meetings build upon the dialogue established through senior ANSI leadership meetings with Chinese officials [see related news item], and reinforce working relationships between ANSI, its members and constituents, and Chinese government and industry.

ANSI would like to thank all of the Roundtable member companies for supporting a busy and productive year.

For more information about the year-end meetings or the ANSI China Roundtable, please contact Elise Owen, ANSI's director of international development ([email protected]).


Jana Zabinski

Senior Director, Communications & Public Relations


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Beth Goodbaum

Journalist/Communications Specialist


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