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ANSI Vice President of International Policy Joseph Tretler Leads Trip to Beijing Highlighting China Standardization Reform, ANSI Member Priorities


ANSI also participated in an industry roundtable organized by the U.S. Commercial Service to exchange views on the reform with U.S. trade associations, standards developers, and companies, including several ANSI members. The discussion boosted ANSI's understanding of the reform's potential opportunities and challenges.

During a bilateral meeting between ANSI and SAC, ANSI encouraged transparency throughout the reform implementation process, including opportunities for public comment, and offered to share best practices from the ANSI and U.S. experience in support of this work. SAC posed questions to ANSI on its process for accrediting standards developers and approving American National Standards. Notably, Mr. Tretler presented an unofficial Chinese translation of the ANSI Essential Requirements to SAC as a demonstration of the Institute's commitment to cooperation on the issue.

ANSI also organized an ANSI China Appreciation Reception for members and partner organizations as part of the September trip. Hosted by the ANSI Manufacturer Member Roundtable in China, the annual gathering has become an important annual tradition for ANSI's China program. Mr. Tretler provided a keynote address highlighting recent accomplishments and thanking ANSI members and partners for their continued support. Each year, attendees of the reception tout it as an invaluable opportunity to network among the unique group of key players with the U.S-China standards space.


The Chinese standardization system is administered by the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ) and most standardization activities are overseen by SAC. For more information, visit ANSI's StandardsPortal, which provides details on standards, conformance, market access, and trade related questions for China and other countries, or contact [email protected].


Jana Zabinski

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Beth Goodbaum

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