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ANSI Releases Fifth U.S. Issue of its ANSI in China Newsletter


The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has released the third quarter 2016 edition of its ANSI in China Newsletter, a resource for updates on technical activities, policy decisions, trade matters, and other information of interest to ANSI members operating in or interacting with China. The English version of the newsletter is available exclusively to ANSI members here, while the Chinese version is publicly available here.

The ANSI in China newsletter is available in two versions. The first is written in Mandarin Chinese with content targeted toward a China-based audience of both ANSI members and partner organizations. Past issues are publicly available here. The second version is written in English with content targeted toward a U.S.-based audience. The debut edition of the English version is publicly available here, while all subsequent editions have been made available to ANSI members only.

Headlines from the English version of the third quarter 2016 edition include:

  • Standardization reform updates, including the establishment of an Online Information Portal for Association Standards

  • Updates on standards development activities and policies in China, including the release of the Administration Methods for Foreign Language Versions of National Standards

  • Chinese government policy updates, including the release of the Temporary Registration Rules for Foreign Certification Personnel

Editorial contributions for upcoming ANSI in China newsletter editions are gladly accepted for review and possible publication, subject to revision by the editors. Please submit proposed news items, send questions and comments on China's standardization reform, and provide any other feedback on the newsletter to

About the ANSI China Program

In addition to reporting standards-related activities in China, ANSI's China Program has a direct and growing role in fostering greater U.S.-China cooperation in the areas of standardization and conformity assessment. For more information, visit ANSI's StandardsPortal, which provides details and answers on standards, conformance, market access, and trade-related questions for China and other countries.


Jana Zabinski

Director, Communications and Public Relations



Beth Goodbaum

Journalist/Communications Specialist