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ANSI Requests Comments on China's "Social Organization Standardization-Part 2: Evaluation of Good Practice"


Document Provides Key Guidance for Reform of China's Standardization System

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) requests stakeholder comments on the draft guidance document "Social Organization Standardization-Part 2: Evaluation of Good Practice," published by the Chinese National Institute of Standardization (CNIS). The promotion of association standards is a key component of China's plan for deepening standardization reform. ANSI members interested in contributing to ANSI's submission should respond no later than Friday, October 6.

In 2015, China's State Council released a plan for deepening the reform of China's standardization system [see related articles below] While social organization standards are a relatively new category of standards in China, the guidelines, which ANSI has been closely monitoring, will play an important role in shaping their growing influence under the reformed system. ANSI provided comments to the draft guidance document "Association Standardization-Part 1: Guidelines for Good Practice," published by the Standardization Administration of China (SAC) in November 2015. These comments are available on ANSI's SharePoint library.

ANSI will use the ANSI Essential Requirements and accreditation of U.S.-based standards developing organizations as the basis for its feedback and encourages members to submit their comments to ANSI for consideration while developing its submission. ANSI also encourages members to submit comments through their own organizations, or to send comments and feedback to ANSI for information, rather than inclusion in its submission.

The original announcement can be found on the CNIS website.

All comments are due to the points of contact listed on the announcement by October 9.

The full text of the draft in Chinese is available and ANSI's reference translation for use by members is also available in English.

ANSI members interested in contributing to ANSI's submission should use the linked form and provide their comments to [email protected] no later than Friday, October 6. The final version of ANSI's comments will be circulated following submission.

See related ANSI articles:

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

China's State Council Announces Establishment of Joint Conference on Standardization

ANSI President S. Joe Bhatia Discusses Standardization Reform in China during Meetings with Key Officials in Beijing

China's State Council Announces Plan for Standardization Reform


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