Standards and legislation in China
The Standardization Law of the People’s Republic of China
The Standardization Law of China was promulgated by the State Council in 1988, prescribed and established the standardization system and the standard system of China that have continued to the present. In addition, the State Council promulgated a Regulation for Implementation of the Standardization Law in 1990.
The Standardization Act of the Republic of China:
“The Standards Act” was promulgated in 1946 and a National Bureau of Standards was established. The Act was subsequently amended in 1997 in order to accommodate changes to global trade, on the one hand, and to meet the obligation for acceding to the World Trade Organization. The Regulations for the Establishment of National Standards were amended in 1996 and 1998 respectively to promote the quality of standards and facilitate the harmonization of national standards with international standards. On January 26, 1999, the standardization activities were taken up by a newly formed organization, “Bureau of Standards, Metrology and Inspection (BSMI)”, as a result of government re-organization in order to integrate conformity assessment related activities.