10/04/19 Guidelines for the proposal & proposal approval of National Standards in 2019

SAC issued the guidelines for the proposal and approval of national standards for 2019, emphasizing that the newly established standards should be full-text mandatory, mainly focusing on the integration of multiple mandatory standards for single products in the same field to form common standards. According to standard Unicom’s “one belt and one way” action plan (2018-2020 years), the national standard and the foreign language version will be synchronized.           

  • The compulsory national standard items shall be submitted by the relevant administrative departments under the State Council in accordance with their responsibilities. The provincial standardization administrative department may make proposals for the establishment of compulsory national standards to the standardization administrative department under the State Council or the relevant administrative department under the State Council. Compulsory national standard items should be strictly limited within the scope of legal provisions.
  • The recommended national standard items shall be collected, selected and declared by the relevant administrative departments, trade associations, group companies of the State Council, provincial standardization administrative departments and the National Technical Committee for Professional Standardization. When declaring a project, we should carry out extensive research, demonstrate and evaluate the necessity and feasibility of the project, actively respond to the needs of emerging industries for standards, and absorb representatives of small and medium-sized enterprises and innovative enterprises to participate in the drafting of standards.
  • The completion cycle of revised standards and standards adopting international standards (from the issuance of plans to the completion of submissions) shall not exceed 18 months, the completion cycle of foreign version standards shall not exceed 12 months, and that of other standards shall not exceed 24 months.  
  • The recommended national standard projects are classified and evaluated by making on-site or network replies, and revising projects and adopting international standard projects do not require on-site replies.