Recently, MIIT issued public consultations on the Measures of MIIT for Industry Standard (Draft for Comment) and Measures of the Professional Standardization Technical Committee of MIIT(Draft for Comment).
The Measures of MIIT for Industry Standard were issued to improve the work related to the development of industrial standards under the jurisdiction of MIIT, and they specify the main procedures and requirements for industrial standard development, including project initiation, drafting, calling for comments, examination, approval, issuance, publishing, recording, reviewing, revising and amendments.
SESEC team summarized some key contents of the Measures of MIIT for Industry Standard ：
Key points on project initiation for industrial standards
- Governmental departments, social organizations, enterprises, institutions and citizens all have the right to put forward proposals for initiating projects for industrial standards.
- Standardization organizations should take the responsibility to examine the proposals and submit the examination results and relevant materials to the corresponding entrusted organization or directly to MIIT if they do not have corresponding entrusted organization. The corresponding entrusted organization should submit the result and materials they receive to MIIT after having reviewed them.
- MIIT will review the industrial standard project proposal materials and publicly disclose the materials of approved projects for 30 days to call for comments, which will then be summarized by MIIT.
- MIIT will convene a meeting with experts to review the proposals and then publish the drafting plan for industrial standards. The period for drafting a standard generally does not exceed 24 months
Key points for drafting, call for comments and review of industrial standards
- Standardization organizations should form a standard drafting working group composed of manufacturers, operators, users, consumers, stakeholders and other relevant parties. The working group shall draft standards in accordance with the standard development regulations based on research and investigation. The final result of the drafting process should include a draft of the standard (draft for comments) and also explanation of the draft.
- Standardization organizations shall then request for public comments on the standard drafts and the explanation of the draft. The drafting working group should summarize the feedback to finish the standard drafts, which will then be submitted to the standardization organizations. The standard drafts will be open to public comments again if the technical content has been modified greatly.
- Standardization organizations should examine the standard draft. The examination should involve at least three fourths of all the committee members, and the draft is considered approved when two thirds of the members vote in favor of it, and no more than one fourth vote against it. TC secretariat shall gather at least 15 representatives from manufactures, operators, users, consumers and other stakeholders for the examination while paying attention not to choose institutions where the standard drafters work. The draft standard is approved once two thirds of the members voting in favor of it.
- Once the standard draft is approved, it should be revised by the working group according to the examination results. The draft standard for approval and the explanation of the draft should then be submitted once again to the standardization organizations.
Key points for Approval, issuance, publishing and recording of industrial standards
- After corresponding entrusted organization receive the materials from the standardization organizations, they should submit the materials to MIIT, and MIIT will then examine the materials and number the industrial standards. The approved standard draft should be publicly disclosed for 30 days to receive feedback. MIIT will issue an announcement to release industrial standards which do not have public objections or with objections that are already solved. MIIT will try to make these industrial standards available to the public for free.
Key points for Reviewing, revising and amendments of industrial standards
- MIIT will arrange for the review of industrial standards within five years after the implementation in line with social and economic development and the advancement of technology.
- Standardization organizations shall suggest carrying out review of the standards within the five years, and report to the corresponding entrusted organization, which are responsible for reporting the suggestion for review standards and the suggested review plan to MIIT. Standardization organizations can directly submit the review suggestion and the suggested review plan to MIIT if they do not have corresponding entrusted organization. A review plan will be disclosed after obtaining approval from MIIT.
- Standardization organizations will review the industrial standards based on the review plan published by MIIT. After getting the review results, standardization organizations will send the relevant materials to the corresponding entrusted organization together with the results. The corresponding entrusted organization, or the standardization organizations themselves if they don’t have corresponding entrusted organization, can then report to MIIT. The review result could be effective, revised or suspended, reasons for the potential suspension of a standard should be clearly stated. MIIT shall then examine the review materials and disclose them to the public for 30 days to call for comments.
- MIIT will issue an announcement for the review results without objections or with objections which have been settled. Industrial standards that are marked as effective will be published with the words “Approved effective in XXX” on the cover, and also in the code of the industrial standard itself.
- Industrial standards should be revised when the technical contents are not complete or not compliant with current technology, requirements for industrial development or demands of industry.
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