China is about to revise the Regulations on Certification and Accreditation

06-05-2019

According to the Opinions of the State Council on Strengthening Quality Certification System Construction and Promoting Total Quality Management and the SAMR 2019 Legislation Work Plan, SAMR (CNCA) will launch the revision of the Regulations on Certification and Accreditation. Now SAMR (CNCA) is calling for public comments on it, and the comments submitted shall be concrete and clear, and include necessary information such as the specific articles, reasons, revision suggestions, etc.

The regulations were first released in September 2003 and came into effective on 1 November of the year. In February 2016, the state council revised the regulations, simplifying the approve procedures of establishing certification body, cancelling the approval for overseas certification body establishing representative organization in China, and lowering the supervisory power down to the county level.