How the European Standardization Experts in China supports European Industries

Date: 06/24/2016
Time: 9:00 am  to  5:00 pm
Location: CEN and CENELEC Meeting Centre, Brussels, Belgium


How the European Standardization Experts in China support European Industries 

When: 24 June 2016
Where: Brussels, CEN-CENELEC Meeting Centre
Programme: draft programme is now available (pdf format)
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Find out how the Seconded European Standardization Experts in China (SESEC) support European industries. The Seconded European Standardization Expert: Dr. Betty Xu, in China (SESEC) will offer you privileged insights into the current Chinese Policy and Standardization landscapes.

Through concrete case studies, where they have played a key role, you will learn how they support European industries and stakeholders’ interest in China and understand the value they offer. The workshop will also provide a platform for feedback and guidance on future orientation of these projects.

Objectives of the workshop

  • to provide you with an overview of the role of the Seconded European Standardization Experts in China (SESEC) and how they support European interests;
  • to present you first-hand intelligence on the latest developments in the Chinese standardization landscapes and the currently ongoing China Standardization Law
  • to show how you could get value out of these projects to support your own interests in China;
  • to share your views and guidance with the SESEC expert to help ensure that project fulfil the expectations of European industry and businesses towards China.

Key Subjects taken up at the Workshop by the Seconded European Standardization Expert in China (SESEC) are;

  1. China Complicate Standardization System and its relevance to ISO and IEC: There is a very complicated standardization system, and even more complicated technical regulation and market access situation in China. There are 4 level of Standards in China, namely national standards (GB/GBT), Ministry level or Sector standards, (like JB/JBT, YY/YYT, QB/QBT), local standards (or regional standards, DB) and Enterprises standards. Statistics showed that in 2015, the number of national standards are 31,000 while the ministry level or sector standards are more than 90,000. Compulsory standards exist in national level, sector level and regional level, which should be regarded as technical regulations. Therefore, understand China standardization system and find out which standards should be fulfilled are very critical for European industries entering Chinese Market. SESEC expert will provide the insight review on Chinese current standardization system and guidelines on how to find out the suitable standards in China. The problems and risks for the European industries on this issue will also be analyzed.


  1. Ongoing China Standardization Law reform and its influence to European industries: The currently ongoing standardization law reform started in 2014 and the observation from SESEC expert is that it will make the China standardization system even more complicated. There is good side of this round reform, which is the compulsory standards reform. However, the forthcoming introduction of the “Association standards” to China standardization system, plus existing 4 level voluntary standards, will make China more difficult on adopting and actually implementing ISO/IEC standards, thus hamper global trade. During the workshop SESEC will share the latest status for the reform and discuss the practical solutions for European industries on promoting ISO/IEC standards implementation in China.


  1. General review on China Market Access Requirements: China’s concepts on quality control and market surveillance are still “governmental control” oriented. Without proper “product liability law” or legal bases as such, government still counts on too much on compulsory certifications and pre-market checking or permissions. Some of the market access requirements may not target to European industries at the very beginning but European industries may be the most painful victims. There is also no doubt that some of the market access requirements are local protectionism for Chinese industries. In the workshop SESEC will try to figure out the most key market access requirements for products entering Chinese market and some historical backgrounds and future trends for them. Comparison between China certification scheme and European NLF/Directives will also be made.


  1. Case Study on:
    1. China Electric Installation rules
    2. China e-mobility charging station standardization
    3. China Consumer products standards comparison

Case studies on the above topics will reconfirm SESEC China standardization and market access reviews and give the industries the real excise on how to enter Chinese market with the standardization point of view.


With all briefing as above, it is all more important for all our stakeholders to join us on 24th June to gain more insight into the China Standardization, Policy and Legislation and more practical operations in 8 the SESEC project priorities areas.

Target audience: CEN and CENELEC Members, European Partners, Trade Federations, and any European companies active or interested in the Chinese market.

Please check the Workshop programme and confirm your participation by Registering online before 17 June 2016. For any further information, please contact Ms Alexandra RENTEA .