SAMR Investigates the Status of Adoption of International Standards in China


SAMR published on 15 April the Notice on the Investigation of the Adoption Status of International Standards in China.

According to the 2019 Key Standardization Working Points, China will promote the adoption and application of international standards in this country. To achieve this goal, SAC organized an investigation among the departments of the State Council, industrial associations, technical committees, and the mirror institutions of international standardization organizations. This investigation aims at finding out all the Chinese standards adopting international standards and all the relevant departments, organizations and mirror technical committees of international standardization organizations in China.

The departments of the State Council will be responsible for investigating, within their jurisdiction, all the mandatory national standards, voluntary national standards, sectoral standards and standard development projects which have adopted or will adopt international standards of IS0, IEC, ITU and other international standardization organizations (hereinafter referred to as: international standards). Likewise, industrial associations, technical committees and the mirror unites of international standardization organizations will be responsible for investigating their own standards adopting international standards.

The contents of the investigation include:

  • Chinese national standards and sectoral standards that has adopted international standards; Standard projects that are planning to adopt international standards;
  • Chinese standardization organizations mirroring international standardization organizations

In addition, technical committees and the mirror unites of international standardization organizations are also required to do researches on the international standards that haven’t been adopted by China and to analyze their applicability in China. As a result, a list of the international standards that are suggested to be adopted in 2019-2020 will be proposed.