SESEC Roundtable Meeting on China Standardization

26/11/2019

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On November 16, 2019, a round table on standardization was successfully held by SESEC. QIU Lei from the Consumer Product Certification Office of Accreditation and Regulation Department subordinate to the State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR), was invited to report the recent reform of the China Compulsory Certification (CCC).

 

Followed Dr. Betty XU’s opening speech, Mr. QIU gave an introduction of the recent reform of the CCC, the Chinese market access system for products related to personal health, safety, and environmental protection. Implemented on May 1, 2002, and enforced on August 1, 2003, it has features of market-driven and internationalization.

 

 

Basic Information of CCC:

 

Deepen the reform of the certification catalogue:

 

 

The next moves of the CCC reform:

To maintain the stability of the system and add new products by making scientific adjustments to the accreditation list to improve the structure. China will optimize the implementation process of certificating, streamline certification units, consolidate types of certificates and increase the number of certification bodies. We will strengthen follow-up regulation, strike hard at unauthorized cases and implement credit supervision. In August 2015, the General Office of the State Council released a document in which the random selection of both inspectors and inspection targets and the prompt release of results was required to be promoted nationwide.

 

Afterwards, Dr. Betty Xu explained China Standards 2035.

The latter part of the meeting was lead by Ester Cañada Amela from the EU Chamber of Commerce in China. Participants discussed two legal documents; one was Administrative Measures for Standardization Technical Committees of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (Draft) and the other was Administrative Measures for Industry Standard Development of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (Draft). Suggestions proposed by participants were as follows:

  • refining the working rules of the standard drafting groups;
  • dividing in detail the responsibilities among technical committees, sub-technical committees and standard drafting working groups;
  • revising voting methods of technical committees and voting determination methods of technical focal points, etc.

After the meeting, profound discussions and exchanges were made on the impact of relevant topics on their respective enterprises. Through the round table, participants and guests shared their ideas, deepening their understanding of the reforms and management of the CCC system.

More than 30 participants registered the roundtable meeting. Including Mr. Frank Schmiedel from the EU Delegation in China. Other representatives are from U.S. Embassy, British Embassy, the EU Chamber of Commerce in China, the EU SME Center (European small and medium-sized enterprises), USITO (United States Information Technology Office), Schneider, Siemens, Oracle, Rockwell Automation, Cisco, Varian Medical Systems, Deutsche Telekom, ABB (Asea Brown Boveri), VDMA (the Mechanical Engineering Industry Association), UL and Weile in China. Among all the participants, 74% of them are from industry, 16% from Government and 10% from NGO. Most of participants from industry were multinational Companies with their headquarters in Europe, some are in U.S.