Standards

Dear USCBC members following standards policy in China:

China recently released new draft measures on mandatory national standards to further its efforts at standardization reform. On October 15, the State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) issued draft Measures on Mandatory National Standard Management (the Measures) for public comment. Comments must be submitted by November 16, and can be entered online at www.chinalaw.gov.cn, sent by email to [email protected], or mailed...

Will ISO Standards Transform Compliance in China?

As China pushes forward with its national anti-corruption campaign, companies are considering standards released by the International Standards Organization (ISO) to improve anti-bribery and corporate compliance programs.

USCBC issued a report on anti-bribery compliance in December of 2017 that discussed briefly the incorporation of ISO standards into Chinese government documents. During a February 1 USCBC briefing in Shanghai...

Dear USCBC members interested in standards:

In our regular review of policies related to standardization, we wanted to share the below regulatory updates.
 
We hope these updates may be helpful. Should you have any questions on these or other topics, please do not hesitate to contact us. In particular, if you have any comments on the China Standards 2035 plan noted in press reports, please email: [email protected]

China to Enact China Standards 2035
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Dear USCBC Members,

China’s regulators recently released revised versions of important regulations affecting competition policy and M&A reviews. A new draft revision of China's Anti-Unfair Competition Law (AUCL) was given a second reading at a five-day bimonthly session of the National People's Congress (NPC) Standing Committee in late August, and China’s Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) released a revised draft of Measures on...

9/12/2017

Dear USCBC Members,

Last week, China released a new draft revision of its Standardization Law USCBC submitted comments on a previous draft in June. Full USCBC analysis of that draft is available here. The last draft linked standards to national security, which could limit the use of foreign products and services, and endanger intellectual property (IP) protection. The latest draft includes additional concerning provisions related to indigenous innovation and national...

Dear member companies interested in standards and conformity assessment:

As part of the US-China Business Council’s (USCBC) regular monitoring of government and press sources, we recently came across a number of policy and news developments related to standards development in China.

Items of particular note to members include news on the revised Standardization Law, which is expected to be published sometime within the next year. Other major policy...