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China to Regulate Inspection and Testing System

Mon, 03 Jan 2022
Categories: China Legal Trends

On 22 Nov. 2021, the State Administration for Market Regulation issued the proposed amendments of the “Regulations of the People’s Republic of China on Certification and Accreditation (Draft for Comments)” (hereinafter “the Regulations”, 中华人民共和国认证认可条例) for public opinions through 22 Dec. 2021.

Certification and accreditation as well as inspection and testing are the fundamental basis to strengthen quality management and improve market efficiency under a market economy.

The Regulations is currently the only individual law regulating the activities of certification and accreditation as well as inspection and testing. This amendment is the first comprehensive revision of the Regulations since its release in August 2003.

In contrast with the original version, this draft Regulations includes a new chapter of “inspection and testing”, combining it with certification and accreditation, resulting in a uniform assessment system.  

It mainly clarifies the assessment system for the qualifications of the establishment of inspection and testing agencies, as well as their qualifications, basic code of conduct, report requirements, and the details of its establishment or authorization by administrative authorities.



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Contributors: CJO Staff Contributors Team

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