The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) requests stakeholder comments on the draft guidance document “Social Organization Standardization-Part 2: Evaluation of Good Practice,” published by the Chinese National Institute of Standardization. The promotion of association standards is a key component of China’s plan for deepening standardization reform. ANSI members interested in contributing to ANSI’s submission should respond no later than Oct. 6.
In 2015, China’s State Council released a plan for deepening the reform of China’s standardization system. While social organization standards are a relatively new category of standards in China, the guidelines, which ANSI has been closely monitoring, will play an important role in shaping their growing influence under the reformed system. ANSI provided comments to the draft guidance document “Association Standardization-Part 1: Guidelines for Good Practice,” published by the Standardization Administration of China in November 2015. These comments are available on ANSI's SharePoint library.
ANSI will use the ANSI Essential Requirements and accreditation of U.S.-based standards developing organizations as the basis for its feedback and encourages members to submit their comments to ANSI for consideration while developing its submission. ANSI also encourages members to submit comments through their own organizations, or to send comments and feedback to ANSI for information, rather than inclusion in its submission.