Please find below a list of useful links of relevant Chinese ministries, certification bodies, EU-China Projects, Chambers of Commerce, Trade Councils and many more.

[DDET Chinese Administrations and Ministries]

AGRI - Ministry of Agriculture

The Ministry of Agriculture is a component of the State Council in charge of the agriculture and rural economic development. It’s responsibilities include drawing up technical standards for various agricultural industries and organize their implementation thereof; to organize the implementation of quality supervision and certification of various agricultural products and green food products and the protection of new varieties of agricultural plants.

AQSIQ - General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine of the PRC

In charge of national quality, metrology, entry-exit commodity inspection, entry-exit health quarantine, entry-exit animal and plant quarantine, import-export food safety, certification and accreditation, standardization, as well as administrative law-enforcement.

CNCA - Certification and Accreditation Administration of the PRC

CNCA manages, supervise, and coordinate the certification and accreditation activities across the country.

MIIT - Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of the PRC

The MIIT is responsible for regulation and development of the postal service, Internet, wireless, broadcasting, communications, production of electronic and information goods, software industry and the promotion of the national knowledge economy. (Website in Chinese)

SAC - Standardization Administration of the PRC

The SAC exercises administrative responsibilities by undertaking unified management, supervision and overall coordination of standardization works in China. The SAC represents China in the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) and other international and regional standardization organizations.

SFDA - State food and drug Administration of the PRC

The SFDA’s responsibilities include formulating policies and programs on the administration of drugs, medical devices, health food and cosmetics, as well as food safety at consumption stage (restaurant, cafeteria, etc.) and supervise their implementation.


[DDET Chinese Standardization Organizations]

CCIC - China Certification & Inspection Group

China Certification & Inspection Group is an independent legal entity which is incorporated by voluntary enterprises or organizations with China Certification & Inspection (Group) Co., Ltd. being the parent company.

CCSA - China Communication Standards Association

The China Communications Standards Association (hereafter referred to as CCSA) is a non-profit legal person organization established by enterprises and institutes in China for carrying out standardization activities in the field of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) across China.

CAS - China Association for Standardization

The China Association for Standardization (CAS) was founded in 1978 and consists of organizations and individuals engaged in voluntary standardization nation-wide. It is a public society approved by the Ministry of Civil Affairs and led by AQSIQ. CAS is also a member of the China Association for Science & Technology. Today, CAS’ membership includes over 30,000 individual members and 400 institutional members, reaching 30 provinces throughout China.

CATR - China Academy of Telecommunication Research of MIIT

The China Academy of Telecommunication Research (CATR) of the Ministry of Information Industry Technology (MIIT) is a nation-level research organization in telecom field directly under the leadership of the MIIT.

CESI - China Electronics Standardization Institute

CESI (CHINA Electronics Standardization Institute)   founded in 1963 is a professional institute for standardization in the field of electronics and IT industry under the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology(MIIT). The core business of CESI is standardization work in the field of electronics and information technology.

CSEI - China Special Equipment Institute

The China Special Equipment Inspection and Research Center (CSEI), a semi-government alorganization, is the sole national technical organization responsible for the inspection and R&D of Special Equipment in China. Special Equipment refers to boilers, pressure vessels, pressure pipelines, elevators, cranes, passenger ropeways and large amusement devices.

CNIS - China National Institute of Standardization

Affiliated with AQSIQ, the China National Institute of Standardization (CNIS) is a non-profit national research body engaging in standardization research. The main responsibilities of CNIS include to researching and developing comprehensive fundamental standards, as well as to provide authoritative standards information services.

CWTS - China Wireless Telecommunication Standards working Group

To meet the needs of reform of the telecommunication industry and liberalization of the telecommunication market, since April 1999, the Ministry of Information Industry (MII) has in succession approved the establishment of six working groups specialized in development of communications standards, including the CWTS, The CWTS is under the responsibility of the CCSA – the China Communication Standards Association.

NITS - National Information Technology Standardization Technical Committee

The NITS is under the responsibility of the CCSA – the China Communication Standards Association.

SPC- Standards Press of China

The Standards Press of China (SPC) is the only publication center in China for publishing national and professional standards. The Qinhuangdao Printing House, owned by SPC, is in charge of printing the standards and related books.


[DDET Chinese designated compulsory product certification bodies]

CQC - China Quality Certification Centre

CQC is a professional certification body under CCIC approved by AQSIC. CQC’s core business involves product certification, including China Compulsory Certification (CCC), voluntary certification, management system certification and certification training services.  CQC also performs as a state-authorized third-party certification body for certification of energy saving, water saving and environmental friendly products.

As the largest professional certification body in China, CQC evolved from the former China Commission for Conformity Certification of Electrical Equipment established in 1985. CQC was born from the 2002 merger of 6 institutions under 5 ministries (including the former China National Import & Export Commodities Inspection Corporation Quality Certification Centre, the Secretariat, Electrical Equipment Subcommittee, Home Appliance Subcommittee, and Electronics Subcommittee of former China Commission for Conformity Certification of Electrical Equipment, and the CCIB Beijing Review Office).

CQC is notably authorized by the Ministry of Commerce of China as the Export Commodities Technical Service Center. CQC has developed a network of established cooperative relations with 27 certification bodies from 19 countries and regions. CQC is assessed to handle over 90% of all CCC certificates.

CSP - China Certification Centre for Security and Protection

The CSP was established by the authorization of CNCA and Ministry of Public Security of People’s Republic of China (MPS). CSP implements product certification for security technology protection, forensic science technology and road traffic security.

CAM - China Certification Center for Agricultural Machinery

The CAM performs integrated certification with more than more than 10 laboratories. CAM performs certification on tractors, internal combustion engines, rotary tillers, harvesters, agricultural vehicles, animal husbandry and plant protection machinery and many other types of agricultural machinery. (Website in Chinese)

CTC - China Building Material Testing and Certification Center

(The link will be included when the website is live)

HQC - Beijing Zhonghua Combination Quality Certification Co.

HQC is the certification body responsible for the oil and chemical industry in China.. (the link will be included when the website is live)

CCCF - China Certification Centre for Fire Products

The CCCF regulates the pattern approvals of fire products other than the ones already present in the CCC catalogue, like gas detect & alarm equipment, fire extinguishing agent, fire extinguisher etc... (The link will be included when the website is live)

CCAP - China Certification Centre for Automotive Products

CCAP is China’s Automotive Product Certification and Management System Certification Body. CCAP’s approved business scope includes quality management system certification, environmental management system certification, occupational health and safety management system certification and products certification.

Guojian Lianxin Certification Center

Guojian Lianxin Certification Center is a conformity assessment body recognized by China and listed by the WTO. (The link will be included when the website is live)

CQM - China Certification Center for Quality Mark

CQM has set up 23 affiliated centers and 3 offices in over 25 provinces, municipalities and some large cities in China, providing certification, training and other conformity assessment activities.

CCLC - Certification Centre of Light Industry Council

CCLC provides certification services for light industry products, including toys. (Website in Chinese)

ISCCC - China Information Security Certification Center

The Information security certification center of China is a national institution directly under the supervision of AQSIC. The ISCCC’s activities include engaging in research and development of standards, testing techniques and assessment methods related to information security certification, and providing technical support for the establishment and perfection of information security certification systems.


[DDET EU-China Projects]

SESEC – Seconded European Standardization Expert in China

The SESEC’s mission includes increasing the cooperation between Chinese and European standardization bodies and supporting European companies facing standardization related issues hampering market access to China. Ultimately, the SESEC project aims at reducing the Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) both between EU and China and globally, thus supporting European and Chinese industries by facilitating international trade.

CESIP  - Europe-China Standardization Information Platform

The CESIP is a public platform on which companies can find information in English and Chinese about the relevant applicable and upcoming standards to be applied to their products when intended for export to China or Europe. Currently the platforms covers 4 areas: electrical equipment, medical devices; machinery, environmental protection. The platform is foreseen to be broadened to additional key sectors in the near future.

EUCTP – EU-China Trade Project

The EUCTP project aims at promoting fair competition and value for consumers; facilitate harmonisation with international standards and promote safe products; improve food safety and quality; modernise customs; encourage a more transparent legal environment, and work towards transparency, good governance and sustainable development.

EU SME Centre

The EU SME Centre is operated by a consortium of European Chambers of Commerce in China and provides support services for European Small and Medium enterprises (SME) wishing to establish, develop and maintain commercial activities in the Chinese market. The Centre started its operations in November 2010 and will open its doors for business starting from May 2011.


[DDET Chambers of Commerce in Beijing (non-exhaustive list)]

EUCCC - European Union Chamber of Commerce in China

The EUCCC aims at fostering greater market access and improved operating conditions for European companies in China.

British Chamber of Commerce in China

The British Chamber of Commerce in China provides a network platform for British business in China.

CCIFC – French Chamber of Commerce in China

The French Chamber of Commerce in China provides a network platform for French business in China.

CCPIT - China Council for the Promotion of International Trade

The China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT) aims at promoting and conducting activities of Sino-foreign economic and technological cooperation and to promote the development of economic and trade relations between China and other countries.

Swiss Chamber of Commerce in China

The Swiss Chamber of Commerce is one of the actors of Switzerland 's Foreign Trade Promotion.

Italian Chamber of Commerce in China

The Italian Chamber of Commerce provides a network platform for Italian businesses in China.


[DDET Others]

Delegation of the European Union to China

The Delegation aims at fostering bilateral relations such as trade issues and keeping markets open, and generally furthering and deepening cooperation between the EU and China.

CNAS – China National Accreditation Service for Conformity Assessment

The China National Accreditation Service for Conformity Assessment is the national accreditation body of China unitarily responsible for the accreditation of Chinese certification bodies, laboratories  and  inspection  bodies.

SRRC – State radio monitoring Center

The State Radio Monitoring Center is the national radio management institution, directly under the Ministry of industry and information technology institutions. It is responsible for radio monitoring and management of the radio spectrum.