The Standardization Administration of China (SAC) recently published the Guidelines on the Standardization Work for Implementing China’s Regional Major Strategies, which will promote the implementation of the Outline for National Standardization Development.

China has adopted the overall approach to a modernized country. Therefore, when it comes to demands for standards, we can not ignore the difference between regions. The Guidelines is developed to serve the implementation of major regional strategies, aiming to incorporate standards demands of regional development into the national standards system, make the regional plan of standardization development, and harmonize technical regulations of different regions. Eight key points are listed in the  Guidelines.

The Guidelines specifies the orientation of regional standardization work. It should fit vital regional strategies, including the coordinated development of the Beijing- Tianjin-Hebei Region, the development of the Yangtze River Economic Belt, the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area and the Yangtze River Delta, ecological conservation and high-quality development of the Yellow River Basin, etc. Apart from achieving economic growth, we should also attach great importance to fundamental construction, ecological environment, industrial innovation, and public services, which will contribute to benign interactions of elements within  regions.

The Guidelines points out that we should focus on the development, implementation and assessment of standards for regional strategies. Also, we should let international standardization organizations, private enterprises, research institutes and relevant associations play roles in this process.

Further work will be assigned to boost standardization development. We will cultivate relevant talents, advocate investment, strengthen the assessment of work plans and goals, enhance policy support for regional standardization, and officially include standardization work into the annual work plans of local standardization departments.


Source: China Standardization Magzine, 3rd issue in 2022.