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ANSI invites stakeholders to join roundtable in China.

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August 27, 2009 - ANSI encourages all full company members that manufacture physical products made or sold in China to join Institute's Manufacturer Member Roundtable. Attendees have opportunity to discuss challenges and strategies, share information across industry sectors, and provide perspectives on issues related to manufacture and distribution in China. Recent discussions have included China Compulsory Certification regulations, dealing with China's RoHS, and China's energy efficiency requirements.

American National Standards Institute - New York, NY

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ANSI Invites Stakeholders to Join Manufacturer Member Roundtable in China

Press release date: August 19, 2009

Full company members encouraged to participate in monthly forum The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) encourages all full company members that manufacture physical products made or sold in China to join the Institute's Manufacturer Member Roundtable. Held alternately in Shanghai and Beijing, the monthly Roundtable sessions provide a forum for stakeholders to share information and experiences on standards and conformance issues unique to manufacture and distribution into, out of, and within China. Recent discussions have included:
China Compulsory Certification (CCC) regulations
Dealing with China's Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS)
China's new energy efficiency requirements
Chinese special equipment regulations
China's proposed Information Security certification requirements
Participation in Chinese standards development The Manufacturer Member Roundtable was launched in February 2009, following several informal discussions that were held with Beijing- and Shanghai-based representatives of ANSI member manufacturing companies during 2008. Input and intelligence from this group has already helped to educate and inform ANSI members about standards-related issues in China, including last summer's ANSI white paper on foreign participation in Chinese national Technical Committees. [see related article] Attendees have the opportunity to discuss challenges and strategies, share information across industry sectors, and provide perspectives on issues related to manufacture and distribution in China. ANSI looks forward to welcoming new stakeholders to the table and working collaboratively with our manufacturer members to learn more about the issues impacting their business. The roundtable is overseen by Elise Owen, ANSI's representative for China and India affairs, and coordinated locally by Bei Gu of the ANSI China Program. Written summary reports of Roundtable sessions are available for all ANSI full members. To request copies of these summary reports, or to participate in ANSI's Manufacturer Member Roundtable, contact Elise Owen (202.331.3624; eowen@ansi.org). Not a Full Member?
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Participation in the Manufacturer Member Roundtable is open to ANSI full members only. For a limited time, ANSI is offering a special promotion for Basic Members, Affiliates, and non-member participants to upgrade to a full ANSI membership and receive a credit of 50% of the dues paid to be used toward the purchase of standards or other fee-based services offered by the Institute. For more information or to take advantage of this offer, contact Brian Meincke (bmeincke@ansi.org).

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