ANSI meets with CNCA to address conformity assessment.
Press Release Summary:
December 16, 2010 - A delegation from the Certification and Accreditation Administration of China, led by CNCA deputy chief engineer Liu Weijun, met with members and staff of ANSI for an exchange on conformity assessment developments in the U.S. and China. Meeting participants discussed progress made under the ANSI/CNCA MOU and potential future areas of cooperation. A chief topic of discussion was the addition of new conformity assessment information on StandardsPortal located at www.standardsportal.org.
Original Press Release
ANSI Meets with Certification and Accreditation Administration of China
Press release date: December 10, 2010
Originally launched in 2006, the StandardsPortal (www.standardsportal.com) provides answers to standards, conformance, market access, and trade-related questions that help companies increase their business and succeed in the U.S. and abroad. The portal currently contains information about the standards and conformity assessment systems of the U.S., the People's Republic of China, India, and the Republic of Korea. Participants also discussed developments under the U.S.-China Conformity Assessment Project (CAP). The China CAP is a project of the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) and CNCA, supported by ANSI and the U.S.-China Business Council (USCBC). The initiative aims to facilitate a series of roundtable discussions with U.S. and Chinese industry, government, and conformity assessment practitioners to address concerns expressed by U.S. companies. [see related news item] ANSI and CNCA also discussed potential personnel exchanges between the two organizations, as well as the possibility of joint seminars, training, and other events to support U.S. and Chinese conformity assessment activities. Meeting participants included ANSI members, the Information Technology Industry Council (ITIC), Intertek, TechAmerica, the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM), and Underwriters Laboratories (UL).