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StanCert facilitates US, EU and China discussions on product safety

StanCert facilitates US, EU and China discussions on product safety

The objective of the one day Roundtable was to find effective ways to raise awareness of European and US product safety requirements in China in order to ensure that stakeholders especially designers and manufacturers and compliance assessors are aware of the relevant requirements when designing, producing, exporting and controlling products going to the US or European markets.

The Roundtable looked into dissemination issues such as:

  • What are the barriers to the communication of regulatory requirements in China? To identify any potential challenges to communicating regulatory requirements in China.  Examples of such challenges may include awareness, motivation, literacy, language and access to requirements.
  • WHO should product safety information target in China? Who are the relevant actors in China (authorities, product designers, producers, exporters, etc.) that need to know about the EU and US product safety requirements in order to ensure that products comply with these when exported to the respective markets?
  • HOW best to distribute product safety information in China? What distribution channel is the best / most efficient to use in order to ensure that product safety information gets to the right people in China?
  • WHAT communication tools to use?  What would be the best form / forms of communication tools to use (electronic, leaflets, personal training, training packages, etc.)?

The EU and the US supported the Roundtable because it is important that the stakeholders understand they need to check the export destination requirements due to the different requirements.

The Roundtable formed part of the (EU-China Trade Project) EUCTP and was organised by the Beijing EUCTP Team.

The main organisations that partnered in organising and running the Roundtable were:

  • The General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ).
  • European Commission (DG SANCO and DG ENTR).
  • US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).