CHI SAMR Certification Regulations


On Nov. 22, CHI SAMR proposed changes to certification regulations.


  • CHI SAMR proposed amendments to the regulations on certification and accreditation.
  • Follows Jan. 2021, CHI SAMR issued revised regulations on certification, see #96522.
  • Background
  • Regulations have not been fully revised since promulgation in Aug. 2003, only partial revisions in Jan. 2016 and Dec. 2020, as such there are many outdated provisions.
  • Aims to modify areas that are not compatible with delegation, management, service reform, that conflict with current laws, or are inconsistent with international practices.
  • Also aims to modify areas that are inconsistent with new requirements of institutional reforms and market supervision system, or incompatible with development needs.
  • Amendments
  • Implement differentiated management for approval of certification bodies, introduce self-declaration for compulsory product certification, remove access restrictions.
  • Improve definition of certification, accreditation, inspection and testing, add new requirements for information disclosure, add acceptance clauses, statistical surveys.
  • Improve construction of the certification system, qualification requirements of the certification bodies, professional qualification system of the certification personnel.
  • Inspection and testing shall be stipulated as a separate section, and a unified conformity assessment system shall be constructed together with relevant regulations.
  • Clarify unified national accreditation system, expand scope of accreditation subjects.
  • Improve supervision and management measures, inspection and testing activities, and improve the reporting obligations and supervision measures of accreditation agencies.
  • Revise penalties for some violations, clarify the multiple levels of penalties, add legal responsibilities for inspection and testing institutions as well as certification clients.
  • Revise terminology related to the reform of the market supervision system.
  • Effectiveness
  • Comments should be submitted by Dec. 22, 2021.

Regulators CHI SAMR
Entity Types Corp
Reference CP 11/22/2021
Functions Compliance; Legal; Registration/Licensing
Countries China
Products Corporate
Regions AP
Rule Type Proposed
Rule Date 11/22/2021
Effective Date 12/22/2021
Rule Id 121978
Linked to Rule :96522
Reg. Last Update 11/22/2021
Report Section International

Last substantive update on 11/23/2021