Main Responsibilities of SAC

  1. To draft and revise the state laws and regulations on standardization, to formulate and implement the policies on standardization; to formulate the national administrative rules on standardization and develop relevant systems; to organize the implementation of laws, rules and systems on standardization;
  2. To be responsible for formulating the development programs on standardization of China; to organize, coordinate and draft the programs on the development and revision of national standards;
  3. To be responsible for organizing the development and revision of national standards; to be responsible for the examination, approval, numbering and publication of national standards;
  4. To be responsible for the management of the funds used for developing and revising national standards as well as of the funds specially used for research on standards and standardization activities;
  5. To manage and guide the scientific and technical work related to standardization as well as the dissemination, education and training concerned;
  6. To be responsible for coordinating and administering national technical committees of standardization;
  7. To be responsible for coordinating and guiding sector and local standardization work and for registering sector and local standards;
  8. To represent China as a member of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) and other international and regional standardization organizations; to be responsible for organizing the activities of Chinese National Committees for ISO and I EC; to be responsible for organizing domestic sectors and local areas to participate in the international or regional activities on standardization; to be responsible for signing and implementing international cooperation agreements in the standardization field, and to examine, approve and organize the implementation of international cooperation and exchange projects on standardization; and to be responsible for the examination and approval of the participation of international activities related to standardization;
  9. To administer the work of national systems of organizational entity codes and commodity bar codes;
  10. To be responsible for the dissemination, implementation and popularization of national standards and to supervise the implementation of national standards;
  11. To administer the national information work on standardization;
  12. To carry out the notification and inquiry work relating to standards stipulated in the WTO/T8T Agreement;
  13. To undertake other tasks assigned by the General Administration of Quality Supervision Inspection and Quarantine of the People's Republic of China(AQSIQ).


About SAC
Organization of standardization in China
Responsibilities of each department of SAC
Subordinate Standardization Bodies of SAC in China
Standardization Law