Subordinate Standardization Bodies of SAC in China

China National Institute of Standardization (CNIS)
China National institute of Standardization (CNIS) was established on July 13,1999, on the basis of the former China Standardization and Information Classifying and Coding Institute (CSICCI), Management Research Institute of CSBTS, and China Technical Supervision Information Research Institute. CNIS is a national research body for social benefits, directly managed by the Standardization Administration of the People's Republic of China (SAC). The purpose of CNIS is to promote standardization in the relevant research, development and management of standards in order to meet the demands of the socialist market economic structure.
It comprises the following dependent organizations:

  • Institute of Resource and Environment Standardization
  • Institute of General Standardization
  • Institute of Food and Agriculture Standardization
  • Institute of Quality and Safety in Industry and Consumer Product
  • Institute of High-Tech and Information Standardization
  • Institute of Standardization Theory and Strategy
  • Article Numbering Centre of China
  • National Administration for Code Allocation to Organizations

Standards Press of China (SPC)
The Standards Press of China (SPC), founded in 1963, is the only publication centre in China for publishing national standards, professional standards, standard compilation books, scientific and technical books, and other books concerned with standardization, quality control and quality supervision. There are about 150 professional technologists, including 50 senior editors. The major departments are Editor-in-Chief Office, 1st~6th Editorial Offices, Electronic and Audio-Video Department, "China Standards Review" Editorial Department, Laser Computer Typesetting Centre, Copyright Management Office, Printing Management Department, and Distribution Department. Qinhuangdao Printing House, owned by SPC, is in charge of printing standards and books. Most of the standards and books published by SPC are issued throughout the whole country by Xinhua Bookstore and 50 professional booksellers. The rest are sold by retail or mail through SPC's Reader Service. In addition, SPC holds several standard and book exhibitions each year.

National Administration for Code Allocation to Organizations (NACAO)
The National Administration for Code Allocation to Organizations (NACAO) was founded in 1993 under the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine of the People's Republic of China (AQSIQ). It is in charge of assigning codes to organizations throughout the country. The mission of NACAO is to uniformly organize, coordinate and administer the organization codes throughout the country; formulate organization identification codes; issue the code certificates; develop, maintain and promote application of a centralized database; supervise and administer code data handling of the provinces and municipalities. A relatively complete network for codes administration at the four levels of state, province, municipality and country has been formed by setting up 46 regional administrations and over 2600 local branches throughout the country; a nationwide information network of organization codes developed; a mechanism of centralized codes assigning at the 2 levels of state and provincial functioned; an information database including over 14 million coded organizations developed; laws on organizational codes enacted in more than 30 provinces and municipalities; 3.5million national organization code IC cards, the electronic duplication of the code, issued. Sound management and forceful technical support ensures systematic, centralized and well-planned conduct of the coding work. The national organization codes are functioning as the linkage between different information systems; they have been widely used in various sectors such as banking, taxation, social security, statistics, providing a foundation for information management in economic development.
The NACAO consists, under the leadership of its director, of five departments: Administration Dept, Business Management Dept., Application and Strategic Development Dept., Information Management Dept. and Technology Supporting Dept.

Article Numbering Centre of China (ANCC)
Article Numbering Centre of China (ANCC), founded in 1988 under the authorization of the State Council of the People's Republic of China as an affiliate of the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ), is the special organization which is in charge of organizing, coordinating and administrating commodity barcode, article numbering, electronic product code and Auto-ID work throughout China. ANCC has been dedicated to promoting the research, standards and application of the globally-adopted GS1 System since it joined GS1 as a Member Organization on behalf of China in April, 1991.

China Association for Standardization (CAS)
China Association for Standardization (CAS), founded in 1978, comprises organizations and individuals engaged in standardization nationwide based on voluntary participation, It is a public society of standardization enjoying a legal status approved by the Ministry of Civil Affairs. Led by the Standardization Administration of the People's Republic of China (SAC), CAS is an important member of the China Association for Science & Technology. The routine executive body of CAS is the secretariat, which is composed of Executive Office (personnel Department included), Editorial & publishing Department, Technology Development department, Reference Material Department, Education & Training Department and China Technical Consultation Centre for Standardization.
Over a period of more than 30 years CAS has engaged in academic research, standards development and dissemination, in education, training, technology exchange, compiling and publishing, Internet, consultation service, international communication and cooperation etc.

About SAC
Organization of standardization in China
Main Responsibilities of SAC
Responsibilities of each department of SAC 
Standardization Law
Regulations for Implementation of Standardization Law