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China is currently the United States' largest goods trading partner. The ANSI China Program has helped to build stronger relationships between the U.S. and China in the areas of standards and conformity assessment since 2006. ANSI’s rich experience helps companies and organizations open doors and expand their footprint in the Chinese market.

ANSI's China Program demonstrates ANSI’s ongoing commitment to fostering Sino-American cooperation to facilitate trade. Opportunities for open dialogue between the U.S. and China on standards and conformity assessment are critical to facilitating greater understanding and smoother trade relationship. It is our mission to create a balanced environment to allow stakeholders to discuss challenges and strategies, exchange information across industry sectors, and provide perspectives on issues that affect U.S. ability to do business in China.


  • Inform U.S. and Chinese industry members and policymakers about key developments related to standards and conformity assessment
  • Advance critical dialogue and foster knowledge sharing
  • Empower stakeholders to obtain a better understanding and provide valuable insights

ANSI holds Memoranda of Understanding with key standardization organizations in China, including the Standardization Administration of China (SAC), Certification and Accreditation Administration of China (CNCA), and Auto Standardization Research Institute (ASRI) of the China Automotive Technology and Research Center (CATARC).

Program Highlights

  • U.S.-China Standards and Conformity Assessment Cooperation Program (SCACP): Funded by the U.S. Trade Development Agency (USTDA) and coordinated by ANSI, the U.S.-China Standards and Conformity Assessment Cooperation Program (SCACP) provides a forum through which U.S. and Chinese industry and government representatives to cooperate on issues relating to standards, conformity assessment.
  • ANSI in China Newsletter (bilingual): The ANSI in China Quarterly Newsletter is a resource for the latest updates on ANSI China Program activities, technical activities, policy decisions, trade matters, and other information of interest to ANSI members and partners operating in or interacting with China. It is available in two versions: a Chinese version with content targeted toward a China-based audience of both ANSI members and partner organizations; and the English version with content targeted toward a U.S.-based audience and is available to ANSI members only.
  • Executive visits: ANSI regularly hosts high-level Chinese delegations at our Washington, D.C. headquarters, and also organizes and annual executive missions to targeted agencies and cities in China. These bilateral visits provide opportunities for industry to engage with decision-makers.
  • Policy monitoring and research: Ensuring that new standards and regulatory changes enable innovation and facilitate trade. To that end, ANSI China Program focuses on tracking and responding to emerging policies and regulatory initiatives impacting standard conformity and market access to the Chinese market.
  • Awareness building: ANSI provides in-depth analysis and visual treatments to “demystify” the policy challenges, and allow policymakers to hear and emulate private sector best practices.

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