BSI British Standards launches Chinese Web portal

Press release - 8 April 2008

BSI British Standards today launched its new online standards portal, which will provide Chinese industry stakeholders and policy officials with access to international standards information and technical regulations. Developed jointly by BSI and the Standardization Administration of the People’s Republic of China (SAC), the bilingual portal ( has been designed to facilitate international trade between the United Kingdom and the People’s Republic of China.

As well as a database containing 3000 standards records considered vital to successful trade between the two nations, the portal offers access to nearly 100,000 other national, regional and international standards and guidelines. There are also educational materials on the structure, history and operation of the United Kingdom and Chinese standards systems.

Launching the portal in Beijing with Mr Liu Pingjun, Administrator of SAC, Sir David John, Chair of BSI Group, said, “The new portal demonstrates the commitment of BSI and SAC to encouraging cross-border trade between the United Kingdom and China. This will prove a very useful tool for Chinese organizations and individuals wishing to find out more about standardization.”

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About BSI Group
BSI British Standards is part of BSI Group, a global independent business services organization that inspires confidence and delivers assurance to customers with standards-based solutions. Originating as the world’s first national standards body, the Group has over 2,250 staff operating in over 100 countries through more than 50 global offices. The Group’s key offerings are:

  • The development and sale of private, national and international standards and supporting information
  • Second and third-party management systems assessment and certification
  • Product testing and certification of services and products
  • Performance management software solutions
  • Training services in support of standards implementation and business best practice.

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