Supporting trade, innovation and quality assurance, the partnership with the Standardization Administration of China (SAC) is designed to implement an improved business environment.
A commitment to accelerating standards adoption in China
Partnering with Chinese businesses to develop the regulatory and legal environment for standards that drive social and economic benefits.
A trusted partnership that helped strengthen trade between China and the UK
Navigating the path for mutual growth
The standards strand we managed support the objectives of the Chinese government to improve the harmonization and development of standards, whilst increasing opportunities for international businesses like the UK to access the Chinese market.
With an overall drive to optimize policy for more sustainable and inclusive standards, the programme's focus spans ten sectors, including smart cities, BIM, the sharing economy and battery technology.
Taking cooperation to the next level
Supported by principles of inclusion and sustainability, standards development has progressed to the piloting of eight proposed standards in critical areas, from the Anti-bribery Management System standard (ISO 37001:2016) to Sustainable Development in Communities (ISO 37104).
With nearly 70 joint working group meetings and 40 capacity building and dissemination activities, the appetite for standards has been clear. BEP-commissioned research has also shown the benefits of standards for business growth, productivity and competitiveness.
Impact of the standards strand/project
The positive impact of standards development
Measuring the impact of standards
10 standards mappings
8 pilot standards launched
68+ joint working group meetings
59% of large firms agree that standards bring higher turnover
64% say standards improve productivity
71% of large firms observed larger Chinese market share
Supporting the global adoption of standards
We shape and embed best practice everywhere, helping businesses be future ready. As the world leader in developing standards that enable sustainable growth, BSI can enhance your business environment as your trusted partner in progress.
Driving a prosperous business environment with standards
Discover how BSI shared its knowledge and expertise to accelerate Chinese standards development, positively impacting business and society.