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What is GB standards (GuoBiao Standards)?

GB standards are the China national standards, also called as Guobiao Standards, China GB standards are classified as two stages, Mandatory or Recommended. Mandatory standards have the force of law as do other technical regulations in China. They are enforced by laws and administrative regulations and concern the protection of human health, personal property and safety. All standards that fall outside of these characteristics are considered Recommended standards.
China GB standards can be identified as Mandatory or Recommended by their prefix code, Prefix code GB are Mandatory standards, GB/T are Recommended standards (Quasi-
Mandatory standards ); 

Why do I need to comply with GB Standards ?

In China, All products or services must be complied with GB standards, no matter domestic or imported products, Any products being sold in China are required to be tested in order to ensure their compliance with GB standards;
If you want to export products or services to huge Chinese market, need to understand and be aware of the complexities and necessary requirements under the vast range of GB standards, need to ensure they are meet the requirements of GB china national standards;  
The outcome of failing to comply with GB standards can include the rejection of products during importation as well as products being seized from stores, resulting in a significant impact on retailers and manufacturers in terms of reputation and cost.

GB Standards System Main Organizations

The GB standards system in China is administered at the top by the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ) and headed primarily by the Standardization Administration of the People’s Republic of China (SAC) .
Other governmental and private sector organizations provide a significant amount of additional input and participate in the standards process, Main Organizations include:
  • General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ)
  • Standardization Administration of the People’s Republic of China (SAC)
  • China Association of Standardization (CAS)
  • China National Institute of Standardization (CNIS)
  • Standards Press of China (SPC)
  • China Standards Class System


    There are four Class of China standards system, They are
  • China National Standards
  • China Industry Standards
  • China Local Standards
  • China Enterprise Standards
    These Class are hierarchical, Low class Standards must be compliance with upper class standards, GB standards are the highest class standards, so that all other class standards need to obey GB standards.

  • China Industry Standards System

      Prefix Code Industry Sector Issuing Authorities/Agencies
    GB.GB/T,GB/Z China National Standards Standardization Administration of the People’s Republic of China (SAC)
    AQ, AQ/T, AQT Safety & Security State Administration of Work Safety
    CJ, CJ/T, CJT Urban Construction Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development of PRC
    DL, DL/T, DLT Electricity & Power National Energy Administration
    FZ, FZ/T, FZT Spinning & Textile Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of PRC
    GY, GY/T, GYT Radio, Film & TV State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and TV of PRC
    HG, HG/T, HGT Chemical Industry Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of PRC
    HJ, HJ/T, HJT Environmental Protection Ministry of Environmental Protection of PRC
    JB, JB/T, JBT Machinery Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of PRC
    JC, JC/T, JCT Building Materials Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of PRC
    JG, JG/T, JGT Building & Construction Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development of PRC
    JJF Metrological Specifications General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine of PRC
    JJG Metrological Verification General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine of PRC
    JR, JR/T, JRT Finance The People's Bank of China
    JT, JT/T, JTT Highway & Transportation Ministry of Transport of PRC
    MT, MT/T, MTT Coal State Administration of Work Safety
    NB, NB/T, NBT Energy National Energy Administration
    NY, NY/T, NYT Agriculture Ministry of Agriculture of PRC
    QB, QB/T, QBT Light Industry Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of PRC
    QC, QC/T, QCTT Automobile & Vehicle Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of PRC
    SB, SB/T, SBT Commerce Ministry of Commerce of PRC
    SH, SH/T, SHT Petrochemical Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of PRC
    SJ, SJ/T, SJT Electronics Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of PRC
    SL, SL/T, SLT Water Resources (Irrigation) Ministry of Water Resources of PRC
    SN, SN/T, SNT Commodity Inspection General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine of PRC
    SY, SY/T, SYT Oil & Gas National Energy Administration
    TB, TB/T, TBT Railway & Train National Railway Administration (previously Ministry of Railway)
      YB, YB/T, YBT Ferrous Metallurgy Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of PRC
    YC, YC/T, YCT Tobacco State Tobacco Monopoly Administration
    YD, YD/T, YDT Telecommunication Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of PRC
      YS, YS/T, YST Non-ferrous Metallurgy National Development and Reform Commission
    YY, YY/T, YYT Medicine & Medical Device China Food and Drug Administration
    Note: The Prefix Codes without T are Mandatory standards, Prefix Codes with T are Recommended standards (Quasi-Mandatory standards).  
     

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