The Shanghai Municipal Bureau of Quality and Technical Supervision is run by the Shanghai Municipal Government, which is legally in charge of standardization, metrology, quality and special equipment safety. The bureau is affiliated with the Shanghai Industry Manufacturing License Office, Shanghai Metrology and Calibration Administration Office and the Shanghai Famous Brand Recommendation Committee.
SMBQTS was formerly the Bureau of Shanghai Standardization and Metrology. In 1989, the Bureau of Shanghai Technique Supervision was founded on the basis of the Bureau of Shanghai Standardization and Metrology and the Quality Division Shanghai Economic Committee. In October 1999, it was formally called the Shanghai Municipal Bureau of Quality and Technical Supervision.
The bureau’s affiliates include: Shanghai Institute of Measurement and Testing Technique, Shanghai Institute of Special Equipment Supervision and Inspection, Shanghai Institute of Standardization, Shanghai Institute of Supervision and Testing on Product Quality, Shanghai Institute of Fabric Inspection, the Brigade of Shanghai Quality and Technical Supervision, the Center of Shanghai Quality and Technique Supervision, Shanghai Institute of Testing Technique, Shanghai Motor Vehicle Inspection Center and sub-bureaus in 19 districts and countries.