Take the lead in standardization services
Shanghai launched a pilot project to boost its standardization sector in Putuo district on April 13.
Huang Xiaolu (middle), Party secretary and director of Shanghai Municipal Bureau of Quality and Technical Supervision (SMBQTS), attends the kick-off meeting. [Photo from shzj.gov.cn]
Representatives from 13 government agencies tied to market supervision, development and reform commissions, and investment promotion sectors, as well as more than 20 enterprises such as Shanghai Shentong Metro Co Ltd, attend the event. [Photo from shzj.gov.cn]
Chen Xiaojun, deputy director of SMBQTS, delivered a speech at the meeting. He spoke with much emphasis of his hope for the city and the district to develop standardization into an industrial cluster that is advanced and globally influential by bolstering a variety of professional standardization service providers.
This is a strategic act by Shanghai to improve its facilities and capacity for providing expert standardization services for various industries.
Many industries have seen growing importance and urgency regarding the standardization service sector as it has become increasingly prominent in social and economic progress. [Photo from WeChat: shanghaizhijianfabu]
As a leader that took the opening-up chance to burgeon into a thriving and prosperous power in the Yangtze River area, Shanghai has gained enormous competences to build itself into a front runner for providing proficient standardization services.
The international standardization service agencies first settled down in Shanghai, which was also home to more than 770 inspection and testing institutions, with over 80 authentication bodies and their branches. It earned an annual avenue amounting to more than 20 billion yuan ($2.90 billion) out of its suppliers for inspection, testing, accreditation, and standardization services.
Shanghai has 117 domestic and international secretariats of professional technical committees (TC), and subsidiary committees (SC), accounting for 10 percent of the total in China.
Some businesses in Shanghai are so powerful that they have played dominant roles in setting more than a thousand national standards within the industry.