Classification of standards of China

    According to scopes and rights of examination and approval, Standardization Law of the Peoples Republic of China classify standards into national standards, trade standards, local standards and enterprise standards.
    (1) In formulating national standards, the administrative department in charge of standardization under the State Council shall be responsible for making plans, organizing drafting, examination and approval, numbering and promulgation.
    (2) In formulating trade standards, the relevant competent administrative departments under the State Council shall be responsible for drawing up plans, organizing drafting, examination and approval, numbering and promulgation and they should report to the administrative department in charge of standardization under the State Council for the record.
    (3) In formulating local standards, the administrative departments for standardization of the peoples governments in provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities shall be responsible for drawing up plans, organizing drafting, examination and approval, numbering and promulgation and they should report to the administrative department in charge of standardization under the State Council and relevant competent department for the record.
    (4) Enterprise standards shall be formulated by the relevant enterprises themselves, and shall be filed for the record in accordance with the provisions of the peoples governments in the provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities directly under the Central Government.