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National Communications Commission (NCC)

Established in 2006, the National Communications Commission (NCC) is the authority responsible for regulating telecommunications and broadcasting services in Taiwan. Originally, the Directorate General of Telecommunications and the Broadcasting Affairs Division of the Government Information Office were responsible for these two areas. The two organizations were eventually merged into the NCC. The NCC is responsible for NCC approval.

With the Internet and smartphones becoming an important part of people’s lives, the NCC has also been entrusted with the further development of the field.

NCC pursues four policy goals in its functions:

1. The healthy development of communication

2. To protect the rights of people

3. To safeguard the interests of consumers

4. To promote multicultural diversity.

The NCC is the first official regulatory body independent of the Taiwan Executive. As a result, the NCC aims to regulate the communications sector from an objective, neutral and professional standpoint to ensure effective competition in the market and safeguard the public interest.

In this capacity, the NCC also issues NCC approval for telecommunications products, such as radios and other local network technologies.

You can find more information on the NCC approval overview website.

Bureau of Standards Metrology and Inspection (BSMI)

The Bureau of Standards Metrology and Inspection (BSMI) is subordinate to the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) and is responsible for standardization, metrology and product inspection. It is the certification body for a wide range of products. The basis for inspection is part of the The Commodity Inspection Act. This Act ensures that commodities comply with safety, health, environmental and other technical regulations or standards. It aims to protect the safety, health, rights and interests of consumers and the promotion of sound development of economic activities. BSMI is responsible for BSMI certification.

Within this framework, they are also responsible for market surveillance. BSMI works toward the standardization and advancing international unification and mutual recognition of other countries’ standards, as well as aligning certification systems and management solutions.

The Weights and Measures Act is the legal basis for BSMI’s activities in the field of regulatory metrology. BSMI’s activities in metrology extend to the establishment of national measurement standards, the administration of the measurement and verification industry, the regulatory control of weights and measuring instruments and the regulatory control of prepackages. All of these functions serve the purpose of consumer protection.

Here you can find an overview of BSMI approval for Taiwan.

Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI)

The Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) is an international laboratory dedicated to technical development and innovation. Founded in 1973, it has steadily expanded its functions and areas of expertise since then. ITRI was conceived as a service and development institute for industry and is subordinate to the Ministry of Economy. Unlike other science and research institutions in Taiwan, it was not intended to conduct fundamental research, but exclusively applied research. ITRI is also responsible for ITRI approvals.

ITRI is accredited to ISO/IEC 17025 and ISO/IEC 17065 and covers all tests according to CNS and IEC standards in hazardous areas.

ITRI is particularly important for companies supplying products and devices that will be used in hazardous areas since it is the certification body for explosion protection products approved by the Taiwanese Ministry of Labor. All products that are used in hazardous areas and that are to be sold on the Taiwanese market must be certified and approved by ITRI. 

Detailed information can be found on the ITRI certification overview page.

Vehicle Safety Certification Center (VSCC)

Taiwan’s Vehicle Safety Certification Center (VSCC) is responsible for both vehicle homologation and the certification of vehicle components. The VSCC was founded by the Ministry of Transport and Communications in 2009 and since then vehicles that are to be sold on the Taiwanese market must first be certified by the VSCC in accordance with Taiwanese requirements. VSCC Certification requires, among other things, tests to be carried out by an accredited laboratory. All tests and approvals must be carried out in accordance with the “Vehicle Safety Testing Direction” (the Taiwanese test standards also known as VSTD).

In addition to the certification and market approval of automotive products, the authority is also responsible for monitoring products that have already been approved and, within this framework, is also responsible for necessary investigations, as well as recalls of products due to quality problems. VSCC also participates in the harmonization of international motor vehicle regulations. You can find more information on our VSCC certification page.

Automotive Industry Standards (QC)

Automotive industry standards include a set of directives and specifications that govern various aspects of the automotive sector, including vehicle design, manufacturing, safety, and performance. These standards are established to ensure the quality and safety of automotive products, to promote technological innovation and to align with world best practices. Key elements of standards for the automotive industry in China include:

Safety Standards: Regulations that address the safety aspects of vehicles, including crash capability, occupant protection, and the implementation of safety features to prevent accidents.

Emission Standards: Directives aimed at controlling and reducing vehicle emissions in order to address environmental concerns and promote the use of clean and fuel-efficient technologies.

Vehicle Design Standards: Specifications that describe the design requirements, construction materials, and structural integrity of vehicles to ensure durability, reliability, and safety.

Quality Control Standards: Guidelines for manufacturing processes, quality assurance, and inspection procedures to ensure consistently high quality of automotive production.

Energy Efficiency Standards: rules to promote the development and uptake of energy-efficient and environmentally friendly technologies in vehicles.

Connectivity and Intelligent Transport Standards: Standards related to the integration of technologies into vehicles, including communication systems, autonomous driving capabilities, and intelligent transport systems (ITS).

Fuel Standards: Specifications for the quality and composition of fuels, including gasoline and diesel, to ensure compatibility with vehicle engines and reduce environmental impact.

China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) and other relevant authorities play a crucial role in developing and enforcing standards for the automotive industry. These standards contribute to the overall improvement of the automotive industry by promoting safety, environmental sustainability and technological progress.

The QC/T standards are a recommendation, not an obligation to comply with them.

Light Industry Standard (QB)

In China, light industry standards refer to guidelines and specifications created to regulate and improve various aspects of light industry. Light industry includes manufacturing sectors that produce consumer goods such as textiles, apparel, footwear, food and beverages, cosmetics, and household products. These standards are developed to ensure product quality, safety and consistency, as well as to promote innovation and sustainability in light industry.

Key points of light industry standards in China include:

Product Quality Standards: Specifications that define the quality requirements, characteristics, and performance criteria for lighting industry products to ensure consumer satisfaction and safety.

Safety Standards: Guidelines for ensuring the safety of consumer products that address the potential hazards and risks of lighting industry products.

Environmental Standards: Standards aimed at promoting environmentally friendly practices in the lighting industry, including sustainable sourcing, manufacturing processes, and packaging.

Labelling and Packaging Standards: Regulations on product labelling, packaging materials and disclosure of information in order to provide consumers with accurate and relevant information about the products they purchase.

Textile and Apparel Standards: Specifications for the manufacture and testing of textiles, garments and footwear to ensure compliance with quality and safety requirements.

Food & Beverage Standards: Standards for the manufacture, packaging, and labeling of food and beverages to ensure their safety, quality, and regulatory compliance.

Standards for Cosmetics: guidelines for the formulation, labelling and safety of cosmetic products that promote consumer well-being and regulatory compliance.

The China Standards Administration (SAC) and other relevant authorities are involved in the development and maintenance of standards for light industry. These standards contribute to the competitiveness of Chinese products in the domestic and international market and promote consumer confidence in the quality and safety of light industry products.

The QB/T standards are a recommendation, not an obligation.

Transportation Industry Standard (JT)

In China, transportation industry standards include a set of policies and specifications designed to regulate and improve various aspects of transportation, including road, rail, air, and maritime. These standards are designed to ensure the safety, efficiency and environmental sustainability of transport infrastructure. Key elements of the standards for the transportation industry in China include:

Safety Standards: Regulations that focus on the safety of transportation systems, vehicles, and infrastructure to prevent accidents and protect passengers and workers.

Emission Standards: standards aimed at controlling and reducing air pollution from vehicles and promoting the use of environmentally friendly transport technologies.

Infrastructure Standards: Guidelines for the design, construction and maintenance of transport infrastructure such as roads, bridges, railways, airports and ports.

Vehicle Standards: Specifications for the design, manufacture, and operation of various types of vehicles to ensure they meet safety and environmental requirements.

Standards for Logistics and Freight Transport: standards related to the efficient movement of goods, including logistics processes, packaging and handling requirements.

Public Transportation Standards: Guidelines for the operation and management of public transportation systems, including buses, metros, and other mass transitation.

Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Standards: Standards related to the integration of technologies in transportation, including traffic management systems, electronic toll collection, and smart city initiatives.

China’s Ministry of Transport (MOT) and other relevant authorities are involved in the development and maintenance of standards for the transportation industry. These standards contribute to the overall improvement of the transport network, support economic development, improve connectivity and address environmental problems.

The JT/T standards are a recommendation, not an obligation.

Construction Industry Standard (JG)

Construction industry standard (JG)

In China’s construction industry, standards play a crucial role in ensuring the quality, safety, and consistency of construction projects. In China, there are specific standards for the construction industry that have been set by regulators to guide construction practices and promote industry best practices. These standards cover various aspects of construction, including design, materials, construction methods, safety, and environmental aspects.

The most important points about the norms of the construction industry in China are:

Design Standards: These standards are guidelines for architects and engineers that include structural design requirements, building codes, and other specifications to ensure the safety and stability of structures.

Material and construction standards: Standards for building materials and methods ensure that builders use materials that meet certain quality and performance criteria. This helps ensure the integrity and longevity of construction projects.

Safety standards: Safety standards are essential for the protection of construction workers, construction site visitors, and the public. They establish safety protocols, equipment requirements, and procedures to prevent accidents and ensure a safe working environment.

Environmental standards: Construction industry standards may include provisions on environmental protection, waste management, and sustainable construction practices to minimize the environmental impact of construction projects.

Quality Control and Inspection Standards: These standards establish procedures for quality control, inspection, and testing during the various phases of construction and ensure that projects meet the required quality standards.

Regulatory compliance: Construction industry standards in China are often aligned with national regulations and standards, providing the basis for compliance with regulations and permitting procedures.

Examples of organizations involved in the development and compliance of standards for the construction industry in China include the Ministry of Housing and Rural Development (MOHURD) and the China National Institute for Standardization (CNIS).

Machinery Industry Standard (JB)

Machinery industry standards include all standards that deal with machinery. These can be both domestic and industrial machines.

The JB/T standards are a recommendation, not an obligation to comply with them.

Environmental protection industry standard (HJ)

An industry standard for environmental protection is a set of criteria and guidelines established by regulators or industry associations to define an acceptable level of environmental performance and compliance in a particular industry. These standards aim to reduce environmental impact, promote sustainable practices, and ensure that companies comply with environmental regulations. Industry standards typically cover areas such as emissions, waste management, energy efficiency, and other factors that contribute to environmental sustainability in a particular industry. Compliance with these standards is often voluntary, but may be required in some countries to ensure responsible and environmentally friendly business practices.