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China Announces New Measures for Green Building Materials Certification

China has announced plans to implement a product certification system for green building materials, increase the supply of green building materials, and boost the building materials industry and construction industry transformation and upgrade. The new measures include:

  • To engage in the certification of green building materials, an entity is required to meet the basic requirements of the Measures for the Administration of Certification Bodies in accordance with law. It must satisfy the criteria set out in GB/T 27065 – Conformity Assessment – Requirements for Bodies Certifying Products, Processes and Services and RB/T 242 - Requirements for Green Products Certification Bodies, and have the necessary technical capability to engage in green building materials products certification.
  • Certification bodies applying to conduct green building materials certification may secure recommendation from provincial departments in charge of housing and urban-rural development and industry and information technology. The application shall be decided upon and approved by the State Administration for Market Regulation, in conjunction with the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development and the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology.

Full details can be found in the Circular on the Issuance of the Implementation Plan for Green Building Materials Product Certification (Shi Jian Ren Zheng No. 61 [2019]), issued recently by the State Administration for Market Regulation, the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development and the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology.

Source: State Administration for Market Regulation

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