EU-China Standardization Platform (CESIP) 

The Europe-China Standardization Information Platform (CESIP) is a practical information tool that aims at strengthening mutual trade and investment flows between Europe and China by making standards and related technical regulations more accessible.

What is the CESIP platform?
The platform is a website where Chinese and/or European economic actors can find information in English and Chinese about the relevant applicable and upcoming standards to be applied to products intended for export to China or Europe.
European stakeholders can find information not only on national Chinese standards (voluntary and mandatory) but also on the relevant industry (sector) standards, normally much more difficult to obtain for foreign companies wanting to do business with China. Detailed guidance on the sectors covered by the platform are also available in both English and Chinese.

Its aim
CESIP has the ultimate goal to facilitate market access in Europe and China, with a particular focus on SMEs.

Project partners
CEN and CENELEC implemented this project with the European Commission, the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) and the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI), in coordination with our Chinese partner the Standardisation Administration of the People’s Republic of China (SAC). The project was transferred to the European Commission after the end of the related grant agreement.

Sectors and products group covered
The CESIP Platform covers the following sectors and product groups: 

  • Electrical equipment;
  • Medical devices;
  • Machinery;
  • Environmental protection;
  • Aerosol containers;
  • Packaging;
  • Textile;

The information on the CESIP Platform is free of charge and includes a feedback module.

CEN and CENELEC contact person: Mrs Zhuohua CHEN, Project Manager- Market Perspective and Innovation.