Presentation on theme: "BRIEF INTRODUCTION TO RAPEX-CHINA"— Presentation transcript:
1 RAPEX-China System kong xiaobang (Department for Supervision on Inspection, AQSIQ, China)
2 BRIEF INTRODUCTION TO RAPEX-CHINA ContentsWHAT’S AQSIQ?1GENERAL INTRODUCTION TO RAPEX2BRIEF INTRODUCTION TO RAPEX-CHINA3HOW IS THE RAPEX-CHINA WORKING?45ACHIEVEMENTS
3 ---established in 2001(the year of china join into WTO) What’s AQSIQ?AQSIQ stands forGeneral Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine of PR.C(a ministerial administrative organ directly under the state council.)---established in 2001(the year of china join into WTO)---19 in-house departments(national quality,metrology,entry-exit commodity inspection, entry-exit health quarantine, animal and plant quarantine, import-export food safety, certification and accreditation, standardization, as well as administrative law-enforce)
4 What’s AQSIQ?-35 entry-exit Inspection and Quarantine Bureaus(CIQ) IN 31 provinces--to perform the function of entry-exit inspection and quarantine-31 provincial-level Bureaus of Quality and Technical Supervision in each province--to perform the function of quality and technical supervision
5 GENERAL INTRODUCTION TO RAPEX Legal framework for RAPEXGPSD General rules on product quality and safety, governing all consumer products except food, pharmaceuticals and medical devices.Regulation 765/2008 setting out requirements for market surveillance relating to the marketing of products (extends RAPEX to non-consumer products)Besides the GPSD and Reg 765/2008:2009/48/EC Directive on Toys,2006/95/EC Directive on Low Voltage Electrical Equipment,2006/42/EC Directive on Machinery,2007/46/EC Directive on Motor Vehicles, …
6 GENERAL INTRODUCTION TO RAPEX The RAPEX NotificationsEuropeanCommissionMemberStatesProducersDealersraise the health and safety level of consumers
7 BRIEF INTRODUCTION TO RAPEX-CHINA A good development tendency for economic and trade between EU and China.The development of EU-China economic and trade relationship will definitely face even more challenges.include:Ensuring quality and safety of consumer products,Protecting rights and interests of consumers,Raising consumers’ and business confidence towards the healthyand sustainable development of EU-China trade.…WHAT CAN WE DO ?
8 BRIEF INTRODUCTION TO RAPEX-CHINA EU and CHINA have done a lotStarted the special project on"RAPEX-CHINA system application "SEPT.,2006AQSIQRAPEX-CHINA SystemMay, 2006EU DG SANCOMOU about arrangement andmanagement of cooperationJan., 2006EU DG SANCO & AQSIQ
9 BRIEF INTRODUCTION TO RAPEX-CHINA RAPEX-CHINA is a result of communication and cooperation between EU and CHINA.The special project laid a solid foundation for the rapid exchange of information between EU and China, and for the establishment of the mechanism of unsafe consumer products’ tracking and information feeding back.By December 31, 2010, totally 4885 cases have been notified throughthe RAPEX-CHINA system. Inspection and quarantine agencies at variouslocations were organized and made investigation on 1678 cases.Relevant measures have been taken to deal with the cases.
10 HOW IS THE RAPEX-CHINA WORKING? 2009, AQSIQ established an "Information platform for RAPEX-CHINA special project" and officially put it into operation within the nationwide inspection and quarantine agencies. ————in order to improve the operation efficiency of notifications, transmission, investigation, feedback, verification, analysis and alert links
11 HOW IS THE RAPEX-CHINA WORKING? EU Commission releases notifications through RAPEX-CHINA systemAQSIQ downloads, translates, sorts out and itemizes the notifications, and uploads to the “Information Platform for RAPEX-CHINA special project ”,BThe respective CIQ directly under AQSIQ carries out investigation according to relevant requirements (immediately)CThe Inspection Department of AQSIQ carries out study and judgment on results of investigations &feedback to EU quarterly.D
13 ACHIEVEMENTS OF RAPEX-CHINA EU-CHINA have reached high degree of common understanding on such aspects as theory and concept of quality and safety of consumer products, mechanism of dealing with problems;
14 ACHIEVEMENTS OF RAPEX-CHINA Technical exchange activities have been carried out effectively and comprehensively for the purpose of raising quality and safety of consumer products;
15 ACHIEVEMENTS OF RAPEX-CHINA Effective investigation and feedback of information have been carried out in dealing with individual cases of quality and safety of consumer products, thus protected rights and interests of consumers and related parties;By December 31, 2010, totally 4885 cases have been notified through the RAPEX-CHINA system. AQSIQ has all the notifications translated into Chinese and sorted them out. Inspection and quarantine agencies at various locations were organized and made investigation on 1678 cases. Relevant measures have been taken to deal with the cases. Totally 16 quarterly reports and 3 annual working reports have been completed.
16 ACHIEVEMENTS OF RAPEX-CHINA This cooperation project provides a good example for EU-China economic and trade cooperation in other fields, in enhancing strategic mutual trust, in improving coordination of policies, in keeping market open and in reducing trade frictions.
17 Thank You !“The 20 century is a century for productivity, while the 21 century is a century for quality”——Dr. Joseph M. Juran