Since 2004, CPSC has worked directly with Chinese stakeholders to improve the safety of consumer products exported to the United States. These efforts include regular contact with Chinese government authorities through our Beijing office, as well as education and outreach programs to the entire supply chain in China. We also provide training and guidance to Chinese manufacturers, exporters, and buyers, through in-person training, live webinars, and Web-based Chinese language materials that provide information on U.S. requirements for consumer products.
CPSC’s China Program has created a Chinese language website, where we post translated materials of U.S. legislation, regulation, guidelines and other advisories on U.S. safety requirements for consumer products. Among these materials is the China Product Hazard Monthly Summary Bulletin, containing CPSC recalls of Chinese products for every month since May 2008. This page is available in both Chinese and English.
In January 2011, CPSC established its Regional Product Safety Office in Beijing to better promote compliance with U.S. product safety requirements among buyers and exporters and coordinate more closely with product safety regulators in the East Asia Pacific region.
Fifth Consumer Product Safety Trilateral Summit
Caption: A team from CPSC joined delegations from China’s AQSIQ and the European Commission’s Directorate General for Justice and Consumers for a consumer product safety summit in Beijing, China – the fifth such summit between our three governments. The first was in 2008 and they have occurred every two years since. Our focus this year was on consumer product safety challenges in the area of e-commerce, including direct business-to-consumer, cross-border transactions. The three jurisdictions expressed their continued commitment to international consumer product safety cooperation through the prevention of non-compliant, hazardous consumer products being sold online and elsewhere, the exchange of information regarding hazardous products, and the discussion of emerging technologies and/or the rapid development of new products. Read More
CPSC and the ACCC Conducted Product Safety Training for Buyers & Sourcing Professionals in Ningbo and Guangzhou
Caption: CPSC staff and staff of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission conducted free Product Safety Training for Buyers & Sourcing Professionals dealing in electrical-electric-appliances, apparel, and toys in Ningbo and Guangzhou in mid-September 2016. Focus was on products for children and on products that have demonstrated high risks of safety violations and hazards.
U.S.-China Bilateral Meeting
Caption: Building on the trilateral meeting, CPSC welcomed a delegation from China’s AQSIQ to CPSC headquarters in Bethesda in June 2016. Our discussions were focused on sharing priorities and challenges in improving product safety, including issues among product suppliers and in the area of e-commerce. Again, both jurisdictions expressed their commitment to international consumer product safety and the exchange of information regarding hazardous products.
- CPSC conducted a testing industry forum and training day on conformity assessment of children’s products on September 11, 2017
- Lithium-Ion Battery Safety Standards for Consumer Product Import into the United States
- Buyer Training | Chinese
- Third Biennial Consumer Product Safety Trilateral Summit United States - China -European Union Joint Press Statement | Chinese
Additional Resources from CPSC View more photos
- Form for Foreign Governments and Distributors to Contact CPSC’s International Office | Chinese Version