Tian Shihong Met with David McGovern, Deputy Minister of Innovation, Technology and Economic Development of Canada

time:2018-11-15 09:09:00  Author:  Source:

  On October 31, Tian Shihong, deputy director of the State Administration for Market Supervision, met with visiting David McGovern, deputy director of the Canadian Ministry of Innovation, Technology and Economic Development and the team.

  Tian Shihong introduced the functions of the State Administration for Market Supervision and pointed out that since the reform and opening up, China's standardization work has developed rapidly along with the development of China's economic and social development. The basic, strategic and supportive role of standardization in economic and social development has become increasingly prominent. China attaches more importance to improving the consistency of Chinese standards and international standards, vigorously promotes standardization reform, and actively implements standardization strategies. Tian Shihong said that in recent years, the standardization cooperation between China and Canada has continued to deepen, playing an important technical and fundamental role in promoting trade facilitation between the two sides and promoting the common development of the industry.

  David McGovern agreed with this and recalled that the Canadian National Standardization Institute and the China National Standardization Administration have maintained a long-term good relationship. It is proposed that the two sides continue to work closely together to strengthen standardization construction exchanges cooperation in the emerging industries such as e-commerce and smart manufacturing.   

  The two sides conducted in-depth discussions on the standardization cooperation of related projects in the innovation cluster planning, and hoped continue to maintain close communication on the implementation of the plan, launch specific cooperation projects in a timely manner, and strive to achieve effective experience exchange, wisdom sharing, collaborative research and results transformation, better benefiting  the two countries’ industries and promoting the economic development. 

  The relevant persons, responsible for the item, of the Quality Supervision Bureau, Standard Technology Department, Standard Innovation Department, Science and Technology Finance Department and International Cooperation Department of the State Administration for Market Supervision attended the meeting.

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