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As a Tool of Governance of Voluntary Standards: Theory, Present and Future:On the Reform China’s Legal System of Standardization

April 7, 2016

Yu Lianchao

(Law School of Tianjin Normal University;Sub-Institute of Standardization theory and Strategy of China National Institute of Standardization)


Abstract: Voluntary standard is the governance system based on market driven and social negotiation. As an important part of the standard system, voluntary standard has become a basic tool for collaborative governance and private governance. However, existing standardization legislation and policy of science and technology are not sufficient to provide an institutional guarantee for play its governance tools of voluntary standards. At the present stage, reforming the existing standardization system is the first task of the standardization work in China. The reformation of standardized system should have been done within the framework of the rule of law, adherence to the theoretical knowledge of binary of voluntary standards and mandatory standard, adhere to the market-oriented direction reformation of voluntary standards system.And we should set up service platform of voluntary standard information, establish democratic governance mechanisms of voluntary standards system, and create the external environment of free and fair competition for voluntary standard.


Key Words: voluntary standards;mandatory standards;governance tool;Standardization Law