CESIP is a one-stop-shop for market access information to help businesses internationalize and ultimately strengthen SME trade between Europe and China.
Different sets of technical regulations, divergent standards and different market access requirements create barriers to trade between China and Europe. To overcome this problem, the new CESIP platform provides detailed information about European and Chinese standards and market access requirements. CESIP currently covers three sectors; machinery, electrical appliances and medical devices while five new sectors will follow soon: textiles, toys, aerosol cans, packaging and energy efficiency of buildings.
Mr Daniel Calleja, Director-General of European Commission DG Enterprise and Industry, and Mr Cheng Gang, Administrator of SAC (Standardisation Administration of China) launched CESIP in Beijing on 24 October 2012.
CESIP provides a bird's eye view of the different national approaches, detailed guides per product groups and references to standards used for compliance certification schemes. CESIP's objective is to make market access information readily accessible, need for SMEs to make time-intensive searches for information.
CESIP is unique compared to other web-based information sources:
Some key data
The respective standards are made available thanks to close co-operation between the European (CEN, CENELEC) and Chinese Standardisation (SAC) Organisations.