International Standards and Conformity Assessment for all electrical, electronic and related technologies


EU-China Standardization Platform (CESIP)

The Europe-China Standards Information Platform (CESIP) is a practical information tool that aims at strengthening mutual trade and investment flow between Europe and China by making standards and related technical regulations more accessible. T his platform is a key tool to support European and Chinese SMEs competitiveness on both internal markets.

What is the CESIP Platform?

The Platform is a website where Chinese and/or European stakeholders can find information in English and Chinese about the relevant applicable and upcoming standards to be applied to products intended for export to China or Europe. European stakeholders can find information not only on national Chinese standards (voluntary and mandatory) but also on the relevant industry (sector) standards, normally much more difficult to obtain for foreign companies wanting to do business with China.

The project is implemented by CEN and CENELEC with other European and Chinese partners: the European Commission and European Free Trade Association (EFTA), in coordination with our Chinese partner the Standardization Administration of the People’s Republic of China (SAC). CEN is acting as project leader on the European side.

Sectors and products group covered

The CESIP Platform covers the following sectors and product groups:

  • Electrical equipment;
  • Medical devices;
  • Machinery;
  • Environmental protection;
  • Aerosol containers;
  • Packaging;
  • Textile.

The information on the CESIP Platform is free of charge and includes a feedback module.

Contact point: Hervé Gauthier, Programme Manager - International Cooperation