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China to tighten green products regulations

By Wang Xiaodong | chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2016-12-07 19:51

China will establish a unified system for the standardization, certification and identification of 'green' products by 2020, China's top certification and accreditation authority announced on Wednesday.

Such a system is expected to guide production and consumption of green products, regulate the market and significantly improve the quality of environmentally-friendly products made in China, according to a statement from the China's Certification and Accreditation Administration.

Chief engineer Bo Yumin said different authorities with varying standards were currently in charge of certification and identification of green products in China, resulting in problems for consumers such as a lack of credibility.

The unified system will cover products related to environmental protection, energy conservation, water conservation, low carbon and organics.

The system will be based on international standards and draw experiences from developed countries such as the United States and Japan, Bo said.

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