On June 7, 2023, China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology published draft criteria for “standards-compliant” remanufacturers of electromechanical products1. The ministry is accepting comments on the draft through June 22, 2023.
The criteria would be used for remanufacturers whose facilities have been built in China that remanufactures the following electromechanical products: construction equipment, tools/machine tools, heavy equipment, general-purpose equipment used in the petrochemical industry, internal combustion engines, electrical equipment for electrical engineering, agricultural equipment, basic components of machinery, office equipment, etc. Remanufacturers would be publicly listed as standards-compliant companies if they meet the criteria and are approved through the review process.
Remanufacturing refers to making technical repairs or upgrading to old products using advanced applicable processes, technologies, equipment and materials while ensuring that the performance and quality of remanufactured products are as good as or better than those of the pre-remanufactured new products and that remanufactured products meet the mandatory national standards for safety, energy conservation, environmental protection, etc.
Examples of the criteria for standards-compliant remanufacturers
- Remanufactured products have a statement declaring that they are remanufactured products in a conspicuous position according to the Circular Economy Promotion Law2.
- Measures to control the emission/discharge of wastewater, air pollutants, solid waste, noise, vibration, etc. generated from production processes comply with relevant national and local regulations.
The draft criteria (in Chinese) are available at