General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine

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The General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ; Chinese: 中华人民共和国国家质量监督检验检疫总局) is a ministerial-level department under the State Council of the People's Republic of China that is in charge of national quality, metrology, entry-exit commodity inspection, entry-exit health quarantine, entry-exit animal and plant quarantine, import-export food safety, certification and accreditation, standardization, as well as administrative law enforcement.

AQSIQ directly administers provincial Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Bureaus and Bureaus of Quality and Technical Supervision.[1] For example, the Beijing Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Bureau is responsible for collecting health declaration forms, and used thermal imaging to spot passengers with fever due to the 2009 flu pandemic prior to July 16, 2009.[2]

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  1. ^ Links to local bureaus are available on the official web site at http://english.aqsiq.gov.cn/
  2. ^ "People's Republic of China:Known measures adopted following the A (H1N1) Flu outbreak". International Air Transport Association. 2009-07-17. 

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