General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine
The General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine of the People's Republic of China (Chinese: 中华人民共和国国家质量监督检验检疫总局, abbreviated AQSIQ) 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. 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.
In 2018, the AQSIQ was merged with the newly-created State Administration for Market Regulation.
List of heads
- Li Changjiang (April 2001 – September 2008)
- Wang Yong (September 2008 – August 2010)
- Zhi Shuping (August 2010 – present)
- Hou Jianguo has served as party secretary since May 2017.
- Standardization Administration of China (SAC)
- Food safety in China
- Chinese protein export contamination
- Exit & Entry Permit (Republic of China)
- Links to local bureaus are available on the official web site at http://english.aqsiq.gov.cn/
- "People's Republic of China:Known measures adopted following the A (H1N1) Flu outbreak" (PDF). International Air Transport Association. 2009-07-17.