Q1:What are the procedures if foreign companies want to apply for CNS Mark on their products ?

The CNS Mark is open to the applicants from foreign manufacturers. Foreign companies will be issued a CNS Mark Certificate once their products are assessed to be in compliance with related requirements. To obtain a CNS Mark, a company needs to have their quality management system assessed and their products tested against related CNS standards. Assessment of the company's quality management system can be done by certification bodies recognized by the BSMI. Testing of products can be done by the BSMI, commissioned organizations or testing laboratories recognized by the BSMI.

Q2:How to apply for CNS Mark for a foreign company?

When making the application, a foreign applicant may authorize an agent who has a business place in the Republic of China to act on his/her behalf by executing an authorization letter. If the documents submitted are in a foreign language, their Chinese translations shall also be provided at the same time.

Q3:If there is any regulation should be followed by registered manufacturers who are allowed to use the CNS Mark?

The BSMI may conduct non-periodical surveillance visits to the CNS Mark registered manufacturers each year. Besides, the BSMI (the 6th Division) shall draw up “an annual non-periodical product inspection plan” to conduct the non-periodical product inspection of CNS Mark products purchased from the market or taken from the sites or CNS Mark registered factories. The annual product inspection can be conducted once a year in principle; however, the annual product inspection may be conducted more times depending on the actual demand.

Q4:How to obtain a copy of the CNS Catalogue?

A hard copy and sales of the English CNS Catalogue has been no longer available since 2015. We offer the electronic file and you can reach it in our website (http://www.bsmi.gov.tw/) for free.

Q5:How do I purchase copies of the Chinese National Standards?

Copies of Chinese National Standards can be purchased by coming in person to the BSMI or its branches, or by visiting the web site at http://www.cnsonline.com.tw/ to purchase on-line.

Q6:Can I reprint and distribute national standards on my own?

You are welcome to use the Chinese National Standards. However, due to advances in industrial development, which will result in revision of national standards and respect of intellectual property rights, we encourage you to purchase copies of our national standards from the BSMI or its branches located around the island or from Internet so as to have the updated version. A minimum fee of service will be collected for purchasing national standards. Where it is deemed necessary to reprint national standards, please obtain permission from the BSMI.

Q7:Are there English versions for the national standards ?

Chinese national standards that have English translations are marked with an asterisk in the CNS Catalogue. Where there are discrepancies between the Chinese text and the English translation, the Chinese text shall govern.

  • 編修日期:2019/05/07
  • 上稿單位:標準檢驗局
更新日期: 2021年1月15日