On 19 November 2020, the CAREC Institute and the Institute of Standardization of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) established the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for partnership in joint research, capacity building, and establishment and improvement of Central Asian Standardization Expert Database.
The CAREC Institute represented by Deputy Director One Mr. Liang Ziqian, and the Institute of Standardization of the XUAR, represented by Secretary and Vice-President Mr. Ning Jirong, have signed the MOU in Urumqi.
The parties exchanged their views on the importance of research and capacity building in improving standards, norms, rules, and regulations in CAREC region, and expressed their full support and engagement in improving and harmonizing standards in the areas of trade, customs, transport, energy and sanitary and phytosanitary regimes.
The Institute of Standardization, affiliated with the XUAR Market Supervision and Administration Bureau, is a public welfare research institute specializing in standardization services and research in XUAR. The Institute aims to promote exchange and cooperation between the PRC and Central Asian countries by developing standardization strategies and research, and has established a rich database of standards of Central Asian countries.
The MOU signing ceremony was attended by Mr. Lu Yi, Deputy Director of the XUAR Market Supervision and Administration Bureau, Mr. Yang Meng, Head of Standardization Department of the XUAR Market Supervision and Administration Bureau, Mr. Li Donghui, Vice-President, Institute of Standardization of the XUAR, Mr. Cao Yan, Director of Central Asia Comprehensive Office, Institute of Standardization of the XUAR, and Ms. Xu Donglin, Special Expert on Central Asian Standardization.
The MOU will present the CAREC Institute with an opportunity to strengthen its partnership with institutions in XUAR and explore new areas of standardization. This is the third partnership agreement that the CAREC Institute establishes with research institutions in XUAR.