State Bureau of Quality and Technical Supervision and Quarantine
In 2001, according to a decision of the State Council, the State Bureau of Quality and Technical Supervision and the State Bureau of Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine were merged into this organization charged with such tasks as to oversee matters related to quality, measurements, entry-exit commodity inspection, entry-exit quarantine, entry-exit quarantine of plants and animals and the approval of related licenses and standards.
According to decisions of power delegation by the State Council, the administration of license approval and standardization is respectively placed with the China State License Approval and Supervision Committee (also known as the State License Approval and Supervision Bureau) and China Standardization Committee (also known as the State Standardization Bureau). Both committees are overseen by the State Bureau of Quality and Technical Supervision.
It is made up of 15 departments: the general affairs office, law and regulation department, quality department, measurement department, customs clearance business department, health quarantine department, animal and plant quarantine department, quarantine supervision department, import-export food safety bureau, boiler pressure and container safety supervision bureau, product quality supervision bureau, law-enforcement inspection department (also known as Office for Combating Fake Products under the State Bureau of Quality and Technical Supervision), international cooperation department (also known as science and technology department), personnel department, planning and finance department.