|Common Standards for both China and Germany|
Chinese Ministry of Environmental Protection Environment and Development Center, CEC,
German Federal Environmental Agency, and German Quality Assurance and Labeling
Association jointly singed on May 26, 2008 an agreement to make China Environment
Labeling and German Blue Angle Labeling a common standard for recyclable ink
To promote common standards accepted by both nations, China and Germany started to
work on mutual accreditation in January 2006, under the framework of China-Germany
Environment Forum. Both China Environment Labeling and German Blue Angle Labeling
singed on April 2007 an accord to recognize the environment labeling of the other side.
Thanks to more than one year efforts, both sides have reached an agreement on the
management and implementation of the first common standard on recyclable ink cartridge.
The development marks an important progress achieved in the mutual recognition of
environment labeling. According to a briefing, both sides will work on a common standard
for wooden toys as the next step.