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New Establishment and Revision of the Japanese Industrial Standards (JIS) (May 2017)

The Japanese Industrial Standards (JIS) are a collection of national standards stipulating the criteria for products, including types/scales, quality/performance, and safety. The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) has been newly establishing and revising such standards in response to societal changes. METI has also been introducing the new establishment and revision of such standards once a month.

1. Outline of the new establishment and revision of standards

In May 2017, METI newly established three standards and revised seven standards (see Appendix 1).

2. Outline of the JIS

Stipulated under the Industrial Standardization Act, the JIS are a collection of national standards certified by the government of Japan, aiming at such as the improvement of mineral or industrial products in terms of quality, performance and safety, as well as the increase and enhancement of production efficiency.

The JIS stipulate a variety of product criteria, including types/scales, quality/performance, safety, testing methods for assessing these criteria, and a standard value that products should meet. These standards are utilized to ensure product reliability for manufacturers, users and consumers.

METI has been newly establishing and revising the JIS in response to technological advancements, improved safety and other societal changes as necessary.

For more information on the JIS, visit the following websites:

METI conducts such establishment and revision through the examination of proposals by the Japanese Industrial Standards Committee (JISC). METI hereby announces the results of the new establishment and revisions of the JIS in May 2017.

3. Previous News Release concerning the establishment and revision of the JIS

Appendix

Release date

May 22, 2017

Division in Charge

Standards and Conformity Assessment Public Relations Office, Industrial Science and Technology Policy and Environment Bureau

Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry1-3-1 Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-8901, Japan Tel: +81-(0)3-3501-1511
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