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Eighth plenary meeting of ISO/TC249: 8 new proposals received international consensus

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From June 5 to 8, the eighth plenary meeting of the ISO Committee of Traditional Chinese Medicine (ISO/TC249) was held in Hong Kong. In China, 16 projects with relatively high maturity and urgent domestic and international demand were selected as Chinese proposals, involving the quality and safety of traditional Chinese medicines and traditional Chinese medicines, and the safe use of Chinese medical equipment. Among them, 8 proposals have reached international expert consensus. The project voting may be initiated after the meeting or the project voting may be initiated after the modification. The meeting commended the 14 international standards for Chinese medicine that have been published, 11 of which are heads of projects by Chinese experts.


11 member countries including China, Australia, Canada, Germany, Japan, South Korea, and the United States attended the meeting. ISO/TC215, the World Federation of Chinese Medicine Societies, and the World Federation of Acupuncture and Moxibustion Associations attended the meeting as a liaison organization, with more than 200 delegates.