China (www.chinahardwarwe.org.cn)

China National Hardware Association
Founded in 1988, China National Hardware Association (CNHA) consists of key players in daily-use hardware, tools hardware and building hardware, regional hardware associations, regional companies of hardware industry and scientific research and design institutes. It formally joined IHA in 2000, and six years later helped solidify China’s hardware industry’s position on the world stage by hosting the 49th IHA Congress in Shanghai.

CNHA’s mission is to provide a bridge between its members and the government, to represent the desires and demands of its members, to safeguard the legal rights of its members and provide services for its members. It represents ten branch associations, including tools hardware, building hardware, daily-used hardware, cooking utensils, locks, gas appliances, hoods, stainless steel products and kitchen apparatus, zippers, shower rooms and a market professional committee.

In addition to being an association, CNHA also plays a role in the national hardware industry’s standardization system. The association speaks to the industry through its website, www.chinahardwarwe.org.cn, and its official publication, China Hardware & Kitchen & Bathroom Apparatus.