China Industrial Design Association (CIDA) is authorized by the State Council of the People's Republic of China and registered in the Ministry of Civil Affair in 1979. It is a national organization for the industrial design profession in China. CIDA is supervised by China Association for Science and Technology and Ministry of Civil Affairs. The executive is affiliated with China National Light Industry Council. CIDA assists Ministry of Industry and Information Technology in performing the administrative duties of industrial design industry due to division of duties of National ministries and commissions.
CIDA is an academic and non-profit social organization formed by enterprises, organizations and professionals engaging in industrial design profession.
The objectives of the Association are to: unite enterprises, organizations and professionals in the design profession to support the development of industrial design in China, and improve the market competitiveness of the both enterprises and products, and also enhance the economic development and social progress.