Category: Standards + Licensing

New Five-Year Plans Promote Energy Industry Reform

Facing ongoing pollution challenges and a push to diversify energy sources, China’s energy planners kicked off 2017 by announcing an array of 13th Five-Year Plans (13FYPs). Offering quantifiable short-term goals for limiting reliance on coal in favor of oil and...

Closing Shop on China’s e-Commerce Platforms

It is old news that the Chinese market is highly competitive and unlike any other in the world. Products that sell in London are not guaranteed to sell in China. The rainbow-lensed promises of e-commerce seem to be an easy...

/ April 10, 2017

Navigating the Haze of Environmental Compliance

Costs of complying with China’s environmental protection laws are rising as companies operating there face higher compliance costs, more frequent inspections, and a swath of new laws and regulations on emissions. Already held to high expectations of energy efficiency and...

/ April 7, 2017

Global Protectionism will not Stymie Chinese Deal-Making

Chinese companies collectively spent nearly $200 billion buying their foreign counterparts in the first nine months of 2016, with an additional increase in spending expected in the final quarter of the year. China’s historical emphasis on resources has been replaced...

/ March 20, 2017

Mapping the Rise of China’s Commercial Drone Industry

Drones are a young and multifaceted industry that have only recently begun to show their true potential. In China, drones are now being used to change the business landscape and alter how companies conduct their operations in a wide variety...

/ March 15, 2017

The Dos and Don’ts of CCC Certification for Vehicle Parts

China Compulsory Certification (CCC) is a necessary part of tapping the Chinese market for more than 132 product categories, including automotive parts. Manufacturing vehicle components is a complex undertaking, and the rules and regulations for selling in China can be...

/ November 30, 2016

Priorities Compete in NEV, Battery Regulations

Despite high-level government support for China’s New Energy Vehicle (NEV) industry, the Chinese government has been sending mixed messages to foreign companies investing in the world’s largest electric vehicle market. Some regulatory guidance is poised to advance the NEV and...

/ November 18, 2016

A fast track in the works for certain medical devices

High-quality foreign medical devices might soon have a faster path to approval in the developing China market. Recently released draft rules that call for expedited review of certain medical devices should benefit US companies in China. However, competing regulations appear...

/ November 14, 2016

China’s New Advertising Law: Key Considerations and Implications for Online Advertisers

The Chinese government is increasing the levels of regulation for advertising, and lately its attention has turned to online advertising. Following in the footsteps of the amended 2015 Advertising Law, the State Administration of Industry and Commerce’s (SAIC) Interim Measures...

/ October 17, 2016

What To Do When Certification Requirements Change

The CNCA is responsible for implementation rules, which are rules developed for specific China Compulsory Certification (CCC) categories. These rules pertain to the scope of the category, the requirements of factory inspections, and product surveillance. China Compulsory Certification is required...

/ October 3, 2016