Category: Standards + Licensing

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

Tackling a Mountain of Applications: The CFDA’s New Plans to Accelerate the Review Process for Medical Devices

On June 20, China’s Food and Drug Administration (“CFDA”) proposed the Priority Review Designation Procedure for Medical Devices (Exposure Draft) in an effort to cut through persistent bureaucratic red tape in the medical devices registration process and fulfill China’s rising...

/ September 14, 2016

How do China’s Information Security Laws Affect You?

The China Certification of Information Security (CCIS) mark is required for all information security products used by the Chinese state agencies, and is voluntary for other information security products. China Compulsory Certification, or CCC, is required for many international products...

/ August 26, 2016

China’s Ecommerce: Choosing the right third party

With Ecommerce exploding across China, businesses from around the world are flocking to the fray. Access to this tremendous market is complicated by the need to choose a third-party agency that offers international companies that don’t have a physical presence...

/ May 27, 2016

The 4 Biggest Roadblocks to Clearing Customs in China

Tapping into the Chinese market is often a long and complicated process. After all the hard work that is put into creating a product and preparing it for Chinese consumers, it’s deflating to see it sit in customs and gather...

Obtaining a Certificate of Origin in China: Application Procedure and Administrative Measures

For enterprises lawfully established in China and those which enjoy the right to engage in foreign trade, it is important for an exporter to know the requirements of the target country in order to avoid obstacles when exporting goods.

/ April 27, 2016

13th Five Year Plan Stresses Economic Restructuring

The PRC National People’s Congress recently released China's 13th Five-Year Plan (FYP) on National Economic and Social Development to outline economic policies and targets to drive industry development in China through 2020. As companies form their corporate objectives, identifying areas...

/ April 14, 2016