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Medical and Financial Advertising Comes Under Renewed Scrutiny

16 Oct 2017

New guidelines designed to protect consumers from misleading and illegal advertising have been jointly issued by the State Administration for Industry and Commerce and nine other government department...Read More


New Plan Prioritises IPR Protection for Foreign-Invested Enterprises

11 Oct 2017

A new IPR Protection Plan for Foreign-Invested Enterprises (FIEs) has been jointly issued by 12 government departments, including the Office of the National Leading Group on the Fight Against IPR Infr...Read More


State Council Outlines Cross-Border E-Commerce Development Priorities

9 Oct 2017

A number of cross-border e-commerce pilot zones are to be established as China looks to boost foreign trade and increase its own competitiveness....Read More


New Domain Name for Online Patent Applications

29 Sept 2017

The patent e-filing service of the State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO) changed its domain name to http://cponline.sipo.gov.cn on 1 September 2017 and stopped using the previous address http://ww...Read More


Guangdong Looks to Cut Costs for Manufacturing Sector

27 Sept 2017

Guangdong has recently announced a number of new measures designed to cut the costs of the province’s manufacturing base. Among the proposals are urban land use tax cuts and a reduction in the tax pay...Read More


New Protocols for Customs Supervision Areas Set for November Implementation

21 Sept 2017

New guidelines spelling out the relevant procedures and jurisdictions that apply within customs supervision areas have been issued by the General Administration of Customs (GAC)....Read More


Guangdong Gets Tough on Air Pollution and Emissions Violations

13 Sept 2017

New measures for controlling and combatting air pollution have been introduced by the Guangdong Provincial Government. In total, 18 new initiatives have been formally adopted, including stricter regul...Read More


Guangdong Rationalises Administrative Approval Requirements

12 Sept 2017

Administrative approval is no longer required with regard to 50 categories that previously required assent from the relevant branch of the Guangdong local government....Read More


Shanghai Adopts Streamlined Industrial Production Licence Approval Regime

6 Sept 2017

Streamlined approval procedures for licences to produce 17 categories of industrial goods within the Shanghai municipal district were officially adopted on 1 August this year. Under the terms of this ...Read More


New Regulations Introduced for Enterprise Name Registration and Verification Process

1 Sept 2017

New legislation has been introduced to regulate the procedure for approving company names, streamline the initial registration system and improve the subsequent verification and assessment processes....Read More


Foreign Investment, Merger and Acquisition Administration Procedures Streamlined

28 Aug 2017

The filing administration procedures required in the case of overseas companies acquiring or merging with domestic enterprises, as well as those related to foreign investments in listed companies, are...Read More


Customs Announces End of Guaranteed Deposit System for Processing Trade

18 Aug 2017

Companies involved in the processing trade will no longer be required to use the bank guarantee deposit system. With the backing of the State Council, the General Administration of Customs announced t...Read More


PPP Model to be Adopted for All Future Sewage and Waste Disposal Projects

11 Aug 2017

The public-private partnership (PPP) model has received official backing as the basis for all future sewage and waste disposal projects. A recent circular from the Ministry of Finance and a number of ...Read More


One-stop Registration and Banking Service Launched for Hong Kong Businesses Looking to Invest in Guangdong

4 Aug 2017

A one-stop business registration and banking service has been introduced for Hong Kong investors looking to launch a business in Guangdong. This new service – The Commercial Registration Bank-Governme...Read More


Integrated Customs Clearance Reform Rolled Out on National Basis

31 July 2017

As of 1 July 2017, the General Administration of Customs has extended its revenue collection reform to cover all goods listed in all chapters and sections of the Regulations of the People’s Republic o...Read More


High-Tech Enterprise Tax Incentive Eligibility Updated

28 July 2017

The State Administration of Taxation (SAT) has recently issued a clarification with regards to the criteria by which any high-tech enterprise can be deemed to be eligible for the government’s advantag...Read More


Origin Requirements Simplified for Imports Transited Via Hong Kong and Macau

26 July 2017

The origin requirement with regards to goods transited via Hong Kong and Macau is to be simplified, according to a recent announcement by the General Administration of Customs (GAC). This is in line w...Read More


Environmental Protection Tax Law Set for 2018 Implementation Following End of Public Consultation

25 July 2017

The public consultation process with regard to the proposed Implementation Rules of the Environmental Protection Tax Law of the PRC was scheduled to finish on 26 July this year. Subsequent to this, Th...Read More


Provisions of New Three-Tier VAT Regime Announced

25 July 2017

In line with its policy of VAT reform, including the abolition of business tax in selected service sectors and the streamlining of the relevant tax bands, the State Council has announced a new three-t...Read More


Costs Cut for Commercial and Individual Credit Reports

20 July 2017

The cost of commercial credit reports from the Credit Reference Center, a division of the People’s Bank of China (PBOC), has been cut from RMB60 a copy to RMB40. At the same time, the charge for consu...Read More

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