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China Clamps Down on Use of Hazardous Substances in Electrical Products

25 May 2018

The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) has initiated a crackdown on the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic products....Read More

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China Zero Rates Import Tax on Commonly-Used Medicines

21 May 2018

As of 1 May this year, import duties are no longer payable on a wide range of commonly-used medicines. Among the treatments that are now officially zero-rated are cancer drugs, cancer alkaloid-based d...Read More

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Hong Kong and Macau Research Bodies Urged to Bid for Central Government Funding

19 May 2018

Hong Kong and Macau-based research establishments, as well as universities / colleges, have been urged to fully take advantage of the funding opportunities offered by the central government’s Science ...Read More

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Toys Imports to China Freed from Inspection and Quarantine Label Requirement

30 April 2018

Imported toys no longer need to carry China Inspection and Quarantine (CIQ) labels....Read More

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China Waives Income Tax for Overseas Oil Futures Investors

20 April 2018

The Ministry of Finance has recently introduced a number of tax incentives for overseas investors interested in China’s futures markets for crude oil and other commodities....Read More

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Heightened Oversight Mandated for Shenzhen Pharmaceutical Suppliers

18 April 2018

Pharmaceutical suppliers active in and around Shenzhen are facing heightened supervision to ensure compliance with the Good Supply Practices for Pharmaceutical Products (GSP)....Read More

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China Outlines Statutory Requirements for Foreign-Invested Payment-Processing Businesses

17 April 2018

Prior to the official opening up of the mainland payment services market to foreign investors, the People’s Bank of China (PBOC) has outlined the mandatory access standards and regulatory requirements...Read More

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Hong Kong and Macau Workers Granted Semi-Local Status in Qianhai

16 April 2018

Any Hong Kong or Macau resident looking to work in the Qianhai special economic zone will no longer need to secure an Employment Permit....Read More

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Updated Registration Requirements for Overseas Infant Formula Milk Manufacturers

13 April 2018

New requirements related to all overseas manufacturers of imported infant formula milk products have been issued by the Certification and Accreditation Administration of China (CNCA)....Read More

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Pre-Approval Waived for First Import of Non-Special-Use Cosmetics via any Mainland FTZ

12 April 2018

Non-special use cosmetics will no longer require official pre-approval when they are first imported to China if they transit through any of the country’s 11 Pilot Free Trade Zones (FTZs)....Read More

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Statutory Import Inspection Introduced for Toothbrushes, Children’s Shoes and Wooden Products

10 April 2018

Certain imported items are now subject to statutory entry inspection and quarantine procedures. According to an announcement from the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quar...Read More

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Unified Social Credit Code Use Requires Mandatory Business Licence and Certification Updates

9 April 2018

Businesses and a number of non-commercial enterprises will be obliged to secure new licenses and certification bearing the appropriate unified social credit codes in line with a new directive from The...Read More

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China Makes New-Energy Vehicle Manufacturers Liable for Battery Disposal

27 March 2018

The manufacturers of new-energy vehicles are to be held responsible for the recovery and recycling of the battery packs used to power such cars. As of 1 August this year, it will be incumbent on all s...Read More

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Guangdong Opens Medical Services Sector to Overseas Investors and Operators

20 March 2018

Guangdong has recently issued its implementation plan for the development of a diversified, multi-tier medical service by 2020. Among the priorities identified in the plan is the development of a gene...Read More

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Three New Eco-Friendly Express Packaging Standards Set for September Launch

19 March 2018

Three new standards for express service packaging have been introduced by the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ) and the Standardisation Administration of...Read More

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Upgraded Requirements Introduced for Dietary Supplement Labelling

16 March 2018

New labelling requirements with regard to dietary supplements were introduced by the China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) on 14 February this year and came into immediate effect....Read More

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China’s National Smart Home Standards Set to be Adopted on 1 July

13 March 2018

Three national smart home standards are to be officially adopted from 1 July....Read More

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China’s Construction Sector Subject to New Ozone Depletion Regime

12 March 2018

Construction projects that produce/consume ozone-depleting substances (ODS) are now subject to a raft of new regulations introduced by the Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP)....Read More

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Consumer Wellbeing and Sustainable Development Targetted by 291 New National Standards

9 March 2018

Some 291 new national standards are set to come into force as of 1 January 2019. Jointly endorsed by the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ) and the Standa...Read More

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Enhanced Oversight Mandated for Construction-Related Environmental Impact Assessments

7 March 2018

Enhanced ongoing and ex-post oversight of the environmental impact of construction projects has been urged by the Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP)....Read More

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