China Market Intelligence

May 31st, 2017
by USCBC staff

China’s new Cybersecurity Law goes into effect today, June 1, but with many implementation details undecided and companies uncertain about how to comply. In the meantime, Chinese regulators are responding in part to company concerns, even if the overall policy approach remains problematic.

On the eve of the law’s implementation, the Cybersecurity Administration of China (CAC) posted an “interview” on its website answering some questions about implementation of the...

May 31st, 2017
By Patrick Lozada

China released a second draft revision of its Standardization Law on May 19 that links standards to national security, which could limit the use of foreign products and services, and endanger intellectual property (IP) protection. The newest draft continues China’s push toward voluntary and recommended standards, emphasizes consumer safety, and adds new language regarding standards and national security.

A standard provides requirements, specifications, guidelines...

May 17th, 2017
By Maryan Escarfullett

China’s intellectual property (IP) protection and enforcement remains inadequate and foreign company market access barriers too strict, according to the Special 301 Report, keeping the United State’s second-largest trading partner on the US Trade Representative’s (USTR) priority watch list for another year.

“China must not invoke security concerns in order to erect market access barriers,” or “discriminate against foreign-owned or developed IP,” USTR said in its...

May 17th, 2017
By Erin Ennis

The June 1 implementation of China’s Cybersecurity Law and numerous related measures should be delayed to address trade barriers, security and privacy, competition, and fairness issues, according to a May 15 letter the US-China Business Council (USCBC) submitted on behalf of 54 international trade associations to China’s government.

If implemented as written, the measures will impact companies in a wide variety of sectors. USCBC organized the letter in conjunction...