In 2014, China’s agencies in charge of managing intellectual property rights (IPR) issues are focusing their attention on a range of areas, including fighting counterfeiting in industries such as agriculture, oil and gas, auto parts, household appliances, and health products; tackling key modes of IPR infringement like online counterfeiting, network piracy, and trade secret theft; improving cri
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Chinese regulators have recently released two measures meant to make merger and acquisition (M&A) review processes faster and more transparent. The Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) announced measures to simplify M&A reporting processes in February that may speed up international transaction reviews.
China continues to significantly lag in its commitments to promote and implement regulatory transparency measures, according to a new US-China Business Council (USCBC) report. USCBC analysis of the National People’s Congress (NPC), the State Council, and selected Chinese government agencies shows varying levels of compliance with transparency commitments.
The US-China Business Council (USCBC) recently finalized recommendations for improving China’s administrative licensing regime, a long-standing concern of USCBC member companies.
Companies investing in any market must deal with administrative licensing—or getting official government approval—for everything from selling products to building new manufacturing facilities. But in China, the extensive, complex, and at times onerous licensing system at all levels of government can result in significant delays, added costs, and lost revenue for companies.
The US-China Business Council (USCBC) advanced members’ concerns throughout 2013 by advocating directly with key Chinese government agencies, ensuring USCBC member issues were prioritized on the US government agenda for bilateral engagement, providing timely analysis of market and regulatory developments in China, and hosting informative events on a wide range of operational, political, and tra
Rising costs and intensifying domestic competition are combining to squeeze margins for many American companies in China, according to the US-China Business Council’s (USCBC) 2013 China Business Environment Survey.
The National People's Congress (NPC) and State Council both announced initiatives earlier this year to increase transparency and public participation in the formulation of legislation and administrative measures. Since late summer, USCBC has been tracking the NPC's and State Council's compliance with their commitments in this area.
The National People's Congress (NPC) Standing Committee last week passed the Circular Economy Promotion Law, which aims to boost recycling and energy conservation efforts.
The fourth round of the Strategic Economic Dialogue (SED) yielded potentially significant advances in providing foreign companies with more regular and broader opportunities to weigh in on and shape prospective regulations that would affect their businesses. In the joint SED fact sheet, China agreed to three transparency-related points advocated by the US-China Business Council (USCBC):