China Market Intelligence

January 8th, 2014
Ryan Ong

As reported by USCBC just prior to the holidays, US and Chinese senior government officials concluded the 2013 plenary session of the US-China Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade (JCCT) on December 20 in Beijing with agreements on a range of intellectual property rights (IPR) concerns and modest progress on other commercial issues such as government procurement, standards and conformity assessment, and agriculture.

The US government released several fact sheets on JCCT deliverables...

December 20th, 2013

US and Chinese senior government officials announced movement on key business issues during this year’s plenary session of the Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade (JCCT), an annual high-level discussion on business, commercial, and trade topics held this year in Beijing. Expectations for this year’s JCCT were mixed, given that the meeting took place just one month after the third plenum of the 18th Chinese Communist Party with new lead negotiators for both the United States and China. The...

January 25th, 2012
Ryan Ong

In recent weeks, provincial and local governments across China have taken concrete steps to implement key PRC government commitments to break links between indigenous innovation and government procurement at all levels of government. These moves are in keeping with a November 2011 State Council notice requiring governments at all levels to stop implementation of measures linking innovation and government procurement, and represent important progress
on indigenous innovation policy....

September 3rd, 2008

The PRC Ministry of Finance (MOF) recently issued clarifications to China's current government procurement regime. MOF's December 2007 Administrative Regulations on Government Purchase of Imported Products  laid out various procedures for PRC government agencies at the national, provincial, and local levels to gain approval from their corresponding finance departments for all purchases of imported products. The ministry's recent announcement adds two main stipulations:

Products made in...
June 11th, 2008

The United States recently submitted its first request for improvements to China's initial offer to join the World Trade Organization (WTO) Agreement on Government Procurement (GPA). The request calls for significant reductions of the value thresholds at which GPA rules come into play and expanded coverage at all levels of the PRC government.

China filed its initial request to join the GPA on December 28, 2007. China's offer, as expected, was limited in its scope and included a...