China Market Intelligence

March 27th, 2019
By Chris Miller

Two major developments have emerged in ecommerce in China over the past year: the Ecommerce Law, which took effect January 1 of this year, and the concerted effort directed by the State Council to improve the environment for cross-border goods sales to the benefit of both consumers and retailers.

March 27th, 2019
By USCBC Staff

At last year’s National People’s Congress (NPC), China launched a massive government restructuring to streamline policymaking and enforcement. Throughout the months-long reorganization process, the government continued to move ahead with policy reforms in some areas, while other regulations on the NPC 2018 work plan were not addressed.

March 27th, 2019
By Ricky Altieri

This year’s National People’s Congress (NPC) which took place March 5-15 included a few key announcements that may provide a window into the business environment in the coming year.

February 27th, 2019
By USCBC Staff
The 13th National People’s Congress (NPC) kicks-off in Beijing on March 5. Convening just after trade negotiations were extended, it will be important to watch how China’s government deals with key issues such as the Foreign Investment Law, which is expected to pass.
January 30th, 2019
By Angela Deng

Trade talks to date have touched on a wide range of issues, but have not narrowed differences on structural issues like IP protection, forced tech transfers, and subsidies to China’s state-owned enterprises.

January 30th, 2019
By Ricky Altieri

Further information on the Ministry of Public Security’s 2018 Personal Information Standard may provide clarity for companies on data management measures.

January 16th, 2019
By Chynna Hawes

Draft amendments make some progress in strengthening China’s intellectual property rights (IPR) system, including by increasing penalties, extending patent term for designs, and adding patent term restoration for innovative pharmaceuticals.

January 16th, 2019
By Chris Miller and Owen Haacke

Early enforcement is focused on business license verification, illegal reselling of cross-border goods, and tax evasion.

December 12th, 2018
By Ricky Altieri

China’s new Intellectual Property (IP) Court will bring much needed subject matter expertise to adjudicate technical IP cases between foreign and domestic companies when it begins operations January 1.

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