China Market Intelligence

March 14th, 2007

The PRC Administrative Measures on the Control of Pollution Caused by Electronic Information Products (EIPs), also known as China's RoHS, took effect on March 1. A series of supporting regulations, which cover labeling and marking, concentration limits, and testing, accompany the measures. Because many companies have already taken steps to comply with the EU RoHS over the past several years, they have been able to prepare for the initial stage of China's RoHS--meeting labeling, marking, and...

February 21st, 2007

The PRC Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) recently issued a slew of documents to promote the development of domestic brands. This is part of China's larger drive to encourage independent innovation and establish internationally competitive products. It is unclear whether these new government guidance measures will effectively develop Chinese brands in the marketplace or indirectly discriminate against foreign products.

Catalogue of competitive brands

MOFCOM published on...

February 14th, 2007

The PRC Ministry of Information Industry (MII) last week released its 2006 report on the growth of China's information industry. The report shows that the telecom sector constitutes the largest segment of the overall industry, expanding 26.1 percent over 2005 to RMB 1.5 trillion ($188.1 billion) (see Table 1). Over the last year, central China experienced the fastest revenue growth in the telecom sector (see Table 2).

Mobile data services also grew rapidly in 2006, accounting for 21.6...

January 31st, 2007

USCBC hosted an aviation forum in Beijing on January 29 to discuss reforms of, and improved market access to, China's aviation sector. The forum, sponsored by The Boeing Co., FedEx Corp., Northwest Airlines Corp., Polar Air Cargo, Inc., United Airlines, Inc., and UPS, brought together officials from the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC), General Administration of Customs, Ministry of Communications, National Development and Reform Commission, MOFA, and MOFCOM, to hear views from...

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