After years of under-regulation in online retail, China’s Ecommerce Law officially entered into force at the start of 2019. Although the law introduced sweeping reforms, the industry did not experience overnight change. China’s State Administration of Market Regulation (SAMR), the supervisory authority behind the law, has instead maintained a steady drip of measures and policies designed to implement and clarify various provisions of the Ecommerce Law. The result has been a more predictable...
China Market Intelligence
Nearly three years after the Cybersecurity Law went into effect, regulatory clarity remains elusive, including around the MLPS 2.0. Most companies are taking a wait-and-see approach until key concepts are defined in more detail.
This past year finally saw more specific guidance on cybersecurity reviews, critical information infrastructure (CII), cross-border data transfers, and personal information, though many of the policies remain in draft form.
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.
Further information on the Ministry of Public Security’s 2018 Personal Information Standard may provide clarity for companies on data management measures.
Early enforcement is focused on business license verification, illegal reselling of cross-border goods, and tax evasion.
Three Chinese regulators announced upcoming or recent cyber security inspections.
The Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress passed China’s Ecommerce Law on August 31, creating a framework for regulating China’s rapidly growing ecommerce ma
The Shanghai Free Trade Zone (FTZ) Market Regulatory Authority (MRA) recently issued a penalty decision against a foreign medical product distributor for false promotion under the Anti-unfair Competition Law (AUCL), the revised version of which came into effect January 1.