China Market Intelligence

March 18th, 2020
By Chris Miller

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...

January 22nd, 2020
By Antonio Douglas

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.

December 11th, 2019
By Antonio Douglas

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.

April 24th, 2019
By Chynna Hawes
China’s IP regulator has boosted efforts to provide a more immediate solution to malicious trademark application while more comprehensive revisions to the Trademark Law are underway. Long awaited draft amendments to the Trademark Law were adopted at this week’s NPC Standing Committee meeting.
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.

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 Chris Miller and Owen Haacke

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

November 28th, 2018
By Ricky Altieri

Three Chinese regulators announced upcoming or recent cyber security inspections.

September 5th, 2018
By Owen Haacke and Melinda Xu

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

August 8th, 2018
By Chynna Hawes

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.

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