China Market Intelligence

April 25th, 2007

The US-China Business Council (USCBC) today released a breakdown of US individual state exports to China during the 2000-06 period that shows the remarkable growth of China as an export market for US goods.

April 25th, 2007

US Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Mary E. Peters recently visited Shanghai and Beijing to advocate for the liberalization of China's transportation sector, particularly the aviation market.

April 18th, 2007
US, PRC regulators hold JEC meeting in Washington
April 18th, 2007

After completing the first reading of China's draft Employment Promotion Law during the full session of the National People's Congress (NPC) in March, the NPC released the draft law and is soliciting comments until April 25. The draft law contains several provisions that companies should note.

April 18th, 2007

The PRC National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) released its 11th Five-Year Plan (FYP, 2006-10) on Energy Development last week. The plan focuses on energy production and consumption efficiency, energy supply diversification, energy security, and environmental protection.

April 18th, 2007

As reported in the April 4 CMI, the PRC State Council recently issued an opinion on developing China's services sector, which proposed forming a task force--or "leading group" in PRC government terminology--to manage services sector development.

April 11th, 2007
2007 Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Protection Action Plan
April 11th, 2007

The PRC Supreme People's Court and the Supreme People's Procuratorate jointly issued a new judicial interpretation of China's IPR laws, which took effect on April 5. The new interpretation replaces parts of the December 2004 IPR judicial interpretation.

April 11th, 2007

The United States on Tuesday launched two WTO challenges of PRC laws that USTR officials say allow for widespread infringement of IPR.

April 11th, 2007

MOFCOM, the General Administration of Customs, and the State Environmental Protection Administration jointly announced new additions to the 2007 Catalogue of Banned Commodities in Processing Trade last week.

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