China Market Intelligence

September 16th, 2009

The PRC Ministry of Commerce on September 14 announced that China has formally requested World Trade Organization (WTO) consultations on President Barack Obama's decision to invoke the China-specific 421 safeguard, which will impose tariffs on tire imports from China.

September 2nd, 2009

More than half of the PRC central government's portion of China's RMB 4 trillion ($585 billion) stimulus has been disbursed since it was announced last November, and increases in bank lending have added much-needed liquidity to China's economy. Though foreign companies and foreign-invested enterprises (FIEs) in certain sectors have benefited from the stimulus, most have not.

September 2nd, 2009

The Ministry of Health (MOH), in concert with eight other PRC government ministries, on July 18 released three separate regulations that lay out China's plans for a new national essential drug system, one of the five pillars of China's healthcare reform plan

September 2nd, 2009

The US-China Business Council's (USCBC) Beijing office on August 28 held the latest installment of its China Operations Series 2009 with key updates on environmental protection and the Antimonopoly Law (AML). The program's keynote speaker, PRC Vice Minister of Environmental Protection Li Ganjie, updated attendees on China's recent environmental protection efforts.

September 2nd, 2009

Climate change and environmental protection took center stage last week at the National People's Congress (NPC) Standing Committee meeting, as the body adopted a resolution re-emphasizing China's position on climate change and reviewed and released for comment proposed amendments to the Renewable Energy Law.

August 19th, 2009

As part of China's efforts to enhance food quality and safety, the PRC State Administration for Industry and Commerce (SAIC), authorized by the new Food Safety Law to oversee food safety during distribution in China, recently released two documents to improve supervision of food distributi

August 19th, 2009

The first half of 2009 saw a sharp downturn in global trade, and the United States' and China's trade with the world declined significantly as well, according to statistics from the US International Trade Commission (ITC) and the PRC General Administration of Customs.

August 19th, 2009

Foreign companies have until September 6 to comment on draft regulations that PRC officials will use to determine whether a company has behaved as a monopoly in its pricing decisions.

August 19th, 2009

Recent data released by the PRC Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) reveals that foreign direct investment (FDI) into China plunged in the first half of 2009.

August 5th, 2009

Revised rules that govern the China Compulsory Certification (CCC) mark may create extra hurdles for US companies seeking product certification and compliance.

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