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Consumer Wellbeing and Sustainable Development Targetted by 291 New National Standards

9 March 2018

Some 291 new national standards are set to come into force as of 1 January 2019. Jointly endorsed by the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ) and the Standa...Read More


China Adopts Unified Mandatory National Standards

5 March 2018

China has officially adopted a unified system of mandatory national standards, which supersede any previous local or industry standards....Read More


Updated Regulations for Entry-Exit Quarantine Procedures

6 Feb 2018

New regulations with regard to the overall administration of quarantine procedures are scheduled to come into effect on 1 March this year....Read More


Food Industry Called Upon to Highlight Current Testing Shortfalls

22 Jan 2018

The mainland food industry is being called upon to flag up any overlooked safety concerns or testing shortcomings as the China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) looks to overhaul the country’s food ...Read More


Mechanical and Electrical Product Pre-Shipment Inspection Agencies Granted Extended Powers

30 Nov 2017

All record-filing, risk management and fiduciary management procedures relating to the pre-shipment inspection of imported used mechanical and electrical products will now be the responsibility of the...Read More


2017 Update to China Compulsory Certification (CCC) List Now Available

7 Sept 2017

The 2017 HS Codes List of CCC Mandatory Products has recently been issued by the Certification and Accreditation Administration of China (CNCA). The CCC List (China Compulsory Certification List) deta...Read More


Second Tranche of Approved Compulsory Product Certification Laboratories Announced

5 Sept 2017

A list of the second tranche of laboratories approved to conduct compulsory product certifications has been announced by the Certification and Accreditation Administration of China (CNCA) (CNCA Announ...Read More


CFDA Issues New Rapid Food Testing Guidelines

2 Aug 2017

New guidelines as to the appropriate use of rapid food testing methods have been issued by the China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA). The guidelines – Opinions on Standardising the Administration ...Read More


US Beef Import Ban Lifted

29 June 2017

The import of beef of US origin was authorised to resume as of 20 June this year. All such beef, however, must be sourced from meat enterprises registered with the Certification and Accreditation Admi...Read More


Guangdong Updates Green Food Certification Renewal Process

20 June 2017

The Guangdong Provincial Green Food Development Centre is now handling all applications for certification renewals, on-site inspection, verification and written examinations with regard to the product...Read More


Quarantine Charges Dropped by 10% with Immediate Effect

14 June 2017

All quarantine charges, as applicable to any items for import / export, have been reduced by 10% with immediate effect....Read More


Provincial-level Food and Drink Administrations Lose Pharmaceutical Licensing Approval Rights

11 May 2017

Provincial-level food and drink administrations are to lose their entitlement to monitor and approve activities in three pharmaceutical-related licensing sectors. A notice to this effect has been issu...Read More


Revised Measures for Assessing Medical Device Standards Issued

10 May 2017

The China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) has recently issue revised guidelines with regard to the Administrative Measures for Medical Device Standards (Trial Implementation)....Read More


Guangdong Enterprises Tapping Belt and Road Opportunities: Yulan Wall-coverings Uses Hong Kong Services to Meet International Standards

15 Dec 2016

In order to ensure that its products meet the requisite quality and fire safety standards of overseas clients, the popular mainland wallpaper brand Yulan relies on inspection and testing services in H...Read More


Chinese Enterprises Capturing Belt and Road Opportunities via Hong Kong: Findings of Surveys in South China

1 Dec 2016

While China continues to promote the Belt and Road initiative, Hong Kong has been regarded as the major service platform outside the mainland for tapping such opportunities. According to HKTDC surveys...Read More


China's “Going Out” Initiative: Service Demand of Western China to Tap Belt and Road Opportunities podcast

29 July 2016

China continued to be the world’s third-largest source of FDI for the fourth consecutive year in 2015, as Chinese enterprises are going out to look for resources to boost their competitiveness, and to...Read More


China’s 13th Five-Year Plan: The Challenges and Opportunities of Made in China 2025 podcast

27 May 2016

China’s 13th Five-Year Plan will implement the Made in China 2025 initiative in greater depth, aiming to make the country become a manufacturing powerhouse. This will stimulate China’s demand for adva...Read More


Opportunities Arising from China's 13th Five-Year Plan: An Overview podcast

8 April 2016

Given the 13th Five-Year Plan, China is set to take promotion of innovation as the driving force for development. It also stresses the needs to form a new pattern of opening up and promote cooperation...Read More


Technopreneurship in China (2): The Hong Kong Cross-border Partnership Opportunity podcast

26 Feb 2016

The number of incubation centres and co-working spaces in China has surged amid the society’s enthusiasm to embrace innovation to create impetus for growth. But there are also concerns about the long-...Read More


Technopreneurship in China (1): Recent Innovations and Opportunities podcast

19 Feb 2016

China’s 13th Five-year Plan is set to promote innovation as a long-term strategy to facilitate growth. This has produced huge demand from “technopreneurs” for not only financial resources but also sup...Read More

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