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Regulatory Developments in China

The aim of this paper is to offer a brief overview of key legislation, enacted or proposed, in China during the period July to December 2018 so that product manufacturers and importers may take necessary steps to comply with the obligations and requirements imposed.

The Chinese Government were active in issuing legislation pursuant to two fundamental policy documents:

● “Made in China 2025” (published in 2015) and
● The “13th Five Year Plan” (published in 2016)

This paper will summarize the key developments that took place in the second half of 2018 under the following 5 main headings:

● Restriction of Hazardous Chemicals
● Reform of Compulsory Product Certification System
● Product Energy Efficiency Regulations
● Transport of Dangerous Goods
● Product Safety

About the Author:
Amy Chen is a Regulatory Compliance Specialist with Compliance & Risks, specializing in environmental law for China and Taiwan. She keeps clients up to date on areas including REACH, RoHS, WEEE, energy labeling, energy efficiency, packaging, product safety, EMC, climate change, environmental health and safety, occupational health and safety, and food contact material.

Amy is a native Chinese speaker and has a Master of International Commercial Laws from the University of Limerick, and a Bachelor of Law degree from University College Cork.

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