CHINA GATEWAY WILL BE TAKEN OFF LINE STARTING NOV. 1, 2005. FOR CHINA RELATED ISSUES PLEASE GO TO THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE CHINA BUSINESS INFORMATION CENTER: http://www.export.gov/china
THE 16TH PLENARY SESSION OF THE JCCT
The 16th plenary session of the U.S.-China Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade (JCCT) was held in Beijing on July 11, 2005. Co-chaired on the U.S. side by Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez and USTR Rob Portman and on the Chinese side by Vice Premier Wu Yi, the 16th JCCT built on successes achieved at the 15th JCCT and realized new progress on key U.S. trade concerns. (more)
The U.S. Embassy in China recently launched the "IPR Toolkit" to guide American companies, particularly small and medium-enterprises (SMES) on the protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights in China. The goal of the guide is to provide practical information to U.S. companies doing business in China or thinking about entering the China market.
NEW RULES AND REGULATIONS
The People’s Bank of China issued The Rules for the Review of Banking Financial Institutions’ Access to the National Interbank Lending Market. More...
The National Development and Reform Commission issued The Measures for the Supervision and Regulation of Coal Businesses. More...
The Ministry of Commerce issued The Measures for the Administration of Commercial Franchising Operations. More...
Administration for Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine issued The Measures for the Administration of Inspection, Quarantine and Supervision of Fruit Imports. More...
All quotas on WTO member countries will expire as of January 1, 2005 under the WTO Agreement on Textiles and Clothing (ATC). However, China's WTO Accession Agreement allows countries to undertake safeguard actions on imports of textile products from China which threaten to cause market disruption for the products in question. The China textile safeguard clause is effective through January 1, 2009. For more information on China Textile Safeguard click here.