Legal-Express

  • 20210423en
    China releases negative list for cross-border services trade in Hainan

    China's commerce ministry has released a negative list for cross-border trade in services in its southern island province of Hainan, the first negative list for services trade in the country.
    The list outlined 70 special management measures in 11 categories for overseas services providers, according to a statement on the website of the Ministry of Commerce.
    For areas not included in the list, domestic and overseas services providers shall have a level playing field and enjoy equal market access in Hainan free trade port, the statement said.

  • 20210723en
    The General Administration of Customs introduced 15 measures to support Pudong New Area's high-level reform and opening up

    Liu Bo, deputy director general of Shanghai Customs, said at a press conference of the Shanghai municipal government on July 22 that the General Administration of Customs issued 15 measures in five aspects to support the construction of the Pudong New Area as a leading area for socialist modernization. In the next step, Shanghai Customs will resolutely implement the plan and formulate a detailed task list, so as to contribute customs wisdom and strength to the construction of Pudong Leading Area.

  • 202104233en
    General Administration of Customs Announces Typical Cases of Intellectual Property Infringement

    On July 19, 2021, General Administration of Customs announced 11 typical cases of intellectual property infringement where they were able to seize infringing goods. The cases included both domestic and foreign brands as well as products bearing Olympic marks. The infringing goods included counterfeit Hugo Boss clothing; counterfeit L’Oreal, DIOR, Maybelline, MAC, Huda, and St. Ives cosmetics; and counterfeit Disney stickers among others.

  • 20210714en
    China's H1 foreign trade hits record high

    China's foreign trade rose 27.1 percent year on year to 18.07 trillion yuan (about 2.79 trillion U.S. dollars) in the first half of the year, the best performance in history, official data showed Tuesday.

    The growth marks an increase of 22.8 percent from the pre-epidemic level in 2019, the General Administration of Customs (GAC) said.Exports jumped 28.1 percent from a year earlier, while imports climbed 25.9 percent in yuan terms.

  • 20210616en
    MOFCOM Issues the Commerce Development Plan for the 14th Five-Year Plan Period

    The Ministry of Commerce ("MOFCOM") issued the Commerce Development Plan for the 14th Five-Year Plan Period (the "Plan").

    The Plan looks forward to the prospects of commerce development in 2035 and sets the goals of commerce development during the 14th Five-Year Plan period, namely, building a strong domestic market to achieve new results, promoting high-level opening up to a new step, participating in global economic governance and shouldering new responsibilities, and improving the ability to prevent and resolve risks.

  • 20210702en
    FDI to China registered RMB481 billion in the first five months, up by 35.4%

    In the first five months of this year, 18,497 foreign-invested enterprises were established in China, up by 48.6% year on year and up by 12.4% from the same period in 2019. Paid-in foreign investment reached RMB481 billion, up by 35.4% year on year and up by 30.3% from the same period in 2019.

    By sectors, paid-in FDI to service sector reached RMB381.9 billion, up by 41.6%. Paid-in FDIto high-tech industries grew by 34.6%, among which high-tech service industries grew by 37.6% and high-tech manufacturing industries grew by 25%.

  • 20210701en
    China Customs Up Crackdown on IPR-Infringing Goods

    The customs authorities seized nearly 31 million items of suspected goods during the period, amid a nationwide IPR-protection campaign launched at the beginning of 2021, according to the General Administration of Customs (GAC).
    Besides crackdown on malpractices, customs nationwide have improved services for IPR protection. A total of 5,629 applications for IPR protection were approved in the January-May period.

  • 20210624en
    The import and export of Comprehensive Bonded Zones got an increase of 31.6% in Jan-May, 2021

    According to the statistics of China Customs, in the first five months of 2021, the import and export amount of the Comprehensive Bonded Zones reached 2.08 trillion yuan, a 31.6% year-on-year increase.

    The Comprehensive Bonded Zones are serving as major engines in stabilizing foreign trade and foreign investment. The exports of the zones recorded 116.73 billion yuan, while the imports 976.37 billion yuan,which indicates an increase of 36.4% and 26.6% respectively.

  • China releases work plan for boosting industrial internet development

    Ministry of Industry and Information Technology released a work plan to spur the development of the industrial internet on June 7, as China pursues economic upgrading and transformation.
    The plan listed specific tasks for 2021, including deepening "5G + industrial internet," pushing the upgrading of the business network and accelerating the network renovation of industrial equipment.

  • 210 deals signed at 5th World Intelligence Congress

    The fifth World Intelligence Congress (WIC), themed “New Era of Intelligence: Empowering New Development, Fostering New Pattern” ended on May 22 in Tianjin. A total of 210 deals worth 105.7 billion yuan (about 16.4 billion U.S. dollars) were signed at the congress. To date, 563 contracts worth 458.9 billion yuan have been signed.

  • The fourth Digital China Summit opens in China

    The Summit is themed "stimulating new dynamics of data factors and embarking on a new journey for digital China" ,will focus on the digital transformation of several sectors, including governance, the economy, ecology, IT, urban construction and rural revitalization.During the summit, breakthroughs in the information sector and innovations in digital transformation will be exhibited.

  • China prepares for it's future Internet Technology Infrastructure

    The Future Internet Technology Infrastructure was build by Chinese universities according to the Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6) technology, aiming at a more sophisticated test environment for future Internet systems.

  • Britain's Supreme Court has dismissed two appeals by Chinese telecoms firms Huawei and ZTE over mobile data patent disputes

    In 2014 Unwired Planet, which holds patent licences for 2G, 3G and 4G wireless communication technology, sued Huawei for patent infringement. Years of litigation followed in which the High Court and then the Court of Appeal sided with Unwired Planet in 2017 and 2018. This left the Supreme Court as Huawei’s final legal avenue, with the trial hearing taking place in 2019.
    The United Kingdom’s Supreme Court on Wednesday(26, August, 2020) dismissed appeals by Chinese companies Huawei and ZTE in the patent disputes. This will shape the way patent licences for technology standards are awarded and enforced. It means that Huawei, ZTE and other companies must take out a global licence for patented technologies deemed essential to international wireless telecommunications standards.