Industry Specific Licenses and Certifications in China

Before a foreign company decides to bring its products or services to the Chinese market, it is important to first acquire a firm understanding of the relevant regulatory environment. As such, in this issue of China Briefing we provide an overview of the licensing schemes for industrial products; food production, distribution and catering services; and advertising. We also introduce two important types of certification in China: the CCC and the China Energy Label (CEL).