Category: In Brief

Infant Formula: New Registration Guidelines Will Enter into Force in October 2023

On 10 July 2023, SAMR released the revised Administrative Measures of Product Formulation Registration of Infant Formula Milk Powder, which will enter into force on 1 October 2023. Compared with the previous version illustrated in the EU SME Centre report on China’s Dairy Sector, these revised guidelines will: Click here to access the revised measures in […]

Written by on 25 July 2023

Data Protection for Small Business: The EU Answers Your Questions

Are you unsure how to comply with GDPR? Do you process personal data about your staff, consumers, and business partners? Do you want to understand data protection rights? The European Data Protection Board has published a new Data Protection Guide for Small Business. The guide details what is meant by personal data, shares GDPR principles […]

Written by on 20 June 2023

SMEs in China: Policy Environment Report (2019 Update)

The EU SME Centre is proud to announce the release of its annual SME Policy Environment Report. The report sets out to provide an overview of the most significant developments affecting SMEs operating in China, with a special focus on the impact on European SMEs. The structure of the report consists of three parts: an […]

Written by on 9 July 2019

EU and China Agree on Scope of the Future Investment Deal

The EU and China negotiators reached clear conclusions in January 2016 on an ambitious and comprehensive scope of the upcoming EU-China investment agreement and moved into a phase of specific text-based negotiations. This is a major step forward in the EU-China talks launched at the end of 2013 and a direct response to the political […]

Written by on 13 February 2016

10 Chinese Provinces to Start Agricultural E-commerce Pilot Plans

China accelerates its supply-side reform in agricultural sector by introducing E-commerce pilot plans in 10 Chinese provinces or municipalities including Beijing, Hebei, Jilin, Heilongjiang, Jiangsu, Hunan, Guangdong, Hainan, Chongqing and Ningxia. Three aspects in agricultural sector are identified as primary focuses of the Pilot Plan: Beijing, Hebei, Jilin, Hunan, Guangdong, Chongqing and Ningxia on agricultural […]

Written by on 24 January 2016

China to Establish New Cross-Border E-commerce Pilot Zones in 12 Cities

New Cross-Border E-commerce Pilot Zones have been approved to be established in 12 Chinese cities including Tianjin, Shanghai, Chongqing, Hefei, Zhengzhou, Guangzhou, Chengdu, Dalian, Ningbo, Qingdao, Shenzhen and Suzhou. The first Pilot Zone of this kind was established in Hangzhou in March 2015. The 12 new Pilot Zones will adopt similar successful policies developed in […]

Written by on 10 January 2016

Netherlands and China Signed MoU on Cooperation in Civil Aviation Industry

On 27 October 2015, China and Netherlands signed the Memorandum of Understanding between the Ministry of Industry & Information Technology of the People’s Republic of China and the Ministry of Economic Affairs of Kingdom of the Netherlands over the Civil Aviation Industry. Both sides will establish a joint work group on cooperation over the civil […]

Written by on 29 October 2015

Shanghai Encourages the Development of Foreign Invested R&D Centres

On 16 October 2015, Shanghai issued the Several Opinions of Shanghai on Encouraging the Development of Foreign Invested R&D Centres (hereinafter the Opinions) to further encourage the development of foreign invested R&D Centres in Shanghai. The Opinions shall become effective as of 1 November 2015 and remain valid until 30 October 2020. The Opinions consists […]

Written by on 29 October 2015