2019 Special Action Plan on Supervision of Online Market / by Nikolaas Tilkin-Franssens

On June 20, 2019, in order to implement the arrangements of the Party Central Committee, to further fulfill the E-commerce Law and to supervise the networking business practices, a notice on '2019 Special Action Plan on Supervision of online Market’ was jointly issued by 8 ministries, including State Administration for Market Regulation, National Development and Reform Commission, General Administration of Customs, etc.

The special action will be carried out by several departments from June to November this year.

Key tasks are as follows:

►Standardise the qualifications of E-commerce entities to create a good market access environment.

►Strictly crack down on online selling of counterfeit products, unsafe foods and counterfeit drugs to create a safe environment for consumption. Strengthen the inspection of foods and beverages and the supervision of online catering services.

►Strictly crack down on unfair competition to create a fair competitive environment. Investigate and impose severe penalties on the violations of the promotion of infant formula.

►Regulate the internet advertising to create a good advertising environment. Seriously crack down on false propaganda of food and health food.

►Strictly regulate the Haitao and cross-border e-commerce trading.

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