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PRC Resources: Chinese Ministries and Agencies That Issue Regulations

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In addition to voluntary and mandatory standards, many Chinese regulatory agencies also issue technical regulations for products and services in the Chinese market.

Below is a list of ministries and agencies that frequently issue regulations affecting products and services. This list is not comprehensive, but is intended to provide information on the most frequently active agencies.


. Visit the U.S.-China Business Council for a complete list of Chinese Government Ministries

Ministries and Commissions

  • Ministry of Agriculture (Chinese only)
    Areas of responsibility include agriculture and environmental issues relating to agriculture, fishery, animal husbandry, horticulture, animal welfare, foodstuffs, hunting and game management
  • Ministry of Environmental Protection
    Responsible for enforcing environmental policies and regulations, and also serves as China’s nuclear safety agency (sometimes referred to as the State Environmental Protection Administration or SEPA)
  • Ministry of Health (Chinese only)
    Areas of responsibility include public health, disease prevention and treatment, quality of foods and cosmetics
  • Ministry of Water Resources
    Areas of responsibility include laws, regulations, and standards for the management of water areas, including rural water resources; economic regulatory measures for the water industry; and development of policies and laws regarding national water resources. MWR is not responsible for water pollution or sewage issues.

Other Key Organizations Directly Under the State Council

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