In August 2018, an E-commerce Law for the People’s Republic of China was adopted. On 31st of August 2021, the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress of the PRC began conducting a public consultation on proposed changes to increase liability provisions for e-commerce platforms that breach the law or support infringing vendors on their platform. In extreme cases, they can be restricted from online business operations or have their licenses revoked. It would appear that China’s online watchdog intends to strictly regulate e-commerce to prevent IP infringement.
The public can provide feedback to the proposed law amendment until October 14 by submitting comments on various channels including placing an opinion on the interactive part of the website of the State Administration for Market Regulation. Further details are described below. Continue Reading