Recently in Beijing, State Administration for Industry and Commerce (SAIC) released the Interim Measures for Blacklist of Dishonest Companies. It’s the first departmental regulation drafted by State Council against dishonest companies and will go into effect as of 1 April, 2016.

The Measures listed several actions of law violation including: receiving three administrative penalties in two years for unfair competition; receiving two administrative penalties in five years for trademark infringement.

The Measures states clearly that the companies’information in blacklist will be displayed to the public through information publication system, and will be shared among government departments for joint punishment.