On August 31, 2017, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology ("MIIT") issued the Standard Conditions for the Printing and Dyeing Industry (2017 Edition) (the "Standard Conditions") and the Interim Administrative Measures for the Standard Announcements of the Printing and Dyeing Enterprises, which shall come into force as of October 1, 2017.
According to the Standard Conditions, the place selected to construct a printing and dyeing enterprise shall conform to the State's industrial planning and policies, as well as the planning made by the local place in respect of its main functional zones, urban and rural planning, overall planning for land utilization, and ecological environment planning. Meantime, the Standard Conditions clearly state that printing and dyeing enterprises should develop and produce green products with low energy consumption and little pollution; they are also encouraged to employ new technologies, advanced techniques, new equipment, and new materials to develop textile products with intellectual property rights and high extra value. The quality of products should comply with the requirements set out in applicable national and industry standards, with the acceptable product rate reaching 95% or above. Additionally, the Standard Conditions provide that environmental protection facilities of enterprises specializing in the printing and dyeing business should be designed and constructed in accordance with the requirements stated in the Standards on the Environmental Friendly Designs of Enterprises in the Textile Industry, and that the system requiring environmental protection facilities to be synchronously designed, constructed and put into use together with the main part of a project should be implemented.