On August 12, 2008, the State Council issued a plan to decentralize the Administration on Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ). Under the plan, the AQSIQ will phase out of the direct management on the evaluation for designating famous brands, reduce its direct examination and approval programs, delegate its approval authority to local branches, adjust inspection scope of production permits and goods for trade, and transfer technical review to eligible organizations. As an important regulator monitoring health and safety standards as well as the import and export of goods, such changes in AQSIQ’s responsibilities will likely cast a positive impact on the business of foreign enterprises in China. Many observers opine that such changes will reduce the rent-seeking of corrupted officials and improve the function of the bureaucracy.