Labeling Products Imported into China
Q: Does China government allow a labeling product to be imported into China?
A: Yes. China government allows a labeling product to be imported into China.
Q: What penalty would a manufacture or distributor face if they fail to comply with PRC laws regarding labeling products?
A: Generally speaking, if a manufacture or distributor fails to comply with PRC laws regarding labeling products, the PRC authority will impose such sanctions on them as discontinuance of sale, a fine which will be up to 30 percent of the value of the products illegally produced or sold, and even confiscation of all illegal gains.
Q: How does PRC legal scheme govern labeling products?
A: PRC central government formulated a law named the PRC Product Quality Law to govern labeling products. Also, some other authorities or local governments issued national regulations or local regulations or some mandatory or recommendatory standards to govern the labeling of the product.
Q: Given the PRC legal scheme provides for various leave laws, regulations or mandatory or recommendatory standards to govern labeling of the product, is there any inconsistency existing in between those aforesaid laws, regulations or standards? If so, how to fix it?
A: Yes. The aforesaid laws, regulations or standards sometimes remain inconsistent with each other. A manufacture or distributor might scratch their heads when dealing with the compliance issue with those aforesaid laws, regulations or standards. That sounds ridiculous but it is reality in China. In order to fix such problem, a manufacture or distributor needs to know how the Chinese authorities implement such laws and standards and how the courts would interpret such laws and standards, which could be advised by an experienced lawyer in China.