Production Licensing Management System

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Last updated: 22 Feb 2011

5.1 Production Licensing Management System

China exercises production licensing management over key industrial products which concern human health, public safety, and personal and property safety. The catalogue of industrial products subject to production licensing system (the Catalogue) is formulated and published by the industrial product production licensing supervisory department under the State Council jointly with other competent departments under the State Council.

The state implements unified inspection requirements, unified certification mark, and unified supervision and management for products in the Catalogue. Enterprises not granted the production licence may not produce products listed in the Catalogue. No units or individuals may sell or use in their business activities any products in the Catalogue not granted production licence.

Enterprises must show the mark and number of the production licence on their products or their packaging and manual. The production licensing mark of industrial products is made up of the English letters "QS" (Quality Safety) and the Chinese characters ?????? (i.e. quality safety). The main colour of the mark is blue, with the letter "Q" and the Chinese characters ??????" in blue and the letter "S" in white.

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Posted: 20 February 2011, last updated 22 February 2011

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