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Online CBA: How Can Hong Kong Companies Prevent from Violating Any Law or Regulation When Marketing Their Products and Services on the Mainland?

Photo: Hong Kong companies selling products in China
Photo: Hong Kong companies selling products in China

Q: How Can Hong Kong Companies Prevent from Violating Any Law or Regulation When Marketing Their Products and Services on the Mainland?

A: According to the Measures for Penalties Against Infringement of Consumer Rights and Interests implemented on 15 March 2015, business operators in China may not:

1. Sell products or provide services that are against personal safety or property safety;

2. Sell products that have expired or deteriorated;

3. Sell products with the place of manufacture, name of manufacturer, factory address and production date forged or tampered with;

4. Sell products bearing quality marks (such as certification marks) that have been forged or used without authorisation;

5. Sell products or provide services that infringe upon another party's exclusive right to use a registered trademark;

6. Sell forged or unauthorised products that bear the peculiar namepackaging or decoration of well-known products;

7. Sell products that are adulterated or mixed with improper elements; sell fake, inferior or substandard products in place of genuine, superior and standard products;

8. Sell products that China has pronounced obsolete and banned from sale;

9. Intentionally use substandard measuring instruments or tampered measuring instruments in the course of supplying products or services;

10. Deceive payment from consumers without providing products or services at all or not based on the terms agreed.

(The HKTDC provides one-on-one China Business Advisory Service free of charge to assist companies in resolving problems encountered when doing business in China. For enquiries and appointments, please call (852) 1830 668 or register online.)

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