State Administration for Industry and Commerce

State Administration for Industry and Commerce
国家工商行政管理总局
Guówùyuàn Gōngshāng Xíngzhèng Guǎnlǐ Zǒngjú
Logo of SAIC
Agency overview
Formed 1953
Jurisdiction  People's Republic of China
Headquarters Xicheng District, Beijing
Minister responsible
  • Zhang Mao
Parent agency State Council of China
Website www.saic.gov.cn

The State Administration for Industry and Commerce (SAIC; Chinese: 国家工商行政管理总局) is the authority in the People's Republic of China responsible for advancing legislation concerning the administration of industry and commerce in the People's Republic.[1] On a local level, the organizations responsibilities roughly mimic those of the secretaries of individual states in the United States as a registration and licensing authority.[2] The current minister is Zhang Mao (张茅).

Administration

The agency is organized into the following divisions.[3]

  • General Office
  • Department of Law
  • Antimonopoly and Anti-unfair Competition Enforcement Bureau
  • Direct Selling Regulation Bureau
  • Consumer Protection Bureau
  • Department of Market Regulation
  • Regulation Department for Market Circulation of Food
  • Enterprise Registration Bureau
  • Bureau for Registration of Foreign-Invested Enterprises
  • Department of Advertising Regulation
  • Department for Regulation of the Private Economy
  • Department of Personnel
  • Trademark Office
  • Trademark Appeal Board

Location

The head office of the agency is based in 8 Sanlihe Donglu, Xichengqu, Beijing, 100820, China.[4] Locally, SAIC has offices on each regional and municipal level which oversee and regulate the businesses in their jurisdiction.[5]

See also

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