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Shanghai Municipal Administration of Industry and Commerce
06.02.2010
Address: 301 Zhaojiabang Rd ( Office hour: 9am to 11:20am and 1:30 to 4:30pm, Monday to Thursday; 9am to 11:30 on Friday)

Telephone: 64220000 sendsend



    Shanghai Municipal Administration of Industry and Commerce is established as an institution directly under the municipal government, with its main functions, internal structure and personnel management in accordance with the “Notice of the General Office of the CPC Central Committee and the General Office of the State Council on Printing and Distributing ‘Plan on Reform of Organs of Shanghai Municipal People’s Government’” (Ting Zi [2008] No. 17).

    Main Functions

    1. to implement the laws, rules, regulations, guidelines and policies related to the industrial and commercial administration; to study and draw up drafts and policies of local rules and regulations on industrial and commercial administration, and to organize to carry out relevant local rules, regulations and policies;

    2. to take charge of the work of registration of market participants including the industrial and commercial enterprises, farmers’ specialized cooperatives, organizations and individuals engaging in business activities as well as permanent representative offices of enterprises of foreign countries (regions) in China, to verify the names according to law, to confirm the qualifications of market participants, to verify and issue the business licenses, and to supervise and manage the registered issues and business activities; to take the lead in investigating, punishing and banning unlicensed operation;

    3. to assume the responsibilities of investigating and punishing direct sale and pyramid selling cases, and to supervise and manage the direct selling enterprises, door-to-door salesman and the direct selling activities according to law;

    4. to take charge of the supervision and management of the economic order on Shanghai’s market and the administrative law enforcement; to strengthen the monitoring, precaution and information guidance of the market; to assume the responsibilities of standardizing and maintaining the operational order of various markets according to law, and to take charge of the supervision of commodity transaction via the internet and relevant services; to take charge of the law enforcement work of anti-trust related to the monopoly agreement, abuse of dominant position on the market and abuse of administrative power to rule out and restrict the competition (excluding the price monopoly behavior) with the authorization of the State Administration for Industry & Commerce; to investigate and punish according to law the unfair competition, business bribery, smuggling and sale of smuggled goods and other illegal economic activities;

    5. to take charge of the administrative licensing of food circulation business activities by food operators in Shanghai, and to assume the responsibilities of supervising and managing the food safety in the circulation link;

    6. to organize to carry out the protection of consumers’ rights in relevant service sectors; to investigate and punish illegal activities such as counterfeit and substandard goods according to the division of work; to receive the consultation, appeal and report of consumers, and to guide the consumers’ rights keeping institutions and organizations at all levels within the system to carry out the work; to establish and improve the consumers’ rights protection system, and to protect the lawful rights and interests of the operators and consumers; to organize to investigate and punish the activities infringing the rights and interests of consumers;

    7. to supervise and manage all kinds of consumer goods markets and producer goods markets according to law, to participate in supervising and managing the production factor market, and carry out the classified supervision of market credit;

    8. to investigate and punish the trademark infringement activities, to protect the exclusive right to use registered trademarks as well as supervise and manage the use and printing of trademarks according to law; to supervise and guide the trademark agencies; to take charge of the acceptance and examination of application for certification of famous trademarks; to take charge of the certification and management of famous trademarks in Shanghai; to take charge of the management and protection of special signs and official signs;

    9. to guide the development of the advertising industry, and to draft the development planning and specialized standard of the advertising industry in Shanghai; to supervise and manage the publishing and operation of advertisements according to law, and to guide the advertising examination and monitoring institutions to carry out the examination and monitoring of the contents of the advertisements;

    10. to organize to carry out the administrative supervision over contracts, and to cooperate with the industry management departments and the industry organizations in formulating the model text of contract; to supervise and manage the standard format of consumption contracts; to carry out the administrative mediation of disputes over contracts; to investigate and punish the illegal activities by way of contracts;

    11. to supervise and manage the brokers, broker agencies, broker activities and relevant intermediary service agencies; to carry out the registration and check of licensed brokers;

    12. to implement the registration of chattels under mortgage, and to supervise and manage the auction;

    13. to implement supervision, management and comprehensive protection of enterprises’ names, the special names, packaging and decoration of famous commodities, business secrets and trademarks;

    14. to guide the work of relevant social organizations in industry and commerce;

    15. to take charge of the acceptance and hearing of relevant administrative reviews and responses to administrative proceedings;

    16. to undertake other tasks assigned by the municipal government.