Mar. to Jun. 2015 China Bulletin

The CBRC and Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) have suspended the Guidelines on Secure and Controllable Information Technology that the Banking Industry Should Use (2014-15) (Guidelines) until further notice in order to consider feedback from lenders.   Foreign-owned financial institutions, foreign technology trade groups and others had protested that the Guidelines would have excluded foreign suppliers from the Chinese market; they contravene the spirit of other trade-related initiatives, such as the BIT negotiations.  The suspension may be impacted by the recently passed National Security Law.

If you have questions or would like assistance complying with new regulations in China, please contact Allan Marson at or +1 408-738-0592 #719 for a complimentary consultation.