Ten types of illegal acts strictly handled by Gansu Administration for Market Regulation

On February 10th, Gansu Administration for Market Regulation released Guideline on Administrative Enforcement of Market Regulation amid Epidemic Fight. The Guideline organized and redefined the following aspects: investigating and handling illegal acts of disturbing market order amid virus outbreak, situations where severe punishment is supplied in accordance with the law, and laws applicable to market regulation amid virus fight.

It is indicated in the Guideline that market regulators at all levels should focus on markets for agricultural products, supermarkets, restaurants, and e-commerce platforms, and strictly investigate and handle the following ten types of illegal acts in accordance with the laws jointly with related departments:

First, manufacturing and selling medical devices, such as medical protective masks, medical protective clothing and respirators, without documentary identification or without a license; manufacturing and selling the above-mentioned devices that don’t meet quality standards for medical devices; manufacturing and selling the above-mentioned devices without approval (filing).

Second, manufacturing and selling protective products that don’t meet safety protection standards, unqualified products or three-no goods; taking ordinary and industrial anti-dust masks as medical facial masks, and repackaging expired facial masks for sales; recycling protective products, such as disposable facial masks, in violation of related laws andregulations.

Third, acts that harm the legal rights and interests of customers, such as hoarding urgently-needed products and randomly raising prices.

Fourth, acts that infringe upon rights of patents holders, passing off, confusion, and false advertisement.

Fifth, agreements that contain unreasonable provisions, like price discrimination and forced trade and other abusing dominant market position.

Sixth, using special marks without approval or in violation of related regulations; selling, purchasing, utilizing, transporting and delivering wild animals and wildlife products.

Seventh, trading wild animals and wildlife products through markets for agricultural products, supermarkets and e-commerce platforms, and purchasing and using wild animals and wildlife products.

Eighth, releasing advertisement for selling, purchasing and utilizing wild animals and wildlife products and tools which are banned for hunting.

Ninth, providing trade services for selling, purchasing and utilizing wild animals and wildlife products and tools which are banned for hunting

Tenth, engaging in the above-mentioned illegal acts through the internet, Wechat businessand live delivery.

(Source: Gansu Administration for Market Regulation)