State Administration for Industry and Commerce

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State Administration for Industry and Commerce

Agency overview
Formed 1953

Jurisdiction  People's Republic of China
Headquarters Beijing
Minister responsible Zhou Bohua, Industry & Commerce Minister
Parent agency State Council
Child agencies

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 Zhou Bohua.[3]


The agency is organized into the following divisions.[4]

  • 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


The head office of the agency is based in 8 Sanlihe Donglu, Xichengqu, Beijing, 100820,  People's Republic of China.[5] Locally, SAIC has offices on each regional and municipal level which oversee and regulate the businesses in their jurisdiction.[6]

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