Regulations on the Administration of Printing Industry-1

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(No. 315 Order of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China. Regulations on the Administration of Printing Industry was adopted at the 43rd Executive Meeting of the State Council on July 26, 2001 and is hereby promulgated, and shall come into force on the date of promulgation.)

Premier Zhu Rongji
Aug.2, 2001


Chapter I General Provisions

Article 1 These Regulations are formulated in order to strengthen the administration of printing industry, to protect the lawful rights and interests of the operators of printing industry and the public interests of the society, and to promote the socialist spiritual civilization and material civilization.

Article 2 These Regulations apply to the operations of printing publications, presswork of package and decoration, and other presswork.

Publications referred to in these Regulations include newspapers, journals, books, maps, New Year pictures, pictures, wall calendars, atlases and the binding and layout, and cover of audio and video products and electrical publications, etc.

Presswork of package and decoration referred to in these Regulations include trademark, advertisement publicity material and the presswork of paper, metal, plastic, etc, which are used as product package or decoration.

Other presswork referred to in these Regulations include documents, data, charts, tickets, certificates, visiting cards, etc.

Operations of printing referred to in these Regulations include operational activities of typesetting, plate making, printing, binding, copying, photographic reproducing, mimeographing, etc.

Article 3 The operators of printing industry must abide by the relevant laws, regulations and rules, and stress the social benefits.

Publications, presswork of package and decoration and other presswork that contain reactionary, pornographic or superstitious contents and other contents publicly prohibited by the State orders shall be prohibited from printing.

Article 4 The administrative department of publishing of the State Council shall be in charge of the supervision and administration of the printing industry of the whole country. The administrative departments in charge of publishing administration of the people’s governments at the county level and above (hereinafter referred to as administrative departments of publishing) shall be responsible for the supervision and administration of the printing industry within their respective administrative areas.

The public security departments, administrative departments and other relevant departments of industry and commerce of the people’s governments at the county level and above shall be responsible for the relevant supervision and administration of printing industry within their respective scope of duties.

Article 5 The operators of printing industry shall establish and perfect the system of printing undertaking validation, the system of printing undertaking registration, the system of printed matter keeping, the system of printed matter delivery, and the system of destroying the shopworn and defective products produced in printing activities. The specific measures shall be formulated by the administrative department of publishing of the State Council jointly with the public security department of the State Council.

If the operators find illegal and criminal acts in the printing operations, they shall report timely to the public security departments or the administrative departments of publishing.

Article 6 The social organizations of printing industry shall, under the guidance of the administrative departments of publishing, adopt self administration according to their articles of association.


Chapter II Establishment of Printing Enterprises

Chapter 7 The State adopts the license system for printing operations. No unit or individual may undertake printing operations without obtaining the license for printing operations according to these Regulations.

Article 8 The following conditions are required to be met when establishing a printing enterprise:
1) having the name and articles of association of the enterprise;
2) having definite business scope;
3) having the operating place and necessary operating conditions such as fund and equipment, etc, that meet the needs of the business scope;
4) having the organizational framework and personnel that meet the needs of the business scope; and
5) other conditions provided by the relevant laws and regulations.
When examining and approving the establishment of a printing enterprise, the planning of the State on the total number, structure and layout of printing enterprises shall be observed in addition to the provisions prescribed in the preceding paragraph.

Article 9 To establish an enterprise engaged in the operations of printing publications, presswork of package and decoration, and other presswork, the applicant shall apply to the administrative department of publishing of the people’s government of the province, autonomous region or municipality directly under the Central Government where the enterprise is located; and among which, to establish an enterprise that especially engaged in visiting card printing, the applicant shall apply to the administrative department of the people’s government at the county level where the enterprise is located. The applicant that is approved after examination may obtain the license for printing operations; and shall, according to the relevant provisions of the State and with the license for printing operations, apply to the public security department, and after being approved and obtaining the license for special industry, the applicant shall, with the license for printing operations and the license for special industry, apply for registration to the administrative department of industry and commerce, and draw the business license.

No individual may undertake the operations of printing publications, and presswork of package and decorations; where individuals undertake the operations of printing other presswork, they shall go through the procedures for examination and approval according to the provisions of the preceding paragraph.

Article 10 The administrative department that accepts the application for establishing an enterprise engaged in printing operations shall make the decision to approve or not within 60 days since the date of receiving the application. If the establishment application is approved, the license for printing operations shall be issued; if the establishment application is not approved, the applicant shall be notified and the reasons shall be explained to him.

The license for printing operations shall indicate the types of the printing operations that the printing enterprise is engaged in.

The license for printing operations shall not be sold, rent, lent or transferred through other means.

Article 11 If an operator of printing industry applies to operate concurrently or to change the printing operations of publications, presswork of package or decoration or other presswork, or to annex other operators of the printing industry to itself/himself, or to establish new operators of printing industry because of merger or division, he shall go through the procedures according to the provisions of Article 9 of these Regulations.

If the operator of printing industry changes the main registration items such as the name, legal representative or principal, domicile or operating place, etc, or terminates the printing operations, he shall change or write off the registration with the public security department and administrative department of industry and commerce that handled the registration, and shall report to the administrative department that approved the establishment for record.

Article 12 The State allows the establishment of Chinese and foreign equity joint printing enterprises, Chinese and foreign cooperative joint printing enterprises, and allows the establishment of foreign-funded enterprises engaged in the operations of printing presswork of package and decoration. The specific measures shall be formulated by the administrative department of publishing of the State Council jointly with the department in charge of foreign trade and economy of the State Council.

Article 13 If a unit wishes to establish printing factories (institutes) of its own, it must go through the procedures for registration with the administrative department of publishing of the people’s government at the county level or above, and shall report to the public security department for record according to the relevant provisions of the State; if such a printing factory (institute) involves the printing of State secrets, the unit shall also go through the procedures for registration with the secrecy departments.

Printing factories (institutes) established inside the units may undertake printing operations; those that wish to undertake printing operations must go through the procedures according to the provisions of this chapter.


Chapter III Printing of Publications

Article 14 The State encourages the enterprises engaged in operations of printing publications to print the publications that reveal the new excellent cultural achievements of China and foreign countries, and lays stress on the printing of traditional cultural elaborate works and valuable academic works.

Article 15 The enterprises engaged in the operations of publication printing may not print the publications that are prohibited publicly by the State orders from publishing or the publications published by non-publishing units.

Article 16 To print publications, the unit that entrusts the printing shall sign the printing contract with the printing enterprise according to the relevant provisions of the State.

Article 17 When accepting the entrustment of the publishing unit to print books and journals, a printing enterprise must validate, receive and keep the printing trust deed sealed by the publishing unit, and shall, before printing, report to the administrative department of publishing of the people’s government of the province, autonomous region or municipality directly under the Central Government where the publishing unit is located; if the printing enterprise accepts the entrustment of the publishing unit that is not located in the province, autonomous region, municipality directly under the Central Government where the printing enterprise is located to print books and journals, the printing trust deed shall be reported to the administrative department of publishing of the people’s government of the province, autonomous region, municipality directly under the Central Government where the printing enterprise is located for record in advance. The format of the printing trust deed shall be prescribed by the administrative department of publishing of the State Council uniformly, and shall be uniformly printed by the administrative departments of publishing of the people’s governments of provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities directly under the Central Government.

When accepting the entrustment of the publishing unit to print newspapers, a printing enterprise must validate the license for newspaper publishing; when accepting the entrustment of the publishing unit to print additional editions, supplements of newspapers and journals, the printing enterprise must also validate the documents of administrative departments of publishing in charge that approve the publishing of the additional editions and supplements.

Article 18 When accepting the entrustment to print publications of internal data, the printing enterprise must validate the printing permission issued by the administrative department of publishing of the local people’s government at the county level or above.

When accepting the entrustment to print publications of internal data containing religious contents, the printing enterprise must validate the approving documents of the administrative department in charge of religious affairs of the people’s government of the province, autonomous region and municipality directly under the Central Government and the printing permission issued by the administrative department of publishing of the people’s government of the province, autonomous region and municipality directly under the Central Government.

The administrative department of publishing shall make the decision to issue the printing permission or not within 30 days since the date of receiving the application for printing the publications of internal data or printing the publications of internal data containing religious contents, and shall notify the applicant of the decision; if no decision is made after the time limit, it is regarded that the approval has been granted.

Article 19 When accepting entrustment to print foreign publications, a printing enterprise must, by presenting the relevant legal proving documents of copyright, obtain the approval of the administrative department of publishing of people’s government of the province, autonomous region or municipality directly under the Central Government; the foreign publications printed must be transported outside China and may not be issued or distributed within the borders.

Article 20 A unit that entrusts the printing must print the name, address of the publishing unit, the book number, issue number or edition number, publishing date or issuing date, the real name and address of the enterprise that accepts the entrustment to print the publications, and other relevant items on the publications printed in accordance with the relevant provisions of the State.

The printing enterprise shall keep a sample of the publication printed according to the entrustment for checking-up for 2 years since the date of completing the printing of the publication.

Article 21 A printing enterprise may not illegally print publications of others without permission, may not sell, print more or accept the entrustment of a third party to print more of the publications printed according to the entrustment without authorization, may not sell, rent, lend or transfer by other means the paper types and printing negatives of the publication to other units or individuals.

Article 22 A printing enterprise may not seek subscription for or sell the publications, and may not counterfeit or usurp other’s name to print or sell the publications.


Chapter IV Printing of Presswork of Package and Decoration

Article 23 An enterprise engaged in the printing of presswork of package and decoration may not print counterfeited, falsely registered trademark signs, and may not print the advertisement publicity material and presswork used as product package and decoration that are prone to misleading the consumers.

Article 24 When accepting entrustment to print registered trademark signs, a printing enterprise shall validate the copy of the Trademark Registration Certificate signed by the administrative department of industry and commerce at the county level of the place where the person who registered trademark lives, and shall check the registered trademark pattern provided by the trustor; when accepting the entrustment of the person who is licensed to use the registered trademark to print registered trademark signs, the printing enterprise shall also validate the licensing contract of the use of registered trademark. The printing enterprise shall keep the copy of the Trademark Registration Certificate signed by the administrative department of industry and commerce, the registered trademark pattern, and the copy of the licensing contract of the use of registered trademark it has validated and checked for 2 years for checking-up.

If the State has other provisions on the printing of registered trademark signs, the printing enterprise shall also abide by those provisions.

Article 25 When accepting entrustment to print advertisement publicity material, and presswork used as product package and decoration, a printing enterprise shall validate the business license of the unit or the resident identity cards of the individuals that entrusted the printing; when accepting the entrustment of advertisement operators to print advertisement publicity material, the printing enterprise shall also validate the qualification certificates of advertisement operations.

Article 26 When accepting entrustment to print presswork of package and decoration, a printing enterprise shall hand over all of the finished products, half-finished products and wasters of the presswork, and the printing negatives, paper types, photographic plates, manuscripts, etc, to the unit or individual that entrusted the printing, and may not keep those things without authorization.

Article 27 When accepting entrustment to print foreign presswork of package and decoration, a printing enterprise must report to the administrative department of publishing of the people’s government of the province, autonomous region, municipality directly under the Central Government of the place where the enterprise is located for record in advance; and the presswork of package and decoration must be transported outside China and may not be sold within the borders.


Chapter V Printing of Other Presswork

Article 28 The printing of documents, material, charts, etc, that are marked with secrecy shall be handled according to the relevant laws, regulations and rules of the State.

Article 29 To print notices, announcements, employee’s cards for important activities, traffic permits, or tickets circulated in the society, the unit that entrusts the printing must present the certificate of the department in charge, and shall go through the procedures for printing permission with the public security department of the place where the printing enterprise is located, and shall print at the printing enterprise designated by the public security department. The printing enterprise designated by the public security department must validate the certificate of the department in charge and the certificate of printing permission of the public security department, and shall keep the copy of the certificate of the department in charge and the copy of the certificate of printing permission of the pubic security department for 2 years for checking-up; and may not entrust others to print the presswork mentioned above.

To print the value instruments or unvalued instruments used inside the organs, organizations, armies, enterprises or institutions, or the special certificates such as the letters of introduction, employee’s cards, member’s cards, passes, degree certificates, academic background certificates or other academic certificates, etc, that bear the unit names, the unit that entrusts the printing must provide the certificate of printing entrustment. And the printing enterprise must validate the certificate of printing entrustment.

The printing enterprise may not keep the samples, specimen pages of the printed letters prescribed in the preceding two paragraphs; if the samples, specimen pages do need to be kept because of business reference needs, the approval of the unit that entrusted the printing shall be obtained, and the countermark of "sample", "sample page" shall be sealed on the printed letters kept which shall be preserved in good conditions and may not be lost.

Article 30 When accepting entrustment to print articles for religious use, a printing enterprise must validate the approving documents of the administrative department in charge of religious affairs of the people’ s government of the province, autonomous region, municipality directly under the Central Government and the certificate of printing permission issued by the administrative department of publishing of the people’ s government of the province, autonomous region, municipality directly under the Central Government; the administrative departments of publishing of the people’ s government of the province, autonomous region, municipality directly under the Central Government shall make the decision on whether to issue the certificate of printing permission or not within 10 days since the date of receiving the application for printing articles for religious use, and shall notify the applicant of the decision; if no decision is made after the time limit, it is regarded that the approval is granted.

Article 31 Individuals engaged in the operations of printing other presswork may not print the documents, material, charts, etc that are marked with secrecy, may not print notices, announcements, employee’s cards for important activities, traffic permits, or tickets circulated in the society, may not print the valued or unvalued instruments used inside the organs, organizations, armies, enterprises or institutions, may not print the special certificates such as letters of introduction, employee’s cards, member’s cards, passes, degree certificates, academic background certificates, or other academic certificates, and may not print articles for religious use.

Article 32 Those accepting entrustment to print other foreign presswork must report to the administrative departments of publishing of the people’ s government of the province, autonomous region, municipality directly under the Central Government of their locations for record; and those presswork must be transported outside China and may not be sold within the borders.

Article 33 No printing enterprise or individual engaged in the operations of printing other presswork may illegally print the other presswork of others without permission, neither may they sell, print more or accept the entrustment of a third party to print more of the other presswork printed according to entrustment without authorization, or sell, rent, lend or transfer the paper types and printing negatives of the other presswork printed according to entrustment to other unit or individual.


Chapter VI Punishment Rules

Article 34 Those, in violation of the provisions of these Regulations, establishing printing enterprises without authorization or undertaking the printing operations without authorization shall be banned by the public security departments and the administrative departments of industry and commerce according to the legal authority of the departments, and the presswork and illegal earnings, and the special tools, equipment by which the illegal acts were conducted shall be confiscated, a fine of more than 5 times and less than 10 times of the earnings from illegal operations shall also be imposed on them if the earnings from illegal operations are 10,000 Yuan or more; a fine of more than 10, 000 Yuan and less than 50,000 Yuan shall also be imposed on them if the earnings from illegal operations are less than 10,000 Yuan; and the criminal responsibilities shall be investigated into if a crime is constituted.

The printing factories (institutes) established inside the units without going through the procedures according to the provisions of Chapter 2 of these Regulations shall be punished according to the provisions of the preceding paragraph, if they undertake printing operations.

Article 35 If an operator of the printing industry, in violation of the provisions of these Regulations, has committed any of the following acts, the administrative department of publishing of the local people’s government shall order him to stop the illegal act, order him to stop business for internal rectification, confiscate the presswork and illegal earnings, and shall impose a fine of more than 5 times and less than 10 times of the illegal earnings on him if the illegal earnings are 10, 000 Yuan or more; a fine of more than 10,000 Yuan and less than 50,000 Yuan shall be imposed on him if the illegal earnings are less than 10, 000 Yuan; the former license-issuing organ shall revoke the license if the circumstances are serious; and criminal responsibilities shall be investigated into according to law if a crime is constituted.

1) Without obtaining the permission of the administrative department of publishing, operating concurrently or changing the printing operations of publications, presswork of package and decoration or other presswork without authorization, or annexing other operators of the printing industry to itself/himself without authorization;
2) Having not gone through the procedures according to the provisions of these Provisions when establishing new operators of the printing industry because of merger or division; or
3) Selling, renting, lending or transferring the license for printing operations by other means.

Article 36 If an operator of the printing industry prints the publications, presswork of package and decoration, or other presswork that contain the contents prohibited by Article 3 of these Regulations, and this he is fully aware of or should have known, or prints the publications prohibited publicly by State orders or the publications published by non-publishing units, the administrative department of publishing and the public security department of the local people’s government at the county level or above shall order him to stop business for internal rectification, confiscate the presswork and illegal earnings, and a fine of more than 5 times and less than 10 times of the earning from illegal operations shall be imposed on him if the earning from illegal operations are 10, 000 Yuan or more; if the earnings from illegal operations are less than 10, 000 Yuan, a fine of more than 10, 000 Yuan and less than 50, 000 Yuan shall also be imposed on him; the former license-issuing organ shall revoke the license if the circumstances are serious; and the criminal responsibilities shall be investigated into according to law if a crime is constituted.

Article 37 If an operator of the printing industry has committed any of the following acts, the administrative department of publishing and the public security department of the local people’s government at the county level or above shall order him to make corrections and give him warnings according to their legal authorities; if the circumstances are serious, they shall order him to stop business for internal rectification, or the former license-issuing organ shall revoke the license:

1) Having not established the system of printing undertaking validation, the system of printing undertaking registration, the system of printed matter keeping, the system of printed matter delivery, and the system of destroying the shopworn or defective products produced in the printing activities;
2) Failing to timely report to the public security department or administrative department of publishing when finding illegal and criminal acts in the printing operations;
3) Having not reported to the administrative department that formerly approved the establishment when changing the main registration items such as the name, legal representative or principal, domicile or operating place, etc, or when terminating the printing operations; and
4) Having not kept the material for checking-up according to the provisions of these Regulations.

If a unit, in violation of the provisions of these Regulations, establishes internal printing factories (institutes) without going through the procedures for registration with the administrative department of publishing or secrecy department of the local people’s government at the county level or above, and without reporting to the public security department for record according to the relevant provisions of the State, the administrative department of publishing, the secrecy department, the public security department of the local people’s government at the county level or above shall order it to make corrections and give it warnings according to their legal authorities; and shall order it to stop business for internal rectification if the circumstances are serious.

Article 38 If an enterprise engaged in the operations of printing publications has committed any of the following acts, the administrative department of publishing of the local people’s government at the county level or above shall give it warnings and confiscate its illegal earnings, if the earnings from illegal operations are 10,000 Yuan or more, a fine of more than 5 times and less than 10 times of the earnings from illegal operations shall be imposed on the enterprise; if the earnings from illegal operations are less than 10,000 Yuan, a fine of more than 10,000 Yuan and less than 50,000 Yuan shall be imposed on the enterprise; if the circumstances are serious, the enterprise shall be ordered to stop business for internal rectifications, or the former license-issuing organ shall revoke the license; if a crime is constituted, the criminal responsibilities shall be investigated into:

1) when accepting the entrustment of other unit/ enterprise, having not validated the printing trust deed, the relevant certificates or printing permission certificate, or having not submitted the printing trust deed to the administrative department of publishing for record according to the provisions of these Regulations;
2) counterfeiting or usurping the name of other unit/ enterprise to print publications;
3) illegally printing the publications of other unit/ enterprise without permission;
4) illegally printing more or selling the publications printed according to entrustment;
5) seeking subscription for or selling the publications;
6) selling, renting, lending or transferring through other means the paper type and printing plates of the publications printed according to the entrustment of the publishing units without authorization; and
7) accepting entrustment to print foreign publications without approval or having not transported all of the foreign publications printed outside China.

Article 39 If an enterprise engaged in the operations of printing presswork of package and decoration has committed any of the following acts, the administrative department of publishing of the local people’s government at the county level or above shall give it warnings and shall confiscate its illegal earnings, if the earnings from illegal operations are 10,000 Yuan or more, a fine of more than 5 times and less than 10 times of the earnings from illegal operations shall be imposed on the enterprise; if the earnings from illegal operations are less than 10,000 Yuan, a fine of more than 10,000 Yuan and less than 50,000 Yuan shall be imposed on the enterprise; if the circumstances are serious, the enterprise shall be ordered to stop business for internal rectifications or the former license-issuing organ shall revoke the license; if a crime is constituted, the criminal responsibilities shall be investigated into:

1) when accepting the entrustment to print registered trademark signs, having not validated or checked the copy of the Trademark Registration Certificate signed by the administrative department of industry and commerce, the registered trademark patterns or the copy of the licensing contract of the use of registered trademark;
2) when accepting the entrustment to print advertisement publicity material or the presswork used as product package and decoration, having not validated the business license of the unit or the resident identification card of the individual that entrusted the printing, or when accepting the entrustment of advertisement operators, having not validated the qualification certificate for advertising operation according to the provisions of these Regulations;
3) illegally printing the presswork of package and decoration of other unit/enterprise without permission; or
4) when accepting the entrustment of printing foreign presswork of package and decoration, having not reported to the administrative department of publishing for record, or having not transported all of the foreign presswork of package and decoration outside China.

If the printing enterprise violates the provisions of the State on the administration of registered trademark or advertisement printing when accepting the entrustment to print registered trademark signs or advertisement publicity material, the administrative department of industry and commerce shall give it warnings and confiscate the presswork and illegal earnings, if the earnings from illegal operations are 10,000 Yuan or more, a fine of more than 5 times and less than 10 times of the earnings from illegal operations shall be imposed on the enterprise; if the earnings from illegal operations are less than 10,000 Yuan, a fine of more than 10,000 Yuan and less than 50,000 Yuan shall be imposed on the enterprise.

Article 40 If an enterprise or individual engaged in the operations of printing other presswork has committed any of the following acts, the administrative department of publishing of the local people’s government at the county level or above shall give warnings to it/him, confiscate the presswork and the illegal earnings, if the earnings from illegal operations are 10,000 Yuan or more, a fine of more than 5 times and less than 10 times of the earnings from illegal operations shall be imposed on the enterprise; if the earnings from illegal operations are less than 10,000 Yuan, a fine of more than 10,000 Yuan and less than 50,000 Yuan shall be imposed on the enterprise; if the circumstances are serious, the enterprise shall be ordered to stop business for internal rectifications, or the former license-issuing organ shall revoke the license; if a crime is constituted, the criminal responsibilities shall be investigated into:

1) when accepting the entrustment to print other presswork, having not validated the relevant certificates according to the provisions of these Regulations;
2) entrusting the other presswork entrusted to it/him to others;
3) selling, renting, lending or transferring through other means the paper types and the print negatives of the other presswork entrusted to it/him for printing;
4) counterfeiting, altering the degree certificates, academic background certificates and other documents and certificates of State organs, or the documents and certificates of enterprises or institutions, or illegally printing the other presswork of others without permission;
5) illegally printing more or selling the other presswork entrusted to it/him for printing;
6) when accepting the entrustment to print foreign other presswork, having not reported to the administrative department of publishing for record, or having not transported all of the foreign other presswork outside China according to the provisions of these Regulations; or
7) the individual engaged in the operations of printing other presswork operating beyond his business scope.

Article 41 If one has committed any of the following acts, the public security department shall give it/him warnings and confiscate the presswork and illegal earnings, if the earnings from illegal operations are 10,000 Yuan or more, a fine of more than 5 times and less than 10 times of the earnings from illegal operations shall be imposed on the enterprise; if the earnings from illegal operations are less than 10,000 Yuan, a fine of more than 10,000 Yuan and less than 50,000 Yuan shall be imposed on the enterprise; if the circumstances are serious, the enterprise shall be ordered to stop business for internal rectifications, or the license for special industry shall be revoked:
1) when printing notices, announcements, employee’s cards for important activities, traffic permits, and tickets circulated in the society, an printing enterprise having not validated the certificates of the department in charge and the printing permission certificate of the public security department, or entrusting others to print the presswork mentioned above;
2) an enterprise that is not the printing enterprise designated by the public security department printing notices, announcements, employee’s cards for important activities, traffic permissions, and tickets circulated in the society without authorization; or
3) an operator of the printing industry counterfeiting, altering degree certificates, academic background certificates, and other documents and certificates of the State organs, or the documents, and certificates of enterprises and institutions.

In case of the printing of notices, announcements, employee’s cards for important activities, traffic permits, tickets circulated in the society, if the unit entrusting the printing hasn’t obtained the certificate of the department in charge, or hasn’t gone through the procedures for printing permission with the public security department of the place where the printing enterprise is located according to the relevant provisions of the State, or hasn’t printed at the printing enterprise designated by the public security department, the public security department of the people’s government at the county level or above shall impose a fine of more than 500 Yuan and less than 5,000 Yuan on it.

Article 42 If an operator of the printing industry, in violation of the provisions of these Regulations, has committed any of the following acts, the administrative department of publishing of the local people’s government at the county level or above shall order him to make corrections and give him warnings; if the circumstances are serious, the department shall order the operator to stop business for internal rectification, or the former license-issuing organ shall revoke the license;
1) the enterprise engaged in the operations of printing presswork of package and decorations keeping the finished products, half-finished products, wasters of the presswork of package and decoration, or the printing plates, paper types, printing negatives, manuscripts, etc; or
2) the enterprise and individual engaged in the operations of printing other presswork keeping the samples, prospectus of the other presswork without authorization, or having not sealed the countermark of "sample", "prospectus" on the samples, prospectus kept.

Article 43 If an operator of the printing industry is given administrative punishment of revoking the license, he shall change or write off the registration with the department of industry and commerce according to the relevant provisions of the State; if the registration is not changed or written off after the time limit, the administrative department of industry and commerce shall revoke his business license.

Article 44 If a printing enterprise is given the administrative punishment of revoking the license, its legal representative or principal may not be the legal representative or principal of printing enterprise within 10 years since the day on which the license is revoked.

If the individual engaged in operations of printing other presswork is given the administrative punishment of revoking the license, he may not undertake the printing operations within 10 years since the day on which the license is revoked.

Article 45 The administrative punishment of fine imposed according to the provisions of these Regulations shall adopt the division of fine decision and fine collection according to the provisions of relevant laws and regulations; and all of the fine collected must be rendered to the treasury.

Article 46 If the administrative department, public security department, administrative department of industry and commerce or other relevant department, in violation of the provisions of these Regulations, approves the printing enterprises that don’t meet the conditions for establishment without authorization, or fails to perform the duties of supervision, or hasn’t investigated into and punished the illegal acts that have been found, and thus has caused serious consequences, the personnel in charge held responsible and other personnel directly responsible shall be given administrative punishment of demotion or dismissal; if a crime is constituted, the criminal responsibilities shall be investigated into according to law.


Chapter VII Supplementary Provisions

Article 47 The printing enterprises that were established according to law before these Regulations come into force shall draw another License for Printing Operations at the administrative departments of publishing within 180 days since the day on which these Regulations come into force.

No other charges shall be collected for the granting of license according to these Regulations, except the costs by the legal standard.

Article 48 These Regulations shall come into force on the date of promulgation. The Regulations on the Administration of Printing Industry promulgated by the State Council on March 8, 1997 shall be abolished at the same time.