On March 16, 2022, the State Administration for Market Regulation of China released the 2022 Action Plan for Key Industrial Products Quality and Safety Inspection, which marked the beginning of a special inspection campaign on the quality and safety of 10 key industrial products in 2022.
The targeted products are key industrial products related to people's life, health and social safety including hazardous chemicals, hazardous chemical packagings, battery and other 7 products. The manufacturer clusters of the targeted products, quality problems prone areas, urban-rural fringe, rural markets and sales stores, and enterprises with quality and safety accidents before will be prioritized for inspection, with a focus on issues, e.g. unlicensed production, delivery without inspection or with incomplete inspection records, unlicensed sales, inferior in quality, etc.
The manufacturers will be required to carry out self-inspection. In addition, the authority will conduct on-site and random inspections, identify and monitor risks, provide technical support, strengthen social governance, impose punishment, and build a long-term mechanism by learning from the past and exploring new practices.