Circular of the State Drug Administration on Maintaining Effective Drug Regulation During the Institutional Reform

Circular of the State Drug Administration on Maintaining Effective Drug Regulation During the Institutional Reform

Circular of the State Drug Administration on Maintaining Effective Drug Regulation During the Institutional Reform

Guo Yao Jian [2018] No.1

April 9, 2018

Food and Drug Administration of all provinces, autonomous regions, municipalities directly under the Central Government, and Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps,

In accordance with the requirements of the Decision of the CPC Central Committee on Deepening the Reform of the Party and State Institutions, the Circular of the State Council on the Setup of Institutions and the Circular of the State Council on the Setup of National Bureaus under Administration of Ministries and Commissions, the State Drug Administration shall be formed and be under the administration of the State Administration for Market Regulation, and the China Food and Drug Administration shall not be abolished. And in order to ensure the stable and orderly supervision on drugs (including medical devices, cosmetics, similarly hereinafter), and to guarantee the drug safety for the public in an effective manner, and the circular about the relevant requirements are hereby given.

I. Truly understand the significance of the institutional reform. Deepening the reform of the Party and the State's institutions is a major measure for the implementation of the principles of the 19th CPC National Congress, and a key task for modernizing China's governance system and capacity for governance. All local authorities shall, from the perspective of political and overall situations, fully understand the necessity and significance of the reform of the Party and State institutions; align our thinking with the decision and allocation of the CPC Central Committee on deepening the Party and institutional reform; develop still greater consciousness of the need to maintain political integrity, think in big-picture terms, follow the leadership core, and keep in alignment ("the Greater Four Consciousness"), and foster stronger confidence in the path, theory, system, and culture of socialism with Chinese characteristics; resolutely advocate the authoritative and centralized leadership of the CPC Central Committee with Comrade Xi Jinping at the core; and absolutely implement the decisions and arrangements of the CPC Central Committee.
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