Administrative Licensing Law of the People's Republic of China

Administrative Licensing Law of the People's Republic of China


Administrative Licensing Law of the People's Republic of China

Order of the President [2003] No.7

August 27, 2003

The Administrative Licensing Law of the People's Republic of China was adopted at the 4th session of the Standing Committee of the 10th National People's Congress of the People's Republic of China on August 27, 2003. It is hereby promulgated and shall be implemented as of July 1, 2004.

President of the People's Republic of China: Hu Jingtao

Appendix: Administrative Licensing Law of the People's Republic of China

Contents
Chapter I General Provisions
Chapter II Establishment of an Administrative Licensing
Chapter III Executive Organ for Administrative Licensing
Chapter IV Procedures for Administrative Licensing
Section 1 Application and Acceptance
Section 2 Examination and Decision
Section 3 Time Limit
Section 4 Hearing
Section 5 Modification and Extension
Section 6 Special Provisions
Chapter V Expenses of Administrative Licensing
Chapter VI Supervision and Check
Chapter VII Legal Liabilities
Chapter VIII Supplementary Provisions

Chapter I General Provisions

Article 1 This Law is enacted in accordance with the Constitution in order to regulate the establishment and implementation of administrative licensing, to protect the legitimate rights and interests of citizens, legal persons and other organizations, to safeguard public interests and social order, and to ensure and supervise the effective implementation of administrative management.

Article 2 The term "administrative licensing" as used in this Law means the acts that the administrative organs permit, upon examination according to law, the citizens, legal persons or other organization to engage in special activities according to their applications.

Article 3 This Law shall apply to the establishment and implementation of administrative licensing.
This Law shall not be applicable to the examination and approval of such matters as personnel, finance and foreign affairs of relevant administrative organs to other organs or public institutions directly thereunder.

Article 4 The establishment and implementation of an administrative licensing shall tally with legal authority, scope, conditions and procedures.

Article 5 The principle of publicity, fairness and impartiality shall be abided by in the establishment and implementation of an administrative licensing.
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