Approval Conditions of Printing Permit

1. Enterprises running the printing business of the package and decoration shall meet the following requirements:

  • (1) Have an enterprise name and articles of association;
  • (2) Have certain business scope;
  • (3) Have fixed production and business premise adapting to business needs with factory building area of at least 600 square meters;
  • (4) Have funds that can maintain regular production and management, and the registered capital of at least RMB 1.5 million;
  • (5) Have necessary printing equipment for package and decoration, and at least two equipments of offset printing, gravure, flexography, silkscreen, etc. And follow-up processing that were produced in the last ten years and not included in the List of Eliminating Backward Production Capacities, Technologies and Products;
  • (6) Have institutional framework and personnel adapting to the needs of business scope. The enterprise’s legal representative and major persons in charge of production and management must obtain the Certificate of Qualification in Printing Laws and Regulations Training issued by the Administration Department in charge of publication management at the Prefectural-level, municipal-level or superior people’s government (hereinafter referred to as Publication Administration Department);
  • (7) Have sound business management system, including printing verification, registration, storage, delivery, destruction, etc., and financial management system as well as quality control system.

2. Enterprises and units running the printing business of other presswork shall meet the following requirements:

  • (1) Have enterprise or unit name and articles of association;
  • (2) Have certain business scope;
  • (3) Have fixed production and business premises adapting to business needs with factory building area of at least 100 square meters, which is not on the site for residential use either;
  • (4) Have production equipments and funds adapting to business needs, and registered capital of at least 500 thousand RMB Yuan;
  • (5) Have institutional framework and personnel adapting to business needs. The legal representative of the enterprise or head of a unit must obtain the Certificate of Qualification in Printing Laws and Regulations Training issued by county-level or superior publication administration department;
  • (6) Have sound business management system, including printing verification, registration, storage, delivery, destruction, etc. And financial management system as well as quality control system.

3. Enterprises and units running the business of special typesetting, plate-making and bookbinding shall meet the following requirements:

  • (1) Have enterprise or unit name and articles of association;
  • (2) Have certain business scope;
  • (3) Have fixed production and business premises adapting to business needs with factory building area of at least 300 square meters;
  • (4) Have funds that can maintain regular production and management, and registered capital of at least RMB 800,000;
  • (5) Have necessary typesetting, plate-making and bookbinding equipment, and at least two pre-press or post-press processing equipment that was produced in the last ten years and not included in the List of Eliminating Backward Production Capacities, Technologies and Products;
  • (6) Have institutional framework and personnel adapting to the needs of business scope. The enterprise’s legal representative, major persons in charge of its production and management and head of the unit must obtain the Certificate of Qualification in Printing Laws and Regulations Training issued by Prefectural-level, municipal-level or superior publication administration department;
  • (7) Have sound business management system, including printing verification, registration, storage, delivery, destruction, etc. And financial management system as well as quality control system.

4. Units running the copying and printing business shall meet the following requirements:

  • (1) Have unit name and articles of association;
  • (2) Have confirmed business scope;
  • (3) Have fixed production and business premises adapting to business needs with factory building area of at least 15 square meters, which is not on the site for residential use either;
  • (4) Have registered capital or funds amount of at least 100 thousand RMB Yuan;
  • (5) Have necessary equipment including copying machines, computers, printers and name card printers, etc. (Easy-print equipment over octavo shall not be included);
  • (6) Have institutional framework and personnel adapting to the needs of business scope. The head of the unit must obtain the Certificate of Qualification in Printing Laws and Regulations Training issued by county-level or superior publication administration department;
  • (7) Have sound business management system, including printing verification, registration, storage, delivery and destruction, etc.

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