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MOFCOM Letter on the Administration of Operation Qualifications of Overseas Labor Service Cooperation
Issued by: Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China
Announcement No.SHH 644 (2012)
Date of Issuance: August 16, 2012

The people's governments of all provinces, autonomous regions, municipalities directly under the Central Government, the municipalities specifically (separately) listed in the State Economic Plan and Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps,

On June 4, 2012, Premier Wen Jiabao signed the Order No. 620 of the State Council, promulgating the Regulation on the Administration of Foreign Labor Cooperation (hereinafter referred to as the “Regulation”), which shall be effective from August 1, 2012. According to the Regulation, enterprises engaging in overseas labor service cooperation shall, in accordance with the provisions of the people’s governments of all provinces, autonomous regions, municipalities directly under the Central Government, obtain the operation qualification for the oversea labor service cooperation upon the approval of the competent authority of commerce of the people’s governments at provincial level or in municipalities with districts.

For the purpose of management over the operation qualification for the oversea labor service cooperation, please hereby carry out the following works:

1. The people's governments of all provinces, autonomous regions, municipalities directly under the Central Government, the municipalities specifically (separately) listed in the State Economic Plan and Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps are required to promulgate local management measures for overseas labor service cooperation. In accordance with Chapter Two and Chapter Four of the Regulation, the management measures shall identify the administrative level for the approval of operation qualification for overseas labor service cooperation, the conditions required for enterprises to apply for the qualifications and materials to be submitted, the procedures for application and acceptance of the operation qualification and relevant management requirements, etc.

2. Enterprises, which obtained the operation qualification for overseas labor service cooperation before the implementation of the Regulation, shall meet the local conditions of the operation qualification for overseas labor service cooperation before the annual inspection of the certificate of operation qualification for overseas labor service cooperation in 2013 is concluded (before April 30, 2013). The enterprises that fail to meet the required conditions within the time limit shall cease to engage in overseas labor service cooperation. The competent authorities of the Ministry of Commerce shall conduct the management over the operation of overseas labor service cooperation in accordance with this requirement.

Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China
August 16, 2012


(Translated by Huang Lin)

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