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China Revises Rules on Commercial Encryption Products

October 13, 2017, Covington Alert

In a draft regulation released earlier this year, China proposed regulating the import, export, manufacture, sale, and use of “commercial encryption products,” building on a patchwork of regulations.1 These regulations have focused on restricting the import and use of encryption products produced by certain manufacturers, and many entities have expressed concern that such restrictions made it exceedingly difficult for multinational companies to conduct business in China. (Our previous alert on the draft Encryption Law can be found here.)

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