The State Council released a notice on March 13, urging provincial-level governments and State Council departments and units to fully draw on advice from enterprises and industrial associations when making administrative rules and regulations.
The government should evaluate the rules to be established based on their influence on enterprises and industries, and collect opinions from representative enterprises, industrial associations, chambers of commerce and lawyers’ associations.
Authorities should use the internet and media to collect public opinions, and build advice soliciting platforms on their official web portals. Measures such as holding symposiums, conducting surveys and field visits are encouraged, according to the notice.
The acceptance of opinions should be made public through government portals and newspapers, or be passed on to related units.
A reasonable buffer period should be set as preparation for enterprises to adopt the rules.
The circular also stressed stepping up filing and review of newly released rules and review of normative documents in terms of legality.
In addition, the government should actively learn about the needs and difficulties of enterprises.
According to the circular, the government should improve the work mechanism regarding enterprises and industrial associations’ participation in institution building, establish constant contact with enterprises, and take the initiative to resolve major issues.