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China’s long-awaited Personal Information Protection Law (PIPL) has potentially significant implications for pharmaceutical and medical device companies doing business in China or with the market in China. Personal health information is considered sensitive personal information and is now subject to enhanced data compliance requirements for collection, processing, and cross-border transfer. After two rounds of draft versions, the PIPL was finally passed by the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress on August 20, 2021 and will become effective November 1, 2021.
The Trump administration has issued a fourth set of proposed tariffs on an additional $300 billion of goods related to China, this time adding a range of commercial goods across industries.

The PRC Ministry of Finance has announced it will audit 77 randomly selected drug makers in China, examining the companies’ costs and profits to determine the reasonableness of their drug pricing mechanisms, in a bid to drive down medical costs.

The Administration for Market Regulation of Jing’an District in Shanghai (AMR) on May 7 announced an administrative penalty decision against the Shanghai branch of a multinational pharmaceutical company for speaking fees it paid to physicians.