General Administration of Press and Publications
All provincial, autonomous region and municipal administrative audiovisual product management entities:
In order to strengthen import management of finished audiovisual products, according to the relevant provisions of the GAPP “Audiovisual Product Import Management Rules” (GAPP Decree No. 5), hereby, the following issues concerning issues related to import management of finished audiovisual products are notified as follows:
I, Work units engaging in finished audiovisual product import must be approved by the GAPP. Unapproved work units and individuals may not engage in finished audiovisual product import business.
II, At present, the only work unit approved by the State to engage in finished audiovisual product import is the China National Publications Import and Export Company.
III, On all finished audiovisual products imported by the China National Publications Import and Export Company, a special anti-counterfeiting symbol is to be stuck. This anti-counterfeit symbol is round; adopts holographic technology, on the border of the upper half, the six English characters “CNPIEC” (the English abbreviation of “China National Publications Import and Export Company) are printed, on the border of the lower half, the four characters in regular script for “China Publications Company” are printed; the middle of the symbol are a music stave contrasted by a large round-font English character “M”, below and under the “M”, the two Chinese characters for “music” are printed.
All products categorized as imported finished audiovisual products that do not have this symbol shall be considered as illegally imported finished audiovisual products.
IV, Please transfer this Notice to all controlling authorities and audiovisual retail entities in your jurisdiction.