Notice Concerning Studying and Implementing the “Publishing Management Regulations” and “Audiovisual Product Management Regulations” revised by the State Council

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XCZ NO. [2011]82

All provincial, autonomous region and municipal Press and Publications bureaus, the Xinjiang Production-Construction Corps Press and Publications Bureau, the Liberation Army General Political Department Political Department Press and Publications Bureau, all Central and State organ Ministries and Commissions, all democratic parties, all people’s organization press and publications controlling departments, all directly subordinate work units, all subordinate social organization:

On 19 March 2011, the State Council promulgated the “State Council Decision concerning Revising the ‘Publishing Management Rules'” (Decree No. 594) and the “State Council Decision concerning Revising the ‘Audiovisual Product Management Regulations'” (Decree No. 595), which took effect on the day of implementation. In order to do study and implementation work of these two new Regulations well, the relevant matters are hereby notified as follows:

I, Fully understanding the importance of studying and implementing these two new Regulations

The “Publishing Management Regulations” and “Audiovisual Publishing Management Regulations” are important administrative regulations in our country’s press and publications management, the revision of these two Regulations is conducted in order to adapt to the requirements of completely moving forward press and publications sector reform, accelerating the development of new media business models and deepening government function transformation, and strengthening sector supervision and management, and is a large event in press and publications legal system construction. The newly-revised “Press and Publications Regulations” gave prominence to the spirit of press and publications development and press and publications work unit classification reform, and clarified the principle requirements and authorization provisions of new media and new business model management, further implemented the achievements of the “Administrative Permit Law” and administrative examination and approval reform, reformed the publishing and distribution system for primary and secondary school textbooks, substantiated the sphere of supported and encouraged focus publications, strengthened the supervision and management duties of administrative press and publications departments, and perfected supervision and management systems and legal responsibilities. The newly revised “Audiovisual Publications Management Regulations” adjusted the audiovisual product import and distribution system and supervision and management departments, clarified the duties of administrative press and publications departments, and simplified the procedural requirements of reproduction work units accepting entrustment for reproduction of audiovisual products. The revision of the two Regulations is of extremely important significance in strengthening press and publications reform and development, perfecting access and exit systems, standardizing publishing work units’ doing business according to the law and press and publication managements’ administering according to the law. All levels’ administrative press and publication departments must fully understand the importance of implementing these two new Regulations, adopt realistic and feasible steps, and soundly grasp study and implementation work.

II, Earnestly organizing the study and training work of these two new Regulations

All levels’ administrative press and publications departments and all publishing work units and their controlling and sponsoring departments must make studying these Regulations into an important content of the nationwide press and publications system’s “6th Five-Years” law dissemination, and launch study and training in a planned, phased and hierarchical manner, with methods such as training classes, symposia, question and answer sheets, etc. All levels’ administrative press and publications departments’ leaders and publishing and distribution work units’ main responsible persons must set the example in studying and set the example in participating in training; nationwide press and publications’ professional personnel must ensure that all have copies and earnestly study them, and correctly understand the importance of the Regulations, and the spirit of the articles, integrate them in their own professional work reality, and research corresponding management regulations. They must strictly do business according to the law through studying and firmly establishing a consciousness of obeying the law; all levels’ administrative press and publications departments’ law enforcement personnel must incessantly raise their understanding and capacity to administer according to the law, and realistically strengthen sector supervision and management levels.

III, Formulating and perfecting complementary rules and systems as soon as possible.

The GAPP already revised the “Publications Market Management Regulations”, “Audiovisual Product Import Management Rules” and “Management Rules on Subscription and Purchasing of Imported Publications” according to the two new Regulations, and will formulate or revise the management rules on primary and secondary textbook publishing and distribution, management rules on accepting publications donated by foreign organs or individuals, management rules on network publishing examination and approval, and other complementary rules on the basis of the provisions and authorization of the two new Regulations, and perfect the concrete handling requirements established by the two new Regulations on administrative permit matters. All localities must also grasp tidying up of existing local regulations, rules and normative documents on the basis of the provisions and authorizations of the two new Regulations, and must revise or abolish those not conforming to the two new Regulations as soon as possible.

IV, Realistically performing the implementation work of the two new Regulations

The two new regulations have many new requirements and new formulations concerning the duties of administrative press and publications departments, especially in aspects such as access and exit management, publications quality supervision and management, comprehensive appraisal, publishing professional personnel management, etc., and strengthened the duties of administrative press and publications departments. All levels’ administrative press and publications departments must earnestly comb through that organ or department’s situation on changing duties such as administrative permits, supervision and management, administrative punishment, etc., against the new Regulations, deeply research the new requirements put forward after the revision of the Regulations concerning daily work procedures, work conditions, etc., implement all work duties, and perfect detailed work procedures, strengthen coordination and cooperation and guarantee the smooth implementation of the new Regulations. All publishing work units’ sponsoring work units and their controlling organs must strengthen management over their subordinate publishing work units’ publishing activities according to the requirements of the new Regulations, and coordinate with administrative press and publications departments in supervising their subordinate publishing work units’ implementation of all management provisions.

All localities and all work units must integrate the implementation of the Regulations, conduct self-examination of the duty implementation situation within the scope of responsibility of each and the situation of administration according to the law, GAPP will adopt appropriate methods to conduct supervision and inspection.

General Administration of Press and Publications

29 March 2011

关于学习和贯彻实施国务院修改的《出版管理条例》、《音像制品管理条例》的通知

新出字【2011】82号

各省、自治区、直辖市新闻出版局,新疆生产建设兵团新闻出版局,解放军总政治部宣传部新闻出版局,中央和国家机关各部委、各民主党派、各人民团体新闻出版主管部门,署直各单位,署管各社会团体:
2011年3月19日,国务院公布了《国务院关于修改〈出版管理条例〉的决定》(第594号令)和《国务院关于修改<音像制品管理条例>的决定》(第595号令),自公布之日起施行。为做好两个新条例的学习和贯彻实施工作,现就有关事项通知如下:
一、充分认识学习和贯彻实施两个新条例的重要意义
《出版管理条例》和《音像制品管理条例》是我国新闻出版管理的主要行政法规,这两部条例的修订是适应新闻出版业改革全面推进、新媒体新业态加快发展和深化政府职能转变、加强行业监管的需要而进行的,是新闻出版法制建设的一件大事。新修订的《出版管理条例》突出了出版产业发展和新闻出版单位分类改革的精神,明确了新媒体、新业态管理的原则要求和授权条款,进一步落实了《行政许可法》和行政审批制度改革的成果,改革了中小学教科书出版、发行体制,充实了支持、鼓励重点出版物的范围,强化了新闻出版行政部门的监督管理职责,完善了监督管理措施和法律责任。新修订的《音像制品管理条例》调整了音像制品进口、发行制度和监管部门,明确了新闻出版行政部门的职责,简化了复制单位接受委托复制音像制品的程序要求。两个条例的修订对于加快新闻出版业改革发展、完善准入退出制度、规范出版单位依法经营和新闻出版管理部门依法行政,都具有十分重要的意义。各级新闻出版行政部门要充分认识贯彻实施两个新条例的重要意义,采取切实可行的措施,扎实抓好学习和贯彻实施工作。
二、认真组织两个新条例的学习培训工作
各级新闻出版行政部门和各出版单位及其主管、主办部门要把条例的学习作为全国新闻出版系统“六五”普法的重要内容,以培训班、座谈会、问题答卷等形式,有计划、有步骤、分层次地开展学习培训。各级新闻出版行政部门的领导和出版发行单位主要负责人要带头学习、带头参加培训;全国新闻出版从业人员要人手一册,认真学习,准确理解条例的重要意义、条文精神,并结合自身业务工作实际,研究相关管理规定。要通过学习牢固树立遵法守法的意识,严格依法经营;各级新闻出版行政部门的执法人员要在学习中不断提高依法行政的意识和能力,切实加强行业监管水平。
三、尽快制定和完善配套规章和制度
总署已经根据两个新条例修订了《出版物市场管理规定》、《音像制品进口管理办法》、《订户订购进口出版物管理办法》,还将根据两个新条例的规定和授权,制定或修订中小学教科书出版发行管理办法、接受境外机构或者个人赠送出版物的管理办法、网络出版审批和管理办法等配套规章,完善两个新条例设定的有关行政许可项目的具体办理要求。各地也要根据两个新条例的规定和授权,抓紧清理现有的地方法规、规章和规范性文件,与两个新条例不一致的要尽快修订或废止。
四、切实做好两个新条例的贯彻实施工作
两个新条例对新闻出版行政部门的职责有很多新要求、新表述,特别是在准入退出管理、出版物质量监管、综合评估、出版从业人员管理等方面,强化了新闻出版行政部门的职责。各级新闻出版行政部门要对照新条例,认真梳理本机关、本部门的行政许可、监督管理、行政处罚等各项职责的变化情况,深入研究法规修订后对日常工作程序、工作条件等提出的新要求,落实各项工作职责,完善细化工作流程,加强协调配合,保证新条例的顺利施行。各出版单位的主办单位及其主管机关要按照新条例的要求,加强对所属出版单位出版活动的管理,并配合新闻出版行政部门督促所属出版单位执行各项管理规定。
各地方、各单位要结合贯彻实施条例,对各自职责范围内的履行职责情况及依法行政的情况进行自查,总署将采取适当形式进行督促检查。

新闻出版总署
二〇一一年三月二十九日

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