China

v. 13 – 2020/01

Market Executive Summary China’s original approach now superseded: Electronic Drug Supervision, reporting to Government DB mandatory, product identification, authentication and tracking system (PIATS) “ecode system”.


China requirements are finally aligning for the latter part to EGS. Systems are shared responsibility of stakeholders and regulatory. Vaccines are to pilot the project first half of 2020.


Revised approach to implement Drug Traceability Information System that incorporates learning from previous approach and also from established practice in other markets.


The most recent announcements (Tencent / GS1 and pilot updates) point in the direction of a private / public partnership model leveraging the established capabilities and platform of Tencent / WeChat).
Key Dates From 2012:

  • Full scope: 2015 – 2016
  • Enforcement date: 01 JAN 2022 (one document specifies end of 2022)