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Wal-Mart bolsters compliance with Chinese law

Retail giant responds to allegations of violating Chinese vendor permit procedures

For any large, multinational corporation, dealing with compliance laws around the world is a complicated matter. This is especially true in China, where businesses must navigate tricky waters dealing with the government and state-owned enterprises.

The latest corporation to hit a speed bump in China is mega retailer Wal-Mart. Recently, China Central Television (CCTV), the country’s major state-owned broadcaster, accused Wal-Mart of bypassing China’s quality, trade and food-manufacturing permit procedures and working with unlicensed vendors. According to the Wall Street Journal, CCTV claimed to have reviewed hundreds of company documents that revealed that Wal-Mart approved hundreds of unlicensed products.

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Rich Steeves

Richard P. Steeves is Senior Editor and Community Manager of InsideCounsel magazine, where he covers the intellectual property and compliance beats. Rich earned a B.A....

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