Authorities announced on Oct 10 that another 37 administrative charges will be canceled or halted across the country, starting from next month. The charges include qualification-test fees for business legal advisers and real estate agents, according to a notice released by the Ministry of Finance and the National Development and Reform Commission.
In China, administrative approvals to evaluate, authenticate or review reports usually involve drawn-out and redundant procedures.
To make the process more transparent and efficient, the government is committed to redistributing authority or canceling the requirements.
Central government departments controlled 1,526 approval items in 2013. About a third have since been canceled or delegated to lower agencies. A total of 205 had been abolished by the end of 2014 and another 248 will be annulled this year.