A Look Back at 2023: Pharmaceutical Regulatory Updates in China

Jan. 30th, 2024

Grace Wang



In 2023, China implemented a range of drug regulations, encompassing various aspects such as active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) registration renewal, the outsourcing of manufacturing by marketing authorization holders (MAHs), and drug inspection, among others.

Furthermore, China conducted the bidding process for its 9th national volume-based procurement (VBP) and engaged in price negotiations for the 2023 edition of the National Reimbursement Drug List (NRDL). These initiatives significantly influenced the pricing and market accessibility of pharmaceutical products.

We are hosting this webinar to provide comprehensive coverage of the significant regulatory updates throughout the year. Our goal is to ensure pharma companies are well-informed when devising strategies to enter and expand within the Chinese market.

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1. China’s Drug Regulatory System

1.1 Main regulators

1.2 Major laws and regulations

2. 2023 Regulatory Updates

2.1 Regulations

Topic New regulation
MAH Notice on Enhancing the Supervision and Management of Outsourced Manufacturing of Drug Marketing Authorization Holders
API Notice on Chemical Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient Registration Renewal
Generic drug Notice on Generic Drug Studies Without Reference Listed Drugs

Guidance for the Acceptance Review of Quality and Therapeutic Equivalence Evaluation Applications for Generic Drugs (Draft)

RLD Procedures for Adjusting Reference Listed Drugs of Chemical Generic Drugs (Trial)

11 lists (63rd to 73rd) lists of reference listed drugs

Inspection Administrative Measures for Drug Inspections (Revision)
Drug standards Administrative Measures for Drug Standards
GLP Administrative Measures for Drug Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) Certification

2.2 Policies

  • The 9th National Volume-based Procurement (VBP)
  • 2023 National Reimbursement Drug List (NRDL)
  • List of Pediatric Drugs Encouraged for Development and Application

And more…


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2024-01-30 21:00 ~ 22:00 New York: 8:00-9:00
London: 13:00-14:00


Grace Wang

ChemLinked Regulatory Analyst & Editor

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