This barrier is unrelated to the end of the transition period, following the United Kingdom's departure from the EU.

Public ID: PID-94KE6G

Two-month wait for new UK TV formats to gain approval in China

in China

Trade barrier summary

New foreign-originated TV formats face a two-month approval period in China. This can deter Chinese production companies from licensing new formats and increases the chance of format infringement.

Sectors affected

  • Creative industries



Date reported

6 September 2019

Last updated

18 December 2020

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