Zhongxin Finance, April 2. Recently, the General Office of the National Development and Reform Commission and the General Office of the State Administration for Market Regulation issued a notice on further exerting the self-discipline role of industry associations and chambers of commerce to resolutely put an end to arbitrary charges, requiring all industry associations to carry out self-examination and self-correction, and immediately The illegal and illegal charging items will be cancelled, and the illegal and illegal income will be refunded immediately.
The notice pointed out that the relevant departments will resolutely "zero tolerance" for the following arbitrary charges and punish them severely in accordance with laws and regulations: compulsory or disguised compulsory membership and collection of membership fees, compulsory market participants to participate in conferences, training, examinations, exhibitions, evaluations, overseas inspections, etc. All kinds of charging activities or accepting paid services from third-party institutions, forcing market entities to provide sponsorship, donation, ordering related products or publications, only charging membership fees but not providing services, or repeatedly charging for basic services included in membership fees, using branch (representative) institutions to multi-head Repeatedly collect membership fees, fail to formulate or revise membership fee standards in accordance with the prescribed procedures, use their own statutory duties or the influence of administrative agencies, and charge fees in violation of regulations entrusted by administrative agencies, carry out evaluations and commendations, professional qualifications and fees without approval, in order to serve as directors, In the name of the executive director and the person in charge, other fees other than membership fees are collected from members.
The notice requires that all trade associations and chambers of commerce carry out more in-depth self-examination and self-correction, comprehensively check whether there are arbitrary charging behaviors, eliminate hidden dangers in violation of regulations in a timely manner, immediately rectify any problems found, immediately cancel illegal charging items, and immediately refund illegal and illegal income. other charges.
The notice pointed out that the industry associations and chambers of commerce have committed illegal and illegal charging behaviors listed in Article 2 of this notice. Once verified, the relevant departments will publicize them to the public through appropriate means and give risk warnings, including reminding market players to join these associations cautiously, and accept the offers provided by these associations with caution. services, carefully participate in the activities organized by these associations, and do not provide donations, sponsorships, etc. to these associations.