Guówùyuàn Gōngshāng Xíngzhèng Guǎnlǐ Zǒngjú
|Jurisdiction||People's Republic of China|
|Headquarters||Xicheng District, Beijing|
|Parent agency||State Council of China|
Prior to March 2018, the State Administration for Industry and Commerce (SAIC; Chinese: 国家工商行政管理总局) was the authority in the People's Republic of China responsible for advancing legislation concerning the administration of industry and commerce in the People's Republic. On a local level, the organizations responsibilities roughly mimicked those of the secretaries of individual states in the United States as a registration and licensing authority. The last minister was Zhang Mao (张茅).
As part of China's 2018 government administration overhaul, the SAIC was merged into the newly-created State Administration for Market Regulation.
The agency was organized into the following divisions:
The head office of the agency is based in 8 Sanlihe Donglu, Xichengqu, Beijing, 100820, China. Locally, SAIC has offices on each regional and municipal level which oversee and regulate the businesses in their jurisdiction.