Beijing Municipal Administration of Industry and Commerce has the following main functions:
1.Raise public awareness and implement policies of the state regarding industry and commerce management; study and draft local regulations concerning commerce and industry management; formulate and release normative papers on commerce and industry management.
2.Organize registration of enterprises, as well as units and individuals engaged in economic activities in the city; oversee foreign-invested enterprises and permanent agencies of foreign enterprises as authorized by the State Industry and Commerce Administration and organize their registration; organize the registration of restructured enterprises.
3.Oversee economic activities of enterprises registered in the city and conduct annual inspections on enterprises registered with the Administration.
4.Monitor competition among market participants, investigate monopolies and other unfair competitions; combat smuggling and sales of illegal goods in the field of circulation and investigate other economic practices that violate laws.
5.Protect the legal rights and interests of consumers, and investigate consumer rights' violations, forgery of goods and trademark infringements.
6.Oversee the consumer goodst and production materials markets; monitor the market for production essentials; regulate various markets; manage registration and statistical work of various markets.
7.Oversee agents and agencies.
8.Organize administrative inspections and management of contracts; investigate illegal contract abuse; administer the registration of real estate mortgages; and inspect auctions.
9.Inspect small businesses, partnerships, as well as private and individual enterprises and regulate economic activities.
10.Oversee units using or printing trademarks, investigate and deal with trademark infringements and other violations to protect registered trademarks.
11.Be responsible for examining and approving qualifications of advertisement businesses.
12.Inspect Internet-based economic activities.
13.Build a municipal industry and commerce administrative team and take responsibility for institutional, personnel and financial management.
14.Guide work of relevant mass organizations.
15.Undertake other duties as assigned by the Beijing Municipal Government.
16.Be responsible for overall supervision and administrative coordination of food safety in the city and organize investigations into major accidents.
17.Be responsible for day-to-day administration and rectification of the market order in the city.