Rules and Regulations of Gold in China

Rules and Regulations of Gold in China

China plays a significant role in the global gold market as one of the biggest producers and consumers of gold in the world. To ensure the safety and integrity of the gold trade, the Chinese government has established a number of laws and licensing requirements for gold dealers. We will examine gold trade licensing and regulation in the People's Republic of China (PRC) in this article, as well as what traders and investors should know.

Chinese gold trade regulations.

The Measures for the Administration of Gold and Silver Trading, the Gold and Silver Jewelry Quality Supervision and Inspection Center, and the Measures for the Administration of the Gold Reserves of the People's Bank of China are just a few of the laws and rules that the Chinese government has put in place to control the gold trade.

The guidelines for gold traders' licensing are outlined in the Measures for the Administration of Gold and Silver Trading, which were first released in 2002. The measures mandate that gold dealers obtain a license from the provincial government and adhere to a number of rules, including those pertaining to know-your-customer (KYC) and anti-money laundering.

The General Administration of Customs is another Chinese government agency that controls the import and export of gold. Gold imports and exports must go through specific banks or other financial institutions, and traders must get permission from the authorities before conducting a trade.

Chinese Gold Traders Must Have a License.

The provincial government must receive a thorough application from traders before issuing a license for the trading of gold in China. Information on the organization's structure, shareholders, management, and financial resources must be included in the application.

Additionally, gold traders must prove that they have the required knowledge and experience in the gold trade as well as that they have established suitable risk management and compliance procedures. To make sure they meet the requirements, background checks must also be performed on them.

Gold traders who have been granted a license are obligated to abide by the rules established by the Chinese government. To make sure they keep up with the required standards, they must also go through routine audits and inspections.

Effect of licensing and regulation on the global gold market.

The global gold market is significantly impacted by the licensing and regulation of gold traders in China. China's gold market is a significant contributor to the global gold market as one of the largest consumers and producers of gold in the world.

The Chinese government contributes to ensuring that the gold trade is conducted in a transparent and secure manner by regulating the gold trade. By preventing fraud and illegal activity, this helps to uphold the integrity of the gold market.

International buyers and investors who want to participate in the gold trade are also given assurance by China's stringent rules and licensing requirements. This fosters a secure and stable environment for trading in gold, which encourages more investors to enter the market.


The regulation and authorization of the gold trade are essential to ensuring its security and integrity as a significant part of the global economy. Gold traders must obtain a license from the provincial government to conduct business in the People's Republic of China and are subject to a number of rules and laws.

By regulating the gold trade, the Chinese government aids in preserving the integrity of the gold market, preventing fraud and other illegal activities, and giving assurance to foreign clients and investors. For this reason, and in the years to come, China's licensing and regulation of gold traders will continue to play a significant role in the world gold market. 

Author: Pooyan Ghamari, Economist Visionary and Specialist in Gold and Banking