Automobile Trade Policy
Chapter IV Circulation of Second-Hand Automobiles
Article 16 The state encourages the circulation of second-hand automobiles. The state establishes competition mechanism, develops circulation channels, and supports the automobile brand distributors and other business subjects that meet with corresponding requirements to deal with second-hand automobiles and establish branches to do chain business in other places.
Article 17 The state creates conditions, simplifies formalities of transactions and registration of second-hand automobiles, raises consultation efficiency of the lawfulness and safety of the automobiles, reduces, transaction costs, uniforms transaction invoices. The state also tightens the quality management of second-hand automobiles, and pushes the distribution of second-hand automobiles forward to provide high quality service after sale.
Article 18 The state quickens the construction of second-hand automobile market, leads the distributor in second-hand automobile market to change their business ideas, tighten market management and develops market service functions.
Article 19 The state implements voluntary evaluation system of second-hand automobiles. Except for the automobiles belonging to state property, the price of second-hand automobile is decided by the buyer and seller together through discussion. The parties concerned may authorize at their own will the second-hand evaluation organs to make evaluations for the reference. Any enterprise and department must not make mandatory or other forms of mandatory evaluation to the automobiles.
Article 20 The state regulates appraisal and evaluation activities of second-hand automobiles. Appraisal and evaluation organs of second-hand automobiles should, based on the principle of "objectivity, reality, equity and openness, "be engaged in appraisal and evaluation of second-hand automobiles, issue automobile appraisal and evaluation reports, specify the technical conditions of the automobiles (including whether the automobiles are accident ones) in accordance with related laws and regulations.
Article 21 Operation and auction enterprises of second-hand automobiles should provide true information to the buyers and must not cover up anything or have any deceitful activities while selling and auctioning second-hand automobiles. The sold or auctioned automobiles must have automobile number plates, Registration Certificates of Automobiles, Driving Licenses of Automobiles, effective marks of automobile safety and technical inspection, automobile insurance policies and the evidence of paying taxes.
Article 22 When second-hand automobile operation enterprises sell second-hand automobiles, they should provide the promise of quality guarantee and after-sale service. If the automobile is within the term of product quality guarantee, automobile suppliers should undertake the quality guarantee and after-sale service in accordance with related national laws and regulations and their promise to the consumers.
Article 23 The activities engaged in the auction, appraisal and evaluation of second-hand automobiles should be approved by provincial commercial administrations. （译文见57页）
第二十条 积极规范二手车鉴定评估行为。二手车鉴定评估机构应当本着“客观、真实、公正、公开” 的原则,依据国家有关法律法规，开展二手车鉴定评估经营活动,出具车辆鉴定评估报告,明确车辆技术状况(包括是否属事故车辆等内容)。