By the end of 2017, according to data from the Ministry of Commerce, 90 companies have gained official approval for direct selling, and 64% of them are domestic companies.
In 2017, The Ministry approved two direct selling companies, the number of which was lower than previous years.
Among the 46 companies whose application for direct selling is under processing, many are from Guangdong and Shandong province.
According to data by Shuzheng Kangxun, 74 companies have applied for direct selling health food, and 66 of them are domestic companies.
Beijing Tongrentang Pharmaceutical Co. tops the ranking in terms of health food numbers registered with the regulators. The Beijing-based companies registered 51 kinds of health food, which surpassed Amway that has 42 health food registered. (Source: Shuzheng Kangxun)