The Ministry of Commerce recently sent out orders to local commerce bureau to request better follow-up work regarding the applications from direct sales companies.
The request also says that the local officials should encourage domestic applicants to withdraw the applications and take back the deposit.
The Ministry also says that it would soon release the regulation of direct sales. After the new regulation is released, the relevant companies can re-apply.
At the moment, China still lack for a specific law or regulation targeting on companies applying for direct sales. This upcoming regulation is set to be released in the middle of April. (Source: fcx58.com)