One of the concrete actions under the Memorandum of Understanding signed in 2006 between DG SANCO and the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine of China (AQSIQ) is the "RAPEX-CHINA" system. The "RAPEX-CHINA" information exchange system exists for regular and rapid transmission of data between the EU and China product safety administration. DG SANCO provides the Chinese authorities with the information on consumer products originating from China, which have been identified as dangerous and consequently banned or withdrawn from the European market by the authorities of the Member States and notified by these to the European Commission via the European Rapid Alert System RAPEX.
AQSIQ investigates all the notifications and, when necessary, adopts measures which prevent or restrict further export of the notified dangerous consumer products to the EU.
AQSIQ provides the Commission with a detailed report on the results of the investigations carried out on the base of the RAPEX data and measures adopted with regard to dangerous products. These reports are due quarterly.