China’s government has ordered some cleaner and other household items to be sold in local markets in response to a nationwide crackdown on illegal dumping, officials said Friday.
The country has tightened restrictions on selling imported goods in a bid to stem a surge in goods from abroad, where many are used to make products that are cheaper in China.
In recent months, authorities have banned nearly all imports of Chinese goods, as well as some products from neighboring Hong Kong.
Authorities have cracked down on the illegal trade of luxury goods, furniture, electronics and electronics products.
In some areas, the crackdown has left shops and restaurants in Beijing empty, prompting residents to flock to markets in the capital to buy items that are sold locally.
The state-run Xinhua news agency said the government had ordered local markets to stop selling some cleaning tools.
The products that will be banned are household appliances, vacuum cleaners, dishwashers and dishwasher brushes, Xinhua said.