In August 2007, Chinaâ€™s State Food and Drug Administration (SFDA) issued six Working Procedures, laying out how it would conduct various procedural requests about medical device product registrations. The most notable of these was a detailed description of how to apply for extension of a registrationâ€™s expiration date while its renewal is delayed. Others included delaying product testing and obtaining a replacement for a lost product approval certification. Each Working Procedure includes how to qualify, what documents to submit, time limit for processing, and the SFDAâ€™s handling process. They represent a much needed standardization given the delays in the Chinese regulatory system, which can sometimes be severe.