28 June 2017 – Fujian launched its ETS in December 2016, which made it the 8th pilot region in China. In addition to the eight sectors that will be included in the national ETS, Fujian also covers the ceramic industry. It is the only pilot region that already applies the national verification guidelines to its system. By June 28, two days before the compliance deadline, 215 out of 277 companies had already finished their compliance works. Non-compliant companies face punishments according to the (Interim) Fujian Emission Trading Management Plan.