Legislation exists in Hong Kong to control the VOC content of PC products. Specific paint categories have their own VOC limits associated.
In mainland China, there is a Consumption Tax (4% based on invoice value) levied on all coatings with VOC over 420g/l manufactured or imported into China.
There are also plans to bring in a pollution expense, which will apply to all coating applicators. This will be a charge per kilogram of VOC emitted. Figures have not yet been agreed.
In addition, the Shanghai area plans to bring in a categories and limits-based piece of legislation, where certain types of paints have certain VOC limits. This is expected to be in force in January 2017.