As part of the ‘China Textile Invigorating Plan 2009-2011’, dyeing machinery manufacturers must ensure that technology meets certain criteria regarding use of water and energy and discharge of waste water. China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (CMIIT) says “Advanced processing technologies and environmental friendly equipments with low pollutant emissions must be preferentially adopted for newly initiated programs or capacity expansion.” ‘Restricted’ and ‘obsolete’ categories are listed in a Textile Industry Restructuring Guideline which includes machines over 5 years old that cannot now achieve the new National Environmental Protection Requirements and are no longer to be imported.