Industry experts believe that the deal, revealed in Saturday's Scotsman, could help double sales of Scotch in the fast-expanding Chinese market over the next four to five years.
Exports to the Far Eastern giant have already grown from 1 million in 2001 to 80 million last year.
The agreement is to be signed by Business Secretary Vince Cable today as he visits China as part of a political and trade delegation headed by Prime Minister David Cameron. Mr Cable said: "It is important consumers have confidence the product they are buying is genuine. This agreement means greater legal protection in China which will help strengthen export sales of this successful Scottish product."