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Hainan Set for Free Trade Zone and Free Port Status

23 April 2018

Hainan is to be transformed into both a Pilot Free Trade Zone and a Free Trade Port, with the province set to expand its tourism remit, while also opening-up to the wider world on a more general basis...Read More

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Hong Kong and Macau Workers Granted Semi-Local Status in Qianhai

16 April 2018

Any Hong Kong or Macau resident looking to work in the Qianhai special economic zone will no longer need to secure an Employment Permit....Read More

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Pre-Approval Waived for First Import of Non-Special-Use Cosmetics via any Mainland FTZ

12 April 2018

Non-special use cosmetics will no longer require official pre-approval when they are first imported to China if they transit through any of the country’s 11 Pilot Free Trade Zones (FTZs)....Read More

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New Incentive Measures Proposed for Shanghai FTZ and Pudong New Area

29 March 2018

Some 20 new incentive measures are on offer for businesses looking to operate from within the Shanghai Pilot Free Trade Zone or the Pudong New Area. The prospective new arrangements are detailed in 20...Read More

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Greater Room for Foreign Investment in the 11 Pilot Free Trade Zones

19 Jan 2018

A number of temporary adjustments are to be made to the regulations relating to the administration of China’s 11 Pilot Free Zones....Read More

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Shanghai Reforms on Business Administrative Measures Extended to FTZs

1 Nov 2017

A number of reforms trialed in the Shanghai Pudong New Area – including providing greater clarity as to the distinct functions and entitlements of business licences, operating permits and integrated b...Read More

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Greater Opening Up to Overseas Investors Planned for Three Pilot FTZs

13 July 2017

A recent meeting of the Central Leading Group for Deepening Overall Reform emphasised the need to introduce a number of key reforms, while enhancing overall coordination, in the case of the Guangdong,...Read More

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2017 Edition of FTZ FDI Negative List Cut Back to 95 Categories

5 July 2017

27 sectors have been removed from the restricted list for foreign direct investment (FDI) within the country’s 11 pilot Free Trade Zones (FTZs), following the publication of the 2017 edition of the S...Read More

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China Opens Seven New Free Trade Zones

11 April 2017

The State Council recently released overall plans for seven pilot free trade zones (FTZs), namely in Liaoning, Zhejiang, Henan, Hubei, Chongqing, Sichuan and Shaanxi....Read More

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Shanghai Mulls Building Free Trade Port Area

21 Feb 2017

The Shanghai Pilot Free Trade Zone is deliberating on a plan for the comprehensive deepening of reform, which includes the concept of building a free trade port area. A most representative and interna...Read More

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Shanghai FTZ Pilots Enterprise Name Registration Reform

30 Nov 2016

As part of the overall reform plan of the State Administration for Industry and Commerce (SAIC), a new administration system for the registration of enterprise names was launched in the Shanghai Free ...Read More

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Experts Expect More Sophisticated Experiments in Shanghai FTZ

29 Sept 2016

At the fourth edition of a forum on China’s pilot free trade zones (FTZ) recently held at the Shanghai University of Finance and Economics on the theme of “scaling new heights”, experts on FTZ studies...Read More

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China to Expand FTZ Negative List Model Nationwide

6 Sept 2016

As disclosed by Minister of Commerce Gao Hucheng, the pilot reforms conducted in the free trade zones (FTZs) in the past two years have produced remarkable results and are ready to be replicated and p...Read More

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China to Launch Seven New FTZs

6 Sept 2016

The State Council has decided to set up seven new pilot Free Trade Zones (FTZs), to be located in Liaoning, Zhejiang, Henan, Hubei, Chongqing, Sichuan and Shaanxi, respectively....Read More

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Shanghai FTZ Releases Regulatory Plan to Better Monitor Cross-Border Capital Flows

22 Aug 2016

The Shanghai Free Trade Zone plans to build a cross-border financial safety net based on the free trade account system to strengthen the instant and dynamic monitoring and control of cross-border capi...Read More

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China Expands Pilot Scheme for Selective Levying of Tariffs on Domestic Sales

15 Aug 2016

The Ministry of Finance, General Administration of Customs and State Administration of Taxation recently issued a circular on expanding the pilot scheme for the selective levying of tariffs on the dom...Read More

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Guangdong FTZ Launches e-Cheque Clearing Services with Hong Kong

28 July 2016

The Guangdong branch of the People’s Bank of China (PBOC) and the Hong Kong Monetary Authority jointly announced in Guangzhou the ground-breaking launch of cross-boundary e-cheque services in the Guan...Read More

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Shanghai to Pilot Bonded Storage for Parallel Car Imports

25 July 2016

The Shanghai Customs recently piloted the bonded warehousing service for parallel car imports in the Shanghai Free Trade Zone. Bonded warehouse supervision measures were also announced for car dealers...Read More

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China Eases Visa Restrictions to Lure Overseas Talents to Guangdong Free Trade Zone

25 July 2016

The Ministry of Public Security recently announced 16 entry-exit measures for the innovation-driven development of the Guangdong Free Trade Zone. These measures, which cover foreign visas, stay and re...Read More

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Shanghai FTZ Foreign Investment Management Model Set to Expand Nationwide

18 July 2016

Administrative examination and approval stipulated in China's foreign investment laws for implementation in the Shanghai Pilot Free Trade Zone have been temporarily adjusted with the exception of (ind...Read More

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