New Negative List sets FDI roadmap

Dec 11, 2017
How industry barrier changes in the previous and new versions of the Foreign Investment Catalogue--and the introduction of the Negative List system--impact market access compliance
SHARE

Thank you for sharing!

Your article was successfully shared with the contacts you provided.
 

The new and improved bible for foreign direct investment (FDI) has consolidated several traditional industry restrictions and opened up key areas for innovative growth. The Foreign Investment Industrial Guidance Catalogue (Amended in 2017) (2017 Catalogue), issued by the National Development and Reform Commission and the Ministry of Commerce on June 28, 2017, entered into force on July 28, replacing the 2015 Catalogue.

The Negative List system

The 2017 Catalogue brings a key structural change. While the 2015 Catalogue was divided into three categories: encouraged, restricted and prohibited, the 2017 Catalogue has only two: encouraged, and the Special Administrative Measures for Foreign Investment Access (Negative List). The Negative List is further divided into the restricted and prohibited categories.

This premium content is reserved for
China Law & Practice Subscribers.

Benefits Include:

  • Unlimited access to Chinalawandpractice.com site and digital newsletters
  • 5 free articles across the ALM subscription network every 30 days
  • Exclusive discounts on ALM events and publications

Continue reading by getting
started with a subscription.

Subscribe Now For Unlimited Access