IMPLEMENTATION LEVEL

National

AFFECTED FLOW

Inflow

ANNOUNCED AS TEMPORARY

No

NON-TRADE-RELATED RATIONALE

No

ELIGIBLE FIRMS

all

JUMBO

No

TARIFF PEAK

No
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Inception date: 13 Feb 2012 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Local sourcing

On 13 February 2012, the Chinese State Administration of Radio, Film and Television (SARFT) tightened the regulation for foreign TV programs. The regulation includes a ban of foreign TV shows and films between 7.30pm and 10pm. Furthermore, at most 25% of all TV series can be foreign made. The measure can be seen as some sort of cultural conservation, but the President Hu Jintao confirmed that the regulations "were aimed at giving the domestic television industry a leg up on Asian competition" (NY times 13 February 2012). 
 
 

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