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: 19 Jun 2015 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

FDI: Entry and ownership rule

On 19 June 2015, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology issued Notice No. 196 of 2015 to promote the participation and further development of e-commerce activities from foreign firms in China. This policy becomes effective immediately. 
 
According to the notice, foreign firms can now set up 100% owned e-commerce companies nationwide. Previously, foreign firms could only have its 100% owned e-commerce business as part of the e-commerce pilot programme in Shanghai Free Trade Zone. 
 
The affected trading partners are selected based on the report "2015 Jan-Apr FDI Statistics" published by the Ministry of Commerce. These countries contribute around 95.3% of the FDI from January 2015 to April 2015.
 
 
 

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