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: 14 Feb 2016 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Local operations

On February 14th, 2016, the PRC Ministry for Industry and Information Technology effectively banned the operation of any firms using foreign servers to distribute entertainment in China. All firms engaged in such activities (app stores, music, video distribution services, etc.) must locate their servers in China, and use government-approved equipment in doing so.

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

841 Telephony & other telecommunications services
842 Internet telecommunications services
843 On-line content

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