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: 27 Dec 2015 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Local operations

On the 27th December 2015, the PRC National People's Congress ratified a draft 'Antiterrorism Act' from 2014, which stated that any firms providing 'critical information infrastructure' in China would be obligated to not only locate their servers within the borders of the Chinese state and use government-approved equipment, but also hand over any encryption keys of relevant data directly to the Chinese government.

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

841 Telephony & other telecommunications services
842 Internet telecommunications services
846 Broadcasting, programming & programme distribution services

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