IMPLEMENTATION LEVEL

National

AFFECTED FLOW

Outflow

ANNOUNCED AS TEMPORARY

No

NON-TRADE-RELATED RATIONALE

No

ELIGIBLE FIRMS

all

JUMBO

No

TARIFF PEAK

No
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Inception date: 18 Aug 2017 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

FDI: Entry and ownership rule

On 18 August 2017, the Chinese State Council released an announcement containing a list of sectors which would be officially encouraged for outbound investment from China. Such investment would receive 'convenient services' to smoothen the process, including foreign exchange, insurance, customs, etc.

The list of encouraged investments is quite broad - but also contained in the announcement were definitions of 'restricted' and 'prohibited' investments: in effect forming a 'negative list'.

Encouraged investments include:

  • Infrastructure related to the 'Belt and Road' initiative;
  • High technology and R&D centres;
  • Oil and gas exploration;
  • Commercial, logistics, cultural and other service sectors;
  • Establishment of overseas branches by Chinese financial firms.

Please see other interventions for 'restricted' and 'prohibited' investments details.

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