ANNOUNCEMENT 17 Jan 2020
January 17th, 2020 - The Chinese government announced an expansion to a support policy.
NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS
PRC State Council, January 17th, 2020. (商务部 发展改革委 财政部 海关总署 税务总局 市场监管总局:关于扩大跨境电商零售进口试点的通知)
On January 17th, 2020, the Chinese government released an announcement that stated a total of 51 more areas were to be added to its 'Cross-Border E-Commerce Pilot Zone' programme.
The scheme was originally established in Hangzhou in 2015 (see related act).
To qualify for inclusion, a firm's main offering must be classified as 'cross-border e-commerce', i.e. exporting goods/services using an online platform.
While the exact nature of the benefits offered to eligible firms is not well-defined, some preferential tax policies relating to the zones have been released (see related act).
The list added 51 locations in total, including the entirety of Hainan Province, and went into effect upon its promulgation.
The remaining locations included in the January 2020 announcement are as follows (all are cities unless otherwise indicated):