China Issues 2018 Negative List for Foreign Direct Investment

03 Jul 2018 ChinaWatch

On 28 June 2018, the PRC Ministry of Commerce and the National Development and Reform Commission, with approval from the State Council, released Decree 18 and published the Negative List for Foreign Direct Investment Industry (2018 version) (“2018 Negative List”). The 2018 Negative List will repeal the Foreign Investment Industrial Guidance Catalogue (2017 Amendment) (“2017 Catalogue”) when it comes into force on 28 July 2018.

This update sets out a short summary of the key differences between the 2017 Catalogue and the 2018 Negative List.

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