• Service: Tax, Global Indirect Tax, International Tax
  • Type: Regulatory update
  • Date: 10/15/2013

China - Investor considerations of Shanghai “pilot” free trade zone 

October 15:  The Shanghai “pilot” free trade zone was officially launched in late September 2013, and subsequently followed by the Shanghai government’s release of management procedures and rules for the “pilot” free trade zone.

Potential investors now may benefit from a greater understanding of the pilot free trade zone, and may need to focus on the “negative list” (i.e., the non-national entrance procedures imposed on foreign investment and covering 18 industries, 89 investment categories, and 190 specific administrative measures for foreign investments) as well as the mechanism applicable for foreign investments into areas beyond the “negative list.”

Read an October 2013 report [PDF 418 KB] prepared by the KPMG member firm in China: Pilot Free Trade Zone Series — Administrative regulation and other supporting rules for China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone

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