Announcement of the Ministry of Commerce of China No. 59 of 2019 Regarding the abolition of some Negative list foreign investment:
To ensure the effective implementation of the “Foreign Investment Law”, implement the “Notice of the General Office of the State Council on Focusing on Enterprises’ Concerns and Further Promoting the Implementation of the Optimized Business Environment Policy”
The Ministry of Commerce of China has cleaned up the regulatory documents. It is decided to abolish 56 normative documents, which are now announced. Withdrawn from January 1, 2020.
The Negative list foreign investment that China’s Ministry of Commerce decided to abolish is as follows:
Signals to the market
Continue to reduce the negative list of foreign investment, guide enterprises to develop diversified export markets, reduce the overall level of tariffs, promote the construction of Hainan free trade port, accelerate the negotiation of multi-lateral free trade agreements, and open up the Chinese market to the outside world.
AQSIQ pointed out that a series of opening-up measures sent a clear signal that opening to the outside world in 2020 will continue to go in a larger, wider, and deeper direction, which is good news for China and the global economy.