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EU-China Investment Agreement

EU-China Investment Agreement

In January 2014, EU and China started the negotiations for a Bilateral Investment Agreement. This would be the EU’s first ever stand-alone investment agreement and would aim to streamline the current bilateral investment protection agreements...

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Administrative Approval Reform in China

Administrative Approval Reform in China

The ongoing Administrative Approval Reform in China is about decentralizing government approval authority for a number of foreign investment projects to local and provincial levels or a simple filing procedure as well as a progressive treatment of ma

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China (Shanghai) Pilot FTZ

China (Shanghai) Pilot FTZ

Negative List reduction, 20th April, 2015

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Entry & Exit Regulations

Entry & Exit Regulations

The European Chamber has heard of cases of stricter enforcement of current visa-related regulations in the time leading up to the implementation of the new Administration Law on Entry and Exit which came into effect 1st July, 2013.

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Anti-Monopoly Law

Anti-Monopoly Law

The European Chamber has for many years stated that effective implementation of China’s Anti-Monopoly Law (AML) would be beneficial for developing a healthy market economy in China

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Reform

Reform

An entire superstructure that roots the state in almost all aspects of the economy has developed over the last three decades of state-led growth. While this may have served to support the state-led model of development, it serves to impede the factor

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Value Added Tax

Value Added Tax

The VAT pilot program is a joint initiative between the Ministry of Finance (MoF) and the State Administration of Taxation (SAT) to replace Business Tax (BT) with VAT for select industries. The VAT pilot program launched in Shanghai on 1 January 2012

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