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CMS, China

PRC Supreme People’s Court published an interpretation regarding patent disputes

China - June 12 2015 To facilitate the implementation of the PRC Patent Law,back in 2001 the PRC Supreme People's Court ("SPC") issued the Several Provisions on Issues

New Pilot Free Trade Zones launched in China and first regulations announced

China - June 2 2015 China’s three new pilot Free Trade Zones (“FTZ”s) in Tianjin, Guangdong and Fujian were officially launched on 21 April 2015. This comes 18 months

Drug and medical devices registration fees increase: “no losses and no gains"

China - June 3 2015 China Food and Drug Administration ("CFDA") issued a new circular on 27 May 2015 which is aimed to largely increase the registration fees to cover

China lifts restriction on foreign ownership of e-commerce businesses

China - July 6 2015 In June 2015, the Chinese authorities released two important publications, both impacting on how foreign investors can do business in the e-commerce

Administrative Procedure Law of the PRC amended for first time in 25 years

China - January 15 2015 On 1 November 2014, the PRC National People's Congress ("NPC") passed the decision on amending the Administrative Procedure Law of the PRC

Chinese tax regulation update - July 2015

China - July 27 2015 The Announcement, linked to Article 69 of the Implementation Measures for Special Tax Adjustments (“Circular 2”), streamlines the administration

China lifts restriction on foreign ownership of e-commerce businesses

China - July 6 2015 In June 2015, the Chinese authorities released two important publications, both impacting on how foreign investors can do business in the e-commerce

The end of local financial incentives in China?

China - June 26 2015 For decades, it has been common practice that local governments attract investors by offering them various financial incentives mostly in the form of

Several companies in Shanghai can now use the same premises as registered address

China - June 26 2015 In the past, it was not possible in Shanghai to use the same premises as registered address of several companies. On 3 March 2015, the Shanghai

Chinese tax regulation update - June 2015

China - June 25 2015 The Circular, linked to Announcement 2015 No.7 (“Announcement 7”) issued by the State Administration of Taxation (“SAT”), is a set of instructions