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Shanghai FTZ negative list gets shorter

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • China
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  • July 18 2014

The Shanghai Free Trade Zone (FTZ) is now open for more foreign investment, including in the manufacturing, wholesale and retail, transportation and

Capital contribution further simplified for foreign-invested enterprises

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • China
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  • July 7 2014

Capital contribution requirements for foreign investment enterprises ("FIEs") have been further simplified by China's Ministry of Commerce ("MOFCOM"

FIEs benefit from China's new registered capital regime

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • China
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  • March 21 2014

Registered capital requirements for foreign-invested enterprises (FIEs) in China have been partially relaxed. The changes largely mirror the

China cancels annual inspections for foreign-invested enterprises

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • China
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  • March 3 2014

Each year, from March to June, foreign-invested enterprises (FIEs) have been subject to annual inspections conducted by the State Administration for

The new standards on simple cases for merger control review issued by China's MOFCOM and some comparisons with the EU merger control simplification measures

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • China, European Union
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  • February 21 2014

China's Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM), which is responsible for merger control reviews under China's Anti-Monopoly Law, has issued a set of standards

China relaxes approval requirements for outbound investment projects

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • China
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  • December 26 2013

China has significantly relaxed its domestic approval requirements for outbound investment projects. On 2 December 2013, the State Council issued a

Recent developments in Chinese merger control: MOFCOM consults on draft regulations and imposes remedies in GlencoreXstrata and MarubeniGavilon mergers

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • China
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  • May 7 2013

The Anti-Monopoly Bureau at the Ministry of Commerce of the People's Republic of China ("MOFCOM") recently published two important draft regulations

China guides foreign investment for 2013

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • China
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  • April 2 2013

China plans to further open the services sector to foreign investment, and to improve the foreign investment environment generally. Toward this end

Foreign exchange made easier

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • China
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  • December 12 2012

China has said for many years that it will liberalise its foreign exchange regime at its own pace

MOFCOM declaring the use of VIE (variable interest entity) structure in the internet sector illegal?

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • China
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  • August 17 2012

On 13 August 2012, Walmart received a conditional approval from the Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) to acquire, amongst others, part of the online retail business of Yihaodian, one of the biggest online supermarkets in China