Revisiting the Shanghai Free Trade Zone: A Year of Reforms – New Issue of China Briefing Magazine

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CB_2014_09_cover_250x350The newest issue of China Briefing Magazine, titled “Revisiting the Shanghai Free Trade Zone: A Year of Reforms,” is out now and available as a complimentary download in the Asia Briefing Bookstore through the month of September.

In this issue:

  • Updated Reforms in the Shanghai FTZ 2014
  • Logistics in the Shanghai FTZ
  • Cross-Border Forex Cash Pooling in the Shanghai FTZ
  • Case Study: Using the FTZ to Access the Outbound Tourism Industry

These are times of great change in China, with new opportunities and challenges confronting foreign investors. As the country moves from an export-driven economy toward increased domestic consumption, many foreign-invested manufacturers have transferred their operations to elsewhere in Asia. This is putting pressure on the Chinese government to offer new incentives for FDI and thereby sustain economic growth.

As one such measure, the Shanghai FTZ’s unique package of preferential policies is creating fresh opportunities for mature businesses in China, and opening new avenues into industries that have heretofore been restricted to foreign investment.

In this issue of China Briefing, we revisit the Shanghai FTZ and its preferential environment for foreign investment. In the first three articles, we highlight the many changes that have been introduced in the Zone’s first year of operations, including the 2014 Revised Negative List, as well as new measures relating to alternative dispute resolution, cash pooling, and logistics. Lastly, we include a case study of a foreign company successfully utilizing the Shanghai FTZ to access the Outbound Tourism Industry.

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