Oct. 8 – The Shanghai Municipal People’s Government released the “Administrative Measures for the Record-Filing of Foreign Investment Projects in the Shanghai Free Trade Zone (hufufa  No. 71, hereinafter referred to as ‘Measures I’)” and the “Administrative Measures for the Record-Filing of Foreign-Invested Enterprises in Shanghai Free Trade Zone (hufufa  No. 73, hereinafter referred to as ‘Measures II’)” on September 29, which put forward the record-filing measures for foreign investment in the Shanghai Free Trade Zone (Shanghai FTZ). Detailed information can be found below.
The Measures I apply to all foreign investment projects subject to the record-filing administration in the Shanghai FTZ, which includes the following foreign investment projects not covered under the negative list:
Moreover, foreign investment projects that require national security review shall be subject to security review in accordance with the relevant provisions.
The administration committee of the Shanghai FTZ is the record-filing authority for foreign investment projects and is responsible for record-filing and supervision thereof.
Applicants for foreign investment projects shall submit the following materials to the record-filing authority:
The record-filing authority shall issue the record-filing opinions to the applicant within 10 working days.
Applicants of foreign investment projects that have been granted record-filing may:
Foreign investment projects under any of the following circumstances shall be reported to the record-filing authority for amendment:
The Measures II apply to the establishment and change of foreign-invested enterprises in the Shanghai FTZ not covered under the negative list.
Record-filing for company establishment
Foreign investors setting up foreign-invested enterprises in the Shanghai FTZ shall log on to the foreign investment platform for online-filing after obtaining the approval for the company name.
Amendments to record-filing
Foreign-invested enterprises under any of the following circumstances shall go through the record-filing formalities through the foreign investment platform:
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