The Ministry of Commerce released the Special Management Measures for Cross-border Service Trade at Hainan Free Trade Port (Negative List) (2021 Edition) on July 26, 2021 to be implemented from August 26, 2021.
It is China’s first negative list in the field of cross-border services trade. The list contains 70 special management measures for overseas service providers in 11 categories.
Below is a quick translation produced by the China Briefing team. For a PDF version to the English translation, please click here.
Special Administrative Measures for Cross-Border Service Trade at Hainan Free Trade Port (Negative List) (2021 Edition)
(1) If an agreement has been made with a Chinese air transport company and a Chinese computer reservation system, then the foreign service providers can provide services to Chinese air transportation companies and Chinese aviation agents by connecting the overseas computer reservation system with the Chinese computer reservation system.
(2) Overseas computer reservation systems are permitted to provide services to representative or business offices of overseas air transport companies established in destination cities. The air transport companies must have the right to operate under relevant bilateral aviation agreements.
(3) The direct access and use of foreign computer reservation systems by sales agents of Chinese and overseas air transport companies must be approved by the competent civil aviation authorities of China.
Insurance services other than insurance broking provided by means of overseas consumption and the following insurance services provided by means of cross-border delivery are exempt from the above restrictions: reinsurance; international maritime, air, and transportation insurance; large commercial insurance brokers, international marine, air, and transportation insurance broking, and reinsurance broking.
Press and publication cooperation projects conducted by Chinese and foreign press and publication entities shall be approved by the Chinese government, and shall ensure the Chinese side’s leading right of operation and the right of final adjudication of content, and shall meet other conditions approved by the Chinese government. The cooperation projects of network publishing service units with foreign-invested domestic enterprises or overseas organizations and individuals for network publishing service business shall be submitted to the Chinese government for approval in advance. Overseas service providers are not allowed to reproduce audio and video products and electronic publications without approval.
China implements a licensing system for film co-productions with foreign countries. No unit within China may co-produce films with any unit outside China without obtaining the approval document. No unit abroad may independently make films without approval.
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