China Loosens Outbound Investment Control

Authored by REN Gulong(rengulong@anjielaw.com) at AnJie Law Firm 

The State Council, China’s cabinet, released on 18 November 2014 a List of Investments That Requires Governmental Approval (2014 version) dated 31 October 2014 (“2014 List”).  The 2014 List provides a much shorter list of investments projects needing government approval.

 

In the 2014 List, except for investments in sensitive countries or regions or investments in sensitive industries, which are still subject to approval by National Development and Reform Commission (“NDRC”), no governmental approval will be required for any outbound investment (“ODI”) by Chinese investors. Filing with NDRC will be required for any outbound investment above US$ 300 million

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