He Jing/Jerry Xia

On March 18, 2019, China announced amendments of its joint venture law and the Regulations on Administration of Technology Import and Export (TIER) with immediate effect. The changes in nature took away some of the restrictions around cross border technology transfers, delivering more freedom of contract for future transactions. The announcement has attracted lots of attention from around the world as the rules are directly related to some of the claims in the US China trade disputes. The changes may turn out to be beneficial to both Chinese and foreign companies in the long run. We highlight the background and key changes below.

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Authored by He Jing <hejing@anjielaw.com> , Jerry Xia <Jerryxia@anjielaw.com>