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New Chinese Incentives For Foreign Investment in Industry

SCBC Team – Riyadh

The People’s Republic of China has strengthened its incentives for foreign investment on its soil, by amending its list of industrial investment, to include new items that add more sectors and economic policies that encourage foreign investors.

New Chinese investment incentives, issued by the Chinese National Development and Reform Commission and the Chinese Ministry of Commerce, included the approval of 127 new items, an increase of 10% in the number of sectors that encourage foreign investment, and the amendment of up to 88 existing items to expand the coverage of the industry list compared to a year ago 2019, according to a statement issued by the Chinese Ministry of Commerce.

New sectors added to the new list included: “Ventilators, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) devices, online education service, and fifth generation mobile communications technologies.”

And the new China Industry List ensures that foreign investors entering the industries on the list enjoy preferential policies in areas such as taxation and land use in accordance with laws and regulations.