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Move Towards A Chinese FATCA?

Enhanced Reporting Requirements for PRC Residents on Foreign Assets and Transactions - On 9 November 2013, the PRC State Council released the revised reporting requirements for 'PRC residents' in relation to their...more

What Can Go Wrong In Structured Trade And Commodity Finance - Lessons For China

Structured trade and commodity finance (STCF) is central to international trade and is progressively becoming an important source of finance for Chinese companies, given that China is now the most significant player in the...more

China Simplifies Cross-Border Funds Transfers Made as Part of Intellectual Property Transactions

Synopsis: Historically, to complete a foreign exchange payment at a Chinese bank as part of a technology or intellectual property agreement, various registrations (with local Ministry of Commerce (“MOFCOM”), the Patent Office...more

China to further simplify foreign exchange administration on outbound payments under service trade items

On 9 July 2013, the State Administration of Taxation ("SAT") and State Administration of Foreign Exchange ("SAFE") jointly promulgated Announcement on Issues Concerning Tax Recordal for Outbound Payments under Service Trade...more

China Finance Bulletin - August 2013: New PBOC Regulation Suggests Possible Liberalization of Outbound Security Provided by PRC...

On 5 July 2013, the People’s Bank of China (“PBOC”) issued the “Circular on Simplifying the Cross-Border RMB Business Procedures and Improving Relevant Policies”, the “Circular”). The Circular simplifies the regulatory...more

Foreign Exchange rules further simplified for Foreign Direct Investment in China

On 11 May 2013, the State Administration of Foreign Exchange of the PRC (SAFE) released the Provisions on Foreign Exchange Administration of Inbound Direct Investment by Foreign Investors, which entered into effect on 13 May...more

China Releases Administrative Measures on Foreign Debt Registration

On April 28, 2013, the State Administration of Foreign Exchange (the “SAFE”) promulgated the Administrative Measures of Registration of Foreign Debts (the “Foreign Debt Measures”) together with the detailed Operational...more

China’s SAFE Further Streamlines Forex Procedures for Foreign Direct Investment

On May 11, 2013, the State Administration of Foreign Exchange (“SAFE”) issued the Provisions for Administration of Foreign Exchange Relating to Inbound Direct Investment by Foreign Investors ( “Circular 21”), effective May...more

Outbound Investments from China – the Chinese Domestic Requirements

Chinese investments abroad have increased significantly in the past decade. Chinese enterprises (both private enterprises and state-owned enterprises, or SOEs) are heeding the Chinese government’s “venture out” (or zouchuqu)...more

China Bulletin - March 2013: China Eases Foreign Exchange Restrictions on FDI

On November 21, 2012, China’s State Administration of Foreign Exchange (“SAFE”) released a new circular, “Circular on Further Improvement and Amendment of Foreign Exchange Control Policies on Direct Investment ([2012] No....more

China 20/20 Legal and Regulatory Developments - January 2013

In This Issue: SAFE Issues Notice of State Administration of Foreign Exchange on Further Improving and Adjusting Foreign Exchange Policies Related to Direct Investment; SAFE Makes Revisions to Provisions on Foreign...more

SAFE Liberalizes Foreign Exchange Rules … Or Not? -- Two recent circulars from China's foreign exchange regulator represent a...

Is the State Administration of Foreign Exchange (“SAFE”) finally loosening its grip on foreign exchange transactions? Not exactly - the baseline principle of control and scrutiny over the flows of money into and out of China...more

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