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China’s New Foreign Exchange Control Rule on Outbound and Round-Trip Investment

Replacing Circular 75, Circular 37 simplifies the SAFE registration process for Chinese residents seeking offshore investments and financings, and it liberalizes cross-border capital outflow by Chinese residents. In addition,...more

Impact of the New PRC Cross-Border Security Regulations on Debt Financing

On May 12, 2014, the State Administration of Foreign Exchange (“SAFE”) of the People’s Republic of China (the “PRC”) issued a notice on the Issuance of Administration Rules of Foreign Exchange on Cross-border Security (the...more

SAFE to Relax Foreign Exchange Control over Cross-border Guarantee

On May 19, 2014, the State Administration of Foreign Exchange (“SAFE”) released Notice on the Promulgation of Foreign Exchange Administration Rules on Cross-border Guarantee(“Circular 29”) with a view to promoting...more

SAFE Significantly Eases Restrictions On Cross-Border Security and Guarantees

China's foreign exchange authority has significantly eased restrictions on cross-border security and guarantees, a much-anticipated and game-changing development that opens the door to many previously prohibited or otherwise...more

SAFE Relaxes Control over Provision of Cross Border Security

On 19 May 2014, the State Administration of Foreign Exchange (SAFE) released the long awaited Foreign Exchange Administrative Provisions on Cross-Border Security and its implementation guidelines (collectively the New SAFE...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

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 Finance Bulletin - June 2013: ¦¦ SAFE’s New Rule Simplifies and Clarifies Foreign Debt Registration

SAFE’s New Rule Simplifies and Clarifies Foreign Debt Registration On April 28, 2013, the State Administrative of Foreign Exchange (“SAFE”) issued “The Administrative Measures for the Registration of Foreign Debt”...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

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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