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A new era unfolds as China unveils its new negative list approach for foreign investment nationwide

On 28 June 2018, the National Development and Reform Commission and the Ministry of Commerce released the Foreign Investment Market Access Special Administrative Measures (Negative List) (2018 Version), which will become effective from 28 July 2018. This Negative List is significant because it will replace the Guidance Catalogue for Foreign Investment Industries, the latest iteration of which became effective on 28 July 2017 (the “2017 Catalogue”), which has been the official policy statement on foreign investment for almost twenty years.