Provisions Relating To The Approval Of Overseas Investment To Run Enterprises

Original Language Title: 关于境外投资开办企业核准事项的规定

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(October 1, 2004, the Ministry of Commerce announced come into force on the date of promulgation, 2004 16th) article for the promotion of foreign investment and development, in accordance with the People's Republic of China administrative licensing law and the administrative examination and approval items really necessary to be retained by the State Council decision of the establishment of an administrative license and relevant provisions, these provisions are formulated.
    State shall support the comparative advantages of various forms of ownership and encourage enterprises to invest in overseas business.
    Investment to run enterprises abroad article refers to Chinese enterprises by new (sole proprietorship, joint venture, cooperation, and so on), acquisitions, mergers, shareholding, equity injection, stock exchange, such as overseas companies or taken ownership/management rights and interests as well as behavior. The fourth domestic enterprises in overseas investment to run enterprises approved by the Ministry of Commerce (financial companies).
    Department of Commerce commissioned by provinces, autonomous regions, municipalities, and cities with municipal departments of commercial administration (hereinafter "the competent provincial Commerce Department"), central enterprise other than the approved enterprises in national investment to run enterprises listed in the annex.
    Ministry of Commerce the country listed in the annex to adjust and publish.
    Fifth article for domestic enterprise in outside investment opened enterprise, Commerce and provincial business competent sector from following aspects for review, and approved: (a) country (area) investment environment; (ii) country (area) security status; (three) investment where country (area) and China of political economic relationship; (four) outside investment oriented policy; (five) country (area) reasonable layout; (six) perform about international agreement of obligations; (seven) guarantees Enterprise lawful rights and interests of.
    Domestic enterprise investment to run enterprises abroad in the economic and technical feasibility, by the enterprises themselves.
    Sixth article domestic enterprise outside investment involved following case of, not approved: against national sovereignty, and security and social public interests of; violation national legal regulations and policy of; May led to China Government violation by concluded of international agreement of; involved China ban export of technology and goods of; host councils unrest and exists major security problem of; and host or area of legal regulations or custom contrary to of; engaged in transnational crime activities of.
    Procedures approved by the seventh (a) radial Commerce of Central enterprises apply other enterprise applications to the provincial-leveled Commerce departments. (B) the Department of Commerce and the provincial Commerce authorities after receiving the application materials, application materials are incomplete or not in compliance with the statutory form, shall inform the applicant within 5 working days once needs correction of all content, fails to inform the, shall be accepted as of the date of receipt of the application materials.
    Application materials are complete and comply with the statutory format, or correction application materials according to the request of the applicant, shall be admissible. (C) provincial-leveled Commerce departments should consult Embassy (Consulate) of economic and commercial counselor's Office (room). Radial-Chinese economic and commercial Counsellor of Central enterprises (room) for comments.
    Chinese economic and commercial counselor's Office (room) from the date of receipt of the letter of comment within 5 working days to reply.
    (D) approved by the provincial-leveled Commerce departments in accordance with the Commission's permission, from the date of receipt 15 working days to make a decision on whether to approve and be approved by the Ministry of Commerce, within 5 working days from date of acceptance at first instance, consent of the State Ministry of Commerce.
    (E) the Ministry of Commerce of the acceptance within 15 working days to decide whether to approve the decision.
    (Vi) to be approved by the Ministry of Commerce and the provincial Commerce authorities should issue a written decision on approval; not approved, not approved decision issued by it. Eighth article application material (a) Enterprise submitted of application material including: 1, and applications (main content including opened enterprise of name, and registered capital, and investment amount, and business range, and business term, and organization, and equity structure,); 2, and outside enterprise articles and the related agreement or contract; 3, and Exchange competent sector issued of outside investment Exchange sources review views (needed purchased meeting or from territory meeting out exchange of); I diplomatic economic business Counsellor at (room) of views (only on central enterprise); 4, and
    Domestic corporate licenses, as well as statutory and regulatory requirements with the relevant qualifications or certifications; 5, other files required by laws and regulations and the decisions of the State Council.
    (B) the materials submitted to the Department of Commerce including the provincial Commerce authorities: 1, preliminary review of this Department; 2, Chinese economic and commercial counselor's Office (room); 3, submit all application materials. Nineth central enterprise application is approved and issued by the Ministry of Commerce of the People's Republic of China foreign investment approval certificate (hereinafter certificate).
    Other enterprises by the provincial-leveled Commerce authorities issuing the certificate of approval.
    Domestic enterprises with the certificate of approval to handle foreign exchange, banking, customs, Foreign Affairs and other related matters.
    Tenth approved domestic enterprises, should be submitted according to relevant regulations of the State statistics, participation in joint annual inspection of overseas investment and overseas investment in comprehensive performance evaluation by allowing the introduction of foreign companies, local registration, filing registration file should be reported to the Ministry of Commerce, and Chinese economic and commercial counselor's Office (room) to register.
    The 11th article of the provisions of the eighth paragraph (a) of changes listed in the application, must be reported to the original approval authority for approval. 12th overseas investment to run enterprises by foreign-invested enterprises shall comply with the relevant laws and regulations. Overseas investment to run enterprises of foreign investment enterprises shall be approved by the commercial administrative departments at or above the provincial level, of which foreign-invested enterprises approved by the Ministry of Commerce for approval of overseas investment to run enterprises by the Ministry of Commerce, the other in investment to run enterprises abroad by foreign-invested enterprises approved by the provincial-leveled Commerce departments.
    For specific requirements, the Ministry of Commerce issued in another paper.
    13th Ministry of Commerce using e-Government means to implement online reporting and approval certificate issued by the relevant measures, will be issued separately.
    14th Provincial Commerce authorities not to subordinate local departments in charge of Commerce Commission approval of overseas investment to run enterprises and increased the approved links, documents and approval of content.
    15th the Mainland enterprises to visit Hong Kong, Macau S.A.R. investment to run enterprises, approved by the relevant regulations.
    16th administrative measures not in accordance with these provisions, is subject to this provision.
    17th by the Ministry of Commerce is responsible for the interpretation of these provisions.

    The 18th article of the regulations as of the date of promulgation.                           附件:商务部委托地方省级商务主管部门核准境外投资开办企业的国家名单
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│   美洲   │                          加拿大                          │
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│          │                      特立尼达多巴哥                      │
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│          │                      巴布亚新几内亚                      │
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