Foreign Investment In Exploration And Exploitation Of Mineral Resources In Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region Provides

Original Language Title: 宁夏回族自治区外商投资勘查开采矿产资源规定

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(February 27, 2002 Standing Committee of the people's Government of Ningxia Hui autonomous region, the 87th review on March 20, 2002, people's Government of Ningxia Hui autonomous region, the 41st release) first in order to encourage foreign investment in exploration and mining of mineral resources, development of mining economy of the region, according to the People's Republic of China Law on mineral resources and other relevant provisions of laws and regulations, combined with this practice, these provisions are formulated.
    Article II foreign and Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macao companies, enterprises, economic organizations and individuals (hereinafter referred to as foreign), in the autonomous region within the administrative area of investment in exploration and mining of mineral resources, the present provisions shall apply.
    The people's Government above the county level and their departments shall, in accordance with the provisions to encourage foreign investment in Ningxia Hui autonomous region and the autonomous regional people's Government with regard to further improving the soft environment for foreign investment regulations and other rules, providing services for foreign investment in exploration and mining of mineral resources. Article autonomous region encourages foreign investment in exploration and mining of mineral resources within their respective administrative areas.
    However, the State prohibits or restricts foreign except for mineral exploration and mining.
    Article fourth foreign investment in exploration and mining of mineral resources, shall comply with the management of mineral resources, land management, environmental protection and other laws, rules and regulations.
    Fifth above the county level, land and resources administrative departments in charge of foreign investment in exploration and mining of mineral resources management.
    Land and resources administrative departments of the autonomous region as mandated by the Ministry of land and resources, is responsible for approving foreign investment in exploration and mining of mineral resources, certification of work.
    City and county administrative departments in charge of land and resources within their respective administrative areas of foreign exploration and mining services and supervision of mineral resources management.
    Article sixth foreign-owned exploration and mining of mineral resources or joint ventures or cooperation within and outside the region and exploration and mining of mineral resources.
    Autonomous region within the Chinese exploration right or mining right, and can be legally obtained prospecting right and mining right valuation and foreign joint venture or cooperative exploration and mining of mineral resources.
    Seventh foreign investment prospecting of mineral resources, shall, in accordance with the measures for the administration of registration of mineral resource exploration blocks, apply for registration of exploration blocks, obtained exploration rights.
    Foreign exploitation of its investment reserves of mineral resources shall be in accordance with the measures for the administration of registration of mining of mineral resources, apply for registration of mining, deal with mining licenses, and obtain mining rights.
    Article eighth foreign applications for registration or registration of mining exploration blocks, minerals belonging to the approval certification should be in accordance with the relevant provisions of administrative regulations, apply to the Ministry of land and resources registration; authorized by the Ministry of land and resources Department of State land and resources administration approval certification and registration application to the land and resources administrative departments of the autonomous region.
    Nineth foreign acquisition of exploration rights and mining rights by tender.
    State land and resources administrative departments shall organize a tender.
    Foreign legally obtained exploration rights and mining rights are protected by law.
    Article tenth foreign investment in exploration and mining of mineral resources, except enjoy the preferential tax treatment provided outside the State, also in accordance with the policy on development of the Western region of the State Council provisions of the implementation of the measures, enjoy preferential treatment in mineral resources.
    11th the foreign investment in exploration and mining of mineral resources as well as other entities and individuals, the right to report violations of the legitimate rights and interests of foreign businessmen, accepted Prosecutor's Department shall timely inform foreign investigation and investigation results.
    12th above the county level, land and resources administrative departments should establish regular contacts with foreign systems, and assist foreign investors in solving the problem.
    Land and resources administrative departments shall, jointly with relevant departments of the autonomous region, regularly check the implementation various preferential treatment to overseas investors who violate the relevant regulations of the State and the autonomous communities, and foreign preferential treatment are not given, shall be ordered to correct.
    13th into the foreigners ' of exploration right or mining right block or area engaged in exploration and mining activities, land and resources administrative departments above the county level shall be given administrative punishment constitutes a crime, criminal responsibility shall be investigated according to law.
    14th section is responsible for the management of foreign investment in exploration and mining of mineral resources officials who abuse their powers, or engages, shall be given administrative sanctions constitutes a crime, criminal responsibility shall be investigated according to law.
                                                                                        15th article of the regulations come into force on May 1, 2002.

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