9 Oct 2019
Business Reforms Piloted in Beijing and Shanghai Set for National Rollout
A raft of reform measures piloted in Beijing and Shanghai and intended to optimise the overall business environment is to be rolled out on a national basis. Essentially, all these reforms – many of which were initiated at the behest of the business community – focus on streamlining administration, delegating powers and improving services, while transforming the role played by government bodies.
Among the key areas addressed by the reforms are the following:
- Starting a business
- Applying for an electricity supply
- Property registration
- Paying taxes and charges
- Cross-border trade
- Contract enforcement
Full details of the proposed roll-out can be found in the Circular on Doing A Good Job of the Work of Replicating, Promoting and Transplanting Reform Measures for Optimising the Business Environment (Guo Ban Han No. 89 , as recently issued by the General Office of the State Council.
Details of the specific reforms introduced in Beijing and Shanghai can be found on the Chinese government website.
Source: General Office of the State Council