22 March 2019
China Unifies National Investment Approval Protocols
Nationwide standard designations have been made mandatory for all required documentation and administrative approval processes relating to investment applications. In line with this, no government department involved in the application approval process may request any materials from submitting bodies that do not correlate with the statutory list of required documents. Similarly, all project review and approval platforms across the country must use the designated standardised terminology when processing any such applications, collating required information or sharing related content with other government departments / statutory bodies.
This new stipulation was ratified by 15 government bodies, including the National Development and Reform Commission and the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, and came into force on 15 March this year.
For further details (in Chinese), please access the following link:
Circular on the Issuance of the Unified Name List of Investment Approval Items and Checklist of Application Documents for the National Online Approval and Regulation Platform for Investment Projects (Fa Gai Tou Zi No. 268 )