Foreign Investment Law

Foreign Investment Law of the People’s Republic of China
中华人民共和国外商投资法

[CURRENT TEXT: Chinese, English]

(adopted Mar. 15, 2019, effective Jan. 1, 2020)

  • Status: Passed
  • Laws abolished
    • Chinese-Foreign Equity Joint Ventures Law [中外合资经营企业法]
    • Wholly Foreign-Owned Enterprises Law [外资企业法]
    • Chinese-Foreign Contractual Joint Ventures Law [中外合作经营企业法]
  • Legislative body (Vote): NPC (2929–8–8)
  • Drafter: State Council; Submitter: State Council (to NPCSC) & NPCSC (to NPC)
  • Legislative Plans
    • Five-year: 12th NPCSC Category II, 13th NPCSC Category I
    • Annual: 2015 (preparatory), 2016 (preparatory), 2018
  • Legislative History & Texts
  • Legislative Records
  • Press Conference: N/A

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