BUSINESS China pilots relaxed forex management in FTZs

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China pilots relaxed forex management in FTZs

Xinhua

15:03, January 02, 2020

By easing the administrative procedures, SAFE expects to effectively improve approval efficiency and lower costs for market entities. (Photo: VCG)

BEIJING - China has eased administrative approvals regarding foreign exchange (forex) management within its pilot free trade zones (FTZs) on a trial basis amid efforts to further facilitate investment and trade.

Four administrative approval items have been canceled, covering issues including forex market access and the registration of import and export entities, according to the State Administration of Foreign Exchange (SAFE).

By easing the administrative procedures, SAFE expects to effectively improve approval efficiency and lower costs for market entities.

More efforts will be made to implement the reform on streamlining administration, delegating powers, and improving regulations and services, as well as the reform on separating business licenses from administrative permits, SAFE said.

SAFE will review the progress of the pilot program and improve forex management policies and measures accordingly, so as to further boost the liberalization and facilitation of trade and investment.

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