China's Pilot Free Trade Zones

Dawn of a new era

The China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone is officially launched on 29 September 2013. And on 20 April 2015, the State Council released framework plans for the Guangdong, Tianjin and Fujian Pilot Free Trade Zones. The Pilot Free Trade Zones (“Pilot FTZs”) pioneer an unprecedented degree of openness in relation to foreign investment and international trade in both goods and services, with the objective of promoting and leading the development of an open Chinese economy.

Deloitte assists investors in understanding how the Pilot FTZs may be useful in your business, and helps you in identifying and seizing emerging opportunities.

Please find more information in our materials below or contact us for discussion:

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Business Regulation and Tax Newsflash

Brief and timely updates on the latest business and tax developments of the China's Pilot FTZs.

Read the latest issue:

Issue 21 - 7 May 2015
China’s Pilot Free Trade Zones: New Negative List further relaxes foreign investment sectors 
[English] [Simplified Chinese]

You can also click here to check out all the previous issues.


Deloitte offers English versions of all regulations concerning the China's Pilot FTZs. Download the bilingual Framework PlanNegative List (2014 Amended Version), or check out Circulars and Bulletins of the State Council on all the four Pilot FTZs, the Shanghai Municipal People's Government and various Ministries and Commissions.

Business Regulation and Tax Analysis

In-depth analysis of recent business and tax developments of the China (Shanghai) Pilot FTZ.

Read the latest issue and stay tuned for more:

P186/2013 - 27 September 2013
China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone: Open for Business
[English] [Simplified Chinese] [Japanese]


A one-page summary of all you need to know about the China (Shanghai) Pilot FTZ. 

Read the recent copies and stay tuned for more:

October 2013 version
[English] [Simplified Chinese]

August 2013 version
[English] [Simplified Chinese]

Dbriefs webcasts

Bilingual webcasts addressing the latest developments of the China (Shanghai) Pilot FTZ.

View the archived sessions:

24 October 2013 - China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone: A New Model for Doing Business in China? 
[View webcast] [Download slide deck]

13 August 2013 - China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone: Dawn of a New Era
[View webcast] [Download slide deck]

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