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China Approves 'One Permit for One Industry' in Shanghai - China Legal News

Fri, 04 Dec 2020
Categories: China Legal Trends



On 20 Nov. 2020, the State Council issued the “Approval on the Overall Plan for the Reform of ‘One Permit for One Industry’ in Pudong New Area of Shanghai to Substantially Reduce Industry Access Costs” (关于上海市浦东新区开展“一业一证”改革试点大幅降低行业准入成本总体方案的批复) (Guo Han [2020] No. 155), allowing the pilot reform of “One Permit for One Industry” in Pudong New Area of Shanghai. The pilot period starts from the date of approval until the end of 2022.

“One Permit for One Industry” refers to that Shanghai integrates the multiple permits required for market entities entering a specific industry into one comprehensive permit, to achieve “one permit for operation”. This measure aims to reduce industry access costs and promote the construction of the business environment.

At present, the Plan has selected 31 industries including e-commerce, convenience stores, supermarkets, cinemas, and hotels to be included in the pilot reform of “One Permit for One Industry”.


Contributors: Yanru Chen 陈彦茹

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