Invest in Hainan, what are the 60 key policies for the Hainan Free Trade Port?

Invest in Hainan, what are the 60 key policies for the Hainan Free Trade Port?

01 Maximum personal income tax of 15% for eligible talents

02 Corporate income tax of 15% on encouraged industrial enterprises

03 Exemption from import duties, import value-added tax and consumption tax on imported production equipment for enterprises’ own use

04 Export tax rebates on domestically built ships that are registered at Yangpu Port of China and engaged in international transport. Exemption from import duties, import value-added tax and consumption tax on imported operational vehicles and yachts

05 Exemption from import duties, import value-added tax and consumption tax on raw and auxiliary materials imported for production

06 Exemption from import duties, import value-added tax and consumption tax on imported goods purchased by island residents

07 Quota for offshore duty-free shopping raised to RMB 100,000 per person per year and with expanded categories of duty-free products

08 Exemption from corporate tax on the income acquired from new foreign direct investment before 2025 for tourism, modern services and high-tech industry enterprises

09 Qualified capital expenditures to be fully tax-deductible; or accelerated depreciation and amortization

10 Tax exemption on imports and sales for overseas exhibits during the exhibition

11 Products originating from Hainan, including output products whose added value exceeds 30 percent after the domestic processing of imported intermediary products, are exempt from taxes when entering the rest of China

12 Allowing flights in and out of Hainan to refuel with bonded aviation fuel

13 Export tax rebates on domestically built ships that are registered at Yangpu Port of China and engaged in international transport

14 Allowing ships (those engaged in domestic and foreign trade) that transit at Yangpu Port of China to refuel with bonded oil

15 Building Yangpu Port of China into an international port of registry

16 Adopting a trial policy of tax rebates at the port of departure on goods that use Yangpu Port of China as a transit port for the final departure from China

17 Adopting an import & export management system featuring ‘free flow through the first line and efficient control at the second line’ in Yangpu Bonded Port Area and other qualified zones

18 Allowing overseas high-level universities and vocational colleges specialized in science, engineering, agriculture and medicine to open branch schools independently in Hainan

19 Building Hainan into an international education innovation island

20 Establishing a multi-functional free trade account system

21 Replacing pre-audit with post-audit for the banking sector on authenticity review of cross-border and new international trade

22 Applying the negative list of cross-border trade in services for Hainan Free Trade Port

23 Granting enterprises market access with a prior commitment

24 Applying the special list of market access to Hainan Free Trade Port

25 Applying the negative list of foreign investment access to Hainan Free Trade Port

26 Treating domestic and foreign enterprises as equals in government procurement

27 Implementing a more convenient visa-free entry policy

28 Salary ranges employed as main indices to evaluate talents

29 Implementing a negative list management system on the issuance of work permits for foreign employees

30 Permitting foreign personnel to serve as legal representatives in legal bodies, public institutions and state-owned enterprises

31 Removing restrictions on overseas ship and aircraft financing

32 Decentralizing the registration management of foreign debts issued by enterprises to Hainan

33 Expanding the scope of cross-border asset transfer

34 Prioritizing the support of listing Chinese enterprises overseas

35 Allowing enterprises listed overseas to handle foreign exchange registration directly at banks

36 Establishing Hainan International Intellectual Property Rights Exchange

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37 Supporting overseas securities, funds, and futures institutions to set up wholly-owned or jointly-owned institutes in Hainan

38 Supporting the establishment of property insurance, life insurance and reinsurance companies, mutual insurance organizations and self-insurance companies

39 Supporting to develop cross-border medical insurance products in cooperation with overseas institutions

40 Supporting the construction of trading venues for international energy, shipping, property rights and equity stakes

41 Enabling non-residents to participate in trading and fund settlement at trading venues

42 Developing over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives services

43 Conducting cross-border asset management services

44 Issuing Hainan provincial bonds globally

45 Opening up value-added telecommunications services

46 Developing services of online data processing and transaction processing

47 Opening basic telecommunications services up in a safe and orderly fashion

48 Developing the International Internet Data Interaction Pilot Project

49 Expanding air traffic rights, including the Fifth Freedom and Seventh Freedom

50 Building an international aviation hub

51 Building a new international land and sea transport hub to connect Western China with the world

52 Building a regional medical centre

53 Building a national base of block chain technology and innovation-driven development

54 Building a pilot zone for cruise tourism

55 Building a pilot zone for reform, development and innovation of the yacht industry

56 Building Hainan into an International Design Island

57 Building a national base of Sino-foreign trade of culture products

58 Authorizing the Hainan government to manage and adjust the use of cultivated land, permanent basic farmland, forestland and land for construction

59 Granting greater autonomy to various industry organizations

60 Formulating laws and regulations based on the reality of Hainan’s free trade port construction

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