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Date: 2016/12/19 20:05:05

  Shanghai has superior geographical location, pleasant climate, convenient transportation and vast interland. The city has already developed to be the most important economic center and the largest open port in China.  Shanghai also dominates a strategic position in the economic territory of Asia and the globe.

 

Early in the 1920-30 of the 20th century, Shanghai was the largest economic center, financial center and trade center in the Far East.  Since 1990, Shanghai seized the opportunity of the development and opening up of Pudong New Area as well as the great success of 2010 Shanghai World Expo to step into a new stage of economic booming, city upgrading and living standard improvement. The official launch of China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone in 29th September 2013 put Shanghai under the spotlight on globe stage again and made the city worth the name of modern international metropolitan. In 2015, the per capita GDP of Shanghai reached USD 15,900, and the container throughput ranked No.1 in the world for five consecutive years. Foreign investment has played a significant role in the development of Shanghai.  By the end of 2015, Shanghai has accumulatively attracted 82,300 foreign-invested enterprises to the city; the contract foreign investment totaled USD 333.1 billion and the paid-in foreign investment totaled USD 187.6 billion.  The total number of regional headquarters and multinational companies reached 535, foreign investment companies reached 312 and foreign R&D centers reached 396.  Shanghai has become the top foreign investment destination in China with the largest number of foreign enterprises’ headquarters. Meanwhile, there are 230 foreign-operated financial institutes in Shanghai.

Shanghai is also a livable city with green coverage rate of 38.5% and forest coverage rate of 15%.  In 2015,  the whole year Air Quality Index(AQI) reached 70.7%.  By the end of 2015, the average life expectancy of Shanghai census population was 82.75 years old, same to the level of development countries.

 

The spirit of Shanghai can be concluded as ‘all rivers run into sea, with the pursuit of excellence, enlightened wisdom and generous modest’. In this city, there are both high quality modern skyscrapers such as Shanghai Tower as well as vintage style stone gate architecture.  Here you can enjoy the exhibition of western architectures at the Bund as well as the collection of oriental gardens.  The city combines the elements of profound oriental culture and western modern culture.

 

To further the opening-up is a national strategy. By the year of 2020, Shanghai determines to build up global recourses allocation capability and construct the city into an international economic center, financial center, trade center and shipping center and to better match with China’s economic competency and global status. Shanghai will become a modern international metropolitan with economic prosper, social harmony and green environment.

 

As this year is the first year of the 13th Five-Year Plan, Shanghai plans to work to maintain the proportion of added value of the manufacturing industry at 25% of Shanghai's total output value. For this purpose, Shanghai will fully utilize the advantage of market, technology and talents to provide guests form domestic and aboard a better investment environment and improved investment services. 

 

Hereby, I sincerely welcome business leaders and investors from all over the world to work and live in Shanghai as well as share a prosperous future together!

  Shang Yuying

Chair-woman Of Shanghai Municipal Commission of Commerce

Jan. 2016


Welcome to

Shanghai

6,340.5

km2

17.6

Annual average temperature

24,152,700

Permanent resident population

Shanghai, or "Hu" for short, is on the east to China Sea, the south to Hangzhou Bay, the west to Jiangsu and Zhejiang provinces, and the north to the Yangtze River estuary.

 

The city's total land area is 6340.5 km2, and the annual average temperature is 17.6 °C, with a population of 24.15 million,

16 administrative districts and Chongming County.

 

385,459,000,000

GDP in 2015

15,900

Per capita GDP

In 2015, Shanghai's GDP reached USD 385.459 billion,

Growth of 6.9%, with per capita GDP reaching USD15,900.

 


投资在上海

Foreign Investment In Shanghai


Investment Environment

 

China Business Report 2015-2016 released by Amcham Shanghai

U.S. companies identified Shanghai

as China’s most attractive city for foreign business.

70% of companies planning investment said they were looking

 to make their next investment in Shanghai.

31% of foreign companies make Shanghai office as Regional APAC Headquarter,

58% of foreign companies make Shanghai as China Headquarter,

24% of foreign companies make Shanghai office as Greater China Headquarter.

Companies in other cities throughout China also have presences in Shanghai.

A survey report from Global Cities Business Alliance headquartered in London:

City-business interaction: current trends and future outlook

 

In the survey of global famous enterprise management, Shanghai ranks

Top 3

As the Most important commercial city

27%

companies with revenues excess $1 billion

selected Shanghai as the most important city.

 

City Momentum Index 2016

In the JLL City Momentum Index 2016 for the World Economic Forum in Davos, Shanghai ranks sixth in the world and first in China. The report said that "Shanghai, Beijing and Shenzhen.are moving more decisively into higher-value activities and building foundations for new forms of economic activity in terms of innovation, infrastructure and connectivity."

 

Ranks 6th

in the World

Ranks 1st

in China

City Momentum Index

Ranks 5th

in global 

Economic clout

Ranks 2nd

in global

GDP Growth

Ranks 1st

in global

Direct foreign investment

Ranks 8th

for global

Top 500 companies

 

PwC Cities of Opportunity 2014

PwC Cities of Opportunity 2014 indicates that Shanghai ranks fifth in terms of global economic clout. Foreign direct investment in the city ranks first. GDP growth ranks second, rising two places compared with the previous year. For Global 500 companies, it ranks eighth, rising three places compared with the previous ranking. Shanghai ties New York for ninth place as a gateway city.

The number of hotel rooms in Shanghai maintains the first place, the passenger flows rank seventh, and ranks eighth among world Top 100 airports.

 

Ranks 7th

in global

Passenger flow

Ranks 8th

in global

Top 100 airports


Foreign investment attraction

The scale of foreign investment

Shanghai is the city in mainland China with the most foreign investment scale and foreign headquarters. In 2015, annual contracted foreign investment reached USD 58.9 billion, an increase of 86.5% and ranked NO.1 domestically; the paid-in foreign investment reached USD 18.459 billion, with an increase of 1.6% and the 15th consecutive years of growth. By the end of 2015, Shanghai has introduced a total of 82,300 foreign-invested projects, with contracted foreign capital of USD 333.1 billion, paid-in capital of USD 187.62 billion.

 

589

100m USD

Contracted Foreign

investment in 2015

Top Spot

In China

 

 

USD 100m

16years

Increase of paid-in foreign investment

Contracted foreign investment

Paid-in Foreign investment

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Foreign investment structure

In 2015, paid-in foreign investment in the service industry was USD 15.938 billion;

Accounting for 86.3% of the city's total FDI.


Paid-in foreign investment in the manufacturing industry was USD 2.49 billion,

Accounting for 13.6% of the city's total FDI.

 

 

Increasing number of countries and regions investing in Shanghai

FDI in Shanghai in 2015

Top10 capital resources





Regional headquarters of multinational companies

Qty

Totally


535

regional headquarters of multinational companies

396

foreign-funded R&D centers


Regional headquarters


R&D centers

In 2015, 45 new regional headquarters of multinational companies were established in Shanghai, making the total amount to 535, among which 40 are headquarters for the Asian-Pacific region,

Shanghai has been the city nesting the largest number of regional headquarters of multinational companies; 15 new R & D centers have been established here, making the total number 396.

Contributions of foreign investment

Foreign investors have been an important factor driving economic and social development in Shanghai. The number of foreign companies in Shanghai was about 38,000. In 2015, 2/3 of the city's total import and export volume, and 1/3 tax and employment are from foreign investors.

In Shanghai service industries and tertiary industries in 2015, there are 66 companies and 45 companies were among the top 100 tax payers respectively.

2/3contributes

Total export volume

Total industrial output value

1/3provided

Tax revenue/employment

Outbound foreign direct investment

In 2015, outbound foreign direct investment totaled USD 39.897 billion, accounting for approximately 13.9% nationwide.

USD 100m


The outbound direct investment accounts for

13.9%

of the country


Projects invested


Total investment



Culture and Leisure

25 public libraries, 44 archives and 100 museums.

25 cultural centers and mass art centers at all levels, as well as many kinds of international and domestic art exhibitions.

233 art-performance groups. Shanghai is the tourist destination of internationally renowned performance groups.

Shanghai is an international metropolis with the perfect fusion of tradition and modernity and features cuisine as an indispensable part of Shanghai.

Shanghai Disneyland, the sixth Disney theme park in the world, will officially open in June 2016.Shanghai Disney, the sixth Disney theme park in the world, will officially open in June 2016.

25

Art & culture centers

233

Art-performance groups

100

Museums

25

Public

Libraries

44

Archives


发展重点

Focus On The Development


Shanghai 13th Five-Year Plan

Main objectives for 2020

 

6.5%

Expected annual growth

GDP

About

RMB 150,000

Per capita GDP in 2020

1. Shanghai's GDP is expected to grow by more than 6.5% per annum

By the year of 2020, the per capita GDP will reach about RMB 150,000

 

70%

Added value of

service  industries

Accounted for the proportion

of Shanghai's total GDP

20%

Added value of strategic

emerging industries

Accounted for the proportion

of the annual GDP

2. The service industry added value accounts for about 70% of Shanghai's GDP

Added value of strategic emerging industries accounts for about 20% of Shanghai's GDP

40%

The proportion of the working population

That holds higher education degree

3. By 2020, the proportion of the main working-age population that has a degree from higher education will strive to reach 40%. Per capita disposable income of residents will be twice that of 2010

42μg/m3

Average concentration

of PM2.5

8.5m2

Per capita green

Area

18%

Forest coverage

Rate

4. PM2.5 annual average concentration will decrease to about 42 μg/m3; the per capita park green area will reach 8.5 m2, and the forest coverage rate will reach 18%

50%

New energy buses

Proportion

5. Speed up railway channel construction on the Shanghai-Nantong, Shanghai-Zhapu-Hangzhou and Shanghai-Suzhou-Huzhou and other lines. Construct the Shanghai East Railway Station. By 2020, the proportion of Shanghai's new energy buses will exceed 50%

500Km

Bus lanes

800Km 

Metro transit

Mileage

6. By 2020, metro transit network of 800 km long and bus-only lanes of 500 km will be constructed

70%

FTTH (fiber-to-the-home) rate

25

Mbps

7. By 2020, the actual FTTH rate will reach about 70%, and the average download speed of fixed broadband users will reach 25 Mbps

Over 35%

R&D expenditures of the whole city

Accounted for the proportion of Shanghai's GDP

8. R&D expenditures of the whole city will be equivalent to the proportion of Shanghai's GDP and remains above 3.5%

To construct a technical innovation center with global influence

Using its global influence to build Shanghai into an integrated and open innovation and technology center with high agglomeration degrees of the world's innovative talents, science and technology elements and high-tech enterprises, with more creative achievements in innovation and creativity, and with a well-developed scientific and technological innovation infrastructure and service system, to make Shanghai into an important hub for global innovation networks and one of the important sources of international major scientific developments, original technology and high-tech industries, to make Shanghai ranking among the world's most creative cities.

Construct

Zhangjiang

Comprehensive

National Science Center

Accelerate the formation of

Mass

entrepreneurship

Mass innovation

Construct free trade zones of higher levels

1 Fully complete a ‘single window’ for international trade and improve the classification supervision model of goods;

2 First achieve convertibility of RMB capital accounts and construct an international financial market;

3 Accelerate the system formation of intellectual property rights, flow of innovation factors, competition policies, dispute settlement and so on.

Yangtze River Delta region: with the goal of building a world-class city cluster

Promote Shanghai urban integration development with surrounding cities such as Suzhou, Jiaxing, Wuxi, Nantong, Ningbo and Zhoushan.





Promote green development,

and build an ecologically livable home

Air

By 2020, ambient air quality will reach a rate of excellence of 80%.

80%

Excellent rate

Water

By 2020, black and odorous water in the whole city will basically be eliminated

Green ecological space

By 2020, ecological land area will reach 3,500 km2.

3500

km2 ecological land

Green leisure space

Per capita park green area will increase by 1 m2 more than that in 2015, and 1,000 km of urban greenway will be built along the Suzhou River, Huangpu River, etc.

1000

km urban greenway


Manufacturing

Emerging Industries

New-generation information technology

integrated circuit, next generation network communication, and new display

Intelligent manufacturing equipment

robots, high-end CNC machine tools and intelligent dedicated processing equipment, intelligent control systems and industrial software, sensors and intelligent instruments and 3D printing equipment

New energy

nuclear power equipment, gas-electric equipment, efficient and clean coal equipment, distributed energy equipment, wind power equipment, solar power generation equipment, smart grid equipment, etc.

Biomedical pharmaceutical and high-performance medical devices

chemical and biotech drugs, modern TCM, high-performance medical equipment, individualized diagnoses and treatments

High-tech ships and marine engineering equipment

high-tech ships, marine engineering equipment

Civil aviation and space information

civil aviation and space information industry

Energy conservation and environmental protection

high efficient energy-saving equipment products, advanced applicable environmental protection equipment products, and resource

comprehensive utilization industry

New materials

advanced base materials, key strategic materials and cutting-edge new materials

Traditional Competitive Industries

Automobile industry

Enhance the industrialization ability of new energy automotives and the influence of independent brand automobile; develop intelligent network-linked vehicles, OEM vehicles and strengthen support, R&D and manufacturing as well as services.

Iron & Steel

development of high-end products like high-strength steel for construction machinery, high-performance steel for energy production, high-grade steel for shipbuilding and maritime engineering, high-temperature alloy, and steel for aerospace engineering; further development of products including steel for new-generation automobiles, energy-saving and efficient steel, and high-grade silicon steel

Petrochemical industry

key breakthrough fields in high-end polyolefin plastics, engineering plastics and special rubber etc., to drive and improve the overall self-sufficiency rate of new chemical materials

Urban industry

Construct a consumer product information tracing platform, which is market oriented and integrated with the Internet of Things (IOT), mobile Internet and cloud data and other advanced information technologies to build a consumer industrial system with a well-developed market management system for consumers’ convenience.

Producer Services

Software information technology

basic software, industry application software, information security software, cloud computing services and big data services

R&D design

Develop R&D and innovation in key fields and promote the transformation of industrial design to high-end integrated design services.  Strengthen creative design and focus on building the City of Design.

Total integration and general contracting

Vigorously develop the "turnkey" project of complete sets of equipment and other fields as well as the complete integration and general contracting services of strategic emerging industries. Encourage enterprises to extend the business throughout the industry chain of engineering design, program consultation, technology research and development, operating services, maintenance and management.

Inspection and testing certification

Actively develop third party inspection and testing certification services for major equipment, medical health and food safety services. Cultivate and construct nuclear power instrumentation, new energy vehicles, civil aviation, intelligent manufacturing and other national or local industrial measurement technology services platforms and centers which can cover the city's key industries.

Supply chain management

Vigorously develop embedded logistics directly serving the manufacturing supply chain, and integrated supply chain procurement and warehouse logistics with electronic commerce and cross-border e-commerce as well as supply chain services featured with fourth-party logistics services. Encourage the development of the supply chain collaborative public platform integrated with transportation modes and cross-regional logistics information public platforms.

Financing and leasing

Accelerate the development of financing and leasing services in the fields of major equipments and financing guarantee services. Vigorously develop commercial factoring financing services. Innovate micro-credit industry and financial service products as well as broaden financing channels for small and medium-sized enterprises.

Professional maintenance and after-sales services

Actively develop professional and social third-party maintenance and repair services as well as vigorously develop professional maintenance and after-sales services of large-scale industrial equipment, instrumentation, aircraft, aero-engines, rail transit facilities, ships and other large equipment.

 

Energy conservation and environmental protection services

Vigorously develop the whole process of services using contract energy management as the core mechanism, such as energy-saving diagnoses, energy auditing, electric balancing, project planning and design, financing guarantee, energy saving assessment, operation and maintenance.

Professional intermediary services

Vigorously develop intermediary services such as consultation, authentication, credit services, evaluations, agencies, brokerages and industrial organizations.

 

Training and education services

Develop multi-level, high-quality vocational education and training services.

 

Life services

Encourage to develop daily life services such as, business services, health care services, aged people services, cultural services, tourism services and sports services, etc.



Key development areas

China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone

On August 17, 2013, the State Council officially approved the establishment of the China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone to explore an innovative government investment management mode and expand the open demonstration area of the service industry in four customs supervision areas including the Shanghai Waigaoqiao Free Trade Zone.

 

On December 28, 2014, the National People's Congress passed a resolution of authorizing the State Council to expand the China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone to the following three areas: Lujiazui Financial and Trade Area, Jinqiao Economic and Technological Development Zone, Zhangjiang High-tech Park. The total area of the China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone is 120.72 km2.

4

Customs

supervision areas

Exploration and innovation

Government investment management mode

120.72

km2

Total area of

the pilot zone


Jinqiao Economic and Technological Development Zone

Lujiazui Financial and Trade Zone (Including the Expo Park)

Zhangjiang Hi-Tech Park

Yangshan Free Trade Port Area (Land Area)

Waigaoqiao Free Trade Zone (Waigaoqiao Free Trade Logistics Park)

Pudong Airport Free Trade Zone

Yangshan Free Trade Port Area (Island Area)

Six Functional Areas

1. Hongqiao Business District

Location: in the west of Shanghai with a planning area of 86.6 km2 and reach to Minhang District, Changning Distrcit, Qingpu District and Jiading District

Key industries: headquarters economy, low-carbon industry, modern logistics, professional services, cultural creativity, medical services, business travel, conference and exhibition

Two key functional projects: Hongqiao comprehensive transportation hub with a daily flow of people of about 1.5 million

National Exhibition and Convention Center (Shanghai) with an exhibition area of 500,000 m2

 

2. The Expo Site

Location: along both sides of the Shanghai Huangpu River with a total area of 5.28 km2

Key industries: conference, exhibition, business, tourism, shopping, catering, leisure, culture and other forms of service cluster areas

 

3. Shanghai International Tourism and Resort Zone

Location: in the central of Pu Dong New Area with a planning area of 24.7 km2, of which 7 km2 core area and 17.7 km2 of development functional area

Key development industries: regarding Shanghai Disney Project as the core, develop themed amusement, tourism, cultural creativity, business meeting, commercial retail, sports and leisure as well as other industries

 

4. Lingang area

Location: at the southeast corner of Shanghai with a planning area of 315 km2

Key industries: a "6+1" industrial pattern of new energy equipment, automotive and spare parts, key ship parts, marine engineering, engineering machinery, civil aviation and strategic emerging industries has been formed

 

5. Qiantan Area

Location: south extension section of the Huangpu River, the development area of the Expo backshore and Yaohua block

Key industries: headquarters business, cultural media, sports and leisure

 

6. Riverside Area of the Huangpu River

Location: at the riverside of Huangpu River in Xuhui District with a planning area of 74 km2

Key industries: cultural tourism, business trade and headquarters economy

 

 


State-level Development Zone

1. Minhang Economic and Technological

Development Zone

Location: located in the southwest of Shanghai, covers an area of 3.5 km2

Key industries: mechanical and electronic industry such as metro transit, power station equipment; medical industry such as blood products, general medicine; and light industry such as food and beverage

Tel: 86-21-64300888          Website: www.smudc.com

 

2. Hongqiao Economic and Technological

Development Zone

Location: located in western Shanghai, covers an area of 0.652 km2 Key industries: emerging business district featured by foreign trade, exhibition and modern service industry

Tel: 86-21-62756888          Website: www.shudc.com

 

3. Caohejing Hi-Tech Park

Location: located in the southwest of Shanghai, spans to Xuhui district and Minhang district with a planning area of 14.28 km2

Key industries: electronic information industry as the pillar industry; new materials, aerospace, biological medicine, automobile R&D and new energy as the five key industries; modern services sector is the supporting industry

Tel: 86-21-64850000          Park service hotline: 400-821-5151

Website: www.caohejing.com

 

4. Jinqiao Economic and Technological

Development Zone

Location: located in the central of  Pudong New Area, covers a planning area of 27.38 km2

Key industries: electronic information, auto OEM and parts, modern home appliances, biological medicine and food, precision machinery, fine chemicals, and other high-tech, high value-added, high export industries

Tel: 86-21-50307760          Website: www.jinqiao.gov.cn

 

5. Shanghai Chemical Industrial Zone

Location: located in the northern shore of Hangzhou bay, covers a planning area of 29.4 km2

Key industries: petroleum chemical products processing and natural gas chemical products, phosgene derivatives, fine chemical products, polymer material processing products, comprehensive deep processing projects and high-tech biological medicinal products

Tel: 86-21-67120000         Website: www.scip.com.cn

 

6. Zhangjiang Hi-Tech Park

Location: located in the middle of the Pudong New Area, covers a planning area of 75.9 km2

Key industries: biological medicine, integrated circuits and software

Tel: 86-21-68796879 

Park service hotline: 400-800-0066 

Website: www.zjpark.com

 

7. Lujiazui Financial and Trade Zone

Location: covering the inner circle of Pudong New Area with 31.78 km2

Key industries: finance, insurance, securities and commerce

Tel: 86-21-60893700

 

8. Shanghai Zizhu Hi-Tech Industrial

Development Zone

Location: located in the southwest of Shanghai, the first phase of the zone covers an area of 13 km2

Key industries: 6 main industries including integrated circuits and software R&D, new materials, life science, new energy, aerospace and animation games

Tel: 86-21-62376300          Website: www.zizhupark.com

 

9. Songjiang Economic and Technological

Development Zone

Location: located in the southwest of Shanghai, covers an area of 57.77 km2

Key industries: electronic information manufacturing industry, advanced equipment manufacturing, new energy, chemical, biological medicine, etc

Tel: 86-21-37708089

Investment promotion hotline: 400-066-8050

Website: http://sjiz.songjiang.gov.cn

 

10. Sheshan National Tourist Resort

Location: located in the southwest of Shanghai’s Songjiang District, covers an area of 46.26 km2

Key industries: comprehensive tourism industry featuring recreation, sightseeing, conferences, leisure and vacation

Tel: 86-21-57827211          Website: http://ss.songjiang.gov.cn

Municipal Development Zones

 

Name

Website

Contact

Putuo

Xingyang Industrial  Park

www.shxinyang.com

86-21-66958888

 

Future Island Hi-tech Industrial Zone

 

86-21-66082507

Jing'an

Shibei Hi-tech Park

www.shibei.com

86-21-56770133

Baoshan

Baoshan Industrial Zone

www.sbiz.gov.cn

86-21-66879800

 

Yuepu Industrial Park

www.ypgyyq.com

86-21-56922809

Minhang

Xinzhuang Industrial Park

www.shxip.com

86-21-54425442

Jiading

Jiading Industrial Zone

www.jdiz.com

86-21-39966552

 

Jiading Automobile Industrial Park

www.at-siac.com

86-21-69550300

Pudong

Pudong Kangqiao Industrail Zone

www.kangqiao.gov.cn

86-21-58121488

 

Pudong Airport Industrial Zone

 

86-21-68102919

 

Pudong Heqing Industrial Zone

www.hqpark.com

86-21-58973000

 

Nanhui Industrial Zone

www.sn-iz.com

86-21-58004188

Fengxian

Spark Development Zone

www.shspark.com

86-21-57502635

 

Fengcheng Industrial Development Zone

www.21mip.com

86-21-57561199

 

Fengxian Economic Development Park

www.fxmar.com

86-21-37195530

Jinshan

Zhujing Industrial Park

zhujing.jinshan.gov.cn

86-21-57321943

 

Jinshan Development Park

jsgyq.jinshan.gov.cn

86-21-57276833

 

Fengjing Industrial Zone

www.fj-invest.com

86-21-67360071

Qingpu

Xijiao Economic Technological Development Zone

www.xijiaozone.cn

86-21-59766503

 

Qingpu Industrial Zone

industry.shqp.gov.cn

86-21-69228000

Chongming

Fusheng Economic Development Zone

fusheng.shcm.gov.cn

86-21-59682472

 

Chongming Industrial Zone

cmgyyq.shcm.gov.cn

86-21-59622324



鼓励支持

Incentives



Reform and Innovation Measures for the China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone

 

Comprehensively implement the negative list management model, deepen the reform of the Commercial Registration System and realize "one-counter acceptance,information sharing, parallel services and unified certification". Innovate a trade supervision system of "the frontline being opened, the second-line effectively under control and to implement autonomy throughout the area".Customs, inspection and quarantine departments launched 32 innovative initiatives. Including to expand the single window function of international trade and expand the goods state supervision pilot to all logistics enterprises in the free trade zone. Implement a new round of financial innovation pilots and launch 40 specific measures.Further promote the innovation of the supervision system, especially the transformation of government functions as the core during the process and after the process.

32

Innovative

Initiatives

40

Specific

Measures

Take new measures in decentralization

Take new measures in decentralization and learn from the negative list management model.Implement "Informing and pledging + format approval" across the whole city and further decentralize approval authority to districts and counties.Encouraged or permitted foreign investment approval permission to reach USD 300 million.

Approval

permissions

To districts and counties

USD 300 million

Headquarters Economy Policies

Shanghai welcomes multinational companies to establish regional headquarters and R&D centers in Shanghai, and will provide relative incentive policies to these companies.

 

I.Identification of regional headquarters of multinational companies and encouraging policies

1. Establishment conditions

Already established foreign-invested companies can directly apply to be identified as regional headquarters.

A management company, applying to be identified as a regional headquarters, shall meet the following conditions: The total assets of the parent company is no less than USD 400 million;

The total registered capital, which has been invested and cumulatively spent within the territory of China by the parent company, shall no less than USD 10 million, and the number of enterprises authorized and managed by the parent company in China or abroad shall no less than 3 companies; or the number of enterprises authorized and managed by the parent company in China or abroad shall no less than 6 companies, which are basically in line with the foregoing conditions and have made outstanding contributions to the economic development of their regions, may be considered.

Registered capital of the management company shall no less than USD 2 million.

 

2. Accepting agency

The Shanghai Municipal Commission of Commerce is responsible for identifying regional headquarters.

 

3. Incentive policies

Amultinational company which has been identified as aregional headquarters will receive RMB 500 million as establishment funding and rental funding as well as receive RMB 3 million, RMB 5 million, RMB 8 million and RMB 10 million rewards respectively depends on different circumstances.

 

II. Encouraging policies for foreign-funded R&D centers

 

Foreign-funded R&D centers comprise R&D institutions in the form of independent legal entities legally established by foreign investors in a manner of joint ventures, cooperation and sole proprietorship or an independent R&D departments or branch institution in the form of non-independent legal entities established within foreign-invested enterprises.

 

1. Establishment conditions

The total investment of the R&D center in the form of an independent legal entity shall no less than USD 2 million, and the investment for research and development of the branch institution and the R&D center provided with the form of internal departments shall no less than USD 2 million;

Be provided with detailed R&D areas and projects, stable locations, instruments and equipment necessary for scientific research, and other necessary R&D conditions. Be provided with full-time management and R&D personnel, in which the ratio of all R&D personnel having the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree or above is no less than 80%.

 

2. Accepting agency

The Shanghai Municipal Commission of Commerce is responsible for approving and identifying the establishment of the foreign-funded R&D centers.

Shanghai Municipal Commission of Commerce has commissioned the Government of Pudong New District to carry out identification and services of foreign R&D centers within Pudong New Area;

And the Management Committee of Zhangjiang Hi-Tech Park to carry out identification and service work of foreign R&D centers within Zhangjiang Hi-Tech Park.

 

3. Preferential policies

Foreign-funded R&D centers can enjoy preferential tax policies of exemption from import duties according to regulations of the state for self-use equipment imported within the total investment, self-use equipment imported and technically transformed by using company’s own funds, as well as technologies, accessories and spare parts imported along with the equipment according to the contract. Company can enjoy preferential tax policies of exemption from VAT according to the provisions of national tax policies for revenues gained from technology transfers, technology development business and related technology consulting and technology services, and pay a 15% enterprise income tax according to regulations of the state when they meet the conditions and are identified as the high-tech enterprises or advanced technology service enterprises. Foreign-funded R&D centers meeting these conditions can be exempt from import tariffs as well as the VAT and consumption taxes for imported products of scientific and technological development and can receive a total refund of VAT when they purchase domestic equipment.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Directory of Some Documents on Preferential Policies

to Foreign-funded Companies

Provisions of the Shanghai Municipality on Encouraging Multinational Companies to Establish Regional Headquarters in Shanghai

 

Notice of the General Office of Shanghai Municipal People's Government on Forwarding the Opinions of the Shanghai Municipal Commission of Commerce and Seven Other Departments on the Implementation of the Provisions of the Shanghai Municipality on Encouraging Multinational Companies to Establish Regional Headquarters in Shanghai

 

Notice of the Shanghai Municipal Commission of Commerce and the Shanghai Municipal Finance Bureau on Issuing the Measures for the Use and Management of Special-Purpose Funds for Encouraging the Development of Multinational Company Regional Headquarters in Shanghai

 

Letter of the Shanghai Municipal Commission of Commerce, Shanghai Municipal Human Resources and Social Security Bureau, Exit-Entry Administration Bureau of the Shanghai Public Security Bureau and Shanghai Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Bureau on Issuing the Supplementary Provisions to the Opinions on the Implementation of the Provisions on Encouraging Multinational Companies to Establish Regional Headquarters in Shanghai

 

Notice on Continuously Implementing Tax Policies for R&D Organizations Purchasing Equipment

 

Decision of the Ministry of Finance, the General Administration of Customs, the State Administration of Taxation on Revising the Interim Provisions Concerning the Exemption of Import Duties from the Articles Used for the Development of Science and Technology and Provisions Concerning the Exemption of Import Duties from the Articles Used for Scientific Research and Teaching

 

Interim Provisions Concerning the Exemption of Import Duties from the Articles Used for the Development of Science and Technology

Notice of the Shanghai Municipal Commission of Commerce, Science and Technology Commission of Shanghai Municipality and Shanghai Municipal Development & Reform Commission on Issuing Several Opinions of the Shanghai Municipality on Encouraging Foreign-Invested Enterprises to Establish Research and Development Centers in Shanghai

 

Notice of the General Office of the Shanghai Municipal Government on Issuing Several Opinions of the Shanghai Municipality on Encouraging the Development of Foreign-Funded Research and Development Centers

 

Notice of the State Council on Regulating Taxation Policiesof Imported Equipment

 

Circular of the General Administration of Customs on Import Taxation Policy for Further Encouraging Foreign Investment

 

Circular of the Ministry of Commerce on Issues Concerning Handling of the Confirmation of a Domestically-Invested or Foreign-Invested Project Encouraged by the State for Foreign-Invested Companies

 

Notice of the Organization Department of the CPC Central Committee, the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security, the Ministry of Public Security and 22 Other Departments on Issuing the Measures for Relevant Treatments Enjoyed by Foreigners with Permanent Residence Status in China

 

Notice on Issuing the Opinions of Shanghai Municipality on Implementing the Measures for Relevant Treatments Enjoyed by Foreigners with Permanent Residence Status in China of the Organization Department of the CPC Central Committee, the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security, the Ministry of Public Security and 22 Other Departments

 

Enterprise services


Investment Promotion Salon

Express Services for Foreign-Funded Companies

Joint Annual Report of Foreign-Funded Companies

Statistics on Foreign Investment 

Business Exchanges of Forsign-Funded Companies

Launch

"Invest Shanghai", a Wechat public account

Set up

"Investment Promotion Salon," "Express Services for Foreign-Funded Companies,"

"Business Exchanges of Foreign-Funded Companies,"

"Statistics on Foreign Investment,"

"Joint Annual Reports of Foreign-Funded Companies" and otherWeChat groups

Build the

"Primary Liaison" system for foreign-funded companies

 


Procedures and Services

Instructions for the Procedures of Establishing

Foreign-Invested Enterprises

Enterprise Name Pre-Approval

Once the Administration for Industry and Commerce with jurisdiction over the applicant's registration place accepts the application, the applicant may receive the Notice on Pre-Approval of Enterprise Name within 5 working days upon the date of acceptance.

Establishment Approval of Foreign-Invested Enterprises

The local Commission of Commerce with jurisdiction over the applicant's registration place accepts the application. Within 5 working days upon the date of receipt, the local Commission of Commerce shall determine to carry out the application procedures or inform the applicant of required supplemental application documents. Within 20 working days upon the date of acceptance, the applicant may obtain the Certificate of Official Reply and Approval for Enterprise Establishment.

Enterprise Registration

The Administration for Industry and Commerce with jurisdiction over the applicant's registration place accepts the application. The applicant may inquire the status of the application online on the fifth working day upon the date of receipt. If the status is listed as "accepted", the applicant may obtain the Business License on the tenth working day upon the date of acceptance.

Filing and Engraving Corporate Official and Professional Seals

After filing with the Police Bureau with jurisdiction over the applicant's registration place, the applicant shall entrust a qualified office to engrave corporate official and professional seals.

Corporate Foreign Exchange Registration and Corporate Bank Account Opening

The applicant may choose any bank to complete foreign exchange registration and open RMB and foreign currency accounts.

Registration of

Foreign Trade Operators

(Optional)

Once the Municipal Commission of Commerce accepts the application, the applicant may obtain a Registry Form of Foreign Trade Operators within 5 working days.

Entry into Customs

(Optional)

Once the Customs with jurisdiction over the applicant's place of residence accepts the application, the applicant may obtain a Registration Certificate of Customs Declaration Entities of the People's Republic of China within 3 working days.

Filing and Registration of Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine (Optional)

Once the Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Bureau with jurisdiction over the applicant's place of residence accepts the application, the applicant may obtain an Application Form for the Registration of Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Declaration within 5 working days.

Instructions for Foreign-Invested Enterprise Registration Procedures

in China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone

 

Enterprise Name Pre-Approval

Once the Administration for Industry and Commerce with jurisdiction over the applicant's registration place accepts the application, the applicants may receive the Notice on Pre-Approval of Enterprise Name within 5 working days upon the date of acceptance.

Inputting Online Registration Information Acquiring Service Codes,Negative List Check

The applicant shall check against the Special Administrative Measures of China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone for Admittance of Foreign Investments (Negative List). The applicant with a business scope covering the negative list shall refer to the Procedures of Establishing Foreign-Invested Enterprises; otherwise the applicant shall refer to this Registration Procedure.

Submitting Application Documents upon the Approval of Online Registration & Enterprise Registration

Upon the approval of the online registration, the applicant is required to submit application documents to the Administration for Industry and Commerce of the Free Trade Zone with jurisdiction over the applicant's registration place, and the applicant may obtain a Foreign-invested Enterprise Registration Certificate and a Business License within 4 working days.

 

Filing and Engraving Corporate Official and Professional Seals

After filing with the Police Bureau with jurisdiction over the applicant's registration place, the applicant shall entrust a qualified office to engrave corporate official and professional seals.

Corporate Foreign Exchange Registration and Corporate Bank Account Opening

The applicant may choose any bank to complete foreign exchange registration and open RMB and foreign currency accounts.

Registration of

Foreign Trade Operators

(Optional)

Once the Commercial Affairs Department of the Free Trade Zone accepts the application, the applicant may obtain the Registration Form for Foreign Trade Manager within 5 working days.

Entry into Customs

(Optional)

Once the Customs of the Free Trade Zone accepts the application, the applicant may obtain a Registration Certificate of Customs Declaration Entities of the People's Republic of China within 3 working days.

Filing and Registration of Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine (Optional)

Once the Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Bureau of the Free Trade Zone accepts the application, the applicant may obtain an Application Form for the Registration of Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Declaration within 5 working days.

 

 

投资环境

Investment Environment


69982

valid invention patents

100006

applications

accepted

10500

hi-tech

achievement transformation programs

Intellectual property rights (IPR)

The Shanghai Intellectual Property Court, Shanghai Intellectual Property Right Exchange and Shanghai International Intellectual Property Institute together constitute a well-developed Shanghai intellectual property right protection system. In September 2014, an intellectual property office for the "3-in-1" administration of patent rights, trademark rights and copyrights was established in the China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone. In March 2016, the Shanghai government issued 'the Implementation Advices on Strengthening IPR Application and Protecting and Supporting the Construction of Technology & Innovation Center', to provide solid foundations for Shanghai IPR protection

 

67

colleges and universities

128,700

graduates

636

vocational

training institutions

Human resources

A total of 67 colleges and universities (including independent colleges) are located in Shanghai, with 510,000 students enrolled and 128,700 graduates. A total of 48 institutes have the capability to cultivate postgraduates, with 138,300 students pursuing their master or doctoral degrees at school and 37,900 graduates. There are 20 private colleges and universities in Shanghai, with 100,100 students enrolled. There are 33 schools dedicated to middle and higher education for adults and 636 vocational technique training agencies for adults in Shanghai

43000

foreign students

From177

countries and

regions

220

Sino-foreign

joint-ventured education institutions

International Education

There are more than 43,000 foreign students from 177 countries and regions.  A total of 34 schools for children of foreign employees are available, including 22 international schools, 7 tutoring centers for Japan and South Korean students, and five International Departments of local schools. The school system is from kindergarten to high school, and the number of students is nearly 30,000. 220 Sino-foreign cooperative education institutions and programs.

Shanghai New York University was co-founded in 2012 by East China Normal University and New York University, USA

 

142,000

WIFI hot spots covering major commercial areas

11.11Mb/s

fastest Internet

speed in the nation

910million

users FTTH

Network communication technology

The average network speed: 11.11Mb/s, the nation's fastest

FTTH: covering 9.1 million users, nearly covering the whole city

Wireless LAN hotspots: 142000, covering the main business spots

 

5016

City-wide healthcare and medical institutions

170,200

professional and technical personnel

Medical and healthcare services

The city has a total of 5,016 healthcare institutions, with 170,200 professional health workers and 18 joint venture or cooperative medical institutions.Shanghai International Medical Zone and the new Hongqiao International Medical Center will provide high-end special medical services

 

 

 

 

 

Transport facilities

260

domestic and overseas cities are connected to Shanghai

by air

Hongqiao and Pudong International Airports connect Shanghai to the rest of the world. About 100 domestic and foreign airlines operate regular flights to Shanghai, and up to 260 cities at home and abroad have direct flights to Shanghai.

4

Railway stations

link up the entirecountry

Railways and highways run throughout the country. There are four major stations in the city, Shanghai Railway Station, Hongqiao Railway Station, Shanghai South Railway Station and Shanghai West Railway Station.

15

Metro transit lines

extending in all directions

617.53

km long

covering the downtown area and suburban counties

Public transportation extends to all directions: 15 metro transit lines in operation with total length of 617.53 km; bus lines cover urban and suburban areas

Financial Services

There are totally 1,336 financial institutions in Shanghai, in which 216 foreign-invested operational financial institutions and 190 foreign-invested financial institutions’ representative offices. There are also Shanghai Stock Exchange, Shanghai Futures Exchange, China Financial Futures Exchange, national inter-bank currency and bond markets, gold exchange, foreign currency exchange etc. Shanghai Headquarter of People’s Bank of China and many other headquarters of commercial banks located in Shanghai.

1430

various financial institutions

230

foreign-funded financial institutions

Business travel services

247star-ranked hotels, of which 134 are four-star or higher hotels;

163 shopping malls and numerous commercial streets.

163

giant shopping malls

247

star-ranked hotels

P37~p38

Commerce departments of district and county levels

 

Pudong New Area Commission

of Commerce

www.invest.pudong.gov.cn

86-21-68546514

No. 2 Hehuan Road.

 

Xuhui District Commission

of Commerce

www.wjw.xh.sh.cn

86-21-64872222

Room 512, No, 336 North Caoxi road

 

Changning District Commission

of Commerce

www.sww.changning.sh.cn

86-21-22050804

8th floor,No.599 Changning road

 

Putuo District Commission

of Commerce

www.ptjw.shpt.gov.cn

86-21-52564588

10th F,Tower 2, No. 1321 Tongchuan Road

 

Hongkou District Commission

of Commerce

www.hkcc.gov.cn

86-21-25658335

Room 1305,No.518 Feihong Road

 

Yangpu District Commission

of Commerce

www.sww.shyp.gov.cn

86-21-65148753

10th floor, No 121 Ningguo Road

 

Huangpu District Commission

of Commerce

www.huangpuqu.sh.cn

86-21-63310309

No.300 East Yanan Road

 

Jing 'an District Commission

of Commerce

www.shangye.jingan.gov.cn

86-21-33371829

Wu Dinglu number 969

 

Minhang District Commission

of Commerce

www.cms.shmh.gov.cn

86-21-64123691

Building 3, No 6558 Humin Road

 

Baoshan District Commission

of Commerce

www.sbsw.gov.cn

86-21-56177819

No. 245 Taihe Road

 

Jiading District Commission

of Economics

www.jdec.jiading.gov.cn

86-21-69989040

Building C, No.118, South Bole Road, Jiading district,

 

Qingpu District Commission

of Economics

www.econ.shqp.gov.cn

 86-21-59734827

No.100 Gongyuan Road, Qingpu Distric

 

Songjiang District Commission

of Economics

www.sjjw.gov.cn

86-21-37722775

Lane 900, No.681 North Sanxin, Songjiang district

 

 

Jinshan District Commission

of Economics

www.jsqjw.gov.cn

86-21-57922216

C208, No.555 Longshan Road

 

Fengxian District Commission

of Economics

www.fxjw.com

86-21-33611843

17th window, YiMenShi, No. 58, East Jiefang Road,Nanqiao Town, Fengxian District

 

Chongming District Commission

of Economics

www.jw.shcm.gov.cn

86-21-69610794

No.378 Dongmeng Road,Chongming Distric

 

 

 

 

Administration institutions


SHANGHAI MUNICIPAL COMMISSION

OF COMMERCE

Shanghai Municipal Commission of Commerce is a section of Shanghai Municipal Government. It is responsible for the foreign trade, foreign investment, economic cooperation, domestic trade, foreign affairs and services in Shanghai.

Main responsibilities in foreign investment service:

To provide policy consulting service       

To coordinate with relevant government departments to push project progress        

To approve foreign investment projects

To assist arranging meetings between foreign senior executives with government officials

To receive and deal with complaints from foreign-invested companies

Address: 5th Floor, Building 7, No.300 Shi Bo Cun Road, Shanghai

Tel86-21-2311 0464/86-21-2311 0465

www.scofcom.gov.cn

 

 


Investment Promotion Institution

Shanghai Foreign Investment Development Board

Shanghai Overseas Investment Development Board

Founded in December 1999, the Shanghai Foreign Investment Development Board is a professional two-way investment promotion institution in Shanghai. Invest Shanghai has been dedicated to inbound investment promotion and outbound investment, providing professional services for domestic and multinational companies. Moreover, Invest Shanghai keeps close cooperation with investment promotion departments of various districts, counties and development zones. The objective of Invest Shanghai is to become a first-class investment promotion institution to help you make the best decisions for investing in Shanghai as well as to the countries and regions around the world.

Main Responsibilities:

To introduce the investment environment of Shanghai and to promote the implementation of foreign investment projects

To help Shanghai enterprises to develop overseas markets

To set up overseas offices and provide personalized services for potential investors

To provide follow-up services and solutions to the problems encountered during project implementation

 

HEAD OFFICE 

 

Tel: 86-21-62368800          Web: www.investsh.org.cn

Address:15F, New Town Center, No. 83, Loushanguan Road, Shanghai,PRC

OVERSEAS OFFICES

U.S.A. Los Angeles Office    Japan Osaka Office    U.K. London Office    Germany Frankfurt Office    Sweden Gothenburg Office

 

U.S.A. Los Angeles Office

Tel : 001-213-625-1890    Fax : 001-213-625-1935    E-mail : yumin@investsh.org.cn

 

Japan Osaka Office

Tel : 0081-6-6569-1520    Fax : 0081-6-6569-1521    E-mail : liugang@investsh.org.cn

 

U.K. London Office

Tel : 0044-20-76268088    Fax : 0044-20-78682002   E-mail : panyan@investsh.org.cn

 

Germany Frankfurt Office

Tel : 0049-69-30855017   Fax : 0049-69-30855163    E-mail : bluesyang@investsh.org.cn

 

Sweden Gothenburg Office

Tel : 0046-31-158688        Fax : 0046-31-158788       E-mail : shenying@investsh.org.cn

 

 

 

 

 

 


Industrial association

Shanghai Association of Foreign Investment

 

Shanghai Association of Foreign Investment is a non-profit social organization serving for members to ensure their legitimate rights and interests. It also serves as a bridge of communication between foreign enterprise members and government agencies.

 

Address: F6, New Town Center Building, 55 Loushanguan Road,

Changning District, Shangha

Post code: 200336

Tel: 86-21-62958677

Fax: 86-21-62751423

Email: saefi@saefi.org.cn

www. saefi.org.cn

 

The Shanghai Call Center   962288

The Shanghai Call Center is intended to provide 24-hour multi-directional information consultation services and emergency interpretation call services for foreigners in China, and especially focusing on foreigners in Shanghai. So far, the line services in 15 languages.