China Temporarily Adjust the Implementation of Relevant Provisions of Law in Pilot Free Trade Zones

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Decision of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress on Authorizing the State Council to Temporarily Adjust the Implementation of Relevant Provisions of Law in Pilot Free Trade Zones

(Adopted at the 14th Meeting of the Standing Committee of the Thirteenth National People’s Congress on October 26, 2019)

For the purpose of further optimizing the business environment, stimulating market’s vitality and public creativity, and speeding up the transformation of government functions, the Standing Committee of the Thirteenth National People’s Congress has decided at its 14th meeting: to authorize the State Council to temporarily adjust the implementation of relevant provisions of the Foreign Trade Law of the People’s Republic of China, Law of the People’s Republic of China on Road Traffic Safety, Fire Protection Law of the People’s Republic of China, Food Safety Law of the People’s Republic of China, Customs Law of the People’s Republic of China, and Seed Law of the People’s Republic of China (See the Appendix for details) in the pilot free trade zones. The said adjustments shall be implemented on a pilot basis for three years. Where adjustments are proved feasible in practice, the State Council shall make a proposal on revising the relevant laws, whereas for those adjustments which are proved unsuitable, the original provisions of law shall be reinstated.

This Decision shall come into force on December 1, 2019.

Appendix:

List of Provisions of Law the Implementation of which is Temporarily Adjusted in Pilot Free Trade Zones by the State Council upon Authorization

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