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 China (Hainan) Pilot Free Trade Zone

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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 China (Hainan) Pilot Free Trade Zone

(Adopted at the 17th Meeting of the Standing Committee of the Thirteenth National People’s Congress on April 29, 2020)

For the purpose of supporting comprehensive and further reform and open up in Hainan, and ensuring the implementation of the policies for China (Hainan) Pilot Free Trade Zone, the Standing Committee of the Thirteenth National People’s Congress has decided at its 17th Meeting: to authorize the State Council to temporarily adjust, up until December 31, 2024, the implementation of relevant provisions of the Land Administration Law of the People’s Republic of ChinaSeeds Law of the People’s Republic of China, and Maritime Law of the People’s Republic of China (See the Appendix) in China (Hainan) Pilot Free Trade Zone.

A sound system must be set up for both in-process and ex post supervision during the period when the relevant provisions of law are temporarily adjusted, to effectively prevent and control potential risks. The State Council and its relevant departments shall enhance guidance, coordination and oversight, summarize in a timely manner the experiences learned therefrom, and make a midterm report to the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress. Where it is proved that such adjustments are feasible in practice, the related provisions of law shall be revised or improved accordingly. Whereas practical experience shows that such adjustments are inappropriate, the original provisions of law shall be reinstated.

This Decision shall come into force on May 1, 2020.

Appendix:

Provisions of Law the Implementation of which is Temporarily Adjusted in China (Hainan) Pilot Free Trade Zone by the State Council upon Authorization

 

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