This barrier is unrelated to the end of the transition period, following the United Kingdom's departure from the EU.

Public ID: PID-9MAOA9

China's ban on UK investment in most audio-visual products and online music services remains

in China

Trade barrier summary

Although the ban on overseas investment in distributing and selling physical audio-visual products in China was lifted in 2015, the ban on overseas investment in publishing and producing these products still remains. The Chinese Foreign Investment Catalogue bans overseas investment in network distribution services "except music".

Sectors affected

  • Creative industries



Date reported

5 September 2019

Last updated

18 December 2020

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