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

Public ID: PID-BQ6X3B

Ban on foreign investment in digital publication and production of audio-visual products

in China

Trade barrier summary

Although the ban on overseas investment to distribute and sell physical audio-visual products in China was lifted in April 2015, the ban on foreign investment to publish and produce these products still remains. China's foreign investment catalogue bans foreign investment in network distribution services except music, however there has not been confirmation that majority overseas-owned online businesses can operate in the market.

Sectors affected

  • Creative industries



Date reported

26 August 2019

Last updated

29 November 2021

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