Investment Environment

Investment Guide of Nansha Area

02 16, 2015      Source: 

How to get to GDFTZ (Nansha)?
Within the radius of 100km in Nansha, there are:
-- Five international and domestic airports: Hong Kong International Airport, Macau International Airport, Guangzhou International Airport, Shenzhen International Airport, Zhuhai Airport.
-- Four deepwater ports: Hong Kong Victoria Harbour, Zhuhai Gaolan Port, Guangzhou Nansha Port, Shenzhen Yantian Port.
-- Seventeen expressways: Beijing-Zhuhai Expressway, Nansha port Expressway, and other main national-level expressways converge in Guangzhou.
-- Two rail transits: Guangzhou-Shenzhen High-speed Rail and Guangzhou metro line no.4.

Brief introduction of of GDFTZ (Nansha)
Located in the Pearl River Estuary at the southernmost of Guangzhou and the geographical center of the Great Pearl River Delta (PRD) region, Nansha is the city’s only gateway to the sea, with great strategic significance for the international trade. Nansha is also an important stop along the ancient Maritime Silk Road—a bridge connecting the western and oriental civilizations.

As a bridgehead for Guangzhou’s southward urbanization expansion, Nansha was selected to set up an independent district in 2005, ushering in a new chapter for Nansha’s economic, social and political development at a much accelerated speed. As a city with long-established trading history, Guangzhou was thus upgraded from a riverside city to a coastal city.

In September 2012, the State Council approved the Development Plan for Guangzhou Nansha New Zone, thus making the development of Nansha as part of the national development strategies. After Shanghai Pudong New Zone, Tianjin Binhai New Zone, Nansha New Zone became the third state-level new zone to accelerate the regional economic development.

In December 2014, as part of the key measures to promote the new round of reforms and opening up to the outside world, the State Council decided to set up three new pilot free trade zones in Guangdong, Tianjin and Fujian respectively, and Nansha New Zone was selected as an integral part of the China (Guangdong) Pilot Free Trade Zone. Nansha was therefore allowed to introduce favorable policies and real incentives as a state-level new zone and a pilot free trade zone, which was an unprecedented opportunity for Nansha to accelerate its development.

Geographical advantage of GDFTZ (Nansha)
Located in the southernmost of Guangzhou and the geographical center of the Great Pearl River Delta region, Nansha is 38 sea miles away from Hong Kong and 41 sea miles from Macao. 11 major cities in the Greater PRD region and 5 international airports are situated within the 100 radius of Nansha. In addition, Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong high-speed railway, Beijing-Hong Kong-Macao highway, PRD south ring highway and Foshan-Dongguan highway are running through the entire Nansha. Ferries departing from the Nansha Passenger Port can reach the Hong Kong Central directly. Nansha is indeed the regional transportation hub in the PRD region.

As an important vehicle to promote closer economic cooperation among Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao, the participation of Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road for provinces and cities in the Pan-PRD region and the development of the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road, Nansha has vast economic hinterland and unlimited development potential.

Registration for foreign investments
Negative List Management Mode:Negative list is a mode in which any sectors not banned on the list are open to investment. The New District adopts "negative list" approach to foreign investment, which is permitted in all sectors unless explicitly prohibited by the inclusion of a given sector on the negative list.

The advantages of adopting negative list administration are as the following:
Firstly it facilitates the access to international-standard investment regulations. Implementing negative list administration is conducive to a new round of opening up, to the negotiation of investment protection protocol, and to the outbound investment and trans-national operation of domestic enterprises. Secondly, the negative list provides clear-cut and transparent industry access for investment. Thirdly, filing system is introduced to complement the traditional approval system so that a new administrative mode in which domestic and foreign investment enjoy equal opportunities are fostered.

For sectors not included in the negative list, the filing system takes the place of the traditional approval system for foreign investment projects (excluding those domestic investment projects stipulated by the State Council); Moreover, contract filing replaces contract approval for foreign-invested companies.

Foreign investment is allowed to access sectors included in the Special Administrative Regulations for Foreign Investment. However, it is prohibited to invest in industries banned by the state or by international treaties which China signed or participate in, in projects which endanger national and social security, or in business operation which undermines social and public interest.