《外商投資法》界定台資為特殊內資 張志軍:權益不影響 | China ‘Foreign Investment Law’ will not affect Taiwan investors: ARATS

備受外界矚目的《外商投資法》於3月15日在大陸十三屆全國人大二次會議閉幕時表決通過,新法將自 2020 年 1 月 1 日起實施。

TAIPEI (The China Post) – The Second Session of the Thirteenth National People’s Congress on March 15 passed the “Foreign Investment Law” which will come into effect on Jan. 1, 2020.

對此,大陸海協會長張志軍明確表示,所謂港澳台資是「特殊內資」,在外資法實施後,不會影響、更不會限制台資在大陸的投資權益。

Asked about the consequences of the new regulation on investment from Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan, Zhang Zhijun, president of the Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Straits (ARATS) said it is considered “domestic investment,” meaning that the new law won’t affect or limit the rights of Taiwan investors.

不過,港澳台資也不完全同於境內投資,是「特殊國內投資」,也就是「特殊內資」,這樣的定義將適用外資法的法律安排。

Still, such investment shouldn’t entirely be defined as “domestic investment” but as “special domestic investment” which also follows regulations regarding foreign investment.

對於《外商投資法》通過後的效應,上海台協副會長、伯恩律師事務所首席合夥人蔡世明指出,過去台商在與陸企合資、合作時確實糾紛就多。

Regarding the impact of the new “Foreign Investment Law,” Tsai Shih-ming, vice president of the Shanghai Taiwan Sibling Investment Enterprise Association and the chief partner of Bourne Law Firm, pointed out that there were many disputes between Taiwan businessmen and local enterprises prior to the introduction of this legislation.

因此除特定產業,許多業者能獨資就盡量獨資,現在《外商投資法》通過後,能放寬合作合資企業的組織形式、經營活動等內容,以及其他如技術保護、強化投資促進政策等,台商圈均樂觀其成。

Many investors, therefore, registered their companies as wholly foreign-owned. Now that the “Foreign Investment Law” is passed, cooperation projects such as joint ventures will become more flexible. Taiwan businessmen are also optimistic about other policies regarding technology protection and investment promotion.