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Catalogue of Prohibited Foreign Investment Industries

I. Farming, Forestry, Animal Husbandry and Fishery Industries

1. Cultivation of China's rare precious breeds (including fine genes in plants industry, husbandary and aquatic products industry)
2. production and development of genetically modified plants' seeds
3. Fishing in the sea area within the Government jurisdiction and in in-land water

II. Mining and Quarrying Industries

1. Exploring, mining and dressing of radioactive mineral products
2. Exploring, mining and dressing of rare earth metal

III. Manufacturing Industry

1. Food Processing Industry

1.1 Processing of green tea and special tea with China's traditional crafts (famous tea, dark tea, etc.)

2. Medical and Pharmaceutical Products Industry

2.1 Processing of traditional Chinese medicines that have been listed as the State protection resources (musk, licorice, jute, etc.)
2.2 Application of preparing technique of traditional Chinese medicines in small pieces ready for decoction, and production of the products of secret recipe of traditional Chinese patent medicines

3. Non-Ferrous Metal Smelting and Rolling Processing Industry

3.1 Smelting and processing of radioactive mineral products

4. Manufactures of Weapons and Ammunition

5. Other Manufacturing Industries

5.1 Ivory carving
5.2 Tiger-bone processing
5.3 Production of bodiless lacquerware
5.4 Production of enamel products
5.5 Production of Xuan-paper (rice paper) and ingot-shaped tablets of Chinese ink
5.6 Production of carcinogenic, teratogenic, mutagenesis and persistent organic pollutant products

IV. Production and Supply of Power, Gas and Water

1. Construction and operation of power network

V. Communication and Transportation, Storage, Post and Telecommunication Services

l . Companies of air traffic control.
2. Companies of postal services

VI. Finance, Insurance Industries

1. Futures companies

IX. Other Industries

I. Projects that endanger the safety and performance of military facilities

X. Other industries restricted by the State or international treaties that China has concluded or taken part in

1, The new Catalogue for the Guidance of Foreign Investment Industries and its Appendix have been approved by the State Council on March 4, 2002, promulgated on March 11, 2002 and was effective as of April l, 2002.
All the English information is provided for reference only, please check the Chinese version.  

(Source: China Association of Development Zones)

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