Zeng Fu Ban Gui  No.6
Implementation Opinions (Revised)OnSeveral Policies and Measures for Guangdong Province to Open Wider to the Outside World and Actively UtilizeForeign Capital (Revised Edition)by Office of Zengcheng District People's Government, Guangzhou City
Township governments, sub-district offices, district government departments and directly affiliated institutions,
To fully implement theForeign Investment Law of the People's Republic of China, actively implement the Opinions of the State Council on Further Improving the Utilization of Foreign Capital (Guo Fa  No.23), Opinions of the General Office of the State Council on Further Stabilizing Foreign Trade and Investment (Guo Ban Fa  No.28), Several Policies and Measures for Open Wider to the Outside World and Actively Utilizing Foreign Capital in Guangdong Province (Revised Edition) (Yue Fu  No.78), and implement the work requirements of Guangdong Province and Guangzhou City on accelerating the formation of a new pattern of comprehensive opening up, to open wider to the outside world, actively utilize foreign capital in a high-quality way, and in line with the Outline of Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area Development Plan and the actual situation of Zengcheng District, the following measures are hereby formulated.
1. Support the transformation of foreign capital in industrial project contracts with foreign investment
Encourage foreign investment in advanced manufacturing (including but not limited to new-generation information technology, artificial intelligence, biomedicine, new energy and new materials), strategic emerging industries, modern service industries and important infrastructure fields, and further optimize the industrial structure of Zengcheng District. After the implementation of these Opinions, projects with an annual actual foreign investment amount (excluding loans from foreign shareholders, the same below) of more than 5 million US dollars (except real estate, financial industry and quasi-financial industry projects, the same below) shall be rewarded according to 2% of the actual foreign investment amount in the current year, with a maximum reward of 20 million yuan.
2. Increase the incentives for using of foreign capital in business operation
If the statistics of newly registered foreign-invested enterprises reach above designated size in the current year, a one-time reward will be given according to 100% of their contribution to the local economy ofZengcheng District in the current year, with a maximum reward of 10 million yuan.
If the annual contribution of foreign-invested enterprises to the local economy ofZengcheng District exceeds 5 million yuan for the first time, the district financial department will give a one-time reward of 20% of the contribution of enterprises to the local economy of Zengcheng District, with a maximum reward of 10 million yuan.
3. Increase the incentives for senior executives of foreign-invested Enterprise
Seniorexecutives of foreign-invested enterprises that rank among the top five in the region in terms of actual utilization of foreign capital in that year shall be rewarded according to 50% of their personal local economic contribution in that year, and the number of senior executives being rewarded for each enterprise shall be no more than 10. The maximum amount per person per year shall not exceed 500,000 yuan, and the accumulated reward amount of a single enterprise shall not exceed 30% of the enterprise's contribution to the local economy in Zengcheng District.
4. Guarantee the land use security for foreign investment projects
For qualified foreign investment projects in manufacturing industry,according to Several Policies and Measures for Reducing the Cost of Manufacturing Enterprises in Guangdong Province to Support the Development of Real Economy (Revised Edition), Implementation Opinions of Guangzhou Municipal People's Government on Implementing Several Policies and Measures for Reducing the Cost of Manufacturing Enterprises in Guangdong Province and Implementation Measures for Improving the Utilization Efficiency of Industrial Land in Guangzhou City, the policies for land use policies shall be actively fulfilled within the disposable scope of the district level. For manufacturing foreign investment projects with actual investment amount exceeding 1 billion yuan and high-quality foreign investment projects of Fortune 500 enterprises, strategic emerging industries, modern service industries or "IAB" and "NEM" fields, their land use planning indicators within the scope of district-level disposable will be given priority, and the implementation of industrial land supply methods such as flexible transfer, long-term lease, first lease and then concession, and combination of lease and concession, will be encouraged; For manufacturing projects belonging to industries of priority development and intensive land use in Zengcheng District, the reserve price of land transfer can be implemented according to 70% of the lowest price standard of industrial land corresponding to the local land, thus reducing the land use cost of foreign-invested enterprises.
5. Encourage existing foreign-invested enterprises to increase capital, expand production, transform and develop
Encourage existing foreign-invested enterprises in manufacturing and modern service industries to increase capital and expand production. For capital increase projects, if the annual actual foreign investment amount is more than 5 million US dollars, they will be rewarded according to the proportion of 2% of the actual foreign investment amount in the current year, and the maximum reward for a single project will be 20 million yuan; At the same time of increasing capital and expanding production, foreign-invested enterprises whose contribution to the local economy in the current year increased by more than 5 million yuan over the previous year will be given a one-time reward according to 20% of the increase in their contribution to the local economy in the current year, with a maximum reward of 10 million yuan.
6. Support foreign investment to participate in R&D and innovation
Implement thePolicies and Measures of Guangzhou to Further Accelerate the Promotion of Scientific and Technological Innovation, Encourage foreign-funded teams to actively apply for provincial and municipal innovation and entrepreneurship leading team (talent) projects, support foreign-funded R&D institutions (including R&D institutions in enterprises, the same below) to participate in R&D platform construction and scientific and technological innovation research in Zengcheng District, encourage overseas high-level innovation and entrepreneurship projects and high-end talents to set up offices in Dream Incubator of Overseas Chinese in Zengcheng, and enjoy corresponding financial support. For foreign-invested enterprises in Zengcheng District that meet the conditions of "supporting R&D and innovation" in the "Ten Foreign Investment Articles" of the province, additional rewards will be given according to 50% of the provincial incentive funds.
7. Ensure that foreign-invested enterprises participate in fair competition
Foreign-invested enterprises can equally enjoy preferential policies such as talents, innovation, enterprise services and investment incentives inZengcheng District. Except as otherwise provided by laws and administrative regulations, relevant departments shall, in accordance with the principle of the same standard and the same time limit for domestic and foreign-funded enterprises, examine and verify the business license and qualification applications of foreign-funded enterprises, and ensure that foreign-funded enterprises enjoy equal treatment with domestic-funded enterprises in Zengcheng District in terms of qualification access, land supply, financial and financial support, scientific and technological innovation, supervision and management, etc.
8. Improve the quality of foreign investment services
For foreign investment, the pre-establishment national treatment and negative list management system shall be implemented. The registration service for enterprise establishment shall be optimized, and the name pre-approval link of the window registration for those that meet the conditions for independent name declaration shall be canceled; Expand the commercial registration of "Bank Securities Express" service to countries along the "the Belt and Road", and implement local acceptance and remote commercial registration for overseas investors. Actions favorable to enterprises have been taken to solve the problems encountered by key foreign-invested enterprises in the process of access procedures, production and commencement, capital increase and share expansion, and promote capital contribution, completion and production of key enterprises and projects as soon as possible. Foreign investment projects within the scope of the Catalogue of Industries Encouraged by Foreign Investment (2020 Edition) shall be encouraged to apply to the local Customs for tax reduction and exemption according to regulations.
9. Optimize the business environment for foreign-invested enterprises
The construction of English version of district government website shall be facilitated to enhance the internationalization and service of government website. The complaint mechanism of foreign-invested enterprises shall be improved to coordinate and solve outstanding problems reflected by foreign investors. Efforts shall be made to strengthen cracking down on infringement of intellectual property rights and manufacturing and selling fake and shoddy goods, on infringement and counterfeiting in patents, registered trademarks and trade secrets, to improve the multi-resolution mechanism for intellectual property disputes and the rapid response mechanism for investigating and deal with intellectual property infringement, and protect the legitimate rights and interests of foreign investors. Supporting infrastructure such as information networks and sports facilities shall be promoted, to provide convenience in legal and audit services for foreign-invested enterprises and foreign medical services, further enhance the internationalization function and opening-up competitiveness of Zengcheng District, and create a fair and orderly foreign investment and living environment.
10. Improve the level of talent service for foreign-invested enterprises
Support eligible children of employees of foreign-invested enterprises to enter school nearby. Every year, the Education Department will make overall arrangements for a certain number of admission indicators for the initial grade of compulsory education in public schools, which will be distributed according to the principle of admission to the nearest school. Eligible talents from foreign-invested enterprises can enjoy preferential housing policies such as talent houses, rent-free housing for talents, rental subsidies, and housing subsidies according to relevant policies and regulations of Zengcheng District. Employees who hold residence permits of Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan and foreign employees who have obtained permanent residency in China and are employed in foreign-invested enterprises in Zengcheng District are eligible to exclusive services, and they can enjoy citizen treatment in paying and withdrawing housing provident fund, and can enjoy housing provident fund personal housing loans (limited to self-occupation) and other measures. Overseas high-end talents in short supply enjoy relevant preferential policies in accordance with the Notice on Preferential Policies of Personal Income Tax in Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area by the Ministry of Finance and the State Administration of Taxation.
These Implementation Opinions are applicable to foreign-invested enterprises (except real estate, financial industry and quasi-financial industry) with industrial and commercial registration, tax collection and management and statistical relationships in Zengcheng District. In accordance with the provisions of these Opinions, the same project and the same matter which also comply with other supporting policies and regulations in Zengcheng District (including the policies and regulations of the higher-level authorities requiring the district to support or give funds), shall be supported by the highest standard in the principle of non-repetition, except as otherwise provided. The total rewarding amount of a single enterprise (project) under this policy within the validity period of this policy shall not exceed 30 million yuan.
Projects that have made significant contributions to local economic and social development will be given special support after being examined and approved by the district government.
These Implementation Opinions hereby stipulated are revised ones, which shall be implemented as of the date of issuance and shall be valid for three years. The Implementation Opinions of the Office of Zengcheng District People's Government of Guangzhou on Implementing Several Policies and Measures for Opening Wider to the Outside World and Actively Utilizing Foreign Capital in Guangdong Province (Revised Edition) (Zeng Fu Ban Gui  No.7) shall be abolished at the same time. Enterprises that meet the requirements from December 27, 2019 to the date of issuance of these Implementation Opinions will be evaluated and revised as needed with reference to the implementation of the original Implementation Opinions, and due to the expiration of the policy validity period or the change of relevant legal and policy basis.
Office of Zengcheng District People's Government, Guangzhou City
November 30, 2021