Franchising in China


The latest catalog on foreign investment in China, the most important policy document in the field of China foreign investments (entered into force on 31 January 2012), removed franchising from the category of investments subject to restrictions. Franchising is now a “permitted” investment.

This new legislation is certainly a further sign of openness to foreign investors in the sector, including multinational companies, as well as small and medium-sized enterprises. Continue reading