China News Service, September 3rd. At the regular press conference of the Ministry of Commerce held on September 3, the spokesperson Gao Feng pointed out that the recent adjustment and release of the "Catalogue of China’s Export Prohibited and Restricted Technologies" is based on technological development. The situation and the need to promote international science and technology exchanges and cooperation, in accordance with international practices, the routine adjustments to the 2008 Catalogue are not specific to specific enterprises.
A reporter asked: The Ministry of Commerce and the Ministry of Science and Technology have recently adjusted and released the "Catalogue of China's Export Prohibited and Restricted Technologies."
Under the new policy, does ByteDance, which is in discussions with the United States on matters related to the sale of TikTok, need to obtain approval from the Chinese government before it can sell?
Has ByteDance submitted relevant applications to the Ministry of Commerce and the Ministry of Science and Technology?
Is this policy introduced to delay the sale of TikTok?
Gao Feng pointed out that the "Catalogue of China's Export Prohibited and Restricted Technologies" released this time is a routine adjustment of the 2008 "Catalogue" in accordance with the development of science and technology and the need to promote international scientific and technological exchanges and cooperation. Specific business.
Gao Feng said that in accordance with the "Regulations of the People's Republic of China on the Administration of Technology Import and Export", the Ministry of Commerce and the Ministry of Science and Technology have been actively carrying out the revision of the "Catalog" in recent years. In 2018, they had extensively solicited relevant departments and industries on the "Catalog" (revised draft). Opinions from associations, industry academic circles and the public.
The adjustment of the "Catalogue" was released and implemented after completing the legal procedures.
Gao Feng said that if relevant enterprises involve in the transfer of technologies listed in the "catalog" overseas in trade, investment or foreign economic and technical cooperation, it is recommended that the enterprises consult with the provincial commerce department in a timely manner and proceed in accordance with relevant regulations.