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China to revise shipyard white list

China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) has released a draft revision of the shipyard white list to seek advice from the public.

The proposed draft intends to give ailing domestic yards, especially the private yards, more breathing space amid the continued slump in the shipbuilding sector.

In the draft, the ministry has removed a provision which stipulates shipyards that are not included in the white list will not receive favorable policy support, and added that “the white list is a fundamental evaluation basis for the shipyards to get prioritized policy support”.

Since MIIT introduced the white list policy for the shipbuilding industry in 2014 to tighten control of domestic yards, some medium and small sized shipyards not included in the list have been complaining that the policy has made it difficult for them to secure financing.

Following a reshuffle in 2017, the shipbuilding white list included 70 shipyards.

Jason Jiang

Jason is one of the most prolific writers on the diverse China shipping & logistics industry and his access to the major maritime players with business in China has proved an invaluable source of exclusives. Having been working at Asia Shipping Media since inception, Jason is the chief correspondent of Splash and associate editor of Maritime CEO magazine. Previously he had written for a host of titles including Supply Chain Asia, Cargo Facts and Air Cargo Week.


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