By Susan Ning, Huang Jing and Shan Lining

On March 4 2011, just one day before the implementation of the national security review mechanism1, the Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) released the MOFCOM Interim Rules for Implementation (Interim Rules). These Interim Rules came into effect on 5 March and are set to expire on 31 August 2011.

The Interim Rules provide more details in relation to how the national security review process is initiated, documents to be submitted and more details the initiation of a national security review, the required documents, and the review decisions.
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