Video | Hainan introduced "Two Measures" regarding overseas talents in Hainan FTP

By / Hihainan / Updated: 2020-09-18,18:17

In order to further implement the introduction of overseas talents, on September 18, the Information Office of Hainan Province held a press conference to announce the Administrative Measures for Overseas Personnel in the Hainan Free Trade Port to Take Professional Qualification Examination (Trial) and Administrative Measures for the Practice of Overseas Personnel in the Hainan Free Trade Port (Trial) (hereinafter referred to as “Two Measures”).

The Two Measures explicitly provide:

Regarding overseas personnel's participation in professional qualification examinations:

- All overseas personnel must comply with the laws and regulations of the People’s Republic of China and professional ethics as well as meet the requirements of the State or Hainan Province for professional qualification examinations (except the requirement of nationality) and may voluntarily sign up for taking professional qualification examinations of the corresponding occupation and level.

- Professional qualification examinations taken by overseas personnel in the Port shall be put under directory list management.

- The Talents Department of the Provincial Party Committee and Human Resources and Social Security Department of Hainan Province, in conjunction with relevant provincial-level industry authorities, shall make public relevant information.

- For overseas personnel who take professional qualification examinations in the Port, unified examination standards shall be implemented, examinations shall be organized, and certificates shall be issued in a unified way.

- Overseas personnel shall register for professional qualification examinations, submit relevant materials according to requirements and accept qualification review of the industry or examination authorities.

- Admission tickets will be issued to qualified personnel, who shall attend the examinations at the time and venue indicated on the tickets and comply with examination disciplines and relevant regulations, while personnel violating such disciplines and regulations shall be punished according to the provisions on the handling of violation of disciplines and regulations in examinations.

- The professional qualification certificates obtained by overseas personnel through examinations are certificates manifesting the personnel’s knowledge and ability necessary for engaging in relevant profession and are valid in the Hainan Free Trade Port (where the State has made the professional qualification examination open to overseas personnel, the unified certificate shall be issued throughout the country and valid nationwide).

In 2020, over 30 professional qualification examinations will be open to overseas personnel.

Regarding the management of overseas personnel's practice:

- Overseas professional qualifications referred to as in these Measures refer to those professional qualifications relating to the public interests or public security, personal health, life and property security of professional/occupations established by overseas governments or institutions (except for certified public accountants, legal services, etc.).

- According to the construction needs of the Port, the Talents Department of the Provincial Party Committee and Human Resources and Social Security Department of Hainan Province, in conjunction with relevant provincial-level industry authorities, have formulated a list of approved overseas professional qualifications, and implemented dynamic adjustments.

- Before overseas personnel directly provide relevant professional services enterprises and residents within the Port in the name of overseas professional qualifications within the approved list, they shall meet relevant requirements and pass the skill certification, and obtain the Skill Certification Certificate of Overseas Personnel in the Hainan Free Trade Port.

- Provincial-level industry authorities shall be responsible for the skill certification of overseas personnel in the relevant industry.

- The employers shall apply for the skill certification of overseas personnel, and the industry authorities shall certify the skills, by various ways such as material review and defense, and issue certificates accordingly.

- Overseas personnel holding the Skill Certification Certificate of Overseas Personnel in the Hainan Free Trade Port shall enjoy the same rights as similar professionals in Hainan Province within the scope and terms of professional services as specified.

- When Overseas Certified Personnel provide professional services to be affixed with the domestic practice seal, the overseas personnel shall sign and affix the seal of their employers, which shall be recognized by the relevant authorities within the Port.

- When directly providing professional services to enterprises and residents in the Hainan Free Trade Port, overseas personnel shall comply with relevant regulations.

- The industry authorities shall be responsible for enhancing the supervision and inspection of the provision of professional services of Overseas Certified Personnel, and the employers shall establish credit files for overseas personnel providing professional services.

- The two Measures also provide punishments to overseas personnel and employers violating the regulations.

Over 200 overseas professional qualification involving over 20 countries and regions are recognized in 2020.

The formulation and implementation of the two Measures will effectively push forward the establishment of a world-leading management system of talent services as well as a fair, tolerant, free and convenient environment for international talents in Hainan, and in which way promote the introduction, retainment and use of various international talents, build in-depth a highland for opening of talents, and facilitate the construction of the Hainan Free Trade Port.

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