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Sourcing products from China offers numerous benefits but requires a strategic approach to ensure success Finding the right suppliers negotiating

Bilateral Investment Treaties BITs are agreements between two countries that establish the terms and conditions for private investment by nationals

Ever wonder what makes employees tick in China 8217 s bustling economic powerhouse Employee motivation isn 8217 t just a

The Chinese authorities are trying to simplify administrative procedures and to reduce bureaucratic hurdles with the aim of developing a

The consumer electronics market in China is a dynamic and rapidly evolving sector that plays a significant role in the

As one of the world 8217 s largest and fastest growing economies China has become a pivotal market for multinational

China 8217 s tech industry is booming making it a prime location for sourcing top tier development talent However hiring

In China probation periods vary based on the length of the employment contract Contracts lasting more than three months but

Property tax in China has been a topic of significant discussion and debate especially given the country 8217 s rapid

Understanding China 8217 s tax rates is important for anyone planning to work or invest there The tax system in

Foreign invested enterprises FIEs have been a cornerstone of China 8217 s economic growth over the past few decades With

A Professional Employer Organization PEO can be a game changer for businesses looking to streamline their human resources tasks A

A Milestone in China 8217 s Diplomatic History China 8217 s newly enacted Foreign Relations Law which took effect on

China has been opening its economy to foreign investors in recent years One way this has been achieved is by

Key Takeaways China s cybersecurity law enforces stringent data protection and network security regulations Compliance obligations under the law affect

Moving to China presents a unique set of opportunities and challenges for expatriates The country 8217 s rapid economic growth

The Hukou system an enduring household registration policy in China is critical in shaping social structure and population distribution Established

Determining Individual Income Tax IIT and Social Security of local staff is relatively easy when it comes to foreigners this
What does Tax break stand for What does the Individual Income Tax Law IITL state in China What are the

Guanxi a cultural cornerstone in Chinese society is integral to understanding and conducting successful business At its core Guanxi refers

This guide provides a detailed overview of hiring options labor contracts mandatory clauses and employer obligations in China By the

Incorporating a business means turning an enterprise into a separate legal entity from its owners The business becomes a distinct

Most business owners are taking full advantage of automation capabilities with advancements in the accounting industry being no exception From

With more services being streamlined accounting has been no exception and with cloud accounting business owners shareholders and managers are

This article highlights the difference between IFRS and Chinese GAAP and how this may cause difficulties for foreign invested companies
In China foreign invested enterprises are required to maintain a reliable record of accounting in accordance with Chinese accounting laws
Most companies in China must meet several monthly quarterly and annual tax deadlines and compliance requirements This article will discuss
A challenge for foreign companies in China is to determine how to repatriate their profits out of the country This
The Chinese authorities are trying to simplify administrative procedures and to reduce bureaucratic hurdles with the aim of developing a
This article explains China s Free Trade Zones and their potential benefits in 2024 We also provide an overview of

In the past establishing a business in China has been difficult for foreign companies due to lengthy and complex bureaucratic

China 8217 s economy has undergone significant transformation over the years The Chinese government 8217 s policies have been pivotal

An Internet Content Provider ICP license often called an ICP filing is a mandatory authorization for any website aiming to

Environmental social and governance ESG initiatives have become crucial benchmarks for investment and corporate performance globally and China is no

The Chinese currency known as the renminbi is the legal tender in the People 8217 s Republic of China 8216

The wine market in China has undergone significant changes over the past few years experiencing both rapid growth and notable

In a strategic move to bolster its economy China has rolled out an expansive set of regulations to enhance its

Emerging as one of China s most innovative and economically competitive cities Shenzhen is a promising location for foreign investors

Companies have strived to capture and defend their market share through various approaches in the past three years While some

Ever wonder what makes employees tick in China 8217 s bustling economic powerhouse Employee motivation isn 8217 t just a

Though in the past transfer pricing was mostly a topic of concern for larger multinationals as a result of these
The Permanent Establishment PE is frequently used in double taxation avoidance agreements DTAs When a PE is constituted China levies

When setting up an entity in China there are a whole range of crucial decisions that need to be made

It is no longer required to follow a set of specified registered capital limits but it is still important to

A trading company is one of the most popular forms of business entity in China for foreign investors mainly because

There are many reasons why a foreign invested company may decide to suspend their Chinese business activities This can be

A trademark represents identifies and differentiates a brand from others It protects the image and intellectual property of a business

Foreign companies that wish to do business in China can set up a foreign invested company to enter the Chinese
A primary objective for foreign companies in China to manage compliance is to maintain control over their Chinese operations and
When foreign investors are considering establishing a company in China deciding on the right market entry vehicle or in other
The establishment of a Branch Office can be an efficient and cost effective way to expand a company s business
China s Negative List for foreign investment provides guidance and governs industry sectors in which foreign investment is prohibited or

One of the most challenging elements for foreign investors to manage their Chinese operations is to ensure sufficient and appropriate

Ever wonder what makes employees tick in China 8217 s bustling economic powerhouse Employee motivation isn 8217 t just a

China 8217 s tech industry is booming making it a prime location for sourcing top tier development talent However hiring

In China probation periods vary based on the length of the employment contract Contracts lasting more than three months but

A Professional Employer Organization PEO can be a game changer for businesses looking to streamline their human resources tasks A

Determining Individual Income Tax IIT and Social Security of local staff is relatively easy when it comes to foreigners this

This guide provides a detailed overview of hiring options labor contracts mandatory clauses and employer obligations in China By the

Expanding your business into China presents a unique set of opportunities and challenges With its vast market potential and dynamic

The Unified Social Credit Code USCC significantly advances China 8217 s regulatory environment It serves as a unique 18 digit

China is an increasingly attractive destination for foreign companies looking to expand their businesses However many businesses face challenges due

Working hours in China have been defined by a framework that aims to balance the demands of the country 8217

In China numerous businesses have adopted the practice of distributing a 13th month 8217 s pay to reward and motivate

In China employee benefits are a structured component of the employment landscape underpinned by legislation that mandates a range of

Key Takeaways China s cybersecurity law enforces stringent data protection and network security regulations Compliance obligations under the law affect

Cross border data transfer in China has become a hot topic in recent years due to the country 8217 s

Key Takeaways China follows the international norms for copyright protection as set out in the Berne Convention Where works are

China is set to implement significant changes to its company law reflecting the evolving landscape of corporate governance and business

Setting up a company in China involves navigating various legal processes and requirements and one critical document in this process

The business landscape in China is constantly evolving offering substantial opportunities for foreign enterprises With its expansive consumer base growing

In recent years China has enforced new laws that significantly impact data privacy and security These laws affect companies in

We discuss how the State Administration of Foreign Exchange works what their responsibilities are and how the SAFE impacts foreign
The Foreign Investment Law is an effort to further reform the Chinese economy and aims to promote foreign investment by
China has lowered employer contributions to the country s Pension Fund These significant reductions to employer social security contributions may
China has recently implemented changes and reforms to the Individual Income Tax IIT the Value Added Tax VAT and Corporate

Moving to China presents a unique set of opportunities and challenges for expatriates The country 8217 s rapid economic growth

China has implemented a framework aimed at monitoring and regulating the behavior of corporations operating within its jurisdiction known as

The cost of living in China varies significantly across its vast regions reflecting the country 8217 s economic diversity Urban

8220 One country two systems 8221 is a constitutional principle formulated by Deng Xiaoping the Paramount Leader of the

The Greater Bay Area a term often associated with South China encompasses the Pearl River Delta including Hong Kong Macao

The term 8220 Four Asian Tigers 8221 refers to the economies of Hong Kong Singapore South Korea and Taiwan These

Due to the outbreak of COVID 19 2020 has been a challenging year for most businesses The changing business climate
Please participate in the 2020 Sino Benelux Business Survey With your help we will answer the question how Benelux companies
As of September 9 2019 the Moore Stephens International Network has decided to change its brand name from Moore Stephens
This article provides a comprehensive overview of China s Social Credit System including the current state of the Social Credit
Please participate in the Sino Benelux Business Survey 2019 With your help we will answer the question how Benelux companies
The Survey is now closed How have Benelux companies active in China performed in 2017

Property tax in China has been a topic of significant discussion and debate especially given the country 8217 s rapid

Understanding China 8217 s tax rates is important for anyone planning to work or invest there The tax system in

What does Tax break stand for What does the Individual Income Tax Law IITL state in China What are the

Tax Identification Numbers TINs are critical cornerstones in tax administrations worldwide In China these numbers are a foundational element of

The State Taxation Administration made an announcement on the 21st of December 2023 regarding the tax filing and payment deadlines

China s Corporate Income Tax Law regulates taxation for both local and foreign owned companies Foreign companies are taxed based

Businesses involved in international transactions in China need a clear understanding of China s withholding tax system If a company

At the end of the fiscal year all foreign companies must complete the annual audit and other annual compliance procedures

China stands as a bustling epicenter for businesses across a wide range of industries for foreign investors to partake in

Be sure to request our Special Report on Taxes in China 2023 here With the Chinese government attempting to regain

At the very end of 2022 the Chinese government issued some updates to the current Value Added Tax VAT tax

To attract high skilled and urgently needed talents the Guangdong Hong Kong Macao Greater Bay Area GBA has introduced a