Category: Policy & Regulations

Seizing Opportunities in China’s Cold Chain Logistics

Cold chain logistics form the foundation to supply perishable products—fresh fruits and vegetables, meat, dairy, aquaculture products, fresh flowers—and medical products—drugs, reagents, vaccines, biological products—that have strict temperature, humidity, and other environmental requirements.

/ March 13, 2017

Encouraging Regional Trade Following US Withdrawal from TPP

With the TPP’s future uncertain as a result of the withdrawal of the United States, its largest member, and with the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) negotiations entering their fifth year, Asia’s trade landscape is at a critical juncture. In...

Understanding China’s Tax Offenders Blacklist System

On April 16, 2016, China’s State Administration of Taxation (SAT) published amended measures to what is known as the blacklist system against tax illegalities. The amended measures, which came into effect on June 1, 2016, add a credit repair mechanism...

/ March 6, 2017

Q&A: Labor Disputes and Labor Law Compliance in China

Labor disputes often arise due to companies underestimation or ignorance of China’s strict labor laws. Keeping up to date with China’s labor regulations and taking proper precautions to prevent disputes from occurring can save employers immeasurable stress.

/ March 3, 2017

Managing Commercial and Labor Disputes in China

MNCs are now faced with a particularly stressful situation. As China’s economy is starting to slow, foreign companies are reassessing their footprint in China – and many have realized they no longer need the facilities, people, or partners they had....

/ March 1, 2017

Transfer Pricing in China

Transfer pricing—the price charged for intercompany transactions between entities in different tax jurisdictions—can be used to shift funds within a multinational corporation (MNC), and serves as an effective means to manage a firm’s finances.

/ February 27, 2017

An Overview of China’s VAT Reform

Hailed as China’s most significant tax reform in more than two decades, the value-added tax (VAT) was comprehensively implemented as the country’s only indirect tax in 2016, effectively replacing the business tax (BT). The reform is part of Beijing’s efforts...

/ February 24, 2017

Don’t Waste Investment Opportunity in Wastewater

In recent years, China has increased its efforts toward combating high levels of environmental pollution, a result of the country’s accelerated economic growth. In 2012, China declared war on pollution, and put aside RMB 3.7 trillion for the battle; more...

/ February 22, 2017

How Can Individuals, Companies be Limited by  Bad Social Credit in China?

A new government system that evaluates and tracks “untrustworthy” individuals and companies could limit eligibility for financing, employment, and Party membership, as well restrict real estate transactions and travel. The Chinese government intends to fully implement this nationwide social credit...

/ February 3, 2017

Chinese Companies Encouraged to Purchase Foreign Products

The newly released Catalog of Encouraged Imported Technology and Products identifies key technologies and products that Chinese companies are encouraged to buy from abroad, potentially positive news for US companies looking to expand sales in China.

/ January 30, 2017