Category: Standards + Licensing

How to Become a Certified Chinese Tax Resident

When a foreign business or individual makes income in China, it may be subject to tax in both the business or individual’s home country and China, which could substantially increase their tax burden. Many investors therefore choose to set up...

/ March 23, 2016

Relocating Operations: Effective Communication Strategies

By Owen Haacke Rising costs, changing demand, and new zoning requirements are a few of the reasons companies may relocate their operations within China. Be it anticipated or unexpected, intercity or interprovincial—moving an operating facility is a complex, expensive, and...

/ April 22, 2015

Designing for China

How to protect your intellectual propertywhen setting up a factory in ChinaWhen Bruce Mitchell arrived in China in 2003, he had one mission: expand the global supply chain for Pittsburgh-based Spang & Company, a precision electronics engineering firm. After realizing...

/ January 21, 2015

China Grants FedEx, UPS Domestic Shipping Licenses

By Ellen Huber After waiting nearly five years, US companies Federal Express Corporation and United Parcel Service, Inc. won approval in May to operate express services in dozens of Chinese cities, including Beijing. The city licenses—21 for FedEx and 14...

/ September 9, 2014

Licensing in China: Challenges and Best Practices

By Stephanie Henry  Companies investing in any market must deal with administrative licensing — or getting official government approval for everything from selling products to building new manufacturing facilities. But in China, the extensive, complex, and at times onerous licensing...

/ January 16, 2014

Transferring China Compulsory Certification Marks

by US-China Business Council staff China Operations Q&A is a new CBR department in which US-China Business Council (USCBC) Business Advisory Services staff answer companies’ China-operations questions. For more information on USCBC’s services or becoming a USCBC member, see www.uschina.org/benefits.html....

/ January 1, 2012

Strategies for Participating in China’s Standards Regime

Though China’s evolving standards system differs from its Western counterparts, US companies can take steps to participate. by Ryan Ong China’s standards and conformity assessment system shapes many hot button issues—from product safety to indigenous innovation. For companies across sectors,...

/ April 1, 2011

Product Safety Summit Shows Value of Cooperation

The recent bilateral product safety summit brought the US-China dialogue to a new level, with both parties committing to a more comprehensive approach.by Michael J. WagnerThe US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and the PRC Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection,...

/ January 1, 2010

Standards in China: Behind the Headlines

China’s approach to standards and conformance can create significant challenges for US companies doing business in China.by Elise OwenA recent string of high-profile standards-related events in China has focused attention on the importance of standards to global trade—and on the...

/ January 1, 2010

Survey Reveals Cautious Optimism

Companies responding to USCBC’s 2009 membership survey remain optimistic about China despite the economic recession’s sting.by US-China Business Council staffEach year, the US-China Business Council (USCBC) surveys its members on their views of their priorities when doing business with China....

/ November 1, 2009