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Category: China Consulting

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China Consulting

A Concise Guide to Working with Distributors in China

You are ready to venture out for your company’s overseas expansion. Green and inexperienced when it comes to the Chinese market, you are however reluctant to jump in at the deep end. Ease, efficiency and cost-effectiveness are your top-of-mind priority. Partnering up with a local distributor is often designated a safe way to test the waters, but is it what it seems? Its all-too-often accepted label as a “soft landing” belies traps and trouble, so keep your wits about you

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China Consulting

China’s Updated Measures on Supervision and Administration of Business Operations of Medical Devices 2022

Regulations on business operations of medical devices have been further tightened as of 1 May 2022, as authorities work on updating existing guidelines. To improve existing industry guidelines, the State Administration for Market Regulation released the latest version of the Measures on Supervision and Administration of Business Operations of Medical Devices (“the Measures”), which took effect on 1 May 2022. The Measures enforce stricter regulatory requirements and strengthen the supervision, inspection and management of medical device production and operation throughout

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China Consulting

On Simplified Registration and Filing Matters for All Market Entities in China

On 27 July 2021, China released the new Administrative Regulation of the People’s Republic of China on the Registration of Market Entities (“Regulation”), which is the first unified administrative Regulation to regulate all types of market players. The Regulation was enacted on 1 March 2022. On the same day, China released the relevant implementation rules. The Regulation and its subsequent implementation rules, combine and integrate the registration management of all types of market entities and achieve the unification of rules

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China Consulting

Protecting China Employees’ Personal Information: Key Points for HR Management

China’s Personal Information Protection Law (“PIPL”) came into effect on 1 November 2021. Accompanying the PIPL, the Cyberspace Administration of China (“CAC”) also published draft Measures for the Security Assessment of Outbound Data for public consultation. In most cases, multinational companies with operations in China will involve some communication going back and forth between China and the overseas headquarters. These companies need to collect and process information from their existing and prospective employees, from the recruiting process to the end

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China Consulting

Personal Information Protection Law of China

In recent years, with the continuous development of big data, cloud computing, and mobile internet, data compliance has attracted more and more attention across all industries and government authorities around the globe. Data compliance includes data security, data supervision, data storage, other physical security issues, and all aspects of personal information processing. The Personal Information Protection Law of the People’s Republic of China (“PIPL”) will come into force on 1 November 2021, marking a new era in China’s personal information

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China Consulting

A Look Ahead at the Expiring Tax-Exempt Fringe Benefits for Expats in China

With global tax revamp afoot, multinational companies are facing more tax-related challenges operating across the globe. However, changes are inevitable. China will follow the change to reform its taxation policy over the next five years. Since 1994, China has granted its working foreigners tax benefits via its individual income tax policy. This preferential policy granted the tax-free status for 8 categories of expenses including rent, children’s education, language training, meal, laundry, relocation, business travel and home visit expenses. However, it

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China Consulting

Tax incentives to attract talents to the GBA

The Chinese Government has linked the largest urban cities to develop the world’s biggest urban area, The Greater Bay Area (GBA). The cooperation between the 11 member cities aims to develop further and improve multiple sectors, including technology and innovation, infrastructures, and transportation networks, ultimately building job opportunities. However, alongside comes many challenges. One is attracting talent. Hence, the question arises, how does the government aim to attract this talent who will be the driving force of this ecosystem? In

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China Consulting

Establishing Your E-Commerce Platform in China: ICP Commercial License or ICP Filing?

Anyone establishing a website to provide internet information services in China must know the term “ICP”, short for Internet Content Providers. Yet, not everyone is clear about what type of ICP license is required for the intended business. This article provides a simple explanation. In China, there are two types of internet information services: Commercial Internet Information Services Non-commercial Internet Information Services Commercial Internet Information Services require internet users to pay for the information, while Non-commercial Internet Information Services refer

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China Consulting

SIAL China 2021: Opportunities and Challenges

The SIAL Network is known to be the world’s largest food innovation network. It is a world benchmark for food industry players, with a live community of more than 365,800 global buyers. Today, SIAL is a global brand present in 50 countries worldwide, with events constantly held in 7 countries. The SIAL China trade show, as an integral part of the SIAL Network, is co-hosted with China Commerce Development Center (CCDC). The trade show is strategically located in Shanghai and has become Asia’s most important food and beverage exhibition event. Many foreign companies consider SIAL China a gateway to tap into the Chinese consumer market. Jim

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China Consulting

Investing in Cross-border E-Commerce in China

CW is pleased to announce that our firm is launching a new business division which provides cross-border e-commerce solutions to small and medium-sized firms. The new division is operating under a joint venture MHnCW Limited, partnering with Minihome Media, an omnichannel e-commerce and marketing service provider based in Hong Kong.  Cross-border e-commerce has attracted a great deal of attention from overseas brands and retailers. The following article provides a general overview of how cross-border e-commerce works in China. Chinese spenders seldom shy

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