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Choosing a Sourcing Model in China and Vietnam

Choosing a Sourcing Model in China and Vietnam

China and Vietnam are two of Asia’s most appealing destinations for outsourcing. Here, we discuss how ‘indirect’ and ‘direct’ sourcing platforms function in both and discuss some of the HR and compliance issues that foreign companies should be aware of.

Tax & Accounting

Hong Kong’s Advance Pricing Arrangement Program

Hong Kong’s Advance Pricing Arrangement Program

Hong Kong’s Advanced Pricing Program allows companies to get clarification from the tax authorities on whether a transaction is considered transfer pricing. These agreements become possible once Hong Kong has a DTA with the country or countries in question.

Legal & Regulatory

China’s Territorial Disputes in Asia During 2015

China’s Territorial Disputes in Asia During 2015

2014 was a formative year for Chinese territorial disputes with other nations. Tensions with Japan and The Philippines reached near breaking point, with signs of instability creeping into the entire Asian region. Yet behind these media-capturing headlines, trade has been booming.

Industries

Asian Investment in Europe’s Shipping Sector, Part 1: Trends and Intra-Asian Trade

Asian Investment in Europe’s Shipping Sector, Part 1: Trends and Intra-Asian Trade

The European shipping sector is confident that the Asian market will remain a reliable lifeline. In the first of this two-part article on the opportunities and threats to Europe’s reliance on the Asian shipping sector, we take a look at the general trends in the industry and intra-Asian trade.

Human Resources & Payroll

Minimum Wage Developments Across Emerging Asia

Minimum Wage Developments Across Emerging Asia

Developments in the past year suggest that salaries across ASEAN as a whole will soon be adjusted. In this article, we discuss the most pertinent issues currently affecting minimum wages in ASEAN’s five smallest economies of Brunei, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam.

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