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Tax Incentives in Vietnam

Published: December 2017

In this issue of Vietnam Briefing, we discuss the importance of taxation to new investment projects and outline the role that corporate tax incentives can play in reducing costs in Vietnam. We highlight Vietnam’s current preferential tax rates and tax holidays, analyze the situations under which companies can qualify for incentives, and finally provide expert commentary on tax incentive applications.


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India's Free Trade and Double Tax Agreements

Published: December 2017

In this issue of India Briefing magazine, we take a look at the bilateral and multilateral trade agreements that India currently has in place and highlight the deals that are still in negotiation. We analyze the country’s double tax agreements, and conclude by discussing how foreign businesses can establish a presence in Singapore to access the Indian and ASEAN markets.


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Managing China's Financial System

Published: November 2017

Foreign investors often find China’s financial system to be one of the most difficult areas to navigate when establishing or growing their presence in the country. Navigating China’s tax system, and its complexities, requires time and commitment. In this issue of China Briefing magazine, we look at the factors that make China’s tax system unique, and identify steps foreign investors can take to manage its challenges. We first examine the issues that most commonly disorient foreign investors. We then discuss the importance of pre-investment capital planning, within the context of tough foreign exchange controls, before examining the ever-maturing regulations for the transfer pricing system.


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ASEAN's FTAs and Opportunities for Foreign Businesses

Published: November 2017

In this issue of ASEAN Briefing magazine, we provide an introduction to some of ASEAN’s FTAs and how foreign investors and exporters can maximize opportunities in this dynamic region. We begin by discussing the salient features of each FTA and the overall benefits they offer. We then discuss the Rules of Origin criteria associated with each FTA that foreign businesses need to be aware of. Finally, we analyze the growing opportunities for investors looking to set up alternative production bases within ASEAN.


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Vietnam's Key Regions and Economic Zones

Published: November 2017

In this issue of Vietnam Briefing, we discuss the importance of location to investments and outline the factors that investors should consider when evaluating potential sites for establishment within the country. We highlight Vietnam’s four key economic regions, analyze the differences between these locations, and finally highlight the important role that industrial zones can play in overcoming some of the drawbacks common to the Vietnamese market.


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The IT Sector: Time to Invest in India

Published: October 2017

In this edition of India Briefing Magazine, we make the case for why now is the right time for foreign firms to invest in India’s IT sector. Firms can take advantage of the existing IT infrastructure, new industrial verticals, proliferation of technological startups, and federal incentives. Finally, we discuss India’s talent procurement advantages, with its labor pool of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) graduates.


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Les Ressources Humaines en ASEAN

Published: October 2017

Dans ce numéro d’ASEAN Briefing, nous discutons de la structure des marchés du travail en ASEAN et mettons en lumière les points les plus importants concernant les salaires et la conformité à tous les niveaux de la chaîne de valeur. Nous donnons une vue d’ensemble comparative des marchés du travail dans la région, montrons les différences en termes de coûts et de conformité entre les marchés, et offrons notre perspective sur l’état des assurances sociales obligatoires à travers le bloc.


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China's Investment Landscape: Finding New Opportunities

Published: September 2017

China’s foreign investment landscape has experienced pivotal changes this year. The Middle Kingdom can still be a challenging place to do business, but its economy has outperformed expectations. In this issue of China Briefing magazine, we examine how foreign investors can capitalize on China’s latest FDI reforms. First, we outline new industry liberalizations in both China’s FTZs and the country at large. We then consider when an FTZ makes sense as an investment location, and what businesses should consider when entering one. Finally, we give an overview of China’s latest pro-business reforms that streamline a wide range of administrative and regulatory measures.


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De Nouveaux Facteurs à Considérer lors de l'Etablissement d'une WFOE en Chine en 2017

Published: August 2017

Dans ce numéro de China Briefing, nous tentons de guider les lecteurs à travers les différentes facettes de la structure WFOE et présentons les réformes mises en œuvre par le gouvernement chinois cette année passée, privilégiant à présent des démarches administratives allégées et un processus simplifié. Nous discutons des avantages que peuvent apporter une structure WFOE dans un contexte chinois changeant, détaillons les critères à satisfaire avant la création d’une telle structure, clarifions étape-par-étape le processus d’incorporation et explicitons la nouvelle règle singulière de la « personne véritablement en charge ».


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Internal Control in China

Published: July 2017

While fraud is a well-known issue for foreign investors doing business in China, many companies underestimate the risks of fraud occurring from within their own organizations. The answer to limiting exposure to these risks is internal control. In this issue of China Briefing magazine, we explain what makes China’s internal control environment distinct, and why China-based operations need to prioritize internal control. We then outline how to execute an internal control review to gauge organizational resiliency and identify gaps in control points, and introduce practical internal controls for day-to-day operations. Finally, we explore why ERP systems are becoming increasingly integral to companies’ internal control regimes.



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