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Silk Road Briefing
February 26, 2021

China’s Free Trade Agreements Along The Belt & Road Initiative - Silk Road Briefing

The elimination of tariffs and taxes is always a boom for exporters and is something that China has taken advantage of very effectively over the past two decades.

ASEAN Briefing
February 25, 2021

Tax Identification Numbers in Laos: Compliance by June 2021

The government of Laos issued Notification 0831, which obligates all individuals liable to personal income to obtain a tax identification number.

Russia Briefing
February 25, 2021

Russia’s Export To Asia Opportunity

Manufacture in Russia to sell to China? It’s not as crazy as it sounds. The Russia-China bilateral trade corridor is expanding and is set to double by 2024 to US$200 billion.

China Briefing
February 24, 2021

Investing in China’s Greater Bay Area - New China Briefing Magazine Out

In this edition of China Briefing Magazine, we track the integration process of the Greater Bay Area and demonstrate the scope for foreign investment.

ASEAN Briefing
February 24, 2021

Singapore’s Resilience Package: Support for Businesses and Jobs in 2021

Singapore’s government issued the COVID-19 Resilience Package as part of its 2021 national budget announcement on February 16, 2020.

Silk Road Briefing
February 24, 2021

Minimizing Risk: Developing Internal Systems and Financial Audit IT For The Digital Belt & Road Initiative

Dealing with audits of Digital Assets New Technologies require new auditing expertise The situation is magnified when multiplied by 140 BRI countries Auditing is, and always has been, a complex profession. Like China’s Belt & Road Initiative, it is also changing and adapting.

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China Briefing
February 26, 2021

Guizhou: China’s Big Data Valley and its Sustainable Development

Guizhou is among China's top performing provinces and has aggressive ambitions to expand its digital economy after setting up as a base for data centers

China Briefing
February 25, 2021

How China is Tightening its Control Over Management of Rare Earths

China is tightening its scrutiny and control of the entire chain management of rare earths, from local mining related activities to import/exports.

China Briefing
February 23, 2021

Investing in China’s Western Provinces: The New Encouraged Catalogue

Foreign investors should note the latest Encouraged Catalogue for Western China that follows the updated ‘Go West’ masterplan released May 2020.

ASEAN FEATURED NEWS

ASEAN Briefing
February 26, 2021

Vietnam’s Solar Industry: Bright Prospects for Investors

Vietnam’s energy consumption will continue to grow as the economy recovers from the pandemic-induced downturn. Read on to learn more.

Vietnam Briefing
February 25, 2021

Automobiles in EVFTA: How Can Investors Qualify For Preferential Tariffs?

In this Q&A with Do Thanh Huyen, we look at how foreign investors can qualify for preferential tariffs using the EVFTA in the automobile industry.

ASEAN Briefing
February 23, 2021

Vietnam’s Automobile Industry and Opportunities for EU Investors

Vietnam’s automobile industry presents growing opportunities for EU investors thanks to a growing middle class and the upcoming EVFTA.

INDIA FEATURED NEWS

India Briefing
February 26, 2021

Apple Seeks More Incentives to Expand India Facilities, New PLI Schemes in the Works

Apple is reportedly seeking greater incentives from India to expand its production facilities as the federal government is rumored to be working on multiple new PLI schemes.

India Briefing
February 24, 2021

India’s Treatment of FDI Proposals Requiring Government Approval

India has a standard operating procedure for foreign direct investment proposals requiring mandatory government approval. We briefly explain the process.

January 1, 2021

Complimentary Guide: Doing Business In India 2021

Doing Business in India 2021 is designed to introduce the fundamentals of investing in India. Compiled by the professionals at Dezan Shira & Associates in January 2021, this comprehensive guide is ideal not only for businesses looking to enter the Indian market, but also for companies who already have a presence in the country and want to keep up to date with the most recent and relevant policy changes.

THIS WEEKS SPECIAL FOCUS: FOREIGN INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES IN THE BELT & ROAD INITIATIVE

Silk Road Briefing
February 16, 2021

Opportunities, Risks & Potential Within The Belt & Road Initiative 2021

China has placed its Belt and Road Initiative at the heart of its Foreign Policy, placing it at the center of its updated Foreign Aid Programme and re-stating it is a core pillar of its foreign trade policies. While China’s BRI is not a Free Trade bloc, countries who have signed off a BRI MoU with China have seen benefits in increased trade and investment.

Silk Road Briefing
February 17, 2021

Foreign Investment Opportunities For International Project Operational Contractors

Completed infrastructure is being met with a shortage of regional management and operational skills. China is now having to provide project in addition to policy financing, with opportunities for foreign banks, operational contractors and management training institutes to get involved.

Silk Road Briefing
February 15, 2021

Managing Pitfalls When Negotiating Belt & Road Initiative Project Contracts

Negotiating with Chinese entities be it Government, State-Owned or Private enterprises requires an understanding of Chinese laws, regulatory systems, and culture. This then needs to be married to local laws and regulations in the projects domicile as well as the respective laws and regulations that may govern other interested parties.

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