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China Briefing
April 14, 2021

Some Tax-Exempt Benefits for Expats in China to Expire Next Year - Prepare for Possible Transition

Due to the implementation of the Amended PRC Individual Income Tax (IIT) Law from January 2019, certain non-taxable benefits-in-kind will be replaced by additional itemized deductions for some expatriates, while other non-taxable benefits-in-kind might cease to be exempt from IIT from next year.

Silk Road Briefing
April 14, 2021

Putin and Xi Push the United States Out of Central Asia

US to withdraw troops from Afghanistan by September 11, with regional dynamic changes with Russian and Chinese security in charge. If successful, will bring regional peace and connect Central and South Asia via planned infrastructure development programs.

Vietnam Briefing
April 14, 2021

Vietnam's Nghe An Province - Investment Hub of the North Central Coast

Vietnam’s Nghe An province has been an attractive investment destination for both domestic and international corporations. The province possesses competitive key drivers regarding strong exports, positive gross regional domestic products, developing industrial zones, and an adequate source of labor.

ASEAN Briefing
April 14, 2021

Singapore Faces Succession but Should Be Business as Usual

Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat has announced that he will step aside as the successor to Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. There are several frontrunners from the ruling party who could succeed Lee Hsien Loong, although a transition announcement is not expected to be made until at least next year.

Russia Briefing
April 14, 2021

Russia Considers 'Golden Passport' Scheme to Attract Foreign Investment

There has been no specific required investment figure mentioned in the draft law yet, however it has previously been stated that to obtain a Residence Permit, foreigners would be required to invest at least 10 million rubles (US$132,000) in a Russian business, or to purchase real estate valued at 30 million rubles.

Russia Briefing
April 12, 2021

No UK-Russia Trade Deal, But Moscow & London Follow Similar Trade Strategies in Asia

The UK is following an identical path to Russia in developing trade relations with India, ASEAN, and East Asia. Corporates from both could team up to take advantage of each other’s strengths, some including Free Trade Agreements one has but the other doesn’t.

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April 11, 2021

The Afghan Peace Process, China's Xinjiang Issue, and the Dangers of Western ‘Crusaderism’

There has been plenty of critical Western foreign media attention – and the threat of sanctions – over the situation in China’s Xinjiang Province. It is useful to recall that the criticism has come largely from the US and EU concerning Xinjiang.

March 1, 2021

An Introduction to Doing Business in Hong Kong 2021

An Introduction to Doing Business in Hong Kong 2021 is designed to introduce the fundamentals of investing in Hong Kong. Compiled by the professionals at Dezan Shira & Associates, this comprehensive guide is ideal not only for businesses looking to enter the Hong Kong market, but also for companies that already have a presence in the territory and want to keep up-to-date.

April 9, 2021

New China Plus Investment Guide: Identifying Opportunities Within the Belt & Road Initiative

This 142 page guide is a unique study into where investment opportunities are arriving within China’s Belt & Road Initiative. As infrastructure builds are completed, investment potential increases. This book discusses the complete free trade, tax, and legal aspects of the BRI as well as detailing potential pitfalls. It provides country and continental case studies on the extent of the BRI and showcases where and how foreign investors may exploit the infrastructure.

CHINA FEATURED NEWS

China Briefing
April 13, 2021

China Extends Business Tax Cuts Until 2023

China's State Tax Administration and the Ministry of Finance have extended a package of expired or to-be-expired preferential tax and fee policies as well as rolled out new structural tax and fee cut measures, aiming to offset the impact of the government’s post-pandemic economic policy adjustments.

China Briefing
April 12, 2021

Key I.T. Considerations and Solutions for Back Office Automation in China

Our guide for solutions for back-office automation in China, including key considerations such as accessing trustworthy support and reliable information resources on-the-ground, knowledge of IT software and service options unique to China, legal compliance, and cyber and data security concerns.

China Briefing
April 7, 2021

Pre-Establishment Considerations When Establishing A WFOE in China

Before setting up a wholly foreign owned enterprise (WFOE) in China, there are several pre-establishment considerations that investors should consider, to optimize the process and decrease the risk of costly errors. If not correctly administered, making changes to a Chinese entity after establishment can be challenging and onerous.

ASEAN FEATURED NEWS

ASEAN Briefing
April 13, 2021

Indonesia Brings in New Labor Legislation for Contract Workers

Indonesia has stipulated significant changes to fixed-term employment contracts, outsourcing, hours of work, and the termination of employment procedure. The regulation also obligates employers to pay compensation to employees if their fixed-term contracts are being extended.

Vietnam Briefing
April 12, 2021

Setting Up and Opening Bank Accounts in Vietnam

Banking is one of the first decisions that will determine how investors choose to remit their profits to their parent companies. Understanding which kind of banking account to operate is crucial for investors doing business in Vietnam.

ASEAN Briefing
April 9, 2021

An Overview of Malaysia's Investment Corridors

Malaysia is home to five investment corridors (a type of special economic zone), which offer their own distinct investment roadmaps. These corridors shift focus away from already developed regions and redirect investments into less-developed rural areas.

INDIA FEATURED NEWS

India Briefing
April 11, 2021

India's Push to Be a New Growth Engine in Asia

Despite its potential, India has been perceived as a complex country by investors. Several factors are influential in this opinion: bureaucratic restrictions, land acquisition delays, contract enforcement, inconsistent policies, complex tax structures, and complicated labor compliance. This is about to change

India Briefing
April 13, 2021

Investing In India's Food Processing Industry

Foreign investors keen to tap into value addition opportunities in India’s food processing industry should note that the government has approved a production-linked incentive scheme targeting the industry. The scheme will increase the capacity of India’s domestic food processing ecosystem, boost Indian exports, and build-up the brand image of Indian food products in foreign markets.

India Briefing
April 9, 2021

Xinjiang - Alternative Cotton Sourcing Options in India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh

Xinjiang dominates global supply chains for cotton and apparel sourcing, which poses an immediate challenge for companies that cannot afford to shift cost-competitive sourcing contracts. We look at sourcing destinations in South Asia, namely, India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh.

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January 1, 2021

An Introduction To Doing Business In China 2021

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

October 1, 2021

An Introduction To Doing Business In ASEAN 2021

This publication is designed to introduce the fundamentals of investing in all ten ASEAN countries (Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam) and includes a guide to corporate establishment, tax advisory, and bookkeeping, in addition to HR and payroll, double tax agreements, and audit and compliance.

January 1, 2021

An Introduction To 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 here and want to keep up to date with the most recent and relevant policy changes.

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