Defining Your China Import Strategy

Tianjin, China | May 6, 2014

Ms. Silke Neugebohrn, senior associate of International Business Advisory group at Dezan Shira & Associates, will be presenting at a seminar by German Chamber Tianjin, titled: "Defining Your China Import Strategy". Ms. Neugeborhn's presentation will address and explain:

  • Permissions and restrictions of imported products that are going to be sold in China
  • Possible import restrictions and major certifications (e.g. CCC mark) that may be required in order to sell certain products in China
  • Advantages and disadvantages for foreign companies to use agents or distributors instead of establishing their own China entity
  • Important aspects to consider when choosing and working with agents or distributors
  • Key factors for companies to consider when setting up their own entity for imports to China including required registrations and filings
  • Import duties such as VAT, customs duties, and Consumption Tax and related case study
  • Advantages of Special Customs Zones, e.g. Free Trade Zones

For more information of the event and to register, see:


Ms. Silke Neugebohrn works as a Senior Associate in the International Business Advisory team at Dezan Shira & Associates Beijing office. Silke advises clients on incorporations, corporate structuring and restructuring, labor issues, and further legal and tax issues concerning their China investment. Prior to joining Dezan Shira & Associates in 2012, Silke worked for four years as in-house legal counsel for a publicly-owned company in Germany where she primarily dealt with contract law and regulatory compliance/ procurement issues before relocating to Beijing in 2010. She is a qualified German lawyer, studying law at the University of Adelaide, Australia, and Cologne University, Germany, where she also earned her master’s degree in business law (LL.M.oec). 

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