Defining Your China Import Strategy

Tianjin, China | June 18, 2014

China is undergoing a major overhaul, transitioning from a global manufacturer to a service and consumption driven economy, which opens up tremendous opportunities for foreign companies to sell their products in China. To succeed in the Chinese market, it is important for foreign sellers to fully understand the regulatory and business environment, and define their import strategy accordingly.

This seminar will address and explain key issues that should be considered when intending to import to China, including:

  • 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

About the Speaker:
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).

To register for this event, please see: here.

For more information, please contact: Anna Li, Tel: 86-22-23185071, Email:

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