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What basic requirements need to be met to establish a holding company as a priva...

What basic requirements need to be met to establish a holding company as a priva...

The company must have at least one shareholder, but not more than 50 and it can be a person or a legal entity. The entity also has to have at least one director and company secretary who is a Singaporean resident and the paid-up capital must be at le...

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China Investment Roadmap: The Entertainment Industry

China Investment Roadmap: The Entertainment Industry

In this special edition China Briefing Industry Report, we cast our gaze over the broad landscape of China’s entertainment industry, identifying where the greatest opportunities are to be found and why. Next, we detail some of the most important...

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Why is Singapore such an important source of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) int...

Why is Singapore such an important source of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) int...

Singapore accounted for almost 25% of India’s total Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in 2013-14. This large share is explained by a provision of Singapore Double Tax Agreement (DTA) with India – the Limitation of Benefit (LoB). The LoB pro...

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Why is business scope important when entering China?s entertainment industry?

Why is business scope important when entering China?s entertainment industry?

A company’s business scope is a one-sentence description of the industry or industries it is authorized to operate in. It defines a company’s operations in China and is important because there is a large legal risk of disingenuously opera...

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How should foreign investors adapt when setting up a wholly foreign owned enterp...

How should foreign investors adapt when setting up a wholly foreign owned enterp...

Foreign investors need to adapt their presence to serve China’s domestic consumer market. To engage in distribution, an existing manufacturing wholly foreign-owned enterprise (WFOE) will need to expand its business scope. Adding distribution in...

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What are the different types of distribution which wholly foreign owned enterpri...

What are the different types of distribution which wholly foreign owned enterpri...

The different types of distribution which can be carried out by WFOEs in China are as follows:  Retailing: i.e., selling goods from fixed venues or via television, telephone, mail order, internet, or vending machines, and related services.&nb...

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What is the main objective for the revised Environmental Protection Laws and how...

What is the main objective for the revised Environmental Protection Laws and how...

Overall, the revised law emphasizes the principles of transparency, accountability, rule of law, and public participation in environmental monitoring. These make it inevitable that the costs of doing business in China for foreign-invested enterprises...

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Comparison of Sourcing Models in China

Comparison of Sourcing Models in China

This infographic compares the two sourcing models available for foreign investors in China: representative office and foreign-invested commercial enterprise.

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Comparison of Sourcing Models in India

Comparison of Sourcing Models in India

This infographic compares the two commonly used sourcing models in India.

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The Asia Sourcing Guide 2015

The Asia Sourcing Guide 2015

In this issue of Asia Briefing, we explain how and why the Asian sourcing market is changing, compare wage overheads, and look at where certain types of products are being manufactured and exported. We discuss the impact of ASEAN’s Free Trade Ag...

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What is the difference between ?indirect? and ?direct? sourcing in Asia?

What is the difference between ?indirect? and ?direct? sourcing in Asia?

An indirect method of managing a sourcing operation means employing offices that cannot undertake any commercial or industrial activities, receive payment in local currency, or manage export/import activities. Indirect methods are relatively uniform ...

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Import and Export: A Guide to Trade in Vietnam

Import and Export: A Guide to Trade in Vietnam

In this issue of Vietnam Briefing Magazine, we provide you with a clear understanding of the current business trends related to trade in Vietnam, as well as explaining how to set up your trading business in the country. We also attempt to give perspe...

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