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EU SME Centre Newsletter_Get Ready for China

Updates on China’s Foreign Investment Administration Reform

Starting from October 2016, foreign-invested enterprises (FIEs) in China that do not require special administrative measures for market access can register and report company information changes through a filing process, instead of the case-by-case approval process used in the past.

The reform aims to reduce the administrative burdens for FIEs in China and make the registration and reporting system more efficient.

China has now extended this foreign investment administration reform throughout the country, following its pilot reform carried out first in the Shanghai Free Trade Zone (“FTZ”) in October 2013, and three other FTZs in Tianjin, Guangdong and Fujian in May 2015. Continue to read the full article here>

To find out how to develop your business in China, swot up on market opportunities and the latest regulatory environment, read through the Centre's most recent publications available for purchasing online:  For more events and news updates, check out our newsletter below.

Smart Financial Management for Small Businesses in China
Time to Sort Out Your Accounting System and Get Your Finances on Track
Training Workshop in Beijing on 28 October

Centre Events 

Partner Events 

Aug 5 - Dec 21, Shenzhen: Call for Applications of Dragon-STAR Plus 1st Business Tour to Shenzhen
Oct 19, Tianjin: UK-China Business Innovation Seminar in Tianjin
Nov 3, Beijing: BenCham Executive Lunch: An Inside Update from EU‘s Capital Brussels
Nov 14 - 16, Prague: China Investment Forum
Nov 8 - 11, Amsterdam: China Business Week

Publication Highlights

Webinar Review

Understanding China's Turnover Tax System
Understand the latest turnover tax rules in China for different industries, learn what taxes apply to cross-border business, and when exemptions, deductions or refunds apply. Get useful formulae to show how to make accurate calculations for your own business.​ View More>
Understanding Chinese Business Culture: Making the Right Step Early on in the Market
Understanding Chinese Business Culture: Making the Right Step Early on in the Market

This webinar will guide you through the essential aspects of effective intercultural business communications in China and reveal common mistakes often made by international companies. 

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