INVESTING INTO CHINA - OPPORTUNITIES FOR AUSTRALIAN BUSINESSES
03 November 2016
38 Station Street
China is our major trading partner and represents a massive opportunity for Australian groups seeking to grow their business overseas, it is also a complex country in which to carry on a business. Careful planning is critical to the success of endeavours into China, including effective structuring of investments to ensure a project delivers the investment returns envisaged.
BDO Australia in conjunction with BDO China presents a practical seminar to assist groups with their journey into China, whether it's their first investment or they have established Chinese operations.
Our presentation will cover:
*The New Australian-Chinese free trade agreement: what opportunities does this offer for your business in China?
*How to practically enter Chinese market: Is a joint venture arrangement or wholly owned subsidiary best?
*Structuring investment into China: What business structures can be used for entering into China and the pros and cons of each structure?
*Tax pitfalls in China: Chinese tax and transfer pricing regulations - how to comply with these regulations and difficult areas such as management fees and location savings which could give rise to Chinese risks. Withholding taxes, exchange controls and other pitfalls.
*Australian transfer pricing and international tax planning issues: How to remit funds tax effectively to Australia. Pros and cons of loans, dividends, management charges and product charges. The unique Australian franking credit regime and how this could impact your tax stategy.
*Areas of controversy in China and Australia: e.g. Economic substance and mining hubs. What planning arrangements are under scrutiny in Australia and China?
*Case studies: Practical case studies of investing into China for natural resources and groups selling consumer products such as wine, fish, chocolate.
As an international tax Director with BDO China Jay has over 10 years experience managing global and regional transfer pricing projects covering transfer pricing risk review and assessment; planning and documentation; advance pricing arrangement; and dispute resolution, for multinational clients in various industries.
He has also worked in many customs projects especially focusing on the related-party exportation and importation and is an IRS Enrolled Agent in the United States.
Nick Drizen leads our Perth transfer pricing practice with over 16 years of transfer pricing experience across Europe and Asia. He has worked on some of the most well known Perth Chinese groups on mining and LNG projects covering complex funding and transactions involving hubs, commodity pricing and intellectual property.
EngHua Ng is a Corporate & International Tax Partner and is the Leader of the Employment Taxes & Expatriate Services of BDO Perth. He has more than 14 years of experience in providing corporate tax advice and employment & expatriate tax advice to clients in a diverse range of sectors, such as natural resources, energy, e-commerce, green technology, and private equity. His international tax experience focuses on the tax law aspects of cross-border transactions, such as treaty issues, legal structures, the interaction of two or more tax systems and inbound & outbound operations.
Jeff Ren is a senior transfer pricing specialist with experience of working for a few big Chinese groups across a diverse range of sectors, such as mining, oil and gas and agriculture. His experience in transfer pricing area includes preparation of Australian transfer pricing compliance documentation and assisting client in the advanced pricing agreement with the ATO. He used to work in one of the Big-Four accounting firms in both Australia and China for over five years. He is a native mandarin speaker.
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