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Blog - International Expansion

Trade Deal with China Latest Sign of Australia's Enviable Position

In the world of global commerce, Australia is sitting pretty. It has the strong institutions and educated workforce of a European nation, the natural resources of the world's sixth-largest country by landmass, and an English-speaking population to boot. And it has all of this within a stone's throw of the high-growth economies of East and Southeast Asia.

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Pondering Expansion to China? 3 Entity Options to Consider

If expansion to China is on your mind, good news: The Chinese economy is expected to become the world’s largest by 2020. The not-so-good news is that, even if you’re interested in simply exploring the Chinese market prior to making a long-term commitment, you may need to set up a legal presence.

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China's Great Wall: Six Local Rules That May Surprise You

Why does setting up operations in China give finance and human resource professionals pause? China has very complex business and tax regulations that can be utterly mind boggling for foreign businesses. Complicating the issue is the fact that regulations are subject to frequent change, as well as different interpretations by both state and local authorities. It can be a challenge just to keep track of what’s permitted, where, at a given point in time.

 

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Should You Stop Manufacturing in China and Start Selling There?

As The Wall Street Journal jarringly reported last month, the wages for manufacturing jobs in China and the United States are starting to converge. 

The trend undercuts the outsourcing of manufacturing, at least to China, and we’ve seen something of a revitalization of the U.S. manufacturing sector as a result. The upshot for your business: It may be time to stop looking to China for workers and start looking there for customers.

 

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