BEIJING, Apr. 14 – With the status of China-based representative offices going through tax and regulatory changes, AmCham China and the American Bar Association are jointly holding an event in Beijing to examine the regulations governing foreign representative offices.
The event, which will be held on Tuesday, April 20 from 3:30-5:30 p.m. in the AmCham China offices, will feature a panel of China-based experts who will explain all aspects of these complicated and ever changing set of rules.
This timely presentation will examine the new laws from legal, tax and accounting, and human resources perspectives. The new regulations, including Gong Shang Wai Qi Zi  No. 4 issued in January and tax circular No. 18 issued in February, affect foreign investors setting up representative offices in China as well as those already having established ROs. Representative offices are now subject to increased tax and more limitations, demonstrating a growing trend by the Chinese government to examine and supervise the activities of ROs.
Russell Leu of Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP will lead the panel as well as provide highlights on the new legal requirements to register a RO. Sabrina Zhang of Dezan Shira & Associates will discuss topics particularly important to ROs, such as tax implications. Jim Leininger of Towers Watson will conclude with a presentation on the human resource implications of the law and changes employers may make. Click here for full bios and program topics.
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
3:30-4:00 p.m. Registration and networking
4:00-5:00 p.m. Speakers
5:00-5:30 p.m. Q&A
AmCham China Conference Room
The Office Park, Tower AB, 6th Floor
No. 10 Jintongxi Road
Tel: 10 8516 0800
Cardholding AmCham members advanced discounted online price: RMB50
Cardholding AmCham members at the door: RMB100
Non-cardholding employees of AmCham member companies: RMB150
Click here to register and pay online.