Dezan Shira & Associates and the US: A 25 Year, US$1.69 Billion Partnership

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This year,  Dezan Shira & Associates’ Asia operations turn 25 years old. We retain extremely strong ties to the US, having assisted thousands of US-based businesses establish and operate profitable operations throughout the region. We employ senior American legal and tax staff within Asia, are members of the many American Chambers of Commerce, and work closely with US institutions such as the US Commercial Service, whose “China Business Handbook” we have contributed to on each edition over the past decade. We are also long-term members of the highly regarded Leading Edge Alliance, which is a Chicago-based network of global practices.

Over the past 25 years, we have serviced over 3,500 US-based companies in China alone. Collectively, we have facilitated approximately US$1.69 billion of US investment into China, making Dezan Shira & Associates a highly trusted, and valuable partner for US businesses in Asia.

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Our US-based clients

Typical US  clients for Dezan Shira & Associates are smaller listed companies, subsidiaries of listed companies, and small to medium sized privately owned companies. These companies range from world-renowned conglomerates manufacturing and selling their products around the globe, to smaller privately owned businesses, often with unique and innovative products and services.

The vast majority have found considerable success in China, adding value to their shareholders, generating additional employment opportunities in both China and the US, and providing increased taxable profits for the Internal Revenue Service once Asia-generated profits have been consolidated into US head office balance sheets.

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American expertise in Asia

Dezan Shira & Associates monitors, analyzes, and keeps track of the many US trade and investment initiatives provided by the US government to assist US-based businesses in selling products and services in Asia. Understanding the details of double tax treaties and applicable grants and incentives on offer can be the difference between success and failure when competingChet.

In addition to evaluating export and overseas incentives, and tax evaluations in China and Asia, our services to help US-based companies include obtaining the most financially efficient legal and tax structures for their Asian investments while remaining in Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) compliance. We also retain high level US Legal and Tax Counsel to assist keep our American clients in compliance and profitable.

The following are typical China focused services that Dezan Shira & Associates provide clients from the United States. We provide similar services elsewhere in Asia

Business resources

Our firm writes, produces, and publishes Asia Briefing including its well-known, ASEAN Briefing, India Briefing, Indonesia Briefing, Russia Briefing, Silk Road Briefing, and Vietnam Briefing

These publications have long provided educational support for business students in the US, as well as providing a “how to” template for American business people in the US and Asia. This commitment to providing a free business intelligence service has cemented our reputation as one of the most knowledgeable practices in Asia.

Our expertise in doing business in the US and Asia helps our clients succeed, and keep American businesses ahead of the game in Asia.


China Briefing is published by Asia Briefing, a subsidiary of Dezan Shira & Associates. We produce material for foreign investors throughout Asia, including ASEAN, India, Indonesia, Russia, the Silk Road, and Vietnam. For editorial matters please contact us here, and for a complimentary subscription to our products, please click here.

Dezan Shira & Associates is a full service practice in China, providing business intelligence, due diligence, legal, tax, IT, HR, payroll, and advisory services throughout the China and Asian region. For assistance with China business issues or investments into China, please contact us at or visit us at

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