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We are a leading firm in providing added value business services around tax, legal and finance related issues to international firms operating and developing in Mainland China and Hong Kong.

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With an expert international team of over 80 professionals and 5 offices, we work closely with our clients not only in major issues, but also on their day to day operational needs.

Latest News

In our April edition we inform you on new special tax investigation measures, 7 new Free Trade Zones, Customs declaring revisions, VAT invoices promotion, the debut of the new online employment visa application in Shanghai and...

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On-Site Experience

Our Firm’s long established presence in China and Hong Kong has allowed us to acquire the expertise and build the relationships to best address the complexities of doing business in both territories.

Agile Solutions in a Changing Environment

In a continent as vast and complex as Asia, the organizational structure of C&A Advisors allows the firm’s professionals to easily provide assistance on issues that involve not only different fields, but also different geographical areas.

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China opens 7 New Free Trade Zones

China opens 7 New Free Trade Zones

The State Council has announced the plan for seven new free trade zones that will be opened in Liaoning, Zhejiang, Henan, Hubei, Sichuan, Shaanxi and Chongqing Municipality. These FTZs will each serve specialized functions meant for the region they are in. For example, the new Hubei FTZ which will be used to develop the Yangtze River Economic Belt through high-tech bases, while the Henan FTZ will be used for transportation and logistics optimization. 

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The State Council has announced the plan for seven new free trade zones that will be opened in Liaoning, Zhejiang, Henan, Hubei, Sichuan, Shaanxi and Chongqing Municipality. These FTZs will each serve specialized functions meant for the region they are in. For example, the new Hubei FTZ which will be used to develop the Yangtze River Economic Belt through high-tech bases, while the Henan FTZ will be used for transportation and logistics optimization. 

SAT Issues New Special Tax Investigation Measures

SAT Issues New Special Tax Investigation Measures

The State Administration of Taxation recently released the Announcement n.6, including 62 articles and aimed to improve transfer pricing on transactions related to intangibles and intra-group services. The Announcement can be broadly divided into 5 parts: special tax investigations, comparability factors and transfer pricing methods, specific provisions on intangible assets, specific provision on services, mutual agreement procedures, and will be effective from 1 May 2017.

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The State Administration of Taxation recently released the Announcement n.6, including 62 articles and aimed to improve transfer pricing on transactions related to intangibles and intra-group services. The Announcement can be broadly divided into 5 parts: special tax investigations, comparability factors and transfer pricing methods, specific provisions on intangible assets, specific provision on services, mutual agreement procedures, and will be effective from 1 May 2017.

New Online Employment Visa Application Debuted in Shanghai

New Online Employment Visa Application Debuted in Shanghai

The Alien Employment Services counters in Shanghai stopped accepting new Employment Permit applications at 5pm on March 24, 2017. From the following day, all employers in Shanghai are required to apply for employment permits via the online management system for foreign workers in China.

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Policy Amendments Bring MNC’s to Shanghai

Policy Amendments Bring MNC’s to Shanghai

Shanghai Municipal People’s Government announced in Circular No. 9, amendments to the policy framework for encouraging MNC’s to set up regional headquarters in the city. Recognizing that Shanghai plays a leading role in China’s opening-up reform, the circular relaxes the business scope and the assessment criteria for Regional Headquarters.  Additionally, the Circular clarifies that branches functioning as RHQ’s that cannot satisfy all of the assessment criteria may be eligible to hold status as a functional headquarter. The incorporation of functional headquarters will attract more RHQ’s to come to Shanghai and further strengthening the development of the headquarter economy in the city.

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GAC Modifies Protocol for Customs Declaring

GAC Modifies Protocol for Customs Declaring

China’s GAC announces 12 notable revisions to the customs declaring requirements to ensure consistency with other customs regulations. The newly issued rules make revisions to the Royalty Fee, as well as modify  the declaration protocol for entities located in bonded zones, export processing zones and other customs supervision areas, affecting both import and export operations. 

China’s GAC announces 12...

SAT Promoting VAT E-Invoices

SAT Promoting VAT E-Invoices

The SAT is promoting the use of VAT E-Invoices to reduce tax operation costs. This is being done through electronic invoices that will save social resources and create a fairer tax landscape. By issuing the Opinions, SAT further clarifies and encourages general acceptance of e-invoices in the e-commerce, telecommunications, courier service and public utility sectors, by providing parallel access to paper invoices.

The SAT is promoting the use...

why choose us

The Firm’s long established presence in China and Hong Kong has allowed us to acquire the expertise and build the relationships to best address the complexities of doing business in China and Hong Kong. These strengths coupled with the international background of the Firm, enable us to operate as a bridge for foreign companies operating in China and Hong Kong. Our clients are multinational corporations, small-medium enterprises and individuals. They choose C&A Advisors for the high and consistent standard of services...

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Credentials

In the past 2 years we have been working with Veronica Ciolli at C&A Advisors and we have appreciated the flexible, punctual and competent support in advising us on both our long term planning and daily issues.  It has been very important for us to be able to cooperate with an advisor who can support us locally and communicate with our HQ in Italy.

Fabrizio Finocchiaro, Managing Director of Vodafone Automotive

C&A provides valuable additional support to our management, which is much needed in a changing, progressive and challenging China. Today we put more time on creative and commercial work, assured that C&A looks after our interests in the accounting and tax aspects.

Sergio Spadone, CEO of DEBAO

Reliability, High Quality Service and Quick Response. These are the reasons why we selected C&A ADVISORS as our account partner.

DIRECTOR of PINKO

During the establishment of NeoXam in China, we needed an administrative, accounting and legal partner to guide us, advise us and reassure us, not only at the first stage of the establishment, but in daily issues as well. The possibility to have partners who can speak French with our HQ, Chinese with the management on site and English is a real plus. It has been already two years working with Marco D'Amore and C&A Advisors: we are totally satisfied and intend to continue to rely on their expertise to support us throughout our development in Asia.

Axel Jacquet, COO of NeoXam China

My company has benefited from C&A consultancy since 2005 - their key strengths are high professionalism, timeliness, courtesy and friendliness. These traits help the customers to build a perfect and durable cooperation in the challenging Chinese market.

Massimiliano de Giovanni, General Manager of Carpisa

China is a faraway country and such a distance can alter practices significantly when talking about culture and different ways of both doing and managing business. For GWC Group, C&A is the partner that helps in shortening the distance and making China feel like a much closer country.

Nicola Rossi, Chief Financial Officer of GWC Group

We have been working for the last few years together with C&A with satisfaction onvarious matters regarding company governance, company restructuring and legalissues for our subsidiaries in China and Hong Kong.

Maurizio Parodi, CFO of Tenova

C&A has been an important partner for us in the last four years regarding problemsolving. With high professional expertise and extremely quick responses, they helpedus in solving financial and due diligence issues.

Paolo Daneu, CEO of Seves Group – China

C&A has been able to understand our needs in a very short time. They have showngreat reliability, expertise and responsiveness. C&A is a great partner!

Maria Chiara Franceschetti, CEO of Gefran SpA