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Legal update China: new laws and regulations in 2019


Regulatory change often comes quickly in China – and the year ahead will be no exception. Some major legal changes already came into effect on January 1st, 2019, whilst others are still in the pipeline.

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China’s New Point System for Expats


On 9 September 2016, the State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs published the reform of the current work visa system for foreigners in China. The changes will merge the various regulations for foreign specialists with the normal application procedures. The reform will also replace the current work permit booklet with a small card. Additionally, it […]

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Introduction to the United States tax compliance act of foreign accounts


1. What is FATCA? The Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act is a U.S. tax law that was enacted in 2010 – Final U.S. Treasury regulations on FATCA were issued on January 17, 2013. The regulations launched on July 1, 2014, and came into effect from 2014 to 2017. It aims to prevent U.S. tax evasion […]

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Work in Germany: Getting a German Work Permit


Do I need a visa to work in Germany? This article explains who and how you can apply for a German work permit

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Chinese Work Visa for Foreigners


Foreigners, especially those that intend to work in China, often face the question of which visa type to apply for. Since the Chinese Central Government implemented new visa regulations in September 2013, the complexities of the application process for work visas have increased even further. The different visa categories should, therefore, be examined in detail. Since […]

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Summarized changes for you implied in the business tax to value-added tax changes


As had been shared earlier this month once by our Ecovis Beijing office, Premier Li Keqiang on 5 March, introduced the government report and with it the announcement that value-added tax (VAT) is going to completely replace business tax (BT) in 2016 in China. The measures’ aims: To bring simplicity and equality by avoiding different […]

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ECOVIS in Shanghai and Taicang qualified to review investors’ documentation interested in China’s financial leasing industry


Throughout China’s implementation of the 11th and 12th 5-year-plan the country was seeking to reform and develop its short-term and long-term financial leasing system so as to let the pawn industry play an active role in meeting financing needs of small, medium and micro-sized enterprises but also to support emergency requirements of residents as well […]

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How to buy real estate in Germany?


Real Estate in Germany is attractive for foreign investors because of its long-term stability and balance of risk and return. ECOVIS Beijing helps you to get your own German home.

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Important things you need to know about the Chinese Labor Law – Part Two


This is the second part of our two-part article series “Important things you need to know about the Chinese Labor Law”.

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Important things you need to know about the Chinese Labor Law – Part One


The labor law of the People’s Republic of China (PRC), which has been in effect since 1995, and the newest edition of the labor contract law, in effect since 2012, are now also regulating employment relationships in China.

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