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China’s New Company Tracking System: Comply, Comply, Comply

Foreign companies doing business in China are abuzz with news and rumors regarding China’s plans to set up what will essentially be a social credit system for companies that do business in China. In China is building a ‘comprehensive system’ for tracking companies’ activities, CNBC does a great job explaining what this new system will

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A U.S. Customs Checklist to Minimize Your Import Risks

Companies importing goods into the United States can find themselves having to respond to a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (“CBP”), Request for Information (CBP Form 28) or what may be worse, a CBP Notice of Action (CBP Form 29). CBP Form 28 – Request for Information is a tool routinely used by CBP to

China Compliance Lawyers

The Five Keys to China Company Compliance

A few months ago, we did a post titled, Want to Keep Your Business in China? Do These Things NOW. We wrote that post because we were (and still are) seeing a massive uptick in foreign companies getting into legal trouble with the Chinese Government. China’s government has a long history of cracking down on

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How to Do Business in China Without Going to Prison

1. China is Cracking Down on Foreigners China has laws and it enforces its laws. And like pretty much every country in the world, China enforces its laws unevenly. By unevenly, I mean it is not uncommon for China to enact a law and then not enforce it for a few years and then all

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How to Avoid China Employment Law Problems

Contents of this Article: Employer Rules and Regulations Are Key to China Employer Compliance Chinese Law Requires Every Full-Time Employee to be Hired Pursuant to a Written Employee Contract Employer Audits Employee Terminations With China’s economy in decline and so many foreign companies in China laying off employees, it should come as no surprise the

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Want to Keep Your Business in China? Do These Things NOW

China today announced that it will be ridding China of unreliable people and companies. See China is establishing an ‘unreliable entities’ list that will include companies and people. Specifically, China’s Ministry of Commerce announced it will kick out of China “foreign enterprises, organizations and individuals that do not comply with market rules, violate the spirit

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China Employment Contracts and the Employment Term

China employers must have written employment contracts. When drafting a China employment contract, one of the critical issues is always going to be the term of employment. Our clients are always asking us how they should set the employment term, especially the initial employment term. The short answer is the typical lawyer answer: it depends on

China contract lawyers

How to Get Chinese Companies to Pay for Your Services

When my law firm represents a company that provides services to Chinese companies, we start by focusing on the payment terms. If the Chinese company will not be paying our client the entire amount upfront — which rarely happens — our China lawyers need to draft the contract to ensure our client gets paid. The

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The Canton Fair: Find Out What’s Happening with Your IP

Old pirates, yes, they rob I Sold I to the merchant ships — Bob Marley’s Redemption Song 1. The Canton Fair The 125th Canton Fair will kick off on April 15th. For those unfamiliar with this event (formally known as the China Import and Export Fair), it is China’s largest trade show, held biannually in