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Three important draft laws were introduced in Mainland China towards the end of 2019. They include many regulatory changes that are expected to bring both opportunities and challenges to enterprises operating in the Mainland.

The Chinese Ministry of Finance and the State Taxation Administration jointly published the Value-Added Tax Law of the People's Republic of China (Draft for Public Comments) and the Consumption Tax Law of the People's Republic of China (Draft for Public Comments) on November 27 and December 3 respectively. These two draft laws inherit many of the current policies for VAT and consumption tax, but include some important changes that businesses should be aware of.

On December 28, the National People's Congress issued the draft Export Control Law of China for public consultation. This law provides rules on the export of goods, technologies and services related to national security.

The Chamber is delighted to have Sarah Chin, the China indirect tax leader at Deloitte, join us on February 10 to share her insights on these new laws. She will provide practical advice for tax management and optimization to help companies cope with the various challenges and embrace the opportunities in the changing tax environment.

Speaker(s) Sarah Chin is the Global Tax & Legal Chief Operating Officer and China Tax Partner, National Leader for Indirect Tax and Customs, as well as Leader of the AP ICE (Asia Pacific International Core of Excellence) team at Deloitte China. She is also a member of the Steering Committee of Deloitte's Global VAT and Customs group.

Chin started her career as an inspector with HM Revenue & Customs in the United Kingdom before entering the consulting profession. She spent seven years in the U.K. primarily advising on governmental issues and international VAT. She then moved to Switzerland where she spent eight years establishing an International VAT Centre of Excellence, prior to building and heading up an International VAT team in Switzerland for another "Big Four" firm.

Chin works with clients to plan and implement complicated VAT and customs structures both in China and globally. She is experienced in resolving complicated customs matters regarding transfer-pricing valuations, classifications and anti-smuggling. She also has key expertise in supply chain structures combining the optimal export VAT refund structure, utilizing customs-driven reliefs. Chin specializes in the life sciences and pharmaceutical sectors, but also has in-depth experience in a number of other industries, such as luxury products, manufacturing and automotive. She is the global indirect tax and customs lead for some of Deloitte's most strategic clients. For the past few years, Chin has worked as a domestic expert with the Chinese Government on the design and approach of the VAT Reform.
Language English
Date and Time 2020/02/10 12:30 to 14:00
Venue Chamber Theatre, 22/F United Centre
Media Open to media
Enquiries West Lam
Tel: 2823 1265
Email: west@chamber.org.hk
Fee Members @ HK$190 / Non-Members @ HK$400
+$50 for booking offline
This event accepts Chamber Coupon (terms and conditions)
Members enjoy 30% discount with BOC HKGCC VISA Card
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