Published on 09 Feb 06
by WESTERN AUSTRALIAN DIVISION, THE TAX INSTITUTE
China's legal and regulatory systems affect everyone engaged in business and trade activities in China, regardless of their industry sector. The rapid transition to a free market economy has produced a tidal wave of new laws, but insufficient infrastructure to support them. The result is a complex, multi layered and opaque system with little or no independent review of administrative decisions. Against this background, Australian companies need to adopt new strategies not only to deal with bureaucracies, but also for effective structuring of commercial operations. This presentation discusses these issues.
Ian is Partner, National China Business Leader - Deacons and President, Australia
China Business Council - Victoria. He is recognised in China for work in an advisory capacity with Chinese Government Ministries and State-owned enterprises. He has advised the Chinese Government on the development and administration of new laws to assist China in becoming a free market economy, advised China's corporations in their trading and investment activities in Australia and the Asia Pacific Region and has assisted Australian and European companies with the establishment and growth of their businesses in China.
Current at 22 December 2005