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Doing business in China has never been more straightforward. Those within China are looking, increasingly, for investments and openings overseas, while foreign businesses seek a share of China's rapidly expanding market. The potential is enormous but, even so, there are perils and pitfalls especially for the unwary and those not properly advised.

HLB Hodgson Impey Cheng Taxation Services Ltd has a wealth of experience to guide you through all the stages. Business people within China may be seeking to raise capital through overseas bank loans, private investors, or an Initial Public Offering (IPO) in New York, London, Hong Kong etc. From overseas, other business people seek market intelligence on developments inside China and, from there, require assistance with setting up local companies, exploring the possibilities of joint-ventures, ensuring the bureaucracy works for you and not against you, locating factory and office premises at reasonable prices, and ensuring proper monitoring of local operations.

So, whether you are a local entrepreneur in Shanghai or a firm from Chicago, we are there to support you every step of the way.

What we offer

We can, and do, offer assistance on anything from initial market research of the China market, through to setting up a mainland office: or oversee fund-raising efforts for Chinese firms in foreign markets while advising on how to improve the management and control systems demanded by overseas investors. For those outside China we can help with:
  • Locating joint-venture partners
  • Locating possible factory and business premises in China
  • Assisting with China tax and legislation matters
  • Arranging audits of local operation in China
  • Due diligence concerning potential customers and/or suppliers
  • Recruitment of key personnel to work in China
  • Installing proper financial control inside China operations
For Mainland clients we are often called upon to examine internal management and reporting systems prior to the seeking of funds from overseas:
  • Locate and assist with fund-raising in global capital markets
  • Initiate modern control and monitoring systems for finance, inventory, sales, etc
  • Improve management reporting techniques
  • Locate possible joint-venture partners and business premises through our global associates
The Hong Kong Advantage

Although business is conducted increasingly direct with China, Hong Kong remains an ideal base for many overseas companies seeking to do business in China. This is because Hong Kong's commercial foundations are based upon a clearly-defined rule of law that closely resembles the UK-system. Futhermore, China has signed a comprehensive dobule taxation agreement with Hong Kong. There are very few restrictions on setting up a company in Hong Kong; taxation rates are extremely low; the system operates in a totally transparent manner, and foreigners are on an equal-footing with local people in all respects.

Added to which Hong Kong professional firms adhere to recognised international standards, and English is in common use both formally and informally.

The HLB Hodgson Impey Cheng Group Advantage

As a division of the HLB Hodgson Impey Cheng Group, a firm of Certified Public Accountants, Consultants and Business Advisers, we can offer a formidable range of additional professional services. HLB Hodgson Impey Cheng has a history in Hong Kong of over 60 years.

Our association with HLB International provides access to first class audit, tax and advisory services globally. HLB International is a global network of independent advisory and accounting firms. Through the power of 32,839 professionals across 159 countries, we combine local expertise and global capabilities to serve client needs. HLB firms are locally established with deep roots in their local communities yet are closely connected with professionals from across the world.


Kevin Kwan - Senior Manager

HLB Hodgson Impey Cheng Taxation Services Limited
31/F, Gloucester Tower, The Landmark, 11 Pedder Street, Central, Hong Kong SAR
Tel : +(852) 2810 8333
Fax : +(852) 2810 1948
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