10 Years: 14 Blog Posts: China VAT explained

10 Years: 14 Blog Posts: China VAT explained

Insider's look at how to find and manage suppliers in China

A comprehensive tutorial designed to help professional buyers improve their strategic sourcing and supply chain management

China Sourcing Academy (CSA) lecturer Mike Bellamy has been blogging for a decade. CSA selected the best 100+ posts (covering 18 different sub-topics) from his various blogs for their relevance to international buyers doing business with China. Each week we pick a topic and offer the best post about that topic pulled from Mike’s 100+ posts.

In other words, we hope to bring you the best of the best from the past decade of blogs!

Sub topics to be covered in the series: General Sourcing, Scams, Safe Payment Practices, VAT, Exclusivity & Distributor Agreements, Contracts & Legal Issues, Intellectual Property, Supplier Validation/ Due Diligence/ RFQ, Logistics, Quality Assurance, Project Management/ Vendor Coordination/ Communications, Ethics, Middlemen/Agents/ Consultants/Trading Companies/ Brokers, Business Formation, Small Order Issues, Labor Rates, Engineering, Compliance

This week’s topic/ selected blog posts:

Value Added Tax

What is VAT and why should I worry about it?

VAT rebate differences between Chinese trading and manufacturing companies

With multiple contracts, how is the VAT rebate processed among multiple parties?

When does it make sense to process Chinese VAT rebates in-house?

VAT taxes paid on Incoterms CIF or DDP

VAT rebate on sales to China?

VAT Leak: Selling a made-in-China product to a China based customer

Crash course in Chinese VAT

Our supplier won’t give us the discount for VAT

Confusion about VAT…Where does it go? What should I expect?

On direct exports from China, does the foreign buyer need to pay VAT tax?

Does VAT apply to tooling for customer owned tools, purchased from a supplier in China?

Can My China VAT Offset My UK VAT?

3rd Party Assembly and VAT planning


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