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VAt

Ultimate VAT guide for selling through online marketplace in Germany – Part 1

Germany's liability regulations for online marketplaces In the past years, thousands of vendors that are selling on marketplaces like Amazon or eBay, many of which are from China are not paying their VAT on the sale of in EU. The EU estimates that...

Ultimate VAT guide for selling through online marketplace in Germany – Part 2

This article is the second part of our Ultimate VAT guide for selling through online marketplace in Germany - Part 1 Read our Ultimate VAT guide in Chinese version: 德国增值税(VAT)注册申报大全:中国跨境电商必看!   VAT number registration in Germany Appli...
onlinehandel

Alibaba makes inroads into Europe

Alibaba takes on Amazon in Europe In February 2018, Alibaba signed an agreement with the Belgium government to open its first warehouse in Europe. The warehouse is located next to the Walloon city of Liège and has a prospective size of 380,000 sqm (...

Case Studies

g20

G20 Summit: Why it is so important to China and the world?

There have been three landmark gatherings in China since the Reforming and Opening-up strategy in the year 1979: the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, the 2010 Shanghai Expo, and  the 2016 G20 Summit which was held a couple of days ago in the famous touris...
company forms

OHG, GbR, GmbH, AG? – Legal Company Forms in Germany

The foundation of a company in Germany is generally a straight forward process. Foreign investors are also entitled to found a company in the legal form of their choice. At the same time, a variety of different company forms exists in Germany and eac...

„The EU Chamber wants our opinion!

Presently, the European Chamber of Commerce in China (EUCCC) is drafting its Position Paper 2016-2017 (PP). To be presented to decision makers in both Brussels and Beijing, they look for Key Recommendations (KR) and objective comments regarding EU sm...

Legal Service

The “1-2-3” HR Health Check: Improve your HR processes and documentation in three simple...

Human Resources are essential in any organisation, yet we often lack the time and resources to improve our processes and get our documentation right. Now is the time to achieve your goals before the end of 2019 – and Ecovis Beijing is here to help...
GDPR tracker

Ecovis recommends: The GDPR Enforcement Tracker

GDPR Regulations The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) entered into force in May 2018. Since then, it has caused quite a few waves in the business world. For the first time in history, all EU member states have unified rules that businesses ...

New German Packaging Law – Guide for E-Commerce & Amazon FBA Sellers

In January 2019, the new German Packaging Act (VerpackG) came into force, replacing the German Packaging Regulation from 1998. What does it mean for your company and your business and what needs to be done? Ecovis Beijing explains what you need to...

Accounting & Audit

Starting a business in Germany (3): Requirements for accounting and audit

Have you checked out the previous articles about German taxation regulations under our "Starting a business in Germany" series yet? If not, feel free to read more about German VAT and input tax, German trade tax and corporate tax. This time, to co...

Investments

Ecovis at the DCW seminar: Starting a business in Germany

On July 3, 2019, the German-Chinese Business Network hosted a full-day seminar for Chinese investors and entrepreneurs in Krefeld. ECOVIS contributed a presentation on "Setting a business in Germany". After a welcome address by Krefeld´s mayor, Ms. Z...

Takeaways from China’s “Two sessions” in Beijing

A new Foreign Investment Law and VAT rate reductions are among the legal changes announced at this year's meeting Every year about this time the National People's Congress (NPC) and the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference meet to make...

Is China Going To Buy SAP?

Since it became public on 23 February that Mr. Li Shufu, founder of the Chinese car company ´Geely´, acquired 9.7 % of Daimler - the holding company of Mercedes-Benz - and by doing this became the biggest single shareholder, a new debate about invest...