Germany

Starting a business in Germany (1): VAT and Input Tax

When it comes to starting a business, there are many questions and issues that need solving such as company’s legal form and structure, business operations plan, marketing strategy, investment funding, cost management, etc. Besides that, it is ta...
GDPR

GDPR(EU) Investigation

May 25th, 2018, sparked a new era for data protection in the European Union (EU), marking the date on which the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (EU) came into effect. The GDPR is a regulation for EU law on data protection and privacy for al...

(Video) Seminar: “Investment in Germany”

On 1st of August, our partner Mr. Richard Hoffmann gave a presentation on topic "investment in Germany" on a Chinese live TV show, organised by China Council for the Promotion of International Trade. In his presentation he explained in detail why Ger...
VAT

Is Germany’s strict inspection on VAT reasonable? How should the enterpreises respond to that...

Germany intensifies its efforts to deal with China's electricity supplier to avoid the problem of value-added tax According to German newspaper Handelsblatt, Chinese companies have continued to evade VAT in the online trading market in Germany e-com...

China Signs New Social Security Agreements with Western Countries

Recently, a couple of new Social Security Agreements have been signed between China and various Western countries as well as South Korea. This article will give you a brief introduction to the most important benefits and provisions. A Social Securit...
industry 4.0

Investment Opportunities in Industry 4.0

After the mechanization, the electrification and the digitalization of production, the latest industrial trend is made in Germany: Industry 4.0 - a keyword when it comes to the question how industries will look like tomorrow. But what does Industry 4...
hidden

Chinese Investors’ Interest in German’s Hidden Champions

It is long known that Chinese investors tend to have an appetite for Germany’s small and medium-sized companies. But the takeover of the Swabian concrete pump manufacturer Putzmeister by construction giant Sany from Changsha (长沙) in 2012 brought a ne...
blue card

The Blue Card EU for Germany

Because of the Europe’s aging population’s, many EU countries face a decreasing well-educated and highly qualified workforces. Recruiting such candidates from countries outside of the EU is thus one of the EU´s top priorities. A European Union Direct...
Trade fairs

Protection of Intellectual Property at Trade Fairs in Germany

Trade fairs are a great way to gain access to an international market. Exhibitors can market their products, carry out a competitor and market analysis, compare products and gain ideas and suggestions. However, imitations are also catching up quickly...

22/23 MARCH 2017: Investing in Germany

A successful investment requires an understanding of the economic profile as well as the legal and tax framework of the investment country.   In cooperation with the German law firm Görg (贵珂), ECOVIS Beijing invites you to attend an interdiscip...