Inbound services: China business network (CBN)

Building bridges between business in China and the United States

PwC's China business network assists companies with expanding their international footprint. If you’re thinking about investing—or already have invested—in the United States or China, CBN's bicultural, bilingual advisors can help you navigate regulatory, language, cultural and other business challenges. Backed by our global team of trusted service providers, we can also work with your organization to manage assurance, tax and advisory issues, such as mergers & acquisitions, due diligence, valuations and investment exit strategies.

Why invest in the United States?

Whether investing abroad for the first time or further expanding a global footprint, CBN recognizes the unique issues facing Chinese companies investing in the United States. We understand the Chinese investment profile, the differences in the investment process and the distinct business models of Chinese companies. In 2016, for the first time ever, Chinese companies invested more in the United States than American companies in China, signaling changes between the world’s two largest economies.

Why invest in China?

The second largest worldwide, the domestic Chinese economy continues to attract significant foreign investment. As it evolves rapidly, it creates a complex business environment for companies that continue to be drawn by China’s growing domestic market, manufacturing capabilities and sourcing opportunities. US companies can develop market entry strategies and optimize their operations in China by managing rising costs, tackling domestic competition and navigating the regulatory environment. PwC’s global presence offers the coordinated on-the-ground support our clients need to succeed in China.

Our services to businesses investing in the US

PwC's advisors have extensive experience working in the United States and around the globe. As you consider markets to enter, we'll help you calculate efforts and costs realistically and adapt approaches to local circumstances, including working conditions, communication styles and processes. Contact us today about any of our three main service areas: deals and consulting, cross-border tax services, and audit and assurance.

Deals and consulting

Market entry strategy and assessment

M&A due diligence, execution and integration

Valuation services (business combinations, fair value measurements)

Capital project management and delivery

HR strategy and shared services advisory

Corporate compliance, fraud and FCPA consulting

Supply chain and operations consulting

IT system strategy/development and IT support

Forensic services (investigation of fraud, economic crimes, and disputes)

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Tax services

  • Acquisitions and dispositions

Evaluate the US tax implications of US inbound acquisitions and dispositions designed to implement key initiatives

  • Business and tax alignment

Align cross-border business and tax objectives

  • Compliance

Address compliance requirements with respect to US federal and state tax laws, and hot topic areas such as transfer pricing and FATCA

  • Income tax provision and uncertain tax position analysis
  • Individual income and payroll taxes
  • US income tax treaties and competent authority

Determine the applicability and desirability of obtaining the benefits of US tax treaties in the context of cross-border financing and investment, international mergers, acquisitions, and dispositions

  • US tax benefits

Consider federal and state tax benefits, including credits and incentives available to US inbound companies

  • Legislative and regulatory services

Monitor real-time developments on fast-moving US federal and state legislative and regulatory developments

  • IRS audit support

Respond to IRS and state revenue services’ challenges, including proper characterization of US inbound financings as debt vs. equity.

  • US trade

Navigating the US customs and tariffs regimes.

 

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Audit and assurance

Audit and assurance reviews

Audit on internal control over financial reporting (J-SoX)

Accounting and regulatory advisory

Internal controls assessments

Reporting standards conversion (GAAP/CAS/IFRS)

Cost reduction/efficiency improvement reviews

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Alan Chu

Partner, China Business Network Leader, PwC US

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