How to Set Up Your eCommerce Business in China
16 May 2019 07:00pm - 09:00pm
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How to Set Up Your eCommerce Business in China

16 May 2019 07:00pm - 09:00pm

More Events Garage Society Wan Chai, 4/F, 93-107 Lockhart Road, Wan Chai Free Event
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What do you need to know to successfully sell online in the world’s largest e-commerce market?

Doing e-commerce in China requires understanding its vast and unique market, and following local practices which substantially differ from the rest of the world. This is particularly true for local and cross-border transactions, as well as sales through relevant local platforms.

Join this talk with the global corporate experts from Hawksford to learn all about the fundamentals of e-commerce business in China, including the regulatory requirements, taxes, trade flows of goods sold overseas and imported from abroad, common pitfalls, and future trends for new retail in China.

During this talk, we will also share with you the latest insights on doing business within the Greater Bay Area, in light of the General Outline Plan issued by the Chinese Government in February 2019, and the numerous opportunities offered by the Pearl River Delta.

Key Takeaways

  • Differences between general and cross-border E-commerce models
  • Corporate structuring, accounting, taxes & logistics requirements
  • Risks and common pitfalls from doing business in China
  • Platforms by sectors, industries and products
  • Opportunities and challenges of the Greater Bay Area


Who Should Attend

Mature start-ups and SMEs, looking to expand / establish e-commerce sales & operations in China

About the Speakers

Stefano Passarello, Managing Director - Northeast Asia, Hawksford

Stefano Passarello is the Managing Director in North East Asia for Hawksford’s business development. After graduating from Bocconi University (Italy) in 2003 and Tulane University (USA) in 2004, he gained international accounting experience at KPMG Florence before moving to Hong Kong. To further enhance his local knowledge, Stefano topped up his prestigious degrees with the Master of Accounting from City University of Hong Kong in 2009. At that time, he had already launched P&P, an advisory firm started in Hong Kong in 2005. Successfully recognized as an emerging business consultant, P&P grew into ten other cities in Asia, Europe and South America. While reaching a critical growth, P&P became part of Hawksford Group in 2018, which is a key player in the industry for assisting international businesses.


Fabio Stella, Head of Sales & Business Development - China, Hawksford

Fabio Stella graduated in International Law, business and politics before moving to China in 2012 for a course on Intellectual Property (IP) and Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) at Peking University. He started his career at the China-Italy Chamber of Commerce (where he is now Board Director) and overseas Guangzhou & Shenzhen offices while heading China’s Business Development activities.


About Hawksford

Hawksford is an international provider of administrative and outsourced solutions for assisting corporates, individuals and funds. We help clients to make the most of their business decisions and their wealth, by taking on the burden of regulatory, financial and tax compliance, corporate governance and reporting obligations. In Asia, our services typically include company incorporation, corporate governance, tax and accounting, immigration and corporate secretarial services. We operate through our offices established in Hong Kong, Singapore, China (Shanghai, Beijing, Guangzhou, Shenzhen), and Japan.

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