Asia desk

Asia desk

Asia is the largest continent in the world and has a huge market. While in other parts of the world the credit crisis was keenly felt, many Asian companies found a way to grow. In short, Asia offers plenty of opportunities for entrepreneurs. Doing business in Asia can also be challenging. There are many cultural, geographic and economic differences between the Asian countries themselves. What is the best way to deal with various forms of infrastructure, languages and regulations?

Starting up business activities in Asia

Doing business in countries like China, Taiwan, Japan, India and Indonesia, where they speak in English, Chinese, Mandarin, Cantonese, Hindi and Indonesian: differences in culture and language cannot form a barrier for your plans to do business on the Asian continent. With the right expertise, you can make ideas come true.

Our Asia desk has the knowledge, language and expertise to help you start your business in Asia. Think about organizing your records, applying for work permits and the drafting of terms of employment or your general terms and conditions. You can fully focus on selling your product or service, without having to worry about compliance with local laws and regulations.

From Asia to the Netherlands

Doing business the other way around is also possible. Asian companies considering establishing themselves in the Netherlands may be looking for support for, for instance, the establishment of the (organizational) structure, tax advice, tax returns, accounting and audit services. We can meet these needs. You can always contact us for more information.

Are you ready to take your business to the next level?

Let us help! By means of our one-stop-shop, all international business arrangements can be made for you.



Curious about recent changes in Dutch law and regulations, tips for Asian companies in the Netherlands, our Baker Tilly International network and much more? Read the latest articles on a variety of topics here and stay up-to-date.

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Baker Tilly Berk turnover increases by 12.7% to € 99.4 million

Strongest growth was recorded in audit and in tax consultancy.

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Research and Development Incentive Overview

Research and Development Incentive Overview

Baker Tilly International member firms have consolidated a high level overview of key considerations across multiple jurisdictions for businesses.

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Social security convention between  the Netherlands and China taking effect on 1 September 2017

Social security convention between the Netherlands and China taking effect on 1 September 2017

This convention stipulates that employees who are seconded to China, and their dependent family members, will continue to be covered to some extent by social security legislation in the Netherlands.

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China tax treaty in force since 31 August

The tax treaty between the Netherlands and China entered into force on 31 August 2014. The treaty was already signed in May 2013 in Beijing, but its implementation was delayed somewhat because questions were still being asked in the Netherlands.

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Tax Treaty between Netherlands and China unexpectedly delayed

Currently, the entry into force of this treaty is being delayed, as Dutch parliament is still discussing the draft treaty with the Dutch State Secretary of the Ministry of Finance.

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New Tax Treaty with China

The Netherlands and China have concluded a new tax treaty. The current tax treaty, from 1987, is now amended on certain points.

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China eases foreign exchange control

With increasing frequency on cross-border business, the People’s Republic of China has now eased foreign exchange control. The amount that can be transferred freely out of China has been increased.

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