Category: International

Horizons consultants participate in webinar to advise China foreign-invested businesses on mitigating problems brought on by COVID-19

On 9 March Horizons Corporate Advisory partner Lucia Netti and Pier-Domenico Peirone of Pathways (Shanghai) Co Ltd (Horizons Group) participated in a webinar on the impact the COVID-19 epidemic is having on companies and international trade. The webinar was organised by Confindustria Bergamo, an Italian management consulting company. During the webinar, Ms. Netti and Mr.…

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Your Chinese visa during the coronavirus epidemic (UPDATED 12 Mar): further measures to fast-track and streamline visas and residence permits; foreign nationals eligible for automatic two-month extension; how to renew Shanghai work and residence permits

Further measures put in place to fast-track and streamline visas and residence permits Recently, China’s National Immigration Administration announced Ten Measures to Assist the Epidemic Prevention and Control and Serve the Economy and People’s Livelihood (“Measures”). Primarily, the Measures serve to fast-track and streamline visa and residence permits to ensure exit and entry channels support…

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China business (UPDATED 24 Feb): to combat the coronavirus and head off economic insecurities, government takes action by implementing supportive financial and tax measures for businesses

Horizons will continue to update important business news and information related to the coronavirus epidemic. 5 Months Reduction on Employee Medical Insurance Premium The China Ministry of Finance, National Medical Insurance Bureau and Tax Bureau jointly announced the Guiding Opinions on the Periodic Reduction of Basic Employee Medical Insurance Premium (“Guiding Opinions”) measure on 21 February 2020.…

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China business (UPDATED 19 Feb.): to combat the coronavirus and head off economic insecurities, government takes action by implementing supportive financial and tax measures for businesses

An updated version of this post appears here. Further nationwide measures to support businesses in China have been announced At the 18 February State Council of the People's Republic of China executive meeting chaired by Premier Li Keqiang, the council announced policies that included a reduction in social insurance premiums and a deferment in payment…

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Schengen Area visa changes go into effect: frequent travellers can receive long term Schengen visa for up to 5 years

Effective from 2 February, Schengen Area (also called Schengen zone) visa applicants making an application are subject to the Schengen Visa Code amendments adopted by the Council of the European Union in June 2019. The amendments establish clearer provisions for multiple entry travellers and support up to five years of validity dependent on an applicant’s…

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