Tax update - what happened in 2012?

DS Avocats and Mazars are jointly organizing a seminar on the latest tax and social reforms in China.

Key points

  • Tax regime for French expatriates and Chinese employees
  • France-China tax treaty
  • Definition of a tax-resident in China
  • Individual income tax computation
  • Role of the State Administration of Foreign Exchange (SAFE)
  • Importance of the employment contract
  • Social contribution
  • Tax adjustement and penalty fees

Vivian Desmonts, DS Avocats, and Benoît Stos, Mazars, will also present the implementation of the VAT program (replacing the Business Tax) in Guangdong, which will be effective as of Thursday 1st November 2012 for services and transportation industry sectors.
A cocktail will be offered after the presentation.



Benoît Stos, Managing Partner of Mazars Guangzhou office
Benoît set up Mazars Guangzhou office in 2006 after having spent 4 years at Mazars Beijing office and 4 years at Mazars Paris office. He specialises in financial audit and due diligence as well as accounting and has assisted many European businesses in the course of their investment in China.

Vivian Desmonts, avocat à la cour, Managing Partner of DS avocats Guangzhou office :
Vivian Desmonts is a registered lawyer at Paris Bar, joined DS Avocats in 1998. He spent 4 years with the Paris office and 2 years with the Shanghai practice before setting up the Guangzhou office in 2004. Vivian assist both SMEs and European groups with their investment project in China on matters related to corporate law, contract law, labour law and tax law.


Monday 29 October
From 7pm to 8.30pm 


CCIFC Canton
2/F, No 64, Shamian Road, Guangzhou 510130 – P.R.C.


  • French Chamber members: RMB50
  • Non-members: RMB150


The presentation will be given in French.


Please send an e-mail with your name, company name, e-mail address and mobile phone to Ms. Lyna Zaoui (Phone: +86 20 8186 5799).