European SME Week Webinar Series Part 2: Avoiding Common Scams when Doing Business in China

  • Date
    26 November 2013 - 26 November 2013
  • Beijing Time
    5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Venue
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To mark this year’s European SME Week, the EU SME Centre is inviting you to a five-part webinar series dedicated to preparing your business for entry to the Chinese market. We have selected the most essential questions raised by you over the course of the past year and invited industry experts to discuss them online.

Part 2 of the series gives tips on how best to protect against common scams when doing business in China and what legal tools and information are available to spare your business painful surprises from contracting the wrong business partner. How can you find a suitable business partner? How can you be sure that they are reliable? You concluded a contract but only later found out that your business partner could not fulfil its obligations because it did not have a necessary licence or provided you with wrong information? Your partner does not reply to your mails? If you’ve ever faced any of these issues when doing business in China, join this webinar and learn:

  • how to minimise the risk of falling for an unreliable business partner;
  • how to identify irregularities in business partner behaviour;
  • how to assess your business partner’s legal status, financial health and operational situation.

Attendance is free for EU SMEs and intermediaries such as chambers of commerce, embassies and trade promotion agencies. After registration you will receive an email containing technical information on how to join the webinar.

About the speaker

Ludmila Hyklova has been involved in legal consulting on international investment and cooperation for more than 15 years, seven of which she spent in China. She is now head of the legal team at the EU SME Centre, providing advice on foreign investment, import regulations and taxation to European SMEs looking to establish themselves in the Chinese market. After working as legal counsellor for multinational corporations, international organisations and projects in Europe, Ludmila spent five years working for a European financial group in Beijing, where she managed the legal and compliance department during its business start-up and later during its business development. During that time, she acquired in-depth knowledge and experience especially in foreign investment law, company and contract law, as well as labour and tax law.

Please note that this webinar is part of a five-part series also including the following:

25.11.: Part 1: Selling Online in China

27.11.: Part 3: Marketing your Products in China

28.11.: Part 4: Finding an Agent/Distributor in China

29.11.: Part 5: Applying for the CCC Mark in China

You can find the recorded video on Youtube:

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