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June 2017 Beer & Guanxi
Thursday, June 8th, 6:30 PM-8:30 PM at Oriental Wok in Fort Mitchell

Join the Chinese Chamber on Thursday, June 8th for Beer & Guanxi, our quarterly networking happy hour event. Build your network with Greater Cincinnati’s Chinese and international business communities and enjoy light bites and live music at Oriental Wok in Fort Mitchell.

All registered Chamber members will receive a complimentary drink ticket.

Location: Oriental Wok in Ft. Mitchell
317 Buttermilk Pike, Lakeside Park, KY 41017


China: Managing Risks and Expanding Export Opportunities
Wednesday, June 14th, 2017 at Cincinnati Marriot North

China: Managing Risks and Expanding Export Opportunities will address topics such as tax, pricing, compliance with Chinese standards, cultural considerations, and commercial opportunities.  You will find out: how VAT, duties, business tax and withholding taxes can affect funds remitted offshore unless a transaction is structured carefully.   Learn more about transfer pricing and how to avoid breaching those rules.  Pick up some tips for the CCC process.  Meet Chinese business experts.  Network with your fellow global traders.  Find new ways to enter the China market.

For Ohio companies to pursue business in China, it's essential they be aware of these risks and challenges but understand there are strategies and help in moving forward.  This program will provide solid advice on how to identify and avoid risks and maximize export sales opportunities.


China's Tax System and Your Business by Russel Brown, OBE, CPA, Lehman Brown CPA's, Beijing, China
  • China business environment & marketing opportunities.
  • China tax, cross border taxation and transfer pricing.
  • Establishing a sales or distribution company in China.
  • China risk mitigation

Selling Into China: Regulatory Process and VAT by Kimberly Kirkendall, CPA, President, International Resource Development, Inc.

  • What is China's Regulatory landscape, CCC, CFDA, etc and how does it affect you?
  • Understand the process for registering your product, tips from successful registrations.
  • China's VAT and Import system influences how your product is sold in China, the channel, price, and value to the customer.
  • Review of different scenarios on how products enter China and it's channel to the customer.

Entering or Expanding in China by Matthew Quigley, Foreign Commercial Service Officer, U.S. Dept. of Commerce

  • What is happening in China now?
  • Tips and resources for entering the China market.
  • Understanding the nuances of the market.
  • Who succeeds in China today?
How to Protect your Business in China
Friday, June 23rd, 2017 at 250 East Fifth
American companies often cannot afford not to do business with China. Whether having their manufacturing done in China or selling their products or services to the Chinese market, companies involved with China need up-to-date legal advice on how to prevent their technology and other intellectual property from being counterfeited, pirated, or otherwise misappropriated. Transactions done in or with China can devalue your IP not just in China, but in markets around the world. Understanding how to manage IP issues in China can go a long way towards safeguarding your IP.

Please join Dan Harris as he explains how to use the following to protect your IP from China:

  • Choosing a good Chinese partner
  • Identifying your IP assets that need protection
  • Structuring your China deal
  • Drafting your China contracts to protect your IP
  • Registering trademarks, patents, copyrights, and licensing agreements in China
  • Responding when you’ve been copied

Dan Harris Bio:

Dan Harris is the founding member of Harris Bricken, an international boutique law firm with offices in Seattle, Barcelona, Beijing, Portland, and San Francisco. Dan’s practice focuses on protecting American and European companies in their overseas (mostly Asian) operations. He is also a prolific and widely followed blogger, writing as the co-author of the award-winning China Law Blog

Jeff Holtmeier Bio:

Jeff Holtmeier is a consummate serial entrepreneur in technology and communications, with numerous companies founded, built and successfully sold or transitioned. His holding company, GENext controls assets including companies in China, USA and Pakistan. He has over a dozen years of China experience with many established and far-reaching relationships. He is a co-founder of PRC based Cernet-Koncept a digital media company whose technology platform is deployed in more than 2,100 Chinese universities. His CUBD company has assisted many US companies in successfully and rapidly gaining traction in mainland China. Jeff was the recipient of perhaps the most recognizable business award in the USA, the Ernst & Young, NASDAQ/USA Today “Entrepreneur of the Year” as well as a finalist in 2010 for the “International Business Award“.

China Food Tour
Wednesday, June 28th, 2017 at Findlay Market

World Affairs Council China Cultural Guide

The Greater Cincinnati World Affairs Council has released a couple Chinese Cultural Guides that we are very excited to share with you. These cultural guides describe the rich history of China and how that affected U.S. - China Relations and Chinese immigration to Cincinnati, Ohio. We encourage you to check it out at the link below! 

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