Invoicing Chinese customer

Question

Hi,
I work for a company which is a media and device testing specialist, operating globally.
We have received a request from our new, Chinese customer to incorporate on the invoice the local taxes (if we want to get a full amount). None of the other Chinese customers had asked about something like that before. I am not sure if it is something we can do for them.
Please advice

Thanks,

Renata

Answer

PS the list of the items they want us to include on the invoice is as follow:
For the Chinese duty,the price list is:

(For USD6904.04)

value added tax 6% 464.29

urban maintenance and construction tax 7% 32.50

education surtax 3% 13.93

local education surtax 2% 9.29

flood prevention charges 1% 4.64

withholding national tax 10% 773.82

Total: 8202.5

Answer

Dear Renata,

Thank you for your question and the additional information.

I’ve passed this onto my colleagues in the Commercial Section of the British Embassy in Beijing. They will look into the matter for you and post a response.

Regards,

Jennie

Answer

Firstly one should contact the import duty office for China on 0207 215 4827, if they cannot assist you there is a Business Desk China on 0207 215 8446 they only deal with China or contact http://www.hmrc.gov.uk. The Business desk for China is very useful on all sorts of matters so I would try them first, then try UK China Business of Commerce, they may also be able to help you.

Rosa

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