|International Business, Trade and Tax
Businesses are reaching out to foreign markets taking advantage of opportunities to increase revenues and profits. Interstice Consulting takes an innovative approach to assist business expansion, whether directly through creation of a foreign presence or indirectly through licensing, franchising or partnering.
Interstice Consulting has representative offices in most major markets and more than two decades of experience providing guidance to businesses entering new markets, whether by acquisition, merger, joint venture, licensing, franchising, and/or the formation of foreign strategic partnerships. Please learn more about our services and ongoing trends on our blog, international business trade and taxation.
Our approach employs a variety of techniques to achieve a successful outcome, including negotiating strategies, planning alternatives, appraisal and evaluation of efficient global structures, joint venture and/or partnering to achieve your business goals. Interstice Consulting addresses tax planning concerns, considerations for cultural influences, judicial systems, the investment environment, local governmental incentives, governmental approval for establishment of a business, and labor and employment concerns.
Advising on issues arising from international trade. National laws vary, including those regulating commerce and taxation. Local laws governing the types of goods that can be marketed or sold. Trade in services, transfer of technology and knowledge, foreign direct investment and commercial transactions between private or public entities or between private entities and governmental organizations acting in a commercial capacity.
Planning considerations include the use of local tax incentives, use of tax jurisdictions with extensive double tax treaty networks, as well as, tax free jurisdictions. Reviewing the type of entity to be used, determining any allowances available, identifying withholding tax issues, sales tax or any other turnover tax such as VAT.
The key benefits to Interstice Consulting services include: