The Legal Sense of the Punishment over the Vertical Monopoly of Mao Tai and Wu Liang Ye By NDRC


(You Yunting) According to the report, Mao Tai Company and Wu Liang Ye Company, both are the top distilleries in China, would be ordered the penalty of 1% of their annual sales in 2012, approximately RMB 449 million yuan, by the National Development and Reform Commission (the “NDRC”) for their restricting or fixing the retail price of their downstream dealers. You might have noticed “would be”, and we have no idea about whether the final decision has been made, and it could not exclude the possibility that the news report is only the public opinion test by NDRC for its punishment in consideration.


New Chinese Laws & Regulations of October, 2011 (2)

To follow the regulations posted yesterday:

4. The Ministry of Finance and the State Administration of Taxation issued the Notice of the Value Added Tax (VAT) Policy for Software Product (hereinafter referred to the Notice)

On 13th October, 2011, the Ministry of Finance and the State Administration of Taxation jointly issued the Notice to further define the applicable scope, applicable conditions, and the calculation of the tax refund amount and other specific details of the preferential policy for the VAT of software product. The Notice clarifies that when the general taxpayers of VAT selling the software products developed and produced by themselves, the VAT shall be charged at the rate of 17%, while the amount exceeding 3% of the actual imposed VAT shall be refunded immediately. This policy will enter into force on 1st January, 2012.