It’s widely known that made-in-China products are selling at a cheaper price outside China, not only the OEM articles like Nike, but the China based Lenovo also follow that pricing. There are many reasons contributing to the different price, including pricing strategy, logistic cost, office rent, taxation and even the change or exchange rate. IN this essay, we prefer to discuss the cause of a cheaper price of the same article overseas from the aspect of tax rebate.
I. VAT rebated in export
To take the Nike shoes as the instance, when Nike plants export the shoes, China taxation authority will rebate the paid VAT occurred during the process of production and circulation before the export, and that’s called the “export tax rebate”. So, let’s first take a look at how many taxes shall be paid within Nike shoes’ manufacture and circulation before the export.