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Global expansion

Plante Moran

When business needs drive your organization into new and unfamiliar territory, you need a global business strategy. Have you considered all the risks and opportunities that come with identifying the best site for your operations? Have you evaluated local trade agreements and regulations? Do you need assistance finding the right contacts, from lawyers to government officials?

We've helped clients with hundreds of new entity incorporations, new facility set-ups, existing operation expansion projects, and M&A initiatives. As a result, we've honed a methodology that minimizes surprises and risks and speeds the overall implementation timeline. From due diligence and site selection to tax structuring and compliance to supply chain and sourcing support, we bring you the right resources at the right time, when and where you need them.

International strategy

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2021 China tax planning: Incentives exit and tax filing calendar

Is your organization up to date on current incentives for tax planning in 2021? Review our tax filing calendar and update on incentive policies to prepare for 2021 Chinese tax planning.

Yi Zhang
Article February 2, 2021 4 min read
Manufacturing & Distribution 2021 Outlook
Bryan Welsh
Article January 6, 2021 7 min read
E-commerce and supply chain logistics: Trends to watch
Yi Zhang
Article December 9, 2020 5 min read
The future of mobility: What lies beyond COVID-19?
Mark Barrott
Article October 29, 2020 7 min read

10 Lessons international companies learn the hard way

Global Expansion Thought Leadership

  • The future of mobility: What lies beyond COVID-19?

    The COVID-19 pandemic has brought sudden and possibly permanent changes to mobility patterns in the United States. The result is short-term demand volatility coupled with long-term uncertainty for many suppliers. Here’s our analysis and tips for your post-pandemic planning.

    Mark Barrott Daron Gifford
    Article October 29, 2020 7 min read
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  • Level up with Plante Moran’s mobility forecast, powered by AutoForecast Solutions

    Join our webinar in partnership with AutoForecast Solutions as we discuss our new mobility forecast and strategic planning for 2020 and beyond.

    Daron Gifford Mark Barrott
    Webinar October 15, 2020 60 min watch
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  • Industry 4.0: Accelerate digital transformation technologies for a competitive advantage

    Industry 4.0 encompasses the intelligent interconnectivity between automation, digitization, and data analytics driving recent transformative change. Mid-market manufacturers who invest in digital acceleration will better position their organizations to manage disruption and compete. Is your organization ready for connected and automated manufacturing?

    Dave Plomin
    Article October 5, 2020 6 min read
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  • China and COVID-19 incentives: What businesses need to know

    The Chinese government is offering several incentives in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Many businesses don’t realize they’re eligible, and the deadline to apply is approaching. Our experts highlight key incentives for VAT, corporate income tax, and social insurance payments. 

    Yi Zhang Alex He Brian Wang Crystal Li
    Article September 24, 2020 9 min read
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Our clients say

If your company isn’t multinational, but is looking to expand into a new foreign market, you should consider Plante Moran to be your expert advisors.  I could tell the team had consulted on expansions into Mexico many times. Everyone was very professional and they made a complicated, seemingly impossible task, into a strategic and organized plan with a set path, smooth process, and seamless implementation. The team helped us make the decision to incorporate on our own, rather than do a joint venture, and provided an unbelievable network of organizations to help - from recruiting, to tax, accounting, real estate, and HR. The team was with us every step of the way, with quick, efficient answers to our questions. We’ve incorporated successfully and feel comfortable standing on our own thanks to the Plante Moran team and local assets they connected us to!

Elisabeth Weissenrieder-Bennis Director, Strategic Planning, Weiss-Aug

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Expansion to China saves millions
A large automotive manufacturer successfully expands to China with savings of nearly $2M USD via swift negotiations, tax incentives, and government subsidies.
Alex He
Case Study July 19, 2017 1 min read
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Comprehensive strategy and planning for Mexican expansion
Manufacturer achieves successful expansion to Mexico, on time and under budget with robust consulting on strategy, site selection, labor availability and cost, governmental incentives, tax implications, and entity incorporation.
Case Study June 6, 2017 1 min read

Our Team

Our multidisciplinary team of experts delivers value-added capabilities that go well beyond strategy to help you set up and expand your operations across the globe. With successful engagements across Asia, Africa, the Americas, and Europe, our extensive network and knowledge base benefits clients and helps them reach their goals. With firm-owned and firm-operated offices in China, India, and Mexico, you're never far from a dedicated team of seasoned professionals with hands-on, local experience and expertise.

How can we help your business?

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