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Transfer Pricing from the APAC Perspective

Asia Pacific Insights

Transfer pricing refers to the pricing of goods, services and intellectual property transferred between related parties, such as subsidiaries or affiliates of a multinational company. In the Asia Pacific (APAC) region, transfer pricing is becoming an increasingly important issue as countries seek to prevent tax avoidance by multinational companies.

Many APAC countries, such as China, India, Japan and Australia, have established transfer pricing regulations that require companies to comply with the arm's length principle, which states that the transfer pricing should be comparable to the pricing that would be charged between unrelated parties in similar transactions.

The APAC region has also been impacted by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) project, which aims to prevent multinational companies from shifting profits to low-tax countries. As a result, many APAC countries have adopted BEPS recommendations and are increasing their focus on transfer pricing compliance and enforcement. Overall, companies operating in the APAC region need to be aware of transfer pricing regulations and ensure that their transfer pricing practices comply with local laws to avoid potential penalties and reputational damage.

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