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Tradeshift Partners with Baiwang: Becoming the E-Invoicing and Compliance Engine for Chinese VAT and Business Connectivity?

Tradeshift Baiwang

Tradeshift announced Tuesday a partnership with Baiwang, a Chinese provider of tax-related services and one of the two government-approved companies to provide tax control hardware and software to implement China value-added tax (VAT) reform. This shift represents an important transition from business tax (BT) to VAT in China, which means the country will increasingly be aligned to international tax practices and is likely to further facilitate cross-border trade with greater transparency than before.

Global Supply Chain Risk Management and the Recent China Disaster


Spend Matters had the opportunity to talk with Bindiya Vakil, CEO and founder of Resilinc, about the impact of the recent events in Tianjin, China, where chemical explosions have killed at least 160 people and injured at least 1,000, as well as caused more than $1 billion in insurance claims for the direct damages and disrupted operations at one of the world’s busiest ports. The following Spend Matters commentary details how practitioners can apply lessons learned from the disaster into their GSCRM strategies.

Australian Wool Prices Decline Due to Weak Demand

Spend Matters welcomes another guest post from Nick Smith of Mintec. Australian wool prices have fallen in recent months, weighed down by weak demand. Prices […]

US Skim Milk Powder Prices Poised to Rise

Spend Matters welcomes another guest post from Mark Kozlowski of Mintec. Skim milk powder (SMP) prices have recently surged in New Zealand in response to […]

Breaking China's Stranglehold on Rare Earths

Spend Matters welcomes a guest post from Vajid Idrees of Mintec. I wrote about rare earth metals (REMs) back in November 2012, highlighting both the […]

Pulp Margins Dissolve in China

Spend Matters welcomes a guest post by Monika Sosnowska of Mintec. Pulp prices have risen steadily over the past 6 months and look set to […]

Market Cottons on to Decreased Planting Intentions

Spend Matters welcomes a guest post from Nick Smith of Mintec. New predictions of decreased US cotton planting for the upcoming 2013/2014 season has resulted in rising […]