201701.18
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The Amendment of the Taxation of E-commerce in Taiwan

The Amendment of the Taxation of E-commerce in Taiwan Zhongyin Law Firm (Taiwan) / Charlotte S.H. Wu Attorney-at-law, Partner  charlotte.wu@zhongyinlawyer.com.tw The Taiwanese legislature has recently passed an amendment to the “Value-added and Non-value-added Business Tax Act” (the “Tax Act”) that will require foreign businesses that sell products and services to / in the Taiwanese market to…

201612.20
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Selling Service Type Products via MLM channels in Asia

Selling Service Type Products via MLM channels in Asia Zhongyin Law Firm (Taiwan) / Charlotte S.H. Wu Attorney-at-law, Partner  charlotte.wu@zhongyinlawyer.com.tw While the vast majority of Multi-level Marketing (“MLM”) enterprises globally sell physical products, we are witnessing an increase in the diversity of products that MLM enterprises sell. MLM companies are increasingly starting to sell “service” products,…

201601.14
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The Rise of Social Networking Technology and its Impact on MLM Companies, Distributors, and the Regulatory Authority

The Rise of Social Networking Technology and its Impact on MLM Companies, Distributors, and the Regulatory Authority Zhongyin Law Firm (Taiwan) / Charlotte S.H. Wu Attorney-at-law, Partner  charlotte.wu@zhongyinlawyer.com.tw The rise of internet technology is not front page news anymore but with the notion of new social network technology such as Facebook and mobile applications (Apps) such…

201509.22
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The First Specialist Conference of The 2015 “Proactive Planning Project for an Internationally-Harmonized and Innovative Revision of the Pharmaceutical Affairs Act”

Pharmaceutical and medical regulations are closely linked with the health of the people, and taking charge of Taiwan’s pharmaceutical administration is the main legal obligation of the Pharmaceutical Affairs Act. The Taiwanese Pharmaceutical Affairs Act has been in place since 1970 and although the scope of amendments varies, due to the dynamic development of pharmaceutical…

201508.18
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An Insider’s Look at Mergers and Acquisitions in the MLM Industry

An Insider’s Look at Mergers and Acquisitions in the MLM Industry Zhongyin Law Firm (Taiwan) / Charlotte S.H. Wu Attorney-at-law, Partner  charlotte.wu@zhongyinlawyer.com.tw The MLM industry is a different kind of animal compared to most industries, as the core value of any MLM industry is based upon a system of members (distributors) and bonus structures, therefore in…

201501.19
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The Thirteen Must-Knows of the New MLM Act

The Thirteen Must-Knows of the New MLM Act Compiled by Zhongyin Law Firm (Taiwan) / Charlotte S.H. Wu Attorney-at-law, Partner  charlotte.wu@zhongyinlawyer.com.tw The recent “Multi-Level Marketing Governing Act” <Articles on New Laws> The “Multi-Level Marketing Governing Act” (MLM Act) was formerly announced by the President on January 29, becoming effective on January 31 and replacing the “Supervisory…

201501.19
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Multi-level Marketing Industry Introduction

Multi-level Marketing Industry Introduction Zhongyin Law Firm (Taiwan) / Charlotte S.H. Wu Attorney-at-law, Partner  charlotte.wu@zhongyinlawyer.com.tw Multi-level marketing (MLM or Multi-level sales), sometimes referred to as “structure marketing” or “multi-level direct selling” is a crucial form of marketing within the different forms of direct selling. Year after year of operations have proven multi-level marketing to be an…

201404.19
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MULTI-LEVEL MARKETING GOVERNING ACT

MULTI-LEVEL MARKETING GOVERNING ACT CHAPTER ONE GENERAL PROVISIONS Article 1 This Act is enacted to improve the trade order of multi-level sales and to protect the rights and interests of distributors. Article 2 For the purposes of this Act, the term “competent authority” denotes the Fair Trade Commission. Article 3 For the purposes of this…

201311.21
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Beating the Personal Data Protection Act for Direct Selling Companies

How do direct marketing companies shift from defense to offense in the Personal Data Protection Act? Beating the Personal Data Protection Act for Direct Selling Companies The Personal Data Protection Act (hereinafter referred to as the “Personal Data Act”) has been in effect since October 1st of last year. Appropriately, from the past year, we…