Getting the Deal Through: Distribution & Agency 2020
Getting the Deal Through: Distribution & Agency 2020

The following In-house Advisor practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Getting the Deal Through: Distribution & Agency 2020
  • Jurisdictions covered
  • Questions

Jurisdictions covered

The following jurisdictions are covered in this report:

Belgium; Canada; China; Finland; Germany; India; Puerto Rico; Turkey; USA


The set of questions relating to the topic of Distribution & Agency and answered by the guide for each jurisdiction covered include:

  1. May a foreign supplier establish its own entity to import and distribute its products in your jurisdiction?

  2. May a foreign supplier be a partial owner with a local company of the importer of its products?

  3. What types of business entities are best suited for an importer owned by a foreign supplier? How are they formed? What laws govern them?

  4. Does your jurisdiction restrict foreign businesses from operating in the jurisdiction, or limit foreign investment in or ownership of domestic business entities?

  5. May the foreign supplier own an equity interest in the local entity that distributes its products?

  6. What are the tax considerations for foreign suppliers and for the formation of an importer owned by a foreign supplier? What taxes are applicable to foreign businesses and individuals that operate in your jurisdiction or own interests in local businesses?

  7. What alternative distribution relationships are available to a supplier?

  8. What laws and government agencies regulate the relationship between a supplier and its distributor, agent or other representative? Are there industry self-regulatory constraints or other restrictions that may govern the distribution relationship?

  9. Are there any restrictions on a supplier’s

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