Grant Thornton opens office in China (Shanghai) Free Trade Zone

Grant Thornton recently announced the opening of its office in China(Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone (hereinafter referred to as “FTZ”), representingits formal entrance into the zone. Among the first batch of well-knowprofessional service agencies in the FTZ, Grant Thornton is committed toleveraging its global network to provide all-around professional services tobusinesses in the FTZ.

Grant Thornton’s office in FTZ not only offers a full range of servicesincluding auditing, customs, tax, finance and accounting, businessestablishment and integrated consulting, but also contributes to connecting governmentand enterprises for deep cooperation, timely delivering valuable marketinformation and promoting systematic reforms so as to boost well development ofthe FTZ financial environment.


The office is adjacent to the government organizations in the FTZ. With the convenience, it offers the following services to companies:

  • Arrange on the spot inspection;

  • Maintain good communication with local government organizations

  • Follow closely on the latest regulations and policies

  • ?Explore new business models

Grant Thornton is a leading international firm with services in over 130 countries worldwide. Headquartered in Beijing, Grant Thornton China has over 160 partners and 3,000 professionals in 20 offices across mainland China and Hong Kong, and advises a wide range of clients.

Grant Thornton’s entrance in the FTZ, on one hand, strengthens its collaboration with the government and is able to provide comprehensive services both online and offline through cooperation with Shanghai UDC Consulting Co., Ltd, Shanghai Free Trade Zones United Development Co., Ltd and other government nominated suppliers. On the other hand, backed by brand-new open policies and reform of supervision module, Grant Thornton is able to build business inter-networking with domestic and foreign banks to support its international business.

The Grant Thornton FTZ Office will help domestic and foreign companies better understand relevant policies and market environment, explore new business models, and release business potential for growth amid global competition.

For more information, please visit Shanghai FTA service section, or contact us.