PCAOB Posts Staff Q&A: Audits of Mainland China Issuers by Registered Firms Outside of Mainland China

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Dec 30, 2016

On December 30, 2016, the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) published staff answers to questions about the obligations of PCAOB-registered firms based outside of Mainland China that provide issuer audit services that they understand to be subject to certain Mainland China regulations.

In 2015, the Chinese Ministry of Finance put into effect Interim Provisions on Auditing Operations Conducted by Accounting Firms Concerning the Overseas Listing of Domestic Chinese Companies (the “MOF Rule”). The MOF Rule includes provisions related to the conduct of auditors based outside of Mainland China that perform audit work in Mainland China.

PCAOB staff has prepared answers to questions that have arisen or may arise in that context.

Review the Staff Q&A on the PCAOB's website.

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