Asia Pacific International Core of Excellence (AP ICE) – borderless tax services
The rapid growth in cross-border activities in Asia Pacific was the impetus behind the establishment in 2010 of Deloitte's Asia Pacific International Core of Excellence (AP ICE), strategically located in Hong Kong, and launched in the presence of the Hong Kong Financial Secretary, the Hon. John Tsang, GBM, JP. The idea was simple, yet AP ICE was the first to provide cross-border tax and business services on a real time basis, involving a team of tax professionals from 14 jurisidications, all based in Hong Kong.
AP ICE comprises seasoned tax professionals from 14 tax jurisdictions, including Brazil, Canada, China, France, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Singapore, South Korea, U.K. and the U.S., based in Hong Kong to work as one team. In the three years following its launch, AP ICE has been engaged for over 1,800 cases requiring integrated, multi-jurisdictional tax planning and compliance by companies in Asia making overseas business investments, and overseas companies making investments in Asia.
Then Deloitte China Chairman, Deloitte China Tax partners and AP ICE partners with the Hon. John Tsang, GBM, JP, Hong Kong Financial Secretary, during the launch ceremony for AP ICE