Title

U.S. Bill Threatens to Delist China-Based Companies
Client Memorandum

Created date

12/7/2020

On December 2, 2020, the U.S. House of Representatives passed by unanimous consent the Holding Foreign Companies Accountable Act, which would require the United States Securities and Exchange Commission  to delist non-U.S. companies, including those with business operations in China, if the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board is not permitted to inspect a company’s accounting firm for three consecutive years. While primarily aimed at China-based companies, the bill would apply to any other non-U.S. companies located in jurisdictions where the PCAOB is not permitted access.