This depends on each special case and can not be said in general. But the costs can be significant: US major companies declared they invested four million dollars on average for documentation only. In China, the cost can be relatively low since the labor cost in China is as expensive as that in the US or Europe. Professionals equipped with international best practice can be possibly engaged to conduct SOX services for the China subsidiaries of US listed companies.
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