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Updated:2018-11-15 17:17:15    Source:www.tannet-group.comViews:1890

China company setup is one of the most concerned issues among investors, as its promising huge potential market and low-costs of workforce around the world. Being the world’s second largest economy, China has made a name for itself in the global market. Apart from being rich in factors of production, China boasts long-term investment benefits for every type of industry. However, it goes without saying that setting up a business isn’t easy. It takes dedication and immense effort. Tannet is here to take care of all of such matters for you so you can set up your business hassle-free.

Business Incorporation in China - Main Types
There are three main types that can be set up by a foreigner in China:
A. Wholly-owned Foreign Enterprise (WOFE);
B. Representative Office (RO);
C. Joint Venture (JV).

Business Incorporation in China - Features
1. Wholly-owned Foreign Enterprise (WOFE)
Wholly-owned Foreign Enterprise (WOFE) refers to a limited-liability corporation organized by foreign nationals and capitalized with foreign funds. There are following advantages you could find for a
a. An advantage is the ability to uphold a company’s global strategy free from interference by Chinese partners;
b. Increased protection of trademarks and intellectual property, in accordance with international law;
c. Shareholder Liability limited to original investment.

2. Representative Office (RO)
A Representative Office (RO) means a branch office of a foreign company set up in China. Please be noted of the following functions of a RO:
a. It carries out market contacts and research for its headquarters, and assists in developing its business in other countries;
b. Representative offices can not issue any invoices, and thus gain any income by itself. All expenses of a representative office have to be fully funded by the company headquarters;
c. The purpose of a representative office to liaise with businesses and customers from China/Asia on behalf of its parent company. It is restricted to conduct only indirect operational activities, for example:
Business liaison;

3. Joint Venture (JV)
Joint Venture (JV) is a type of business that foreign businesses or individuals to establish a joint venture together with Chinese business. Generally, a foreign investor chooses this type of business due to the features of JV as below:
a. Taking advantage of local resources like in existing facilities and workforce, already existing relationships in China and existing distribution and sales channels, and so on;
b. Ability to enter into industrial sectors that are excluded from WFOE, which play an essential part in Chinese people’s livelihood.

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