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Chengdu Company Formation ( FIPE)

Updated:2018-1-16 17:50:06    Source:www.tannet-group.comViews:181

Chengdu company formation (FIPE) is one kind of business setup in Chengdu. Foreign-invested partnership enterprise (FIPE) is an unlimited liability business entity at least one of whose partners is a foreign investor. Both foreign individuals and legal entities can be partners of a FIPE.

The term partnership enterprise refers to general partnerships and limited partnerships. A general partnership enterprise may be formed by general partners who bear unlimited joint and several liability for the debts of the partnership. The general partners share unlimited liabilities for the debt of the partnership. On the other hand, a limited partnership enterprise is formed by a combination of general partners and limited partners where the limited partners bear the liabilities for the partnership's debts to the extent of their capital contributions.

A partner may contribute capital to the partnership to garner a share of the partnership's profits or losses. The capital contribution may include money, intellectual property right or other properties, and even labor services at a valuation determined by agreement among the partners.

As for profit distribution, the default format is to follow the percentage of capital contributions made by the partners. However, it can be fully decided by the partners provided in the partnership agreement in the way unnecessarily in proportion to the capital contribution.

Generally, a FIPE as a whole is only subject to Business Tax whose rate in most occasions is 3-5% of the turnover. No corporate income tax is required. The partners shall pay respectively their partnership income tax.

Why Not Start Your Own Business by Setting up a Chengdu FIPE?
Partnership Enterprise has been available only to Chinese citizens for nearly 15 years since August 1, 1997 when the Partnership Enterprise Law of PR China took effect. However, since March 1, 2010, according to the Administrative Measures for the Establishment of Partnership Enterprise in China by Foreign Enterprises or Individuals, FIPE is newly available for foreign investors who intend to start their own business here in China.

Compared with WFOE, RO and JV, FIPE is the most convenient way for foreign investors to set up business in China. It is especially tailored for professionals, like architect, fashion designer, private equity investor, who are highly motivated to establish business presence in Chinese market.

Unlike WOFE, foreign partners in FIPE are relieved of doubly levied capital income tax; also there is no additional process of application for pre-approval from Chinese Ministry of Commerce, no compulsory minimum registered capital. The daily maintaining expenses of a FIPE is much lower than WFOE or RO. When foreign investors finally want to stop their business in a FIPE, they can simply quit it by signing agreement with other partners. By the way, the process to close a FIPE is very flexible and convenient as well.

Chengdu FIPE Establishing Steps
FIPE can apply for business license directly to local State Administration for Industry and Commerce (SAIC) without application for Certificate of Approval by local Ministry Of Commerce. However, if a FIPE’s business scope falls into some special category, for instance, manufacturing, finance, it needs to obtain a pre-approval as well.

1. Name Registration with local State Administration for Industry and Commerce (SAIC);
2. Pre-approval from local government authorities concerned if business scope entails such pre-approval;
3. Apply for temporary Business License with local SAIC;
4. Chops made by Public Security Bureau (PSB);
5. Organization Code License by local Bureau of Quality and Technical Supervision (BQTS);
6. Tax Certificate by Taxation Bureau;
7. Registration and Approval with State Administration of Foreign Exchange (SAFE);
8. Open Foreign Currency and RMB bank account.

Chengdu FIPE Checklist For Clients
1. Five optional company names and business scope description;
2. 2x investor's ID certified by Chinese Embassy;
3. 2x Bank Reference Letters from investor’s bank to declare a good standing;
4. Investors using RMB as capital contribution need to provide a letter of approval from SAFE;
5. FIPE legal representative's CV and 8 photos;
6. Registered office address: for company landlord, 2x photocopy of lease, ownership certificate and business license; for individual landlord, 2x photocopy of lease, ownership certificate and landlord ID;
7. Additional documents when business scope entails approval of government authorities concerned.

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