required to register a business
Fee for company formation
(based in Beijing)
be handed over after completion
Representative Offices in China
Offices based in China require NO capitalization. Typically,
they are non-legal entities representing the parent companies
and used for China market research activities, to assess the
scope and depth of the domestic market when considering a
future investment, or for liaison activities between China-based
buyers of the services or products sold by your international
In short, China
Representative Offices may only engage in NON-profit making
Under NO circumstances
may Representative Offices be engaged in any business for
profit, sign contracts on behalf of the parent enterprise,
receive revenue in China, issue official tax invoices, buy
property or import production equipment.
All expenses incurred
by Representative Offices (including staff salary and rental)
will be taxed. It's approximately 10% of the total amount.
Representative Offices are subject to do routine monthly report
to the Tax Administration Department, too.
Offices cannot recruit local staff themselves. They have to
turn to HR agents appointed by China government.