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Beijing China ? Process of Setting Up WFOE in Beijing,Documents Required
For WFOE Registration in Beijing
Beijing is the capital of the People's Republic of China. The municipality is under
direct administration of China's Central Government. The city is the center of politics,
culture, and international exchanges, as well as one of the largest metropolises of
industry, finance and trade
There are ten districts and eight counties under the jurisdiction of Beijing. There
are Dongcheng, Xicheng, Chongwen, Xuanwu, Chaoyang, Haidian, Fengtai, Shijingshan,
Mentougou and Fangshan Districts, as well as Changping, Shunyi, Tongxian, Daxing,
Pinggu, Huairou, Miyun and Yanqing counties
Currently, Beijing is the country's largest science and technological, and cultural
hub. The region has more than 400 national research institutes. The Chinese Academy
of Sciences and the Chinese Academy of Engineering Science has more than 400
academicians in Beijing. The city boasts more than 70 universities and colleges
including the renowned Beijing University and Qinghua University
Beijing features a solid industrial foundation and strong overall economic power. Since
1990, the GNP (gross national product) of the city has been steadily increasing at an
annual rate of 11 %. In China, its overall economic power is next only to Shanghai
Beijing is the location of the headquarters of the People's Bank of China, the central
bank, as well as many other major financial and insurance institutions in China. The
city plays a significant role in implementing the country's financial guidelines and
policies, and in the decision-making and adjustment of the macro-economic policies.
Consequently, the city has great attraction towards international capital and financial
Beijing is also a Chinese city that attracts large amounts of investment from
transnational corporations. In the recent years, more and more transnational groups
are choosing Beijing as the destination to establish Sino-foreign contractual joint
ventures or their regional headquarters. Of the 270 transnational and world-renowned
corporations that have invested in Beijing, 126 of them are among the world's top 500
industrial giants or service companies. So far, these companies have registered 5,600
representative offices in Beijing, representing more than 80 countries and regions,
which is a first in China. All these have laid a solid foundation for the city's further
opening up to the outside world.
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The Wholly Foreign Owned Enterprise (WFOE) is a Limited liability company wholly owned
by the foreign investor. The foreign company has sole responsibility for its profits
and losses. Limited liability is recognized by the amount of registered capital injected
into the business. It is required to register as a legal person who is restricted to
certain businesses. The enterprise is able to implement strategies that effectively
conform to the interests of the parent company abroad. Moreover, technology and know-how
are given better protection.
To establish a WFOE in Beijing China, the project shall be examined and approved by
the district authorities where the project is to be located. The foreign investor is
required to entrust the authorized consultative bodies or agencies with the tasks of
application and documents submission for approval..
There is a minimum capital contribution required, known as registered capital, which
varies according to the nature of business. The registered capital shall be matched
with the actual business activities. There is NO real capital requirements since 2014.
The foreign investor may be a foreign company, enterprise, other economic organization,
or a natural person.
(1) For a company/enterprise, the Certificate of Incorporation and Bank Reference
Letter are required.
(2) For a natural person, the Identity Certificate and Bank Reference Letter are
-- the Certificate of Incorporation/Identity Certificate
--certified by the notary organ and the Chinese Embassy in your country
-- the Bank Reference Letter
-- issued by the bank in which foreign investor has a working or trading account and
Process of Setup WFOE in China:
1. Reservation and Application of Company Name:
Prior to any of the following applications, the investor(s) should reserve a name for
its prospective WFOE with Beijing Administration of Industry and Commerce (SAIC). SAIC
requires that a proposed name and three other names be provided.
2. The Chinese name should be formatted as follows:
First word - company name; Second word - activity; Third word - location/name of town;
Fourth word - company structure. The use of 'China' 'Sino' and 'International' are not
permitted in the Chinese name unless very special permission is given, although they
are permitted in the non-Chinese name.
3. Registration of Approval Certificate:
After the completion of Name Approval Notification, Approval letter and Approval
Certificate are the next to register. At the time of application, Article of Association,
Feasibility Study Report, Lease Agreement, etc. should be submitted to Beijing
Municipal Commission of Commerce. The local Approval Authority will review all
documentation and give instructions in accordance with the Company Law and local
regulations. If all is up to standard, the authority is able to give its approval and
issue the certificate within 10 to 15 working days upon receiving all the required
4. Business License and Organization Code Certificate:
Within 30 days after obtaining the approval certificate, the foreign investor will need
to register and apply for a business license for the WFOE from the local SAIC. As part
of this step, the foreign investor should submit similar documentation to the authority
for approval and filing.
5. Once the business license is issued, the WFOE is deemed to be a legal person duly
organized and existing under PRC laws and will have full operational rights to operate
a business in China within the scope of its Business License.The organization code refer
to the statutory code, the only and constant code identity given to every single
organization, according to the compiling rules of national organization code.
Application for Organization Code Certificate is purely a procedural step.
6 .Registration of Tax Registration Certificate:
Once your Organization Code registration Certificate is approved then you may proceed
with applications to the local tax authority. At the same time, you should also apply
for the company seal and legal representative seal from Beijing Municipal Police Bureau
with the assistance of the authorized Carving Seal Agent.Together with Approval
Certificate, Business License and other documents, the formal application form affixed
with seals should be submitted to the authority for their examination and approval.
Start from the second month after obtaining the Tax Registration Certificate, the WFOE
is required to apply tax filling monthly / quarterly and inspection annually.
7. Other Certificates of WFOE:
-- Statistics Registration Certificate issued by Statistics Bureau;
-- Foreign Exchange Registration Certificate issued by State Administration of Foreign
-- Financial Registration Certificate issued by Finance Bureau;
-- Customs Registration Certificate issued by Customs Bureau.
Having obtained approval from the tax and foreign exchange authorities, you are legally
entitled to open Foreign Currency Capital Account and RMB Basic Account. Then you may
proceed with capital injection, capital verification and certificates renewal.
9. Information and Documents Required:
-- name and address of WFOE;
-- WFOE's office rental contract;
-- a written application for the establishment of the WFOE;
-- the Feasibility Study Report covering items such as technological process,
equipments, raw material supply, market survey, economic results, infrastructure
facilities, expected profitability, etc;
-- the Articles of Association of the proposed WFOE;
-- a list containing the proposed chairman and the members of the WFOE board of directors
and appointment letters;
-- the Certificate of Incorporation of the WFOE investor;
-- the Bank Reference Letter of the WFOE investor;
-- other documents as may be required by the Approval Authority
From 1st October 2016, China Ministry of Commerce has changed the foreign investment
approval system into filing system. It means WFOE whose industry is not restricted type
or prohibited type can directly start the business registration first and then complete
the filling system on website of Ministry of Commerce. This change has greatly reduce
the policy risk when foreign investor plans to start a WFOE in China.
After China's entry to WTO, most industries in China welcome foreign investment, WFOE
setting up in China becomes the first option of foreign investment's entity structures
instead of Rep Office setting up in China At the mean time, for tax purpose, effective
licensing system etc more and more investors use Hong Kong as the holding company to
invest China mainland, using this offshore company to hold their operations in China.
Business set-up in China is a big project by itself, which requires financial and time
commitments, business management knowledge and China expertise. Identifying a
competent agent to manage the complex process will be a cost and time effective way
to avoid potential pitfalls
Since 2006, Tommy China Business Consulting has been focusing on consulting services
for our clients to invest in Beijing China. We are specialized in establishment of
wholly foreign owned enterprises (WFOEs), setting up of offshore companies, trading
services, tax minimization, Assist in obtaining government approvals and certificates
for running business, negotiate and draft various legal documents provide legal advice,
negotiate government officer for Land acquisition
Advising on formation of WOFE and business structures ,managing and controlling WOFE
in Beijing China, drafting privacy policies and structuring commercial transactions
TCBC will manage all aspects of incorporation to get you a business license in Beijing
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