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how to set up register the wholly foreign owned

How to Set up Register The Wholly Foreign Owned Enterprise (WFOEs) in

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

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.

For more information about Beijing, Please visit,

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

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..

Capital Contribution:

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

signed by an authorized bank officer

signed by an authorized bank officer

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

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.

8 post incorporation

8. Post Incorporation:

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

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

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