Hello everyone, Im Julien from the Consulting Team at RTF. Today, we are going to talk about Company Registration in China.
China is the world’s second largest economy and it offers enormous opportunities for foreign companies. The most common foreign entity structure is called the Wholly Foreign Owned Enterprise, also known as the WFOE. Before setting up a WFOE, there are several factors to take into account, like the business scope, the registered capital, the business location and so on. But for today, we are going to cover the business scope.
The business scope is a collection of business activities in which an entity is authorised to operate in and this will reflect in the entity’s business license. It is imperative for an entity to make sure that the activities it engages in are not restricted or prohibited in China. This can be checked in the Special Administrative Measures on Access to Foreign Investment. You might also have a check at your competitors’ business scope for further reference. After finalising the business scope, then you can proceed with submission of the registration to the Chinese authorities at the COC (Commission of Commerce) and AIC (Administration for Industry and Commerce) for review.
So, choosing and drafting the right business scope is very important because you do not want to encounter discrepancies in your operations which may trigger potential tax investigations. Also, having to change your business scope at a later stage might be costly and time-consuming.
Hope this video has been helpful to all the potential investors out there. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact RTF or visit our website at www.rtfcpa.com. I’ll see you next time for another topic on china Company registration. See you. Bye Bye!