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Representative Office Incorporation in China: Goods and Bads

Representative Offices are the cheapest, fastest and easiest way to incorporate in China. This structure enables you to sense the market, understand its dynamics, taking your first steps in China. However, such advantages come at a cost: they are not allowed to conduct business in China.

Due Diligence in China: Ensuring Intelligent Investing

When considering an investment in a venture operating in China, whether it be a partnership, acquisition, shareholding stake, securities purchase or other form of transaction, it is important to conduct due diligence to minimize risk, assess competitive advantages and identify growth opportunities.

Representative Offices: Understanding New Regulations


IMPORTANT NOTE: New regulations come into force from March 1st that could require you to change your business structure. If you operate a Representative Office, contact S.J. Grand for an obligation free appraisal of your situation.

New Regulations for Representative Offices

BEIJING -- China’s State Council has issued new regulations for representative offices of foreign enterprises (ROs), with major implications for existing ROs and for new foreign investors planning their Chinese market entry.

The regulations come into effect on 1 March 2011 and outline:

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Note: Since this article was published, new regulations have been released for representative offices that will come into force on March 1st 2011. If you operate an RO or are considering opening one, please contact S.J. Grand for an obligation free appraisal of whether this is the right choice for your investment.

A case study in China tax compliance issues for representative offices. 

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