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Last Updated: Jan. 3, 2018

1. 1. Types of Business Presence in China:

Before starting up a business in China, you have to know what the options are. Foreign Investors generally establish a business presence in China in one of five ways: 1. Wholly Foreign Owned Enterprise (WFOE); 2. Partnership Enterprise (PE) 3. Representative Office; 4 . Joint Venture; and 5. Hong Kong company. The differences between each of these are summarized here: 5 modes of business presences in China.

No Paid up Capital is required since 2016 for foreign investor to establish a Consulting, Trading and Information Technology business etc. in China

Please check the following links for detailed and updated procedures regarding the registration of the 5 different China structures:

1.2. Company Registration Services:

No. minimum registered capital is required for WFOEs with scope of business of consulting, Trading, retailing, information technology etc. No paid-up capital is required. There are minimum registered capital still required for some industries for instance: Banking, Forwarding etc.


A Foreign Invested Partnership Enterprise (FIPE) may worth a try if investors don't want to put much capital to establish a business in China, check more details about FIPE here

[Check the Comparison Chart of these 5 modes]

After China’s entry to the WTO, most industries in China welcome foreign investment. WFOE establishment in China became the first option for foreign investors (instead of Rep. Office) in China. At the mean time, for tax purpose, an effective licensing system, and other reasons more and more investors use Hong Kong as the holding company to invest in mainland China, using this offshore company to hold their operations in China. China

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1.3. Post Incorporation Services:

As needed, we will help you at every step in order for you to be successful in China. Forming a company in China can be very difficult if you are not familiar with Chinese legislation and the requirements of different authorities. Our professional consultants will help foreign companies to set up in China in the most cost effective way.

- Starting from USD 2,000 you can get your China representative office (RO) registered. The package includes office and tax registration, bank account opening, work permit, 1 year residence visa and tax consulting service for the first one month

- Starting from USD 2,200 you can get your Wholly Foreign Owned Enterprise (WFOE) registered. The package includes all official applications( i.e. business license application, tax application, bank account application)

Please check the details about our service on right top menu or contact us below, one of our representatives will contact with you shortly.

1.4. Costs & Fees:

Path to China consulting services:

For the past decade, Path to China has often been praised for our comprehensive information that we are sharing with all our website visitors. However, you may still have lots of questions after studying our website and proposal. For special request, you are welcomed to engage our consulting service which could including corporate structure advisory, taxation strategy planning, Chinese labor regulatory compliance, pre-market entry study.

1. Face to face meeting starts from USD 200 per meeting (Maximum 2hours with Regional Manager with more than 15 years investment experience)

2. Pre-market entry feasilbility report starts from USD 1500 (location comparison, investment structure suggestion, land or workshop pricing investigation) Consulting fee would be considered as part of incorporation fee if you eventually engage our 1 year package service.

Who should you choose when setting up a company in China?

Consulting company vs Law Firm

A. According to recent updated Chinese Foreign Investment Category 2017, unless your business is subject to special approval such entertainment、finance、culture related and manufacturing. Normal consulting、technology and trading company can just set up the company without much obstacles.

B. Our first hand information comes directly from government without any "middle interpretation"

C. Our fee is about 40% - 50% lower compare with International Law Firms who are able to provide this type of service. D. Application documents do not need lawyer to review as they are government standard format. Such as Article of Association.

Feel free send your questions to info@pathtochina.com if you want to learn more how could Path To China helps you before start a buisness in China.

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