Setting Up Representative Offices in China (Fourth Edition)

Published: May 2011

Do you want to do business in China? If you are already in this vast country and want to know more, or if you have never tried your hand at this fascinating market, then this book is for you.

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  • No. of Pages: 51 pages
  • ISBN: 978-988-18370-8-0

Do you want to do business in China? If you are already in this vast country and want to know more, or if you have never tried your hand at this fascinating market, then this book is for you. 

This guide is a practical overview for the international businessman to understand the rules, regulations and management issues regarding establishing Representative Offices in China, including a detailed description of 2010 regulatory updates.

It is part of a series of books on doing business in China, which cover topics such as setting up wholly foreign-owned enterprises, setting up joint ventures, tax, IP and other vital issues for foreign investors in this exciting market. 

  1. Establishing Representative Offices
    1. Application procedures and flow chart
    2. RO Applications - common mistakes

  2. Staffing the organisation
    1. General issues
    2. Sample Labor contract
    3. Dismissing Chinese employees
    4. Expatriate Individual Income Tax in China

  3. Tax and financial issues
    1. Tax filing obligations for foreign businesses in China
    2. Annual audit obligations for Representative Offices
    3. Costs and risks of under-declaring staff salaries and taxes for Representative Offices
    4. Sample budget for a Representative Office

  4. Other issues
    1. Intellectual Property
    2. Upgrading your Representative Office
    3. Relocating your Representative Office
    4. Changing the Chief Representative
    5. Closing down a Representative Office

  5. Glossary of terms

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