What can a WFOE Company be used for?
Setting up the Company
The registration of a China Company takes about 30 working days to complete. Its use can vary among many different operations in China. For most cases, the ideal way to register your company is as a Limited-Liability type company called Wholly Foreign Owned Enterprise. Also abbreviated as WFOE, WOFE or foreign-invested enterprise (FIE). A WOFE is a commonly used investment vehicle for mainland China-based businesses.
Wholly Foreign Owned Enterprise may be capitalized by foreign investors and operated without the need for Chinese partners or employees. It will provide you with greater control over your business’s operations, revenue and profit targets. A WOFE is a favorable option for both individuals or overseas company that wants to enter the Chinese market.
100% Owned by Foreign Investors
Protects Intellectual Property& Trademark
Introduction to Corporation China
Corporation China is voted the Best Company Formation Firm in China for the last 5 years.It is the Leading and Largest Legal Consulting firm in Asia Pacific with over 15 years of experience,40+ locations in China,and a Global Network of over 50 offices.
- Largest Legal Consulting firm in Asia Pacific
- First to introduce Registered Address Concept
- Only to have own Special Economic Zone
Whats Needed To Start Your Business In China
Whats Needed To START
1. Do your homework.
find out more about the market and if your services or products will do well in China
[ contact a company like Brand Asia that can help you with market research ]
2. Pick a location
Shanghai, Beijing, and Guangzhou are the major business and industrial centers. The type of business may require you set up in one of these cities. Shanghai counts for one-third of China’s GDP and also easy to find staff that speak good English
3. Choose a Chinese Company Structure
Before registering you need to decide what type of business entity to register. The most common for foreign Investment are Wholly Foreign Owned Enterprises (WOFE), Representative Offices (RO) and Joint Ventures
4. Develop a business plan.
A detailed business plan is crucial because once the government approves it, you will be able to operate only within the business scope, but that can also be changed if needed
5. Organize the necessary documents.
The documents you’ll need to register for a Company will vary from place to place but mostly is just a few passport and company information.
6. Trademark your intellectual property.
Intellectual property violations can be an issue for foreign investors in China.
Trademark is a first to serve the system and is a simple process
8. Open a Bank Account
Once your company is established, you will need to open a bank account and also apply for a tax invoice ( Fapioa) machine
9. Hire staff (if required)
Hiring staff in China might seem complex ,our Yingke HR Division can help
SET UP AS AN INDIVIDUAL
- A scan of your passport
- A Personal Bank Reference Letter
- Choose a name for the your China WFOE
- Choose a location for the company in China
SET UP AS A HONGKONG COMPANY
- Notarized copy of Passport of Director and Company Registration Certificate
- Hong Kong Company Registration Certificate
- Hong Kong Company Bank Reference Letter
- The Hong Kong Company will then be the Holding Company for the WFOE We can set up a Hong Kong Company in about 5 days
SET UP AS A COMPANY
- A Passport Scan of the Director(s)
- A Certificate of Company incorporation
- A Company Bank Reference Letter – stating no bad record
- All Documents need to be notarized by the Chinese Embassy.
Opening a China Bank Account
Opening a China Bank Account is a post-licensing service. Corporation China has the knowledge to assist your company during the Bank Account Opening Process. We can Guarantee the China Bank account as we have a partnership with most of the top banks in China. The bank you chose is at your discretion but most of our clients have chosen Bank of China or HSBC. You may contact us for more information about opening a Bank Account and the required documentation must be provided to the Bank during the Process.