Company Formation in China
Company Incorporation Procedure in China
- Prepare and apply for project Proposal: On the knowledge of both partners' business area and financial status, the Chinese side is supposed to produce a project proposal to be submitted to the reform department and state or local development or the technological renovation department for examination and approval. If approved, the Chinese side shall go to register the joint venture for protecting the trademark and company name.
- Prepare and apply for feasibility study: Once the first step is finished, you and your Chinese partner are supposed to work jointly on a feasibility study which involves markets, craftsmanship, environment protection, capital, planned site, technology, facilitiesraw material sales and purchases, economic yielding, proportion of local currency and foreign currency injection, infrastructure etc. to be submitted to the State or local Development and Reform department, or the Technological Renovation department for approval and examination. Concurrently both you and your Chinese partner can prepare to sign and discuss a contract and other legal documents such as articles of associations.
- Obtain a certificate of approval: After the feasibility study is approved, you can submit the signed contract and the articles of associations to the Ministry of Commerce or local trade and economic bureaus for examination and approval. If approval is granted, a certificate of approval for the joint venture is issued.
- Apply for Business License: Starting from the date of receiving the certificate of approval for the set-up of a joint venture, you and your Chinese partner shall apply to the industrial and commercial department for registration to get a business license. The date of the license is generally the date of the establishment of the joint venture.
For Wholly-Foreign-Owned Enterprises: If you or your company wishes to set up a branch or a subsidiary or a totally new company in China which is 100% owned by yourself or by your company, you can entrust a qualified agency to fulfill all the procedures of application and approval of a foreign enterprise in China. The procedures steps to incorporate a company in china are simple and easy: to fill up the application form for setting up a foreign enterprise in China; to submit the articles of association and relevant legal documents to a local trade and economic department. Observed by the rules on Foreign Invested Enterprises, the local authority office is to grant an approval. If granted, the local authority is to issue a certificate for the wholly foreign-owned enterprise. The license and registration are proceeded with the certificate. When a business license is received, you have to go through relevant registrations, such as opening up a bank account for both Chinese and foreign currencies, customs registration, tax registration, foreign currency registration, business inspection and recruitment procedures.