Register a Company (WFOE) in China

A WFOE / WOFE (Wholly Foreign Owned Enterprise) is a Chinese registered company that is completely owned by foreign investors (individual or corporate). There is some confusion with the broader term FIE (Foreign Invested Enterprise) which, to clear things up, refers to any type of company with at least 25% foreign investment.

For a foreign company wanting independent operation in China, with the ability to invoice clients and make a profit a WFOE / WOFE is certainly the best option. A WFOE has full control of HR, legal and fiscal matters.

Types of WFOE:

Wholly Foreign Owned Enterprises (WFOE / WOFE) are mainly sorted into 3 types. Although, there are other types of WOFEs available in financial and food and beverage industries; the most common types of WFOEs utilized nowadays are:

  • Trading
  • Consulting
  • Manufacturing

WFOE Setup Benefits

  • Can make profits in China
  • Untaxed registered capital injection

  • Able to send funds overseas

  • Able to hire staff directly

  • Able to import and export own product

  • Can be formed without a Chinese partner

  • The best option to protect IPR in China

  • Long-term licensing (15 to 30 years)

  • Setup time 3-6 months

Our China Company Registration Pack Includes:

  • Business license

  • Special certificates (if required)

  • Bank account

  • Required chops

  • VISA application processing

  • Social insurance account

  • Housing fund account

  • Office space & business address

  • Invoicing

  • Company secretary

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Our Consultants Will Advise You on the Pre-registration Considerations

FDI China’s consultants will assess you during all the pre-establishment considerations that you shall arrange before setting-up your business in China. Our service coverage covers all China, among the most popular destination are:  Shanghai, Beijing, Guangzhou, Suzhou, Hangzhou, Chongqing, Tianjin etc. FDI China can also support you on setting up a WFOE in a Free Trade Zone (FTZ) which provides benefits and incentives for foreign companies under specific conditions.

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FDI China offers a complete market entry solution for companies wishing to have local professional support during their market entry into Greater China. This package enables you to hire employees even before your company is completely set up in China. Once your company’s formation is finished, FDI China transfers all employment relationships to your new entity.

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