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Establishment of a Representative Office in the PRC

01/04/2011

The People’s Republic of China (PRC) offers a variety of options for foreign enterprises wishing to enter its markets. The easiest and most cost-effective method is to set up a representative office.

Legal Basis

The legal basis for the establishment of a representative office are the Provisional Regulations of the PRC on the Administration of Resident Representative Offices of Foreign Enterprises, which came into force on 30 October 1980, and the Regulations on Administration of Registration of Resident Representative Offices of Foreign Enterprises, which came into force on 1 March 2011.

A number of rules relating to specific enterprises, such as financial institutions and insurance companies, also apply to the representative offices of foreign enterprises.

Please access the PDF for more detailed information.

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Establishment of a Representative Office in the PRC
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Authors

Portrait of Ulrike Glueck
Dr. Ulrike Glueck
Managing Partner
Shanghai
Portrait of Falk Lichtenstein
Dr. Falk Lichtenstein
Partner
Beijing