Resident Representative Offices

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Last updated: 22 Feb 2011

Procedures for Establishment of Resident Representative Offices by Foreign Companies


Step 1:
Applicant appoints an agent, which must be a foreign investment services company in the mainland.

Step 2:

Agent submits on applicant’s behalf all the required documents to the provincial foreign trade and economic cooperation department for handling application procedures.

Step 3:

Upon approval granted, applicant should proceed promptly to the provincial or municipal administration for industry and commerce for registration.


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Posted: 18 February 2011, last updated 22 February 2011

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