Direct-selling Company incorporation in China

Last Updated: March 5, 2011

FORM ID 020
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Application requirements(conditions):

  • Investors should have good reputation, and no business operation against
    law in 5 consecutive years before the time of application. Foreign
    investors must have at least 3 years experience in foreign-invested direct-selling outside China.
  • The minimum registered capital: 80,000,000RMB
  • Have paid sufficient deposits in designated banks
  • Establishment of information record and information exposure system

Application procedure and documents:

1. pre-approval of name of WFOE
Examination and Approval Department:

State Administration of Industry and Commerce (SAIC)

Time limit:

Within 5 working days

Required documents:

Pre-approval for names of enterprise

Appointment letter

2. Application for setting up WFOE
Examination and Approval Department:

Municipal bureau of commerce

Time limit:

Within 100 working days

Required documents:

Documents and certificates to show the enterprise is capable of doing direct-selling

Marketing plans reports, and service network plans in direct-selling area authorized by

At least a local people’s government at county level

Instruction of the products according to the national standards

Samples of sales promotion contracts to be singed with salesperson

Credit certificates issued by accounting firms

Agreements between enterprises and banks in using deposits according to law

Any other requirements by the Bureau of Commerce

3. To process proposed agency code
Examination and Approval Department:

State Bureau of Technical Supervision (The Administration Center of Organization Code)

Time limit:

2 working days after acceptance

Required documents:

Approval of Articles of association of proposed China company

Application of proposed agency code

4. Industry and Commerce registration of WFOE
Examination and Approval Department:

State Administration of Industry and Commerce (SAIC)

Time limit:

7 working days

Required documents:

Application form of setting up WFOE

Articles of association of proposed China company

Approval by the approving authority and the copy of《Approval letter of foreign-invested enterprise》

Proof of legal qualifications of all the investors.(foreign investors should provide main body qualifications proof or the identification notarized by their domestic notary organ and also the Chinese embassy in those their home countries. Investors from Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan must also provide documents notarized by their domestic notary organ (documents from Hong Kong should be stamped and forwarded by the China Legal Service (H.K.) Ltd, Valid Mainland Travel Permits can be personal identification for Taiwan investors and do not need to be notarized.) If countries of which the foreign investors have not established or have already ended foreign relations with China, their main body qualifications proof or the identification should be notarized by their domestic authorities and then by third country’s embassy which the country has established foreign relations with China. All the notarized documents have to be notarized by the Chinese embassy located in the third country. )

2 x Bank reference letter

Company name application form, signed by investor.

4 x Letter of Authorization

Corporate secretary (contact) registration form

4 x Letter of Authorization for legal documents service

Besides, the printed name list of the investor, member of the board of director, general manager and supervisor, one copies each.

5. To record in Public Security Bureau
Examination and Approval Department:

Municipal Public Security Bureau (the administration center of embarkation and disembarkation)

Time limit:

6 working days

Required documents:

The registration application for record

The identification of legal representative

Business license, approval letter, photocopy of approval

6. To engrave of chop of enterprise
Examination and Approval Department:

Engrave of chop organization proposed by police station

Time limit:

2 working days

Required document:

Application form of chop engrave

7. Apply code of enterprise
Examination and Approval Department:

State Bureau of Technical Supervision (The Administration Center of Organization Code)

Time limit:

3 working days after acceptance

Required materials:

Application form

Returning paper of proposed agency code

The identification of legal applicant

Business license, approval letter, photocopy of approval

8. Tax registration
Examination and Approval Department:

Municipal Local Taxation Bureau

Time limit:

5 working days

Required document:

Identification of legal representative

Business license, approval letter, photocopy of approval

Housing contract

Registration form of tax

9. Registration and Approval with State Administration of Foreign Exchange (SAFE):

State Administration of Foreign Exchange (SAFE)

Time limit for handling:

20 working days after acceptance

Required materials:

Written application (stamped by chop)

Copy of business license provided by the legal representative, non-legal representative enterprise shall provide original and photocopy of business license

Approval documents for approving the setting up of enterprise issued by the Commerce Department, the original and photocopy of the certificate.

Effective contract of foreign-invested enterprises(except for wholly-owned foreign enterprise), original Articles of association of proposed China company and its photocopy.

Original and photocopy of code of enterprise

10. Opening bank account

Due to the different requirement of the bank, the required documents need to be confirmed.

11. Financial registration
Examination and Approval Department:

The financial bureau

Time limit for handling:

2 working days after acceptance

Required materials:

Business license, approval certificate, photocopy of approval

Financial registration form

12. Statistic registration
Examination and Approval Department:

The statistical bureau

Time limit for handling:

2 working days after acceptance

Required materials:

Copy of Business license, approval certificate, photocopy of approval

Statistic registration form

13. Customs procedure to register WFOE
Examination and approval department:

Customs

Time limit:

Within 5 working day

Required documents:

Copy of Business license

Approval certificate, photocopy of approval

Photocopy of Articles of association of proposed China company photocopy.

Photocopy of tax registration

Photocopy of bank account certificate

Photocopy of certificate of proposed agency code

Moulage of chop of enterprise. juridical person and apply to customs

Registration form for apply customs

Registration form of management for apply customs

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