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The Invest in China Guidebook Series (1): Invest in China: A Guidebook for Application and Approval of Establishment Registration for Foreign Investment Enterprises (Second Edition)

Abstract

Access China Management Consulting Ltd. Has worked hard to the second edition of the Guidebook Series for Investing in China in order to deal with the latest revised most key regulation, Catalogue for the Guidance of Foreign Investment Industries, which determines the license of industrial access for foreign companies and investors entry into the Chinese lucrative market and low cost manufacturing base. Invest in China: A Guidebook for Application and Approval of Establishment Registration for Foreign Investment Enterprises is the first one of the Guidebook Series for Investing in China. It will timely and accurately provide not only the comprehensive and thorough knowledge of the latest Chinese laws and administrative regulations, but also the guidance of practical operation for application and approval for establishment registration of foreign investment enterprise.

Invest in China: A Guidebook for Application and Approval of Establishment Registration for Foreign Investment Enterprises is an essential resource for foreign companies and investors to achieve a successful entry into the Chinese lucrative market and a low cost manufacturing base.

Chapter 2 will provide, based on full and accurate statistical data and information from the National Bureau of Statistics of China, an overview of the macro-economic background and investment environment of China to attract foreign companies and investors to enter into Chinese lucrative market and a low cost manufacturing base.

Chapter 3 will address the Chinese government authorities for application and approval of establishment registration for foreign investment enterprise, and sketch an organizational chart of authorized agencies or organs of administration for industry and commerce. The aim of this chapter is to give direction of gateway for application and approval of establishment registration for foreign investment enterprise.

Chapter 4 will introduce the applicable Chinese laws, administrative regulations, including the departmental regulations and rules, for application and approval of establishment registration for foreign investment enterprise. With the help of these various laws, administrative regulations, including the departmental rules and regulation, audience can clearly acquire a comprehensive and thorough knowledge of the latest Chinese laws and administrative regulations for application and approval of establishment registration for foreign investment enterprise, and lay the foundation for practical operation for application and approval of establishment registration for foreign investment enterprise.

Chapter 5 will elaborate the classification of foreign investment enterprises. In China, the diction and terminology for classification of foreign investment enterprises is so confusing that can not be understood by foreign investors easily. For this reason, the precise definitions for classification of foreign investment enterprises and their forms of business organization and features are elaborated.

Chapter 6 will introduce the practical operation for application and approval of establishment registration for foreign investment enterprise to guide foreign investors step by step go through the approval of the Chinese government authorities smoothly.

The guidebook concludes in Chapter 7 by highlighting the significant suggestions for foreign companies and investors looking to achieve a successful application and approval for establishment registration of their companies and enterprises in China.

Chapter 8 contains the source data for figures pictured out in Chapter 2. An Overview of Macro-Economic Background and Investment Environment.

The another fascicle of the Guidebook Series for Investing in China--- Collection of Chinese Laws and Administrative Regulations for Application and Approval of Establishment Registration for Foreign Investment Enterprises will provide the full text in English of variously existing latest in effective Chinese laws, administrative regulations and rules, and departmental regulations and rules application and approval of establishment registration for foreign investment enterprise, which is associated with this guidebook.

Guidebook Highlights

‘Invest in China: A Guidebook for Application and Approval of Establishment Registration for Foreign Investment Enterprises’ is an essential resource for foreign companies and investors to achieve a successful entry into the Chinese lucrative market and a low cost manufacturing base. It introduces not only the applicable Chinese laws, administrative regulations and rules, and departmental regulations and rules for application and approval of establishment registration for foreign investment enterprise to provide a comprehensive and thorough knowledge of the latest Chinese laws and administrative regulations for application and approval of establishment registration for foreign investment enterprise, but also introduces the practical operation for application and approval of establishment registration for foreign investment enterprise to guide foreign investors step by step go through the approval of the Chinese government authorities smoothly.

  • An overview of the macro-economic background and investment environment of China to attract foreign companies and investors to enter into Chinese lucrative market and a low cost manufacturing base;
  • An organizational chart of authorized agencies or organs of administration for industry and commerce to give direction of gateway for application and approval of establishment registration for foreign investment enterprise;
  • The framework and category of applicable Chinese laws, administrative regulations, including the departmental regulations and rules, for application and approval of establishment registration for foreign investment enterprises;
  • The classification of foreign investment enterprises in China, which represents the forms of business organization, features, bearing liability, capital contribution, and applicable laws, administrative regulations and rules for foreign investment enterprises in China;
  • The practical operation for application and approval of establishment registration for foreign investment enterprise to guide foreign investors step by step go through the approval of the Chinese government authorities smoothly;
  • The entire set of application letters in Chinese and English to facilitate the foreign investors to understand contents;
  • The General Procedure for Application and Approval of Establishment Registration for a Foreign Investment Enterprise;
  • The significant suggestions for foreign companies and investors looking to achieve a successful application and approval for establishment registration of their companies and enterprises in China.

Who should buy this report?

  • Foreign companies and investors wishing to enter a lucrative market in China.
  • Foreign companies and investors interested in understanding the latest Chinese laws and administrative regulations on application and approval of foreign investment projects and business scope for foreign investment enterprise.
  • Senior executive officers engaging in regulatory and registration affairs for application and approval of foreign investment projects and business scope for foreign investment enterprise.
  • Non-Chinese Chamber of Commerce.
  • Non-Chinese consultative companies engaging in agent service for application of registration for foreign investment enterprises with the Chinese government authorities.
  • Non-Chinese law firms.
  • Non-Chinese universities, colleges, academic & research institutions
  • Non-Chinese university library, public library.

Table of Contents

Preface. 1

Chapter 1. Executive Summary

Chapter 2. An Overview of Macro-Economic Background and Investment Environment

  • Figure 2.1. China's GDP Growth
  • Figure 2.2. Foreign Investors Actually Contributed Total Amount of Foreign Investment
  • Figure2.3. The Number of Registered Foreign Investment Enterprises
  • Figure 2.4. Foreign Investment Enterprises Contributed Total Investment, Registered Capital, and Foreign Investors Contributed Capital
  • Figure 2.5. China's Imports and Exports Growth
  • Figure 2.6. China's Population
  • Figure 2.7. China's Graduates from Universities & Colleges, and from Technical Schools
  • Figure 2.8. China's Graduates Returned form Abroad
  • Figure 2.9. China's Employed Labor Force
  • Figure 2.10. China's Employed Persons in Foreign Investment Enterprises
  • Figure 2.11. China's Unemployed Labor Force in Urban Areas
  • Figure 2.12. China's Totally Annual Average Wage of Labor Force
  • Table 2.1. The Industrial Distribution of Foreign Investment Enterprises Operating in China by 2009

Chapter 3. Organization of Administration for Industry and Commerce

  • Figure 3.1. The Organization of State Administration for Industry and Commerce
  • Figure 3.2´╝ÄOrganizational Chart of Administration for Industry and Commerce

Chapter 4. Applicable Laws, Administrative Regulations and Departmental Rules

  • 4.1. Chinese Legislation
  • 4.2. Evolution of Laws, Administrative Regulations and Rules and Departmental Regulations and Rules
  • 4.3. Applicable Laws, Administrative Regulations and Rules, and Departmental Regulations and Rules
  • Table 4.1. Effective Laws, Regulations and Rules for application and approval of establishment registration of foreign investment enterprises based on authority
  • Table 4.2. Effective Laws, Regulations and Rules for application and approval of establishment registration of foreign investment enterprises based on function and organization form of foreign investment enterprises

Chapter 5. Classification of Foreign Investment Enterprises

  • 5.1. Brief Introduction
  • 5.2. Classification of Foreign Investment Enterprises
    • 5.2.1. Wholly Foreign-owned Enterprises
    • 5.2.2. Sino-Foreign Equity Joint Ventures
    • 5.2.3. Sino-Foreign Contractual Joint Ventures
      • 5.2.3.1. Sino-Foreign Contractual Joint Ventures with Chinese legal person status
      • 5.2.3.2. Sino-Foreign Contractual Joint Ventures without Chinese legal person status
    • 5.2.4. Foreign-funded Partnership Enterprise
      • 5.2.4.1. The General Partnership Enterprise
      • 5.2.4.2. The Limited Partnership Enterprise
    • 5.2.5. The Resident Offices of Foreign Enterprises

Chapter 6. Procedures for Application and Approval of Establishment Registration for Foreign Investment Enterprises

  • 6.1. General Procedure for Application and Approval of Establishment Registration for Foreign Investment Enterprises
  • Figure 6.1. General Procedure for Application and Approval of Establishment Registration for a Foreign Investment Enterprise
  • 6.2. Essential Knowledge for Registration Application
    • 6.2.1. Organization Form of Company and Registered Capital
      • 6.2.1.1. General "Limited Liability Company"
      • 6.2.1.2. One-person Limited Liability Company
      • 6.2.1.3. Joint Stock Limited Company
      • 6.2.1.4. Foreign-funded limited liability Company and Joint Stock Limited Company
  • 6.3. Practical Operation for Registration Application of Foreign-funded Company and (Non Company) Foreign-funded Enterprise
    • 6.3.1. Application for Pre-Approved Name
      • 6.3.1.1. Enterprise Name
      • 6.3.1.2. Application for Pre-Approved Name
  • Table 6.3.1.2. Application for Pre-Approved Name of Foreign-funded Enterprise
    • 6.3.2. Application for Verification, Examination and Approval of Foreign Investment Projects and Business Scope
      • 6.3.2.1. Application for Verification and Approval of Foreign Investment Projects
      • 6.3.2.2. Application for Examination and Approval of Business Scope
    • 6.3.3 Application for Approval of Establishment Registration
      • 6.3.3.1. Application for Approval of Establishment Registration of foreign-funded Limited Liability Company
  • Table 6.3.3.1. Application for Establishment Registration of Foreign-funded Company
    • 6.3.3.2. Application for Approval of Establishment Registration of foreign-funded Joint Stock Limited Company
    • 6.3.3.3 Application for Approval of Establishment Registration of (Non-Company) Foreign-funded Enterprise
  • Table 6.3.3.2. Application Form for Establishment Registration of (Non-Company) Foreign-funded Enterprise
  • 6.4. Practical Operation for Registration Application of Foreign-funded Partnership Enterprise
    • 6.4.1. Application for Pre-Approved Name
  • Table 6.4.1. Application for Pre-Approved Name of Foreign-funded Partnership Enterprise
    • 6.4.2. Application for Verification, Examination and Approval of Foreign Investment Projects and Business Scope
    • 6.4.3 Application for Approval of Establishment Registration
  • Table 6.4.3. Application for Establishment Registration of Foreign-funded Partnership Enterprise
  • 6.5. Application for Approval of Resident Offices of Foreign Enterprises
    • 6.5.1. Procedure of Prior Approval
    • 6.5.2. Application for Approval of Establishment Registration of Resident Offices for Foreign Enterprises
  • Table 6.5.2. Application for Establishment Registration of Resident Offices of Foreign (Region) Enterprise

Chapter 7. Conclusion and Suggestions

Chapter 8. Appendices

List of Tables

  • Table 2.1. The Industrial Distribution of Foreign Investment Enterprises Operating in China by 2009
  • Table 4.1. Effective Laws, Regulations and Rules for application and approval of establishment registration of foreign investment enterprises based on authority
  • Table 4.2. Effective Laws, Regulations and Rules for application and approval of establishment registration of foreign investment enterprises based on function and organization form of foreign investment enterprises
  • Table 6.3.1.2. Application for Pre-Approved Name of Foreign-funded Enterprise
  • Table 6.3.3.1. Application for Establishment Registration of Foreign-funded Company
  • Table 6.3.3.2. Application Form for Establishment Registration of (Non-Company) Foreign-funded Enterprise
  • Table 6.4.1. Application for Pre-Approved Name of Foreign-funded Partnership Enterprise
  • Table 6.4.3. Application for Establishment Registration of Foreign-funded Partnership Enterprise
  • Table 6.5.2. Application for Establishment Registration of Resident Offices of Foreign (Region) Enterprise

List of Figures

  • Figure 2.1. China's GDP Growth
  • Figure 2.2. Foreign Investors Actually Contributed Total Amount of Foreign Investment
  • Figure2.3. The Number of Registered Foreign Investment Enterprises
  • Figure 2.4. Foreign Investment Enterprises Contributed Total Investment, Registered Capital, and Foreign Investors Contributed Capital
  • Figure 2.5. China's Imports and Exports Growth
  • Figure 2.6. China's Population
  • Figure 2.7. China's Graduates from Universities & Colleges, and from Technical Schools
  • Figure 2.8. China's Graduates Returned form Abroad
  • Figure 2.9. China's Employed Labor Force
  • Figure 2.10. China's Employed Persons in Foreign Investment Enterprises
  • Figure 2.11. China's Unemployed Labor Force in Urban Areas
  • Figure 2.12. China's Totally Annual Average Wage of Labor Force
  • Figure 3.1. The Organization of State Administration for Industry and Commerce
  • Figure 3.2. Organizational Chart of Administration for Industry and Commerce
  • Figure 6.1. General Procedure for Application and Approval of Establishment Registration for a Foreign Investment Enterprise
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