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Introduction of service company


Introduction of service company


Except for established trading companies in Shanghai, Shenzhen, Xiamen, Guangzhou or Kunshan, nowadays more service-type companies established in Shanghai and Shenzhen.

The service-type company can charge the service fee, royalties, design fee, or consultancy fee in China, such our consulting company, software development company, marketing company, Intermediary agency, catering management company, etc.

Service-type companies are engaged in services industries are subject to prescribed business activities of enterprises, including product development, design, manufacture, sale, installation, maintenance, and provision of system solutions.

Service-type refers to the manufacturing process of industrial structure dominated the shift to service-oriented changes.

I.Introduction to setting up foreign service companies in China

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  • China’s per capita GDP now exceeds USD6, 000; the world’s middle-income level has been reached. 
  • At this stage of development, the service sector has become the main growth point and pillar industries, the development of new services in the Chinese economy, can greatly promote economic growth, increase effective supply, and better meet consumer demand, improve people’s livelihood, improve quality of life.
  • Column such as: Agreement on Trade in Services (General Agreement on Trade in Service, GATS): international trading partners to negotiate for services cross-border services, topics include MFN import tax and duty exemptions, etc., regulate trade patterns can be divided into Cross-border supply, consumption abroad, commercial presence and presence of natural persons and other four categories, service trade agreement with the elimination of trade barriers and discriminatory norms function.

II.Notices to establish a foreign investment service-type company

  • Generally billing 3% service invoice, if the turnover up to RMB 8 million, can become the general taxpayer, change to billing 6% value-added tax invoice (Deductible).
  • There is no special restriction on the amount of establishing foreign investment service-type company in China, it is better if the registered capital more than RMB 300 thousand.
  • The registered capital, down payment, need to be 20%, remaining payment can pay in the operating period after the funds are imported, a capital verification report should be issued for future reference by relevant units.
  • Responding to business needs can upgrade the service-type company to commercial trading company.
  • When opening a bank account, a legal person must at the scene or provide relevantly documents handled by professionals.

III.There are Several Main scopes of Services industries

Commission Agency

Its scope is handling the entrusted matters of business, including purchasing and selling goods, import agents, introduction services. Shopping consignment is entrusted with the purchase of goods or real sale of goods purchased by the number of actual sales or liquidation and charges a fee business. Agent import refers to goods or services entrusted to handle import and export business. Introduction Service refers to intermediaries introduce their discussion of business transactions or other matters.

Consulting Industry

The establishment of China consultants refers to the provision of customer needs, problems, recommendations, services, etc. For example economic information consultation, business information consultation, information technology consultation, and market information consultation.

Software/ Program Industry

Technology development in the field of network technology or electronic technology, refers to the provision of software, App design, collect relevant design fees or related technical licensing / royalty. For example computer software and hardware technology development, technical services and technology transfer.

Marketing Planning Company

Provide local marketing plan, event planning, activity design, corporate image design services and collect related service charge.

Catering Industry

Provide food and beverage services to customers through the provision of a diet and eating place.

Hotel Industry

Provide lodging services.


Arrange trips / Accommodations / Transportations and guide services.


Use storage to provide space for clients to secure their goods.


Provide Spaces / Houses / Goods / Facilities for others in a certain period.

IV.Documents and application process for setting up a service company in China

The application process of establishing a service-type company in Shanghai, Shenzhen, Xiamen, and Kunshan, the relevant information should be prepared in advance and conduct company name approval.

After obtaining the official name approval document the information will be submitted to the Ministry of Commerce and taxation, banking, foreign exchange, and other relevant departments in accordance with indispensable procedures after the examination by the Ministry of Commerce.

Foreign service companies from the data collected to the company can start operating invoices, application procedures for about one to one and a half months.

  • Service company application process in China
  • Name approval:
    Provide company name approval.
  • Foreign investment enterprise filing:
    Provide foreign investment company information.
  • License application:
    Apply for a business license and get a uniform credit code.
  • Set up an account:
    Opening a bank account and online banking.
  • Tax Registration:
    Need to carry out tax and invoice verification, apply for the invoice.
  • Foreign exchange application:
    Open an investment account.

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V.Applied for the establishment of the service-type company in China | Q & A

Q1.What are the conditions for the establishment of service-type companies in China by foreign businessmen or Taiwanese businessmen?

Q2:Establish a service company or consultant company in China. What types of invoices can be opened?

Q3.What kind of business is suitable for the establishment of service companies in China?

Q4.What are the encourage for service companies in China?

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