Advice wanted about starting a Greater China office


#1

Hi guys,

Looking for a bit of advice. I'm from the UK but currently live in Mainland China. I'm looking to move to Taipei and also want to start my own international marketing company. Originally I was thinking of registering my company in Hong Kong as that seems very cheap and painless, but would Taiwanese laws allow me to live in Taiwan based on those conditions - i.e. someone who works for an HK company (perhaps as a representative) without any registered Taiwan offices?

I assume it would work for a short period but I would run into problems when it came to visa extension...

What other cost-effective options do I have that members would recommend?
Register just a Taiwan company... Register a Taiwanese representative office of the Hong Kong company... any other options?

All your thoughts and ideas are welcome.

Thanks,

Alex


Office lease, personal or registered company?
#2

Search under 'rep office' in the business thread. It has been discussed in detail.


#3

Welcome to Taiwan. Please do invest here, will help the local economy. As I understand it, it takes US$100K to open an office in China. Far cheaper here, only US$15K or so. Also far easier.

cheers,