I don’t understand what you mean, sorry - can you look at these quotes from previous posts and tell me what i can and can’t do as a representative of a company that is located in Japan and pays my salary?
Edit: One point i should perhaps add: unlike your business, mine does not sell any products but provides services (liaison and representation, planning support, gathering and structuring information, interpretation, translation, etc.).
About documenting why one wants to be in Taiwan:
[quote=“llary”] (post dated Jan 23, 2009)
[b]To sum up, a representative office is just that - an office that legally represents your foreign company. So the sort of stuff that office should be doing is e.g. visiting factories in Taiwan; signing contracts with suppliers; advertising for customers in Taiwan; liasing between head office and Taiwanese customers; opening company bank accounts etc. etc. Stuff that the office should NOT be doing is e.g. selling product to Taiwanese people or businesses; making local sales under the rep. office name with the rep. office UBN[/b[/quote]
How to do that:
[quote=“llary”] (post dated Jan 19, 2010)
[quote=“TheLostSwede”]With a rep office it depends, I got two years, some get one year.
You have to prove that you have a reason to be in Taiwan with a rep office, that’s about it, as a rep office is not a profit seeking enterprise, as in it is not allowed to make any money.
How you prove that you have a reason to be here is a different matter.[/quote]
That part is not so difficult, you just need someone with a Taiwanese business or organisation to sign something that says you will do business together for at least 3 years. Then you write a brief statement saying that you need to be in Taiwan to support that customer/business partner on behalf of your company and that is sufficient for a 3 year ARC. I understand that this part is more difficult for someone who just landed in Taiwan, but anyone who has been here for a few years should have hundreds of contacts who could help out with this.[/quote]
This was contradicted:
[quote=“Opihiman”] (post dated Jan 23, 2010)
When I formed my Rep Office, they specifically told me that Llary’s way, of providing a contract with a Taiwan company, thereby enabling/inducing the MOEA(?) to write a letter exempting him from work permit (or some such) - that this was an exception they were not entirely happy about, and were not keen to repeat. I don’t recommend going this route, though you might pull it off.
The simple solution is to draw up an employment contract through which the parent company employs the Rep, laying out his duties, responsibilities, limitations, and compensation. It is not that hard. It can amount to writing your own employment contract, given the Rep also controls the parent. You can understand, it is the only way Taiwan ensures it gets some taxes from the Rep’s activities, i.e. through personal income taxes.[/quote]