Institute for China Studies

Setting up a Representative Office in China

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Course Highlights

  • Learn to navigate the main considerations to be made when deciding yo enter the Chinese market by establishing a Representation Office.
  • Gain in-depth insights in the advantages and limitations of China-based Representative Offices.
  • Develop a profound understanding of the organizational, personnel, financial, legal and compliance aspects of setting up a Representative Office in Mainland China.

Course Description

In this course you will learn the organizational, personnel, legal and compliance aspects of setting up a Representative Office in Mainland China. An increasing number of foreign companies are doing business with China. As their business continues to develop, companies at a given time entrepreneurs will have to make a strategic decision whether to establish a representation in China in order to be able to act adequately on the opportunities the Chinese business environment has to offer. The decision to set up an office in China and decide in which form is not to be taken lightly.

The Representative Office is the most basic of Foreign Invested Enterprises (FIE’s) in form. The absence of capital requirements, a straightforward incorporation process in combination with a relatively short timeline and minimal requirements on overhead investments, makes Representation Offices an excellent means to test the market in terms of looking for Chinese suppliers, customers, for coordinating the foreign parent companies’ activities in China as well as for conducting market research required for developing a long term strategy for China. All factors considered it is a relatively safe first step into establishing a permanent local presence in the Chinese market. Focus goes out to the organizational, personnel, financial, legal and compliance aspects of setting up a Representative Office in Mainland China.

Tailor-made Literature

The literature and reading materials used in this course have been designed to ensure the latest developments in China related to the establishment of Representative Offices are reflected.

100% Online Delivery
The course is designed to be completed fully online enabling students to continue working during the course
Assessment
Assessment is carried out through a series of written assignments to be completed at the end of each unit
Duration
The standard duration of the course is 2 weeks based on an average time commitment of 4 hours per week
Personal Assistance
Throughout the duration of the course you can contact your course professor for professional questions via the online learning environment
Literature
The course covers all literature and reading materials essential to acquiring the fundamental knowledge for performing investment into China
Admission
No specific prior knowledge is required. Completion of the course “Navigating China’s Foreign Investment Landscape” is highly recommended
Target Audience
Executives from all industries interested in foreign investment into China
Certificates
A course certificate is issued upon the successful completion of the course
Tuition Fee
Tuition fee for the entire course is EUR 199 to be paid in advance