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Investment Guidelines

Establishing a Company

Checking the Company Name

  1. Investors should first select a Chinese name for the company that they will be setting up in Taiwan. The company that they set up must then file an application for pre-review of the company name and business scope as well as to retain the company name during the prereview period with the Central Region Office, MOEA.
  2. For online application, please refer to the Company, Business and Limited Partnership One-stop Service Request website

Permission for Investment

  1. An investor is required to submit the Investment Application Form and relevant documents to the Investment Commission, MOEA (address: 8F, No. 7, Sec. 1, Roosevelt Rd., Taipei; telephone: 023343-5700). If the invested company is located in an export processing zone or a science park, then the investor should apply directly to the administrative agency in charge of that zone or park.

Approval of Investment Amount

  1. For investors making inward remittances of foreign currencies, investment funds may be remitted from abroad after the investment is approved. When the remittance is settled in NT dollars, the original approval documents should be submitted to the domestic bank handling the transaction, and approval of the investment amount must be authorized by the authority which approved the investment according to the paragraph above.

Registration of a Company

  1. If the company being established involves an investment of NTD 500 million or more, the investor should apply to the Department of Commerce, MOEA, for the registration of his/her company. If the investment is less than NTD 500 million, the investor should apply to the local municipality government or the Central Region Office, MOEA (for Taiwan Province, Kinmen, and Matsu), depending on location. If the company being set up is located in an export processing zone, science park or free trade zone, the investor should apply directly to the administrative agency in charge of that zone or park.
  2. Taiwan has cancelled the minimum investment limit for company registration. Apart from some select industries, a company can be established as long as the investment is sufficient to cover reasonable expected costs.
  3. For online application, please refer to the Company, Business and Limited Partnership One-stop Service Request website

Taxation Registration

  1. An investor must apply to the tax collection authority of the company's locality to register his/her business.

Export/Import Business Registration

  1. The operator of an export/import business must apply first to the Bureau of Foreign Trade, MOEA, for an advance check of its English name, and then apply to that Bureau for registration as an export/import business.
  2. For online application, please refer to the System of Registration of Exporters and Importers or the Company, Business and Limited Partnership One-stop Service Request website

Factory Registration

  1. A company that is engaged in the manufacturing or processing of goods must apply for a factory registration with the local county or city government where it is situated. If the factory is located in an export processing zone, science park, or agricultural biotechnology park, the company should apply for registration with the administrative agency in charge of that zone or park.

Application for Businesses Requiring Special Permission

  1. Before operating a business requiring special permission, and before the company is set up and registered, the investor is first required to obtain permission from the competent authorities to set up and equip the intended business.
  2. After completing the establishment and registration of the company, the investor should obtain a permit from the competent authority for the intended business. Only then may the business go into operation as a specially permitted business.

Investing Procedures

 

 

Establishing a Business Enterprise

 

Checking the Business Enterprise Name

  1. Investors should first select a Chinese name for the business enterprise that they will be setting up in Taiwan. The business enterprise that they set up must then file an application for pre-review of the business enterprise name and business scope as well as to retain the business enterprise name during the prereview period with the local county or city government to which the business enterprise being set up belongs.
  2. For online application, please refer to the Company, Business and Limited Partnership One-stop Service Request website

Permission for Investment

  1. An investor is required to submit the Investment Application Form and relevant documents to the Investment Commission, MOEA (address: 8F, No. 7, Sec. 1, Roosevelt Rd., Taipei; telephone: 023343-5700). If the invested company is located in an export processing zone or a science park, then the investor should apply directly to the administrative agency in charge of that zone or park.

Approval of Investment Amount

  1. For investors making inward remittances of foreign currencies, investment funds may be remitted from abroad after the investment is approved. When the remittance is settled in NT dollars, the original approval documents should be submitted to the domestic bank handling the transaction, and approval of the investment amount must be authorized by the authority which approved the investment according to the paragraph above.

Registration of a Business Enterprise

  1. An investor setting up a business enterprise must apply for registration with the local county or city government. Parties applying for business registration should apply with their local country or city government office.
  2. For online application, please refer to the Company, Business and Limited Partnership One-stop Service Request website

Taxation Registration

  1. An investor must apply to the tax collection authority of the company's locality to register his/her business.

Export/Import Business Registration

  1. The operator of an export/import business must apply first to the Bureau of Foreign Trade, MOEA, for an advance check of its English name, and then apply to that Bureau for registration as an export/import business.
  2. For online application, please refer to the System of Registration of Exporters and Importers or the Company, Business and Limited Partnership One-stop Service Request website

Application for Businesses Requiring Special Permission

  1. Before operating a business requiring special permission, and before the company (business enterprise) is set up and registered, the investor is first required to obtain permission from the competent authorities to set up and equip the intended business.
  2. After completing the establishment and registration of the business enterprise, the investor should obtain a permit from the competent authority for the intended business. Only then may the business go into operation as a specially permitted business.

Investing Procedures

 

One Stop online Application

 

In keeping with the global trend and enhancing the competitiveness of business environment, the government has streamlined the cross-agency processes to provide convenient services to the public enable them to apply for incorporation and tax registration, Labor Insurance and National Health Insurance coverage, and register work rules via the “Company, Business and Partnership One-Stop Service Request” website.

The members of the public can use this one stop online application website to submit all the applications and check the status of their applications further throughout the data connection and processes integration between this website and relevant agencies without walk-in services. This facilitates the process of setting up companies and improves commerce industrial services efficiency.

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