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Guide to Opening a Representative Office in China

Chinese Businessman Using Digital Tablet During Corporate Meeting In Office

Regarded as the “lightest” company structure, a representative office (“RO”) can offer newcomers – who are not ready to take the plunge into uncharted waters with a hefty investment – a relatively easy and quick way to establish a foothold in China. This pared-down mode of presence in China has its merits as well as drawbacks, and you are well-advised to take them into careful consideration when deciding which structure best fits your business’ individual needs.