A business as referred to in the Business Registration Act, which
You should first choose a Chinese name for your business if you are setting up a business in Taiwan. The business you 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.
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When you intend to operate a business requiring special permission, you are first required to obtain the permission from the competent authorities before registering your business
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If you are a foreigner or an overseas Chinese, you are required to submit the Investment Application Form and relevant documents to the Department of Investment Review, MOEA to obtain the permission for investment and then to make inward remittances to have the capital approved. If the invested business 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.
You applying for business registration should apply with your local country or city government ofﬁce.
For online application, please visit the Company, Business and Limited Partnership One-stop Service Request website.
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You must apply to the International Trade Administration, MOEA for review of English name availability of your business while operating an import/export business, and then apply to that Bureau for registering as importer/exporter.
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After completing the establishment and registration of the business, you should obtain a permit from the competent authority for the intended business before operating a permitted business. Only then may the business go into operation as a specially permitted business.
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The government has streamlined the cross-agency processes to provide convenient services to the public enabling 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 through the data connection and process 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.