Shanghai Free Trade Zone

Setup your company in Shanghai Free Trade Zone.

Shanghai Free Trade Zone

The Shanghai Free Trade Zone is China’s first economic Free Trade Zone (FTZ)  is crafted to streamline trade processes, minimize bureaucratic hurdles, and establish a more appealing investment climate for international companies. It provides various incentives for enterprises, including lowered tariffs, streamlined customs processes, and increased flexibility in foreign currency conversion. 

Register a Company in Shanghai FTZ

WFOE Registration

Chinese Company Name
Business License
Company Chops & Seals
Chinese Article of Association

Registered Address

Virtual Address
Physical Address Coordination with recommendations

Bank Accounts

Capital Bank Account
Primary Bank Account

Tax & Accounting

VAT Registration
Monthly Reports Preparation
Filing Tax Return
Invoice Generation

Value Added Services

Business License Management
Fapiao / VAT Receipt
Bank Access
Store Keeping

Policies of Shanghai FTZ

Low Corporate Tax

The Shanghai FTZ imposes corporate tax rates ranging from 9% to 15%. These rates are notably lower compared to standard corporate tax levels.

Import Tax Exemptions

Goods within the SEZ enjoy import tax exemption until they are transferred outside of the zone or warehouse. Import taxes are deferred until the goods are moved out of the SEZ.

Currency Exchange

There are no fees for converting major currencies in the currency exchange, ensuring a free and favorable exchange rate. The process of converting major currencies is offered without any additional charges.

Quick Custom Clearance

Experience swift and efficient customs clearance procedures that prioritize speed and efficiency. Enjoy a rapid and streamlined process for customs clearance, ensuring prompt handling of shipments.

Open a WFOE in Free Trade Zone

Trading WFOE

Trading WFOE

Trading WFOE helps in providing license to carry out import & export activities in China. It allows foreign investors to enter in trade agreements with local chinese suppliers / companies, conduct sales & distribution and many more. It a favorable option for foreign companies seeking to expand their trading operations in China.

Trading WFOE

Trading JV

Trading JV are essentially consulting JV armed with an import/export license and other licenses for specialty products. 

Frequently Asked Questions

A foreign-trade zone refers to a specified area where businesses can employ unique customs procedures to promote domestic activity and enhance value – competing effectively with foreign alternatives.

This is achieved by permitting deferred or reduced duty payments on foreign goods, along with other cost-saving measures.

  • Exemption of Responsibilities: No duties or quota charges are applied to goods being re-exported.
  • Deferred Duties: Imports benefit from the deferral of customs duties and federal excise tax.
  • Operational Advantages: Businesses employing FTZ procedures may enjoy simplified customs processes, such as “weekly entry” or “direct delivery.”
  • Supplementary Advantages: Goods intended for export, whether foreign or domestic, are not subject to state/local inventory taxes. Additionally, FTZ status may render a site eligible for state/local benefits unrelated to the FTZ Act.

The activities varies upon the city location and types of industries permitted for that location. To know more, visit our list of free trade zones.

There are two things to be researched before choosing the free trade zone.

1) To assess the level of international trade in the area and if there is a need for zone services for local companies

2) To determine if is an existing zone(s) adjacent to the port of entry that will already serve companies needs. 

Scroll to Top