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When you select an offshore jurisdiction to conduct your international trade or investment business, you must be very careful.  There are lots of factors to be considered such as any existence of Double Tax Agreements, stability and simplicity of the chosen jurisdiction, etc.  We are experts in guiding you to select the most appropriate jurisdiction which meet your business and personal requirements.

Please find listed below details on tax free and low tax corporate structures offered by the following jurisdictions.

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British Virgin Islands
Cyprus
Delaware LLC
Delaware Corporation
Malaysia (Labuan)
Mauritius GBC1
Mauritius GBC2
Panama
Seychelles IBC
Seychelles CSL
Singapore
British Virgin Islands
General requirements

Type of Company

Business Company

Type of law

Common Law

Political Stability

Good

Time to establish a new company

3 – 5 working days

Tax on Offshore Profits

Nil

Double Taxation Agreements

None

Usual authorized capital

50,000 shares of no par value

Chinese Names Allowed on C of I

Yes

Change of Domicile Permitted

Yes

Corporate Requirements

Local Registered Office and Registered Agent Required

Yes

Minimum Number of Directors/Managers

1

Local Directors Required

No

Corporate Directors Permitted

Yes

Minimum Number of Shareholders/Members

1

Local Shareholders Required

No

Corporate Shareholders Permitted

Yes

Company Secretary Required

No

Bearer Shares Allowed

Yes, but not available

Public Filings

Record of Directors

Optional

Record of Shareholders

Optional

Disclosure of Beneficial Owners

No

Annual Requirements

Filing of Annual Return

No

Submit Audited Accounts

No

Annual General Meetings

No

Whilst every effort has been made to ensure that the details contained herein are correct and up-to-date, it does not constitute legal or other professional advice. We do not accept any responsibility, legal or otherwise, for any error or omission.

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Cyprus
General requirements

Type of Company

Limited Company

Type of law

Common Law

Political stability

Good

Time to establish a new company

7 - 10 working days subject to name approval

Tax on Offshore Profits

10%

Double Taxation Agreements

Yes

Usual authorized capital

CPY 5000

Chinese Names Allowed on C of I

No

Change of Domicile Permitted

No

Corporate Requirements

Local Registered Office and Registered Agent Required

Yes, only local registered office

Minimum Number of Directors/Managers

1

Local Directors Required

No but advisable for tax purposes

Corporate Directors Permitted

Yes

Minimum Number of Shareholders/Members

1

Local Shareholders Required

No

Corporate Shareholders Permitted

Yes

Company Secretary Required

Yes, local but no specific qualifications required

Bearer Shares Allowed

No

Public Filings

Record of Directors

Yes

Record of Shareholders

Yes

Disclosure of Beneficial Owners

None if nominees are to be used

Annual Requirements

Filing of Annual Return

Yes

Submit Audited Accounts

Yes

Annual General Meetings

Yes but can be conducted anywhere

Whilst every effort has been made to ensure that the details contained herein are correct and up-to-date, it does not constitute legal or other professional advice. We do not accept any responsibility, legal or otherwise, for any error or omission.

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Delaware LLC
General requirements

Type of Company

LLC

Type of law

Common Law

Time to establish a new company

2 -5 working days

Political Stability

Good

Tax on Offshore Profits

Nil for non-residents which conduct no business in the US and which have no US-source income are NOT subject to US federal income tax and are NOT required to file a US income tax return

Double Taxation Agreements

None

Usual authorized capital

No Authorised Share Capital

Chinese Names Allowed on C of I

No

Change of Domicile Permitted

Yes

Corporate Requirements

Local Registered Office and Registered Agent Required

Yes

Minimum Number of Directors/Managers

1

Local Directors Required

No

Corporate Directors Permitted

Yes

Minimum Number of Shareholders/Members

1

Local Shareholders Required

No

Corporate Shareholders Permitted

Yes

Company Secretary Required

No

Bearer Shares Allowed

No

Public Filings

Record of Directors

Optional

Record of Shareholders

Optional

Disclosure of Beneficial Owners

No

Annual Requirements

Filing of Annual Return

Yes

Submit Audited Accounts

No

Annual General Meetings

Yes, but can be conducted anywhere

Whilst every effort has been made to ensure that the details contained herein are correct and up-to-date, it does not constitute legal or other professional advice. We do not accept any responsibility, legal or otherwise, for any error or omission.

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Delaware Corporation
General requirements

Type of Company

Corporations

Type of law

Common Law

Time to establish a new company

5 - 7 working days

Political Stability

Good

Tax on Offshore Profits

Nil for non-residents which conduct no business in the US and which have no US-source income are NOT subject to US federal income tax and are NOT required to file a US income tax return

Double Taxation Agreements

None

Usual authorized capital

1,500 No Par Value

Chinese Names Allowed on C of I

No

Change of Domicile Permitted

Yes

Corporate Requirements

Local Registered Office and Registered Agent Required

Yes

Minimum Number of Directors/Managers

1

Local Directors Required

No

Corporate Directors Permitted

No

Minimum Number of Shareholders/Members

1

Local Shareholders Required

No

Corporate Shareholders Permitted

Yes

Company Secretary Required

No

Bearer Shares Allowed

No

Public Filings

Record of Directors

Yes

Record of Shareholders

No

Disclosure of Beneficial Owners

No

Annual Requirements

Filing of Annual Return

Yes

Submit Audited Accounts

No

Annual General Meetings

Yes, but can be conducted anywhere

Whilst every effort has been made to ensure that the details contained herein are correct and up-to-date, it does not constitute legal or other professional advice. We do not accept any responsibility, legal or otherwise, for any error or omission.

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Malaysia (Labuan)
General requirements

Type of Company

Offshore Company

Type of law

Common Law

Political Stability

Good

Time to establish a new company

5 working days

Tax on Offshore Profits

RM 20,000 or 3% of the audited profit for trading
Activities. No tax for pure 100% investment
Holding company

Double Taxation Agreements

Yes, a lot

Usual authorized capital

US$12,000

Chinese Names Allowed on C of I

No

Change of Domicile Permitted

Yes

Corporate Requirements

Local Registered Office and Registered Agent Required

Yes  

Minimum Number of Directors/Managers

1

Local Directors Required

No, but a resident director is recommended to
ensure tax resident status

Corporate Directors Permitted

Yes

Minimum Number of Shareholders/Members

1

Local Shareholders Required

No

Corporate Shareholders Permitted

Yes

Company Secretary Required

Yes, an approved officer or an approved
Corporation of a Labuan trust co.

Bearer Shares Allowed

No

Public Filings

Record of Directors

Yes

Record of Shareholders

Yes

Disclosure of Beneficial Owners

None if nominees are to be used

Annual Requirements

Filing of Annual Return

Yes

Submit Audited Accounts

Yes

Annual General Meetings

Yes, but can be conducted anywhere

Whilst every effort has been made to ensure that the details contained herein are correct and up-to-date, it does not constitute legal or other professional advice. We do not accept any responsibility, legal or otherwise, for any error or omission.

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Mauritius GBC1
General requirements

Type of Company

Global Business Licence 1

Type of law

Companies Act 2001

Political Stability

Good

Time to establish a new company

16 working days

Tax on Offshore Profits

15%

Double Taxation Agreements

Yes, it is treated as tax resident in Mauritius and
may thereby access the taxation treaties signed
with Belgium, Botswana, China, Cyprus, France,
Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Kuwait, Lesotho, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mozambique, Namibia,
Nepal, Oman, Pakistan, Russia, Singapore, South
Africa, Sri Lanka, Swaziland, Sweden, Thailand,
U.K, Zimbabwe. By using a Mauritius GBC1
Company, profits can be withdrawn from that
country either without the imposition of
withholding tax or subject to a substantially
reduced rate of withholding tax.

Usual authorized capital

No Authorised Share Capital

Chinese Names Allowed on C of I

Yes

Change of Domicile Permitted

Yes

Corporate Requirements

Local Registered Office and Registered Agent Required

Yes, only local registered office

Minimum Number of Directors/Managers

2

Local Directors Required

Yes, minimum one

Corporate Directors Permitted

No

Minimum Number of Shareholders/Members

1

Local Shareholders Required

No

Corporate Shareholders Permitted

Yes

Company Secretary Required

Yes, local

Bearer Shares Allowed

No

Public Filings

Record of Directors

Yes

Record of Shareholders

Yes

Disclosure of Beneficial Owners

None if nominees are to be used

Annual Requirements

Filing of Annual Return

No

Submit Audited Accounts

Yes

Annual General Meetings

Yes, but can be conducted anywhere

Whilst every effort has been made to ensure that the details contained herein are correct and up-to-date, it does not constitute legal or other professional advice. We do not accept any responsibility, legal or otherwise, for any error or omission.

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Mauritius GBC2
General requirements

Type of Company

Global Business Licence 2

Type of law

Companies Act 2001

Time to establish a new company

5 working days

Political Stability

Good

Tax on Offshore Profits

Exempt

Double Taxation Agreements

None

Usual authorized capital

No Authorised Share Capital

Chinese Names Allowed on C of I

Yes

Change of Domicile Permitted

Yes

Corporate Requirements

Local Registered Office and Registered Agent Required

Yes, but only local registered office

Minimum Number of Directors/Managers

1

Local Directors Required

No

Corporate Directors Permitted

No

Minimum Number of Shareholders/Members

1

Local Shareholders Required

No

Corporate Shareholders Permitted

Yes

Company Secretary Required

No

Bearer Shares Allowed

No

Public Filings

Record of Directors

Yes

Record of Shareholders

Yes

Disclosure of Beneficial Owners

None if nominees are to be used

Annual Requirements

Filing of Annual Return

Yes

Submit Audited Accounts

No

Annual General Meetings

Yes, but can be conducted anywhere

Whilst every effort has been made to ensure that the details contained herein are correct and up-to-date, it does not constitute legal or other professional advice. We do not accept any responsibility, legal or otherwise, for any error or omission.

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Panama
General requirements

Type of Company

Corporations

Type of law

Companies Act 2001

Time to establish a new company

2 -5 working days

Political Stability

Fair

Tax on Offshore Profits

Nil

Double Taxation Agreements

None

Usual authorized capital

No Authorised Share Capital

Chinese Names Allowed on C of I

No

Change of Domicile Permitted

Yes

Corporate Requirements

Local Registered Office and Registered Agent Required

Yes

Minimum Number of Directors/Managers

3

Local Directors Required

No

Corporate Directors Permitted

Yes

Minimum Number of Shareholders/Members

1

Local Shareholders Required

No

Corporate Shareholders Permitted

Yes

Company Secretary Required

Yes, no specific requirements

Bearer Shares Allowed

Yes, but not available

Public Filings

Record of Directors

Yes

Record of Shareholders

No

Disclosure of Beneficial Owners

No

Annual Requirements

Filing of Annual Return

No

Submit Audited Accounts

No

Annual General Meetings

Yes, but can be conducted anywhere

Whilst every effort has been made to ensure that the details contained herein are correct and up-to-date, it does not constitute legal or other professional advice. We do not accept any responsibility, legal or otherwise, for any error or omission.

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Seychelles IBC
General requirements

Type of Company

IBC

Type of law

Common Law

Time to establish a new company

1 working day

Political Stability

Good

Tax on Offshore Profits

Nil

Double Taxation Agreements

None

Usual authorized capital

US$1,000,000

Chinese Names Allowed on C of I

Yes

Change of Domicile Permitted

Yes

Corporate Requirements

Local Registered Office and Registered Agent Required

Yes

Minimum Number of Directors/Managers

1

Local Directors Required

No

Corporate Directors Permitted

Yes

Minimum Number of Shareholders/Members

1

Local Shareholders Required

No

Corporate Shareholders Permitted

Yes

Company Secretary Required

No

Bearer Shares Allowed

Yes, but not available

Public Filings

Record of Directors

No

Record of Shareholders

No

Disclosure of Beneficial Owners

No

Annual Requirements

Filing of Annual Return

No

Submit Audited Accounts

No

Annual General Meetings

No

Whilst every effort has been made to ensure that the details contained herein are correct and up-to-date, it does not constitute legal or other professional advice. We do not accept any responsibility, legal or otherwise, for any error or omission.

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Seychelles CSL
General requirements

Type of Company

CSL

Type of law

Common Law

Time to establish a new company

3 – 4 weeks

Political Stability

Good

Tax on Offshore Profits

1.5%

Double Taxation Agreements

Yes, including China, Thailand, Malaysia, South Africa, Botswana,
Mauritius and Oman

Usual authorized capital

US$100

Chinese Names Allowed on C of I

Yes

Change of Domicile Permitted

Yes

Corporate Requirements

Local Registered Office and Registered Agent Required

Yes , but only local registered office

Minimum Number of Directors/Managers

2

Local Directors Required

No, but necessary for DTA reliance cases

Corporate Directors Permitted

No

Minimum Number of Shareholders/Members

2

Local Shareholders Required

No

Corporate Shareholders Permitted

Yes

Company Secretary Required

Yes, local

Bearer Shares Allowed

No

Public Filings

Record of Directors

Yes

Record of Shareholders

Yes

Disclosure of Beneficial Owners

None if nominees are to be used

Annual Requirements

Filing of Annual Return

Yes

Submit Audited Accounts

Yes

Annual General Meetings

Yes

Whilst every effort has been made to ensure that the details contained herein are correct and up-to-date, it does not constitute legal or other professional advice. We do not accept any responsibility, legal or otherwise, for any error or omission.

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Singapore
General requirements

Type of Company

Private Limited Company

Type of law

Common Law

Time to establish a new company

Up to 4 working days, but a Pte Ltd name can be approved in 2 hours and incorporation in 1 day

Political Stability

Good

Tax on Offshore Profits

Exempt

Double Taxation Agreements

Yes, Please note that for the company to gain the benefit of the double taxation treaties signed by Singapore it is likely that the company would have to be resident. Treaties have presently been concluded with Australia, Bangladesh, Belgium, Canada, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom.

Usual authorized capital

S$100,000

Chinese Names Allowed on C of I

No

Change of Domicile Permitted

No

Corporate Requirements

Local Registered Office and Registered Agent Required

Yes, but only local registered office

Minimum Number of Directors/Managers

1

Local Directors Required

Yes

Corporate Directors Permitted

No

Minimum Number of Shareholders/Members

1

Local Shareholders Required

No

Corporate Shareholders Permitted

Yes

Company Secretary Required

Yes, must be local and qualified

Bearer Shares Allowed

No

Public Filings

Record of Directors

Yes

Record of Shareholders

Yes

Disclosure of Beneficial Owners

No

Annual Requirements

Filing of Annual Return

Yes

Submit Audited Accounts

Yes

Annual General Meetings

Yes, but can be conducted anywhere

Whilst every effort has been made to ensure that the details contained herein are correct and up-to-date, it does not constitute legal or other professional advice. We do not accept any responsibility, legal or otherwise, for any error or omission.

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