Branch/subsidiary in Hong Kong or Taiwan?
A research and consulting company, we have started doing business in Taiwan and want to employ a local consultant in Taipei, therefore opening an office. We are aware of the authorisation process in Taiwan. But many people in Taiwan have advised that trading from Hong Kong would be a better option. We have further development opportunities in Hong Kong and Mainland China, therefore there could be a rationale to be based in Hong Kong. But given the local regulations for doing business in Taiwan, I am wondering if we will need to have branch/subsidiary in Taiwan anyway so to support our operations and being able to employ people. I would welcome advice / past experiences, of setting up operations in Taiwan, or operating from Hong Kong / Taiwan in the wider Asia. Thank you