Opening a Restaurant in China: Regulatory Requirements

照片The other day I was discussing with some young European entrepreneurs the regulatory steps for the opening of a restaurant in China. One of the main issues is that the investor has to lease the restaurant premises before commencing the setting up process of the company engaged in the restaurant business.

Therefore, it is crucial that the chosen premises are suitable (in term of regulatory requirements) for a restaurant. Otherwise, the risk for the investor is being trapped (after having paid, for instance, a two months’ deposit and three months’ rent in advance) in the lease agreement of a location that cannot be used for a restaurant.

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