Taiwan, China

Ease of Doing Business in

Taiwan, China

This page summarizes Doing Business 2015 data for Taiwan (China). The first section presents the Ease of Doing Business rank (out of 189 economies) and the distance to frontier (DTF)** measure, overall and by topic. The second section summarizes the key indicators for each topic benchmarked against regional averages.

Economy Overview

Region East Asia & Pacific
Income Category High income
Population 22,845,550
GNI Per Capita (US$) 21,620
City covered Taipei
Doing Business 2015 Rank Doing Business 2014 Rank*** Change in Rank
19 18 down -1

Doing Business 2015 DTF** (% points) Doing Business 2014 DTF** (% points) Change in DTF** (% points)
78.73 77.62 down 1.11
Positive=Doing Business reform making it easier to do business. Negative=Change making it more difficult to do business.

Starting a Business


The challenges of launching a business are shown below. Included are: the number of steps entrepreneurs can expect to go through to launch, the time it takes on average, and the cost and minimum capital required as a percentage of gross national income (GNI) per capita.

DB 2015 Rank 15 DB 2014 Rank*** 15 Change in Rank 0
DB 2015 DTF** (% points) 94.39 DB 2014 DTF** (% points) 94.38 Change in DTF** (% points) up0.01

Information on new business density and number of newly created firms with limited liability can be found at Entrepreneurship Database.

Indicator Taiwan, China East Asia & Pacific OECD

The total number of procedures required to register a firm. A procedure is defined as any interaction of the company founders with external parties (for example, government agencies, lawyers, auditors or notaries).

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Procedures (number)
3.0 7.3 4.8

The total number of days required to register a firm. The measure captures the median duration that incorporation lawyers indicate is necessary to complete a procedure with minimum follow-up with government agencies and no extra payments.

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Time (days)
10.0 34.4 9.2

Cost is recorded as a percentage of the economy’s income per capita. It includes all official fees and fees for legal or professional services if such services are required by law.

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Cost (% of income per capita)
2.2 27.7 3.4

The amount that the entrepreneur needs to deposit in a bank or with a notary before registration and up to 3 months following incorporation and is recorded as a percentage of the economy’s income per capita.

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Paid-in min. capital (% of income per capita)
0.0 256.4 8.8
No. Procedure Time to Complete Associated Costs
1 Use the online application to search the name, apply for incorporation and tax registration, apply for Labor Insurance, National Health Insurance and Pension Plan Report with the Bureau of Labor Insurance and register for work rules with the Council of Labor Affairs 7 days TWD 150 (online search) or TWD 300 (government fee) + 0.025% of capital (in case the registration fee payable is less than TWD 1,000, the registration fee shall be TWD 1,000)
2 Make a company seal 1 day TWD 450 (depending on the number/ material used, each range from TWD 450 to TWD 1000)
3 Submit a CPA audit report showing that the amount of capital invested is sufficient to cover company establishment cost 2 days TWD 5,000 - 20,000 fee varies across firms

**The distance to frontier score shows how far on average an economy is at a point in time from the best performance achieved by any economy on each Doing Business indicator since 2005 or the third year in which data for the indicator were collected. The measure is normalized to range between 0 and 100, with 100 representing the frontier. Read more...

***Last year's rankings are adjusted. They are based on 10 topics and reflect data corrections.

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