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Taiwan, China

Taiwan, China Download Profile (1729.4KB, pdf)
Region East Asia & Pacific
Income Category High income
Population 23,492,074
GNI Per Capita (US$) 22,267
City covered Taipei

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DB 2017 Rank

1

100

DB 2017 DTF (% points)

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Topics DB 2017 Rank DB 2016 Rank info_outline Change in Rank DB 2017 DTF (% points) info_outline DB 2016 DTF (% points) info_outline Change in DTF (% points) info_outline
Overall 11 10 down
1
81.09 81.08 down
0.01
Starting a Business 19 16 down
3
94.42 94.41 up
0.01
Dealing with Construction Permits 3 3
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86.30 86.29 up
0.01
Getting Electricity 2 2
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99.44 99.43 up
0.01
Registering Property 17 17
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83.89 83.89
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Getting Credit 62 60 down
2
60.00 60.00
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Protecting Minority Investors 22 18 down
4
70.00 70.00
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Paying Taxes 30 32 up
2
84.78 84.79 down
0.01
Trading across Borders 68 67 down
1
80.11 80.11
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Enforcing Contracts 14 15 up
1
73.49 73.49
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Resolving Insolvency 22 21 down
1
78.46 78.41 up
0.05

DB 2017 Rank:

3

DB 2016 Rank:

3

Change in Rank:

0

DB 2017 DTF (% points):

86.30

DB 2016 DTF (% points):

86.29

Change in DTF (% points):

up0.01

STANDARDIZED WAREHOUSE
Estimated value of warehouse TWD 35,527,010
City Taipei
Indicator Taiwan, China East Asia & Pacific OECD high income
Procedures (number) info_outline 10 15.0 12.1
Time (days) info_outline 93 134.1 152.1
Cost (% of warehouse value) info_outline 0.4 2.1 1.6
Building quality control index (0-15) info_outline 13 8.7 11.3
  • Measure of efficiency
    No. Procedure Time to Complete Associated Costs
    1

    Obtain information about infrastructure from the water company

    Agency: Taiwan Water Corporation at One-Stop Counter

    BuildCo visits the One-Stop Counter to obtain information on the intended building site’s water and electricity infrastructure.

    14 days no charge
    * 2

    Obtain information about electricity infrastructure from electricity provider

    Agency: Taiwan Power Company (Taipower) at One-Stop Counter

    14 days no charge
    3

    Request and obtain building permit from the City Government at the One-Stop Counter

    Agency: City Government at the One-Stop Counter

    With the One-Stop Counter introduced in March 2011, becoming fully operational in early 2012, builders now can obtain several approvals in one place. BuildCo submits a construction permit application at the One-Stop Counter, along with the drawings and explanations as part of the “pre-construction application form."

    In particular cases, if there is a need for an application to be processed jointly with another unit, the applicant should fill out a Taipei City Government Building Permit (Design Alteration) Joint Review Form, ticking the joint processing unit and joint review item(s), and submit it once.

    If an application is not within the scope of the One-Stop Counter’s jurisdiction, or is one that cannot be processed due to special circumstances, the One-Stop Counter will not be able to accept it, but will assist the applicant in going through the ordinary channels.

    If an application is within the scope of the One-Stop Counter’s jurisdiction, the staff member that receives it will verify that the correct documents have been submitted, assign the application a case number, and submit a receipt stamp or fax a receipt stub with the fees that need to be paid.

    When the documents are complete, the One-Stop Counter will forward them to the relevant offices (the Construction Management Office, Bureau of High Speed Rail, Department of Rapid Transit Systems, Department of Public Works, Department of Cultural Affairs, Department of Transportation, Department of Land, Department of Urban Development, etc.) to conduct a joint review. When a joint review of an application has been conducted by the One-Stop Counter and it has been found that the application does not conform to requirements, the One-Stop Counter will notify the applicant that he has one chance to make the necessary amendments.

    Once all amendments have been made, a construction permit is issued, and fees for the construction permit, specification of building setback line, wastewater discharge permit, and land ownership certificate are paid.

    It is possible to apply for a building permit online since April 1, 2015 and the website is http://tccmoapply.dba.tcg.gov.tw:8080/tccmoapply/

    21 days TWD 31,402
    4

    Report the start date and present construction plan to the City Government at the One-Stop Counter and pay air pollution protection fee before starting construction

    Agency: City Government at the One-Stop Counter

    After BuildCo obtains the construction permit, he prepares the application for commencement of construction, a construction plan, and other required documentation and submits them to the One-Stop Counter.

    BuildCo then pays the air pollution protection fee and obtains approval for the commencement of work.

    Under the provisions of Article 4 of the Regulations Governing Construction Project Air Pollution Prevention Facilities, the case study warehouse would be classified as a Grade 2 construction.


    1 day TWD 25,674
    5

    Request occupancy permit, post-contruction approvals and registrations at the One-Stop Counter

    Agency: City Government at the One-Stop Counter

    Where construction is completed without involving damage to adjacent property, BuildCo can take the original construction permit to the One-Stop Counter and make a one-time submission of the Self Checklist for Post-Completion Application Documents (OSC4) and apply for an occupancy permit.

    The mode of submission is the same as the construction permit application. BuildCo must place the relevant application letter, application form, drawings and explanations, and other documentation required by law or by the regulations of the unit concerned into one envelope for each separate application. BuildCo must also write the type of application and the unit concerned on the envelope (e.g., “Application to the Fire Department for post-completion inspection of fire-fighting equipment.”)

    The One-Stop Counter will pass the application documents to the relevant units or review and processing. As part of the review process, the relevant departments will conduct a joint final inspection. If the building is found to be in compliance with applicable regulations, the One-Stop Counter will approve the issuance of an occupancy permit and BuildCo must pay the applicable fees. BuildCo may choose to pick up the occupancy permit in person at the One-Stop Counter or have it mailed to him. The One-Stop Counter will also notify Taipei Water Department to carry out the water connection procedures.

    Moreover, once issuance of the occupancy permit is approved, the One-Stop Counter will transmit the documentation to apply for registration of title to the local land administration office.

    For the registration of a new building, Point 3 of the Supplementary Regulations on Computing and Collecting Land Registration Fees and Penalties stipulates that the registration fee is computed according to the total cost of construction as recorded in the occupancy permit. Article 84 of the Land Registration Regulations stipulates that the general land registration procedure applies to the registration of a new building; hence the applicable registration fee is 0.2% of the total cost of construction.

    1 day TWD 71,054
    6

    Receive final inspection

    Agency: Relevant Agencies at One-Stop Counter

    1 day no charge
    7

    Obtain occupancy permit, post-contruction approvals and registrations at the One-Stop Counter

    Agency: City Government at One-Stop Counter

    33 days no charge
    8

    Apply for water supply from a local water company

    Agency: Taiwan Water Corporation

    1 day no charge
    9

    Receive inspection from water company

    Agency: Taiwan Water Corporation

    1 day no charge
    10

    Obtain connection to water

    Agency: Taiwan Water Corporation

    The whole process (from application to connection) may take 14 -- 28 days.

    19 days TWD 25,000

    * Takes place simultaneously with previous procedure.

  • Measure of quality
    Answer Score
    Building quality control index (0-15) 13.0
    Quality of building regulations index (0-2) 2.0
    How accessible are building laws and regulations in your economy? (0-1) Available online; Free of charge. 1.0
    Which requirements for obtaining a building permit are clearly specified in the building regulations or on any accessible website, brochure or pamphlet? (0-1) List of required documents; Fees to be paid; Required preapprovals. 1.0
    Quality control before construction index (0-1) 1.0
    Which third-party entities are required by law to verify that the building plans are in compliance with existing building regulations? (0-1) Licensed architect. 1.0
    Quality control during construction index (0-3) 2.0
    What types of inspections (if any) are required by law to be carried out during construction? (0-2) Inspections by in-house engineer. 1.0
    Do legally mandated inspections occur in practice during construction? (0-1) Mandatory inspections are always done in practice. 1.0
    Quality control after construction index (0-3) 3.0
    Is there a final inspection required by law to verify that the building was built in accordance with the approved plans and regulations? (0-2) Yes, final inspection is done by government agency; Yes, in-house engineer submits report for final inspection. 2.0
    Do legally mandated final inspections occur in practice? (0-1) Final inspection always occurs in practice. 1.0
    Liability and insurance regimes index (0-2) 1.0
    Which parties (if any) are held liable by law for structural flaws or problems in the building once it is in use (Latent Defect Liability or Decennial Liability)? (0-1)  Professional in charge of the supervision; Construction company; Owner or investor. 1.0
    Which parties (if any) are required by law to obtain an insurance policy to cover possible structural flaws or problems in the building once it is in use (Latent Defect Liability Insurance or Decennial Insurance)? (0-1) No party is required by law to obtain insurance . 0.0
    Professional certifications index (0-4) 4.0
    What are the qualification requirements for the professional responsible for verifying that the architectural plans or drawings are in compliance with existing building regulations? (0-2) Minimum number of years of experience; University degree in architecture or engineering; Being a registered architect or engineer; Passing a certification exam. 2.0
    What are the qualification requirements for the professional who supervises the construction on the ground? (0-2) Minimum number of years of experience; University degree in engineering, construction or construction management; Being a registered architect or engineer; Passing a certification exam. 2.0