What are the differences between a FDI company and a general corporate entity?
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 General corporate entity

 FDI company

 Conditions for establishment

Same conditions for Korean’s establishment but there is a difference in the necessary documents.

 One foreign investor to make an investment of KRW 100 million or more as capital amount and needs to own 10% or more of the intended company’s total shares (equities)

 Establishment process

 Same process with Korean’s establishment process.

 Certain process including a foreign investment report is required in order to be recognized as a FDI company.

 Granted benefits

 Equal treatment with general domestic corporate entities.

 Tax benefits under the relevant laws and the relevant local government’s policies. Overseas remittance of dividend and liquidated amount, etc. is guaranteed. 


Example: find out about the benefits offered in Incheon Free Economic Zone