Foreign companies interested in exploring potential business opportunities in Singapore may set up a Representative Office (RO) before committing to a business venture. It allows a foreign entity to assess the business environment in Singapore before deciding to set up a permanent establishment.
A RO is a temporary set-up with no legal status so it cannot engage in any trading or business activities which yield a profit.
An application to register a RO must be submitted to Enterprise Singapore. For more information on Representative Office, click here.