I initially went to China to sort out the quality issues with the current supplier. While I was there I researched further.
If we have an RO so we can employ someone to maintain quality, then we have to rent a premises for a year. If we have a premises and one employee, and we can do all the packaging at the RO, then we’re only one step away from putting these things together (“manufacturing”) ourselves.
So it’s about whether the “putting together” of these things would be considered “manufacturing” or whether we can convince the authorities that max of 300,000 RMB in the next 12 months can be put into a WFOE.
I’m not sure which envelope to push – the scope of the RO, or trying for a WFOE with 300,000 RMB ?