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What are the procedures to patent or apply for a trademark for my new invention?
For patenting and trademark, you can refer to Intellectual Property Of Singapore (IPOS). For more information, you may visit these webpages:
Who do I contact to get In-Principle support to recruit PRC workers?
EDB only administers in the in-principle support for workers under the Process Chemical Industries. All other type of workers will have to refer to the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) - website:
How do I find out about import / export documentation and procedures?
For procedures on import / export, you may refer to this
. Alternatively, you may visit this website:
Who do I contact to apply for a Central Registration (CR) number?
CR Number is issued by Singapore Customs. For further information, you may visit their website:
Where do I get data on Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) into Singapore?
For FDI data, please refer to this webpage
at the Department of Statistics website
Do I need a license to set up a Venture Capital company in Singapore?
For the licensing requirement required for a Venture Capital company please refer to the Monetary Authority of Singapore website
Are there any restrictions on setting up a retail outlet in Singapore?
For more information on setting a retail outlet, you my visit this webpage
Where can I find the list of recognized overseas universities in Singapore?
For information on post-secondary education in Singapore, you may visit this webpage
What are the procedures and the documentation involved in setting up a school in Singapore?
To set up as a school in Singapore, you would need to incorporate an entity and register with the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority of Singapore. For further information, you may visit this website:
In addition, you would need to register with the Ministry of Education as a school. For further information, you may visit their website at:
How do I set up a Representative office in Singapore?
Foreign companies that are keen on exploring the viability of doing business in Singapore, or are interested in using Singapore as a launch pad into the Asia Pacific, may wish to set up a Representative Office (RO). An RO has the benefit of allowing a foreign company to test out the business environment in Singapore before committing to any investment decisions. However, foreign companies wanting to maintain long term operations in Singapore will be required to incorporate as legal entities with the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA) in Singapore. For further information, you may visit this website:
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