Harneys Cayman

Harneys Cayman

China Offshore Company Formation and Funds Guide 2018



Country: Cayman Islands


Currency:Cayman Islands Dollar (KYD)

Languages: English

Time Zone: UTC-5


Phone Code: 1-345

Communications: Good


Formation Cost:3500-4500 USD$

Formation Time: 2-3 days

Maintenance cost:2500-3500 USD$


The Cayman Islands is one of the world’s leading international financial centres and is a politically stable jurisdiction thatoffers companies a tax neutral platform for mutual funds, private equity funds,holding structures, structured finance, insurance companies and listing vehicles.


The Cayman Islands is also home to the world’s 50 largest banks and is the second largest offshore jurisdiction for captive insurance. Approximately eight out of ten of the world’s hedge funds are set up in the Cayman Islands. Many private equity funds also choose the Cayman Islands due to its comprehensive and business friendly Exempted Limited Partnership Law.


The Cayman Islands has alsoendeavoured to meet the requirements of transparency. As a member of Automatic Exchange of InformationAgreements, which is made up of three regimes -the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act 2010, the Crown Dependencies and Overseas Territories and theCommon Reporting Standards(CRS)- efforts have been paid to seek an effective balance between combatting tax evasion and money laundering and individual privacy and confidentiality rights. More than a hundred countries have since subscribed to CRS, withChina, Russia and Australia being late adopters and due to undertake first exchanges by 2018.



Suitable for:

Wealth Management, Banking, Insurance, Fund Management, Shipping, Aviation, Yachting, Trading Financial, Intellectual Property/Licensing, Holding Companies, E-commerce, Property Ownership


Vehicle Types:

Exempted Companies, Limited Liability Companies, Exempted Limited Partnerships, Foundation Companies, Foreign Companies, Foreign Partnerships, Special Economic Zone Companies (SEZC)


Capital primary Business District:

George Town


Good Relationships:

Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, Belize, Canada, Dominica, India, Jamaica, Montserrat, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands,  United States


Bad Relationships:

Burma, Cuba, Iran, Korea (Democratic People’s Republic of), Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria


Tax Burden-Business:

Very Light


Tax Burden-Individual:

Very Light


Headline Tax Rates:

CIT 0%, PIT 0%, VAT 0%


Treaty Jurisdictions:

United Kingdom


TIEA Jurisdictions:

Argentina, Aruba, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Curacao, Czech Republic, Denmark, Faroe Islands, Finland, France, Germany, Greenland, Guernsey, Iceland, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Malta, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Seychelles, Saint Maarten, South Africa, Sweden, United Kingdom, United States of America



Kristy Calvert, Managing Partner, Shanghai and Jessie Xu, Associate of Harneys

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