Foreign Issuer Listing (Registration) on the TPEx/ESB 日本企業の上場/登録について

Taipei Exchange (TPEx) has been playing a successful role of business nurturer and promoter of economic vitality. With the increasingly internationalized and liberalized capital market and in support of government’s efforts to draw businesses around the world to list their stocks in Taiwan, TPEx has completed comprehensive provisions and support measures for foreign issuers to apply for listing on TPEx or registration on the Emerging Stock Market. TPEx prepares this information to help interested foreign issuers and intermediaries having a better understanding about relevant requirements so they can make well preparation. This information includes the status of Taiwan’s capital market, an overview of the TPEx, Regulations Application Documents and Related Information of Foreign Issuer’s Registration and Primary Listings on the TPEx/ESB in Taiwan, FAQ: Registration by Foreign Issuer's on the TPEx/ESB in Taiwan, and other important information when applying for listing on the TPEx or registration on the Emerging Stock Market.

Contact the TPEx:

Listing Examination Department

Title Name Hotline Email
Vice President Mr. Lan 02-2366-6075 alexlan@tpex.org.tw
Assistant Vice President Mr. Tseng 02-2366-6159 alex@tpex.org.tw
Manager Mr. Liu 02-2366-5903 leoliu@tpex.org.tw

  1. Information for Listing (Registration) on the TPEx/ESB in Taiwan for Foreign Issuers
  2. FAQ for Listing (Registration) on the TPEx/ESB in Taiwan for Foreign Issuers
  3. Special Information for Japanese Issuers Listing (Registering) on the TPEx/ESB
  4. Regulations Governing Listing (Registration) on the TPEx/ESB: A Comparison of Foreign vs. Domestic Enterprises
  5. Regulations on Stock Listing (Registration) on the TPEx/ESB by Foreign Issuers
  6. Regulations on Stock Listing (Registration) on the TPEx/ESB by Foreign Issuers (Japanese version)
  7. Regulations on Stock Listing (Registration) on the TPEx/ESB by Foreign Issuers: Appendices
  8. Primary Listing Application Checklist
  9. Information for Foreign Issuer's Listing Application as a Technology Enterprise
  10. Guidelines for Declaration and Review of Personal Basic Income from Sources Outside R.O.C. and from Hong Kong and Macau

Information for Listing (Registration) on the TPEx/ESB in Taiwan for Foreign Issuers

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Pamphlet for Listing (Registration) on the TPEx/ESB in Taiwan for Foreign Issuers Chinese Download 2019.03.28
Pamphlet for Listing (Registration) on the TPEx/ESB in Taiwan for Foreign Issuers English Download 2019.03.28
Pamphlet for Listing (Registration) on the TPEx/ESB in Taiwan for Foreign Issuers Japanese Download 2016.06.08
Pamphlet for the Deregulation of Par Value of Stock Issued by Foreign Enterprises Chinese Download 2015.02.26

FAQ for Listing (Registration) on the TPEx/ESB in Taiwan for Foreign Issuers

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Information on indirect listing application by China-owned enterprises by creating holding companies in other countries Chinese Download 2014.08.12
FAQ: Registration by Foreign Issuers on the Emerging Stock Market in Taiwan Chinese Download 2019.05.07
English Download 2019.05.07
FAQ: Primary Listing by Foreign Issuers on the TPEx in Taiwan Chinese Download 2019.01.04
English Download 2019.01.04
FAQ: Deregulation of Stock Without Par Value or With Par Value Other Than NT$10 by Foreign Issuer Listed on Taiwan's Emerging Stock Market or Applying for Primary Listing Chinese Download 2017.01.17
Approval Criteria and Procedure for Special Cases Where Chinese (PRC) Ownership Exceeds 30% or Has Right of Control Chinese Download 2012.10.04
Review Procedure for Exemption from Certain Provisions of the Securities and Exchange Act for Application by Foreign Issuers Chinese Download 2013.08.15
Clarification of Questions Regarding Taxation for Foreign Enterprises Listed (Registered) on the TPEx/ESB Chinese Download 2017.01.17

Special Information for Japanese Issuers Listing (Registering) on the TPEx/ESB

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FAQ: Regulations on Stock Listing (Registration) on the TPEx/ESB for Japanese Issuers Chinese Download 2014.01.07
Japanese Download 2016.06.08
FSC Announcement: Japanese companies may be exempt from parts of Taiwan's Securities and Exchange Act Chinese Download 2013.12.30
TPEx Announcement: Investors should sign the Special Notice for investing in Japanese company's shares listed (registered) on the TPEx/ESB before first time acquirement Chinese Download 2013.12.30
The explanation for Pro forma shareholders' equity architecture of Japanese companies listed (registered) on the TPEx/ESB Chinese Download 2013.12.30
Special Notice for investing in Japanese company's shares listed (registered) on the TPEx/ESB Chinese Download 2013.12.30
English Download 2015.03.30
Japanese Download 2016.06.08
Information for Pro Forma Shareholders' Equity Architecture of Japanese Companies Chinese Download 2015.03.30
The difference of important shareholder's rights protection between Japanese companies and Taiwan's regulations Chinese Download 2015.03.30
The difference of shareholder services between Japanese companies and Taiwan's regulations Chinese Download 2013.12.30
The difference of dividend distributions between Japanese companies and Taiwan's regulations Chinese Download 2013.12.30

Regulations Governing Listing (Registration) on the TPEx/ESB: A Comparison of Foreign vs. Domestic Enterprises

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Regulations Governing Registration on the Emerging Stock Market - Foreign vs. Domestic Enterprises Chinese Download 2013.08.15
English Download 2015.03.04
Regulations Governing TPEx Listings - Comparison Table of Foreign vs. Domestic Enterprises Chinese Download 2018.04.25
English Download 2018.01.08
Regulations Governing Mainland China Investments - Foreign vs. Domestic Listing Applicants Chinese Download 2013.05.06
Regulations on Stock Listing (Registration) on the TPEx/ESB by Foreign Issuers

1.Regulations on Stock Listing (Registration) on the ESB

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Taipei Exchange Rules Governing the Review of Emerging Stocks for Trading on the TPEx Chinese Link
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Handling Procedures for Routine Regulation of Financial and Business Affairs of ESM Companies Chinese Link

2.Related Regulations for TPEx Listing Review

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Taipei Exchange Rules Governing the Review of Foreign Securities for Trading on the TPEx Chinese Link
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Taipei Exchange Procedures for Review of TPEx Trading of Foreign Securities Chinese Link
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3.Regulations on supervision of TPEx listed stocks

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Taipei Exchange Rules Governing Securities Trading on the TPEx Chinese Link  
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Taipei Exchange Rules Governing Information Reporting by Companies with TPEx listed Securities Chinese Link  
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Taipei Exchange Procedures for Verification and Disclosure of Material Information of Companies with TPEx Listed Securities Chinese Link  
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Taipei Exchange Procedures for the Review of Financial Statements of TPEx Listed Companies Chinese Link  
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Taipei Exchange Handling Procedures for Routine Regulation and Regulation by Exception of Financial and Business Affairs of TPEx Listed Companies Chinese Link  
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Taipei Exchange Guidelines for Lead Recommending Securities Firms Mandated to Assist TPEx Primary Listed Companies in Complying with the Laws of the ROC and the Taipei Exchange Rules Related to TPEx Listing Chinese Link  
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Regulations for Handling Deficiencies in an Assessment Report or Related Information Submitted by a Recommending Securities Firm Chinese Link  

Regulations on Stock Listing (Registration) on the TPEx/ESB by Foreign Issuers (Japanese version)

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1.Taipei Exchange Rules Governing the Review of Emerging Stocks for Trading on the TPEx Japanese Download 2016.06.08
2.Taipei Exchange Procedures for Review of TPEx Trading of Foreign Securities Japanese Download 2016.06.08
3.Taipei Exchange Rules Governing the Review of Foreign Securities for Trading on the TPEx Japanese Download 2016.06.08

Regulations on Stock Listing (Registration) on the TPEx/ESB by Foreign Issuers: Appendices

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Appendices of Rules Governing the Review of Emerging Stocks Chinese Link
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Appendices of Rules Governing the Review of Listing on the TPEx by a Foreign Issuer
Appendix 1 Application for TPEx Primary Listing of Stock of a Foreign Issuer Chinese Download 2019.08.05
English Download 2019.08.05
Financial reporting assessment and proposal to enhance financial reporting template Chinese Download 2015.11.02
Undertaking letter for shares lockup for Personnel required to place their company shares in central custody Chinese Download 2016.07.01
Appendix 2 Application for TPEx Secondary Listing of Stock of a Foreign Issuer Chinese Download 2013.03.28
Appendix 3 Application for TPEx Trading of TDRs Chinese Download 2013.03.28
Appendix 4 Application for TPEx Trading of Foreign Bonds Chinese Download 2011.02.25
Appendix 5 Foreign Issuer TPEx Primary Listing Contract Chinese Download 2013.03.28
Appendix 6 Foreign Issuer TPEx Secondary Listing Contract Chinese Download 2013.03.28
Appendix 7 Contract for TPEx Trading of TDRs Chinese Download 2013.03.28
Appendix 8 Application for Letter of TPEx Listing Approval for Private Placements of Securities by Foreign Issuer Chinese Download 2015.10.27
Appendix 9 Application for TPEx Trading of Additional Issuance of Foreign Stocks Chinese Download 2012.10.25
Appendix 9-1 Application for TPEx Trading of Additional Issuance of Foreign Stocks Chinese Download 2012.10.25
Appendix 10 Application for TPEx Trading of Additional Issuance of TDRs Chinese Download 2012.10.25
Appendix 10-1 Application for TPEx Trading of Additional Issuance of TDRs Chinese Download 2012.10.25
Appendix 10-2 Application for Additional Issuance and TPEx Listing of Taiwan Depositary Receipts by Means of Shelf Registration by a Foreign Issuer Chinese Download 2012.10.25
Appendix 10-3 Filing of Scheduled Issue Period for Taiwan Depositary Receipts by Means of Shelf Registration by a Foreign Issuer Chinese Download 2012.10.25
Appendix 10-4 Application for TPEx Trading of Unsponsored TDRs Chinese Download 2012.10.25
Appendix 10-5 Filing Application for TPEx Trading of Unsponsored TDRs Chinese Download 2012.10.25
Appendix 16 Contract for TPEx Trading of Foreign Bonds Chinese Download 2011.02.25
Listing Questionnaire for Attorneys Chinese Download 2012.05.09
Listing Questionnaire for Recommending Dealers Chinese Download 2012.05.09
Listing Questionnaire for CPAs Chinese Download 2012.05.09
Statement of Integrity Chinese Download 2016.02.01
Sample appendices of Filing Application for TPEx Trading of New Capital Increase Shares by a Foreign Issuer Chinese Download 2016.07.13
Appendices of TPEx listing procedure for foreign issuers
Appendix 1 Stock listing review form Chinese Download 2018.04.03
Table 1 Special TPEx listing application Chinese Download 2013.03.28
Appendix 2 Review form for application criteria for holding companies Chinese Download 2017.09.01
Appendix 3 Equity Distribution and Custodial Undertaking Chart Chinese Download 2018.07.16
Appendix 4 Checklist of Legal Issues to be Examined Chinese Download 2019.04.26
Appendix 5 Review Checklist for the Circumstances Under Article 9, Paragraph 1 of the Foreign Security Review Rules Chinese Download 2013.03.28
Appendix 6 Certified Public Accountant Auditing Procedure Checklist Chinese Download 2013.03.28
Appendix 7 Comprehensive Analysis of Financial Data Chinese Download 2013.03.28
Appendix 8 Recommending Dealer's Assessment Report Chinese Download 2018.04.03
Appendix 9 Record of Applications Documents for TPEx Primary Stock Listing Applications Chinese Download 2019.08.05
Appendix 10 Review Report Chinese Download 2018.04.03
Appendix 11 Checklist for Application for TPEx Trading of TDRs Chinese Download 2013.03.28
Appendix 12 TDR Issuance Plan Checklist Chinese Download 2011.02.25
Appendix 13 Deposit Contract Checklist Chinese Download 2012.02.20
Appendix 14 Custody Contract (or Other Document) Checklist Chinese Download 2011.02.25
Appendix 15 Public Prospectus Checklist Chinese Download 2011.03.28
Appendix 16 Securities Underwriter's Assessment Report Checklist Chinese Download 2013.03.28
Appendix 16-1 Review Checklist for the Circumstances Under Article 27-1 of the Foreign Security Review Rules Chinese Download 2013.03.28
Appendix 17 Legal Review Operations Checklist for TDRs Application by Foreign Issuer Chinese Download 2011.05.31
Appendix 18-1 Application Checklist for TPEx Trading of TDRs Chinese Download 2013.03.28
Appendix 19 Application Checklist for TPEx Secondary Listing of Foreign Stocks Chinese Download 2013.03.28
Appendix 20 Stock Issuance Plan Checklist Chinese Download 2011.02.25
Appendix 21 Agency Contract Checklist Chinese Download 2011.02.25
Appendix 22 Custody Contract (or Other Document) Checklist Chinese Download 2011.02.25
Appendix 23 Public Prospectus Checklist Chinese Download 2011.02.25
Appendix 24 Securities Underwriter's Assessment Report Checklist Chinese Download 2013.03.28
Appendix 24-1 Review Checklist for the Circumstances Under Article 24-1 of the Foreign Security Review Rules Chinese Download 2013.03.28
Appendix 24-2 Legal Review Operations Checklist for Secondary Listing Application by Foreign Issuer Chinese Download 2013.03.28
Appendix 25-1 Application Checklist for TPEx Trading of Foreign Stocks Chinese Download 2013.03.28
Appendix 26 Application Checklist for TPEx Trading of Foreign Bonds Chinese Download 2011.02.25
Appendix 27 Bond Issuance Plan Checklist Chinese Download 2011.02.25
Appendix 28 Agency Contract Checklist Chinese Download 2011.02.25
Appendix 29 Public Prospectus Checklist Chinese Download 2011.02.25
Appendix 30 Checklist for TPEx Trading of Foreign Bonds Chinese Download 2011.02.25
Appendix 31 Application for TPEx Listing of TDRs Chinese Download 2013.03.28
Appendix 31-1 List of shareholder dispersion Chinese Download 2011.05.31
Documents involved in applications for TPEx trading of NTD-denominated foreign bonds English Link

Primary Listing Application Checklist

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Checklist to be completed by CPAs Chinese Download 2015.11.02
Checklist to be completed by attorneys Chinese Download 2019.02.13
Checklist to be completed by securities dealers Chinese Download 2019.07.31
Checklist for Shareholder's Rights Protection Measures at Foreign Issuer's Domicile (for foreign issuers) Chinese Download 2018.12.11
Information for Foreign Issuer's Listing Application as a Technology Enterprise or Cultural and Creative Enterprise

1.TPEx Regulations

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Procedure and criteria for TPEx listing applications Chinese Download 2018.01.02

2. Application Procedure and Forms for Letter of Opinion by MOEA on Technology-based Enterprise or Cultural and Creative Enterprise with Marketability

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Guidelines and review process flowchart Chinese Link
Application for Letter of Opinion by Competent Authority and related documents for Technology Enterprises Applying for Listing on the TPEx Chinese

3. Application Procedure and Forms for Letter of Opinion by Council of Agriculture of Executive Yuan on Agricultural Technology or Agricultural Startup with Marketability

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Guidelines and review process flowchart Chinese Link
Application for Letter of Opinion by Competent Authority and related documents for Technology Enterprises Applying for Listing on the TPEx Chinese