Malta Company Formation
Malta Trading Company
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Malta has a stable political climate and a bi-partisan political scene that is largely convergent on issues of national and economic importance. The country is considered to be one of the best performing Eurozone economies, with steady economic growth and a low unemployment rate. Malta Trading Companies are excellently poised to provide international entrepreneurs with the ideal platform for the establishment of international trading activities. A Malta Trading Company may be utilised for numerous trading activities such as but not limited to, information technology & telecommunications, e-commerce, market research, i-gaming, financial services, pharma, shipping and aviation, as well as, oil and gas.
The team at MK can help you draft the necessary legal documentation to be listed on the Malta Stock Exchange, as well as help you to establish a commercial partnership in Malta – supplying all the supporting and ancillary services necessary to this end.
Malta Companies Act, which is the principal piece of Malta Trading Companies are incorporated in terms of the Maltese Companies Act, which is the principal piece of corporate law in Malta. The Act is predominantly based on common law principles and is also in line with EU Directives. Malta Trading Companies are onshore entities set up as partnerships or limited liability companies – the latter being the most popular corporate entities, due to their flexibility and tax efficiency.
Malta Trading Companies require a minimum of one shareholder, who may either be; a Malta-resident or non-resident individual, as well as, a corporation.
MINIMUM SHARE CAPITAL
The minimum share capital for the formation of a Malta Trading Company is €1,250, with 20% paid up or the equivalent in any other currency such as but not limited to: US$, GBP, and SEK.
APPOINTMENT OF DIRECTOR & CoSEC
A Malta Company formation requires the appointment of a local director and company secretary. The Director shall be responsible for the day to day management of the company, whilst the company secretary is responsible of the administrative duties – including the keeping of minutes in general meetings and filing of applications when necessary.
Malta COMPANY FORMATION DOCUMENTS
The documents required for the incorporation of a Malta Trading Company are the Memorandum & Articles of Association, standard due diligence documents and a bank slip confirming payment of initial share capital.
APPOINTMENT OF AUDITORS
The appointed auditor of a Malta Holding Company must be a Malta registered auditor.
- Gives applicant an ability to re-domicile;
- Effective tax rate which is 5%;
- Easy same day incorporation;
- Relatively low costs on the establishment and operating;
- Notary and court process is not required.
- The minimum initial share capital should be paid up is €1,250;
- Appointment of Malta local director and company secretary;
- The minimum number of shareholders is 1;
- Applicant should provide all company formation documents;
- Appointment of an auditor.