A common way for many companies to establish initial or partial presence in a foreign country is the registration of a representative office. It is normally used to conduct promotional, marketing, networking and communication operations (non-transactional). The main idea is to maintain a close contact with foreign customers and suppliers. The representative office is not a subject to in-country tax and therefore there is virtually no regulatory burden from the foreign authorities. This way companies benefit from the simplified setup process, eliminating a few hurdles.