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Wetouch Technology (WETH)

Filed: 12 Oct 21, 4:50pm

 

Registration No. 333-259499

 

As filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on October 12, 2021

 

 

 

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

AMENDMENT NO. 1

TO

 

FORM S-1

REGISTRATION STATEMENT UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933

 

WETOUCH TECHNOLOGY INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Nevada 3571 20-4080330
(State or jurisdiction of (Primary Standard Industrial (I.R.S. Employer
incorporation or organization) Classification Code Number) Identification No.)

 

No. 29, Third Main Avenue

Shigao Town, Renshou County

Meishan, Sichuan, 620500 China

(86) 028-37390666

(Address, including zip code, and telephone number, including area code of registrant’s principal executive offices)

 

VCorp Services, LLC

701 S. Carson Street

Carson City, Nevada 89701

Telephone: (888) 528-2677

(Name, address, including zip code, and telephone number, including area code, of agent for service)

 

Copies to:

 

Mark Crone, Esq.

Liang Shih, Esq.

The Crone Law Group, P.C.

500 Fifth Avenue, Suite 938

New York, New York 10110

Telephone: (646) 861-7891 

Kevin Sun, Esq.

Bevilacqua PLLC

1050 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 500

Washington, D.C. 20036

Telephone: (202) 869-0888

 

Approximate date of commencement of proposed sale to the public: As soon as practicable and from time to time after this Registration Statement is declared effective.

 

If any of the securities being registered on this Form are to be offered on a delayed or continuous basis pursuant to Rule 415 under the Securities Act of 1933 check the following box. ☒

 

If this Form is filed to register additional securities for an offering pursuant to Rule 462(b) under the Securities Act, please check the following box and list the Securities Act registration statement number of the earlier effective registration statement for the same offering. ☐

 

If this Form is a post-effective amendment filed pursuant to Rule 462(c) under the Securities Act, check the following box and list the Securities Act registration statement number of the earlier effective registration statement for the same offering. ☐

 

If this Form is a post-effective amendment filed pursuant to Rule 462(d) under the Securities Act, check the following box and list the Securities Act registration statement number of the earlier effective registration statement for the same offering. ☐

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, a smaller reporting company or an emerging growth company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer”, “smaller reporting company” and “emerging growth company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act. (Check one):

 

 Large accelerated filerAccelerated filer
Non-accelerated filerSmaller reporting company
  Emerging growth company

 

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. ☐

 

CALCULATION OF REGISTRATION FEE

 

Title of Class of Securities to be Registered 

Proposed

Maximum

Aggregate

Offering Price

  

Amount of

Registration

Fee(6)

 
Underwritten Offering        
Common stock, $0.001 par value per share (1)(2)(3) $57,500,000  $ 
Underwriter’s Warrants (4)  -   - 
Common Stock, $0.001 par value per share, issuable upon exercise of Underwriter’s Warrants (1)(2)(3)(5) $4,312,500  $ 
Total  61,812,500  $6,743.74 

 

 

(1)Estimated solely for the purpose of calculating the registration fee in accordance with Rule 457(o) of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”).
  
(2)Includes the aggregate offering price of additional shares that the underwriters have a 45-day option to purchase to cover over-allotments, if any.
  
(3)Pursuant to Rule 416 under the Securities Act, the securities being registered hereunder include such indeterminate number of additional shares of common stock as may be issued after the date hereof as a result of stock splits, stock dividends or similar transactions.
  
(4)No separate registration fee required pursuant to Rule 457(g) under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.
  
(5)The Underwriter’s Warrants are exercisable for up to 6.0% of the aggregate number of shares of common stock sold in the primary offering at a per share exercise price equal to 125.0% of the public offering price of the shares of common stock in the primary offering.
  
(6)Previously paid.

 

The registrant hereby amends this Registration Statement on such date or dates as may be necessary to delay its effective date until the registrant shall file a further amendment which specifically states that this registration statement shall thereafter become effective in accordance with Section 8(a) of the Securities Act of 1933, or until this Registration Statement shall become effective on such date as the Securities and Exchange Commission, acting pursuant to Section 8(a), may determine.

 

 

 

 
 

 

THE INFORMATION IN THIS PROSPECTUS IS NOT COMPLETE AND MAY BE CHANGED. WE MAY NOT SELL THESE SECURITIES UNTIL THE REGISTRATION STATEMENT FILED WITH THE SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION IS EFFECTIVE. THIS PROSPECTUS IS NOT AN OFFER TO SELL THESE SECURITIES AND IS NOT SOLICITING AN OFFER TO BUY THESE SECURITIES IN ANY STATE WHERE THE OFFER OR SALE IS NOT PERMITTED.

 

SUBJECT TO COMPLETION, DATED OCTOBER 12, 2021

 

PRELIMINARY PROSPECTUS

 

 

WETOUCH TECHNOLOGY INC.

 

                   shares of Common Stock

 

We are offering to sell                 shares of our common stock, $0.001 par value per share, in a firm commitment underwritten offering (the “Underwritten Offering”).

 

Our common stock is currently traded on the OTCQB Marketplace operated by the OTC Markets Group, Inc. (the “OTCQB”) under the symbol “WETH.” On October 8, 2021, the last reported sale price for our common stock was $1.91 per share. We applied to list our common stock on the Nasdaq Capital Market under the symbol “WETH”. We believe that upon completion of the offering contemplated by this prospectus, we will meet the standards for listing on the Nasdaq Capital Market. No assurance can be given that our application will be approved or that the trading prices of our common stock on the OTCQB will be indicative of the prices of our common stock if our common stock were traded on the Nasdaq Capital Market. We currently estimate that the public offering price will be between $           and $            per share.

 

The offering price of our shares of common stock in the Underwritten Offering will be determined between the underwriters and us at the time of pricing, considering our historical performance and capital structure, prevailing market conditions, and overall assessment of our business, and may be at a discount to the current market price. Therefore, the recent market price of our common stock and the public offering price of the common stock used throughout this prospectus may not be indicative of the actual public offering price for the shares of common stock.

 

INVESTING IN OUR SECURITIES INVOLVES A HIGH DEGREE OF RISK. BEFORE MAKING ANY INVESTMENT DECISION, YOU SHOULD CAREFULLY REVIEW AND CONSIDER ALL THE INFORMATION IN THIS PROSPECTUS AND THE DOCUMENTS INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE HEREIN, INCLUDING THE RISKS AND UNCERTAINTIES DESCRIBED UNDER “RISK FACTORS” BEGINNING ON PAGE 10.

 

We face various legal and operational risks and uncertainties related to being based in and having all of our operations in China. The PRC government has significant authority to exert influence on the ability of a China-based company, such as us, to conduct its business, accept foreign investments or list on an U.S. or other foreign exchanges. For example, we face risks associated with regulatory approvals of offshore offerings, anti-monopoly regulatory actions, as well as oversight on cybersecurity and data privacy. Such risks could result in a material change in our operations and/or the value of our common stock or could significantly limit or completely hinder our ability to offer or continue to offer our common stock and/or other securities to investors and cause the value of such securities to significantly decline or be worthless. For a detailed description of risks related to doing business in China, see “Risk Factors — Risks Related to Doing Business in China.”

 

The PRC government has significant oversight and discretion over the conduct of our business and may intervene with or influence our operations as the government deems appropriate to further regulatory, political and societal goals. The PRC government has recently published new policies that significantly affected certain industries such as the education and internet industries, and we cannot rule out the possibility that it will in the future release regulations or policies regarding our industry that could adversely affect our business, financial condition and results of operations. Furthermore, the PRC government has recently indicated an intent to exert more oversight and control over overseas securities offerings and other capital markets activities and foreign investment in China-based companies like us. Any such action, once taken by the PRC government, could significantly limit or completely hinder our ability to offer or continue to offer securities to investors and cause the value of such securities to significantly decline or in extreme cases, become worthless.

 

The Underwritten Offering is being underwritten on a firm commitment basis. We have granted the underwriters an option to buy up to an additional                     shares of common stock to cover over-allotments. The underwriters may exercise this option at any time and from time to time during the 45-day period from the date of this prospectus.

 

  Per Share  Total 
Public offering price $   $  
Underwriting discounts and commissions(1)(2) $   $  
Proceeds to us, before expenses $   $  
Proceeds to the selling stockholders, before expenses $   $  

 

(1) We have agreed to reimburse the underwriter(s) for certain expenses. Underwriting discounts and commissions do not include a non-accountable expense allowance equal to $100,000 payable to the underwriters at the closing. The underwriters will receive an underwriting discount equal to 7.5% of the gross proceeds in this offering. In addition, we have agreed to pay up to a maximum of $180,000 of accountable out-of-pocket expenses of the underwriters in connection with this offering, which includes the fees and expenses of underwriters’ counsel. See “Underwriting” Section for more information.

 

(2) We have also agreed to issue to Craft Capital Management LLC and R.F. Lafferty & Co., Inc. (collectively the “Representatives”) warrants to purchase up to an aggregate of                    shares of our common stock. See “Underwriting” beginning on page 84 for additional information regarding these warrants and underwriting compensation generally.

 

The underwriter(s) are obligated to take and pay for all the shares of common stock offered by this prospectus if the Underwritten Offering is consummated.

 

We have granted the underwriters a 45-day option to purchase up to an additional              shares of common stock from us at the public offering price, to cover over-allotments, if any (such shares not to exceed, in the aggregate, 15% of the shares offered hereby).

 

The underwriter(s) expect to deliver the shares on or about                    , 2021.

 

NEITHER THE SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION NOR ANY STATE SECURITIES COMMISSION HAS APPROVED OR DISAPPROVED OF THESE SECURITIES OR DETERMINED IF THIS PROSPECTUS IS TRUTHFUL OR COMPLETE. ANY REPRESENTATION TO THE CONTRARY IS A CRIMINAL OFFENSE.

 

CRAFT CAPITAL MANAGEMENT LLC R.F. Lafferty & Co., Inc.

 

The date of this prospectus is                , 2021

 

 
 

 

WETOUCH TECHNOLOGY INC.

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

 Page
Prospectus Summary1
The Offering8
Risk Factors10
Special Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements28
Market and Industry Data28
Use of Proceeds28
Dividend Policy29
Market Price29
Capitalization30
Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations31
Description of Business50
Management71
Executive Compensation75
Principal Stockholders76
Certain Relationships and Related Transactions, and Corporate Governance78
Description of Securities82
Material U.S. Federal Income Tax Consequences to Non-U.S. Holders84
Underwriting88
Disclosure of Commission Position on Indemnification for Securities Act Liabilities97
Legal Matters97
Experts97
Additional Information97
Financial StatementsF-1

 

You should rely only on the information contained in this prospectus. Neither we nor the underwriters have authorized anyone to provide you with different information. We are offering to sell, and seeking offers to buy, shares of common stock only in jurisdictions where offers and sales are permitted. The information in this prospectus is accurate only as of the date of this prospectus, regardless of the time of delivery of this prospectus or of any sale of shares of our common stock. Our business, financial condition, operating results and prospects may have changed since that date.

 

No action is being taken in any jurisdiction outside the United States to permit a public offering of our shares or possession or distribution of this prospectus in any such jurisdiction. Persons who come into possession of this prospectus in jurisdictions outside the United States are required to inform themselves about and to observe any restrictions as to this offering and the distribution of this prospectus applicable to that jurisdiction.

 

Through and including                                  , 2021 (25 days after the commencement of this offering), all dealers that buy, sell or trade shares of our common stock, whether or not participating in this offering, may be required to deliver a prospectus. This delivery requirement is in addition to the dealers’ obligation to deliver a prospectus when acting as underwriters and with respect to their unsold allotments or subscriptions.

 

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COMMONLY USED DEFINED TERMS

 

Unless otherwise indicated or the context requires otherwise, references in this registration statement to:

 

“China” or the “PRC” are to the People’s Republic of China, excluding Taiwan and the special administrative regions of Hong Kong and Macau for the purposes of this registration statement only;

  

Unless the context provides otherwise, “we,” “us,” “our company,” “our,” “the Company” and “Wetouch” is to Wetouch Technology Inc., a Nevada company and where appropriate, its wholly-owned subsidiaries, Wetouch Holding Group Limited, Hong Kong Wetouch Technology Limited, and Sichuan Vtouch Technology Co., Ltd;

  
“BVI” is to the British Virgin Islands;
  

“BVI Wetouch” is to Wetouch Holding Group Limited, a limited company organized under the laws of British Virgin Islands and a wholly owned subsidiary of Wetouch;

  

“Hong Kong Wetouch” is to Hong Kong Wetouch Electronics Technology Limited (香港偉易達電子科技有限公司), a limited company organized under the laws of Hong Kong and a wholly owned subsidiary of BVI Wetouch. On June 18, 2021, Hong Kong Wetouch submitted its application for dissolution, which requires approximately one year for governmental approval. During such period, Hong Kong Wetouch is no longer engaged in any operations;

  

“HK Wetouch” is to Hong Kong Wetouch Technology Limited (香港偉易達科技有限公司), a limited company organized under the laws of Hong Kong and a wholly owned subsidiary of BVI Wetouch;

  

“Sichuan Wetouch” is to Sichuan Wetouch Technology Co., Ltd (四川伟易达科技有限公司), a limited liability company organized under the laws of China and prior wholly foreign owned subsidiary of Hong Kong Wetouch. The Company has dissolved Sichuan Wetouch, and its business and operations have been assumed by Sichuan Vtouch;

  
“Sichuan Vtouch” is to Sichuan Vtouch Technology Co., Ltd (四川伟大奇科技有限公司), a limited liability company organized under the laws of China and a wholly foreign owned subsidiary of HK Wetouch;

 

“Qixun Samoa” is to Qixun Technology (Samoa) Limited, a limited liability company organized under the laws of Samoa and a shareholder of Wetouch, holding 2,257,143 shares of the Company;
  
“Qihong Samoa” is to Qihong Technology (Samoa) Limited, a limited liability company organized under the laws of Samoa and a shareholder of Wetouch, holding 4,497,143 shares of the Company;
  
“Shares,” “shares” or “shares of common stock” are to the shares of common stock of Wetouch Technology Inc., with par value of $0.001 per share;
  
All references to “Renminbi,” “RMB” or “Chinese Yuan” is to the legal currency of China;
  
All references to “U.S. dollars,” “dollars,” “USD” or “$” are to the legal currency of the United States; and
  
“Websites” are to our websites at www.wetouchinc.com and www.wetouch.com.cn, the latter of which is only accessible in the PRC.

 

This registration statement contains translations of certain RMB amounts into U.S. dollar amounts at specified rates solely for the convenience of the reader. The relevant exchange rates are listed below:

 

  For the six months Ended June 30, 2021  For the year Ended December 31, 2020  For the Year Ended December 31, 2019 
Period Ended RMB: USD exchange rate  6.4566   6.5250   6.9618 
Period Average RMB: USD exchange rate  6.4702   6.9042   6.9081 

 

Numerical figures included in this registration statement have been subject to rounding adjustments. Accordingly, numerical figures shown as totals in various tables may not be arithmetic aggregations of the figures that precede them.

 

For the sake of clarity, this registration statement follows the English naming convention of first name followed by last name, regardless of whether an individual’s name is Chinese or English. For example, the name of our Chairman will be presented as “Guangde Cai” even though, in Chinese, Mr. Cai’s name is presented as “Cai Guangde.”

 

We have relied on statistics provided by a variety of publicly-available sources regarding China’s expectations of growth. We did not, directly or indirectly, sponsor or participate in the publication of such materials, and these materials are not incorporated in this registration statement other than to the extent specifically cited herein. We have sought to provide current information in this registration statement and believe that the statistics provided in this registration statement remain up-to-date and reliable, and these materials are not incorporated in this registration statement other than to the extent specifically cited in this registration statement.

 

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PROSPECTUS SUMMARY

 

This summary highlights information contained elsewhere in this prospectus. This summary provides an overview of selected information and does not contain all of the information you should consider before investing in our securities. You should read the entire prospectus carefully, especially the “Risk Factors,” and our financial statements and the accompanying notes to those statements, included elsewhere in this prospectus, before making an investment decision. Unless the context requires otherwise, references to the “Company,” “we,” “us,” and “our” refer to Wetouch Technology Inc., a Nevada corporation.

 

Overview

 

We were originally incorporated under the laws of the state of Nevada on August 31, 1992. On October 9, 2020, we entered into a share exchange agreement (the “Share Exchange Agreement”) with BVI Wetouch, and all the shareholders of BVI Wetouch (each a “Shareholder” and collectively the “Shareholders”), to acquire all the issued and outstanding capital stock of BVI Wetouch in exchange for the issuance to the Shareholders an aggregate of 28 million shares of our common stock (the “Reverse Merger”). The Reverse Merger closed on October 9, 2020. Immediately after the closing of the Reverse Merger, we had a total of 31,396,394 issued and outstanding shares of common stock. As a result of the Reverse Merger, BVI Wetouch is now our wholly-owned subsidiary.

 

Through our wholly-owned subsidiaries, we are engaged in the research, development, manufacturing, sales and servicing of medium to large sized projected capacitive touchscreens. We specialize in large-format touchscreens, which are developed and designed for a wide variety of markets and used in the financial terminals, automotive, POS, gaming, lottery, medical, HMI, and other specialized industries.

 

Our product portfolio comprises medium to large sized projected capacitive touchscreens ranging from 7.0 inch to 42 inch screens. In terms of the structures of touch panels, we offer (i) Glass-Glass (“GG”), primarily used in GPS/car entertainment panels in mid-size and luxury cars, industrial HMI, financial and banking terminals, POS and lottery machines; (ii) Glass-Film-Film (“GFF”), mostly used in high-end GPS and entertainment panels, industrial HMI, financial and banking terminals, lottery and gaming industry; (iii) Plastic-Glass (“PG”), typically adopted by touchscreens in GPS/entertainment panels motor vehicle GPS, smart home, robots and charging stations; and (iv) Glass-Film (“GF”), mostly used in industrial HMI.

 

Maintaining the industry standards for product quality and sustainability is one of our core values. Touchscreens produced by us not only have long life span with low maintenance, but also have strong anti-interference and anti-corrosion solutions, coupled with multi-touch capability and high light-transmittance ratio and stability. As a high technology company, we have received certifications from domestic and international institutions, such as ISO9001 Quality Management Systems (QMS) Certification of Registration, ISO 14001 Environmental Management System (EMS) Certification of Registration, and RoHS SGS Certification (Restriction of Hazardous Substance Testing Certification).

 

We generate revenues through sales of our various touchscreen products. For the six months ended June 30, 2021 and 2020, we recognized approximately $25.9 million and $8.8 million, respectively, in revenues. For the years ended December 31, 2020 and 2019, we recognized approximately $31.3 million and $40 million, respectively, in revenues.

 

We sell our touchscreen products both domestically in China and internationally, covering major areas in China, including but not limited to the eastern, southern, northern and southwest regions of China, Taiwan, South Korea, and Germany. We have established a strong and diversified client base. For the six-month periods ended June 30, 2021 and 2020, our domestic sales accounted for 65.3% and 63.6%, respectively, of our revenues, and our international sales accounted for 34.7% and 36.4%, respectively, of our revenues. For the years ended December 31, 2020 and 2019, our domestic sales accounted for 68.4% and 66.2%, respectively, of our revenues, and our international sales accounted for 31.6% and 33.8%, respectively, of our revenues.

 

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As of the date of this registration statement, we have a total of 126 employees. We have no part time employees or independent contractors.

 

Corporate History and Structure

 

We were originally incorporated under the laws of the state of Nevada on August 31, 1992 as Gulf West Investment Properties, Inc, and were dormant and had no operations for many years.

 

On February 26, 2019, the Eighth Judicial District Court in and for Clark County, Nevada, Case No. A-19-787151-B, appointed Custodian Ventures LLC, an affiliate of David Lazar, as custodian of the Company (the “Custodian”). Mr. Lazar was appointed as the sole officer and director of the Company. On March 11, 2019, 1,714,286 shares of common stock of the Company were issued to the Custodian in consideration for the payment of cash and the issuance of a promissory note by the Custodian to the Company. Effective as of June 11, 2019, the court discharged the Custodian’s duties.

 

On June 18, 2020, we consummated the transactions contemplated by a Stock Purchase Agreement among the Company, the Custodian, Qixun Samoa and Qihong Samoa (Qixun Samoa and Qixun Samoa are referred to as the “Buyers”). Pursuant to the Stock Purchase Agreement, the Buyers acquired all of the 1,714,286 shares of the Company owned by the Custodian, representing 50.47% of the issued and outstanding shares of the Company. The Custodian and the Company agreed to indemnify the Buyers from any liabilities of the Company occurring prior to June 18, 2020, and the promissory note issued by the Custodian to the Company was canceled. Immediately following the closing, David Lazar resigned as the sole officer and director of the Company and Jiaying Cai was appointed as president, secretary and treasurer of the Company and as the sole director.

 

Name Change/Reverse Stock Split

 

Effective September 30, 2020, we changed our name from Gulf West Investment Properties, Inc. to Wetouch Technology Inc. by filing an Amended and Restated Articles of Incorporation with the Nevada Secretary of State to give effect to a name change. The Amended and Restated Articles also effectuated a reverse split of our authorized, issued and outstanding shares of common stock on a 70 for 1 new basis whereby each 70 shares of outstanding common stock was exchanged for one (1) share of new common stock (the “Reverse Split” and, for avoidance of doubt, all share amounts set forth herein shall be post Reverse Split unless otherwise specified) and, consequently, our authorized common stock increased to 300,000,000 shares of common stock and 10,000,000 shares of preferred stock, and our then issued and outstanding common shares decreased from 237,742,066 to 3,396,394 shares, all with a par value of $0.001. All share and per share numbers relating to our common stock prior to the effectiveness of the Reverse Split have been adjusted to give effect to the Reverse Split.

 

As a result of the name change, we changed our trading symbol from “GLFW” to “WETH,” effective November 3, 2020.

 

Acquisition of BVI Wetouch

 

On October 9, 2020, we entered into a Share Exchange Agreement (the “Share Exchange Agreement”) with BVI Wetouch and all of the shareholders of BVI Wetouch (each a “BVI Shareholder” and collectively the “BVI Shareholders”), to acquire all the issued and outstanding capital stock of BVI Wetouch in exchange for the issuance to the BVI Shareholders an aggregate of 28,000,000 shares of our common stock. In the Reverse Merger, each ordinary share of BVI Wetouch was exchanged for 560 shares of common stock of Wetouch. Immediately after the closing of the Reverse Merger on October 9, 2020, we had a total of 31,396,394 issued and outstanding shares of common stock. As a result of the Reverse Merger, BVI Wetouch is now our wholly-owned subsidiary.

 

On October 12, 2020, Guangde Cai was appointed as an additional director and Chairman of the Company. On October 12, 2020, Mr. Zongyi Lian was appointed as president and chief executive officer of the Company, and Mr. Yuhua Huang was appointed as chief financial officer of the Company. On the same day, Jiaying Cai resigned from the capacity of president and treasurer of the Company, but remains the secretary and director of the Company.

 

BVI Wetouch was established under the laws of British Virgin Islands on August 14, 2020 to acquire all the shares of Hong Kong Wetouch Electronics Technology Limited (“Hong Kong Wetouch”). On September 11, 2020, BVI Wetouch acquired all the outstanding shares of Hong Kong Wetouch from the shareholders of Hong Kong Wetouch in consideration of HK$10,000 pursuant to instruments of transfer in accordance with Hong Kong law. As a result of the acquisition, Hong Kong Wetouch became a wholly-owned subsidiary of BVI Wetouch. The shareholders of Hong Kong Wetouch became the shareholders of BVI Wetouch in said transaction, and therefore the shareholders who controlled Hong Kong Wetouch became the controlling shareholders of BVI Wetouch.

 

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Hong Kong Wetouch was incorporated on May 5, 2016 under the laws of Hong Kong. On July 19, 2016, Hong Kong Wetouch acquired all the shares of Sichuan Wetouch, a PRC company established in Meishan, Sichuan on May 6, 2011. As a result of the acquisition, Sichuan Wetouch became a wholly owned subsidiary of Hong Kong Wetouch.

 

As BVI Wetouch owns all the outstanding shares of Hong Kong Wetouch, which, in turn, owns all the outstanding shares of Sichuan Wetouch, the Company owns indirectly all the business of Sichuan Wetouch. As a result of the Reverse Merger in which the Company acquired all the outstanding shares of BVI Wetouch, Hong Kong Wetouch and Sichuan Wetouch become our indirect wholly-owned subsidiaries.

 

Hong Kong Wetouch Technology Limited, a limited company organized under the laws of Hong Kong (“HK Wetouch”), an affiliate of Guangde Cai, our Chairman and Director, was incorporated on December 3, 2020 under the laws of Hong Kong. HK Wetouch was established to own all the outstanding shares of Sichuan Vtouch Technology Co., Ltd., which was incorporated on December 30, 2020 (“Sichuan Vtouch”) in Chengdu, Sichuan, under the laws of The People’s Republic of China (“PRC”).

 

On March 12, 2021, Wetouch Holding Group Limited (“BVI Wetouch”), the Company’s wholly owned subsidiary, acquired all the outstanding shares of HK Wetouch from the sole shareholder of HK Wetouch, Guangde Cai, in consideration of the payment of HK$10,000 pursuant to instruments of transfer in accordance with Hong Kong law. As a result of the acquisition, HK Wetouch became a wholly-owned subsidiary of BVI Wetouch. BVI Wetouch owns (i) all the outstanding shares of Hong Kong Wetouch, which, in turn, owns all the outstanding shares of Sichuan Wetouch and (ii) all of the outstanding shares of HK Wetouch, which owns all the shares of Sichaun Vtouch Technology Co., Ltd., a company incorporated under the laws of PRC.

 

Recent Developments

 

Pursuant to local PRC government guidelines on local environmental issues and the national overall plan, Sichuan Wetouch is under the government-directed relocation order to relocate no later than December 31, 2021 and received compensation accordingly.

 

On March 16, 2021, Sichuan Wetouch entered into an Agreement of Compensation on Demolition (“Compensation Agreement”) with Sichuan Renshou Shigao Tianfu Investment Co., Ltd, a limited company owned by the local government (Sichuan Renshou”), for the withdrawal of our right to use of state-owned land and the demolition of all buildings, facilities and equipment on such land where we maintain our executive offices, research and development facilities and factories at No.29, Third Main Avenue, Shigao Town, Renshou County, Meishan City, Sichuan, China (the “Property”). The Property, all buildings, facilities, equipment and all other appurtenances on the Property are collectively referred to as “Properties”. The Compensation Agreement was executed and delivered as a result of guidelines (the “Guidelines”) published by the local government of with respect to local environmental issues and a national overall plan on Tianfu New District, Meishan City, Sichuan, PRC. In accordance with the Guidelines, a project named “Chaisang River Ecological Wetland Park” is under construction in the areas where the manufacturing facilities and properties of the Company are located. As a result, Sichuan Wetouch must relocate. In consideration for such relocation, the owner of the buildings on the state-owned land will be compensated.

 

In order to minimize the interruption of our business, Sichuan Vtouch entered into a Leaseback Agreement with Sichuan Renshou on March 16, 2021. The Leaseback Agreement entitles us to lease back the Properties commencing from April 1, 2021 until December 31, 2021, at a monthly rent of RMB300,000 (approximately $46,154).

 

On March 18, 2021, Sichuan Wetouch received a total amount of RMB115.2 million (approximately $17.7 million) as the total amount of compensation from Sichuan Renshou, including RMB100.2 million ($15.4 million) based upon the appraised value of the Properties plus an extra 15% relocation bonus of RMB15.0 million ($2.3 million).

 

We are actively searching for an appropriate parcel in Chengdu Medicine City (Technology Park), Wenjiang District, Chengdu for the construction of our new production facilities and office buildings. As of the date of this prospectus, we estimate that our capital needs for this acquisition and construction will be approximately RMB170.0 million (approximately $26.2 million), but there is no assurance that the estimated amount is sufficient to achieve our goals. We may need additional financing for our business development. In addition, we expect that this acquisition and construction will be completed prior to December 31, 2021, but there is no assurance and we may need extended time to achieve our business plan. Pursuant to local PRC government guidelines on local environment issues and the national overall plan, Sichuan Wetouch was under the government directed relocation order to relocate no later than December 31, 2021 and was compensated for RMB115.2 million ($17.8 million) from the local government for the withdrawal of the right to use of state-owned land and the demolition of all buildings, facilities, equipment and all other appurtenances on the land.

 

On March 2, 2021, HK Wetouch acquired all shares of Hong Kong Wetouch. On June 18, 2021, Hong Kong Wetouch submitted its application for dissolution, which requires approximately one year for governmental approval. During such period, Hong Kong Wetouch is no longer engaged in any operations. In addition, as of March 31, 2021, the Company has dissolved Sichuan Wetouch, and its business and operations have been assumed by Sichuan Vtouch.

 

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The following diagram illustrates our current corporate structure:

 

 

SEC Filing Obligations

 

We became subject to the filing requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, as a result of our Form 10 being declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Commission”) on December 11, 2020.

 

We filed a Form S-1 registration statement with respect to the resale by 44 selling stockholders identified in the prospectus for an aggregate of 15,889,371 shares of common stock of the Company. The registration statement was declared effective by the Commission on January 7, 2021 (Registration No. 333-251845).

 

Listing on OTCQB Market

 

On February 15, 2021, we applied to the OTC Markets to have our shares quoted on the OTCQB, which was approved on March 26, 2021. Effective March 29, 2021, our shares started trading on OTCQB under the symbol “WETH.”

 

Listing on the Nasdaq Capital Market

 

Our common stock is currently quoted on the OTCQB under the symbol “WETH.” In connection with this offering, we applied to list our common stock on the Nasdaq Capital Market (“Nasdaq”) under the symbol “WETH.” If our listing application is approved, we expect to list our common stock on Nasdaq upon consummation of the offering, at which point our common stock will cease to be traded on the OTCQB. No assurance can be given that our listing application will be approved. Nasdaq listing requirements include, among other things, a stock price threshold. As a result, prior to effectiveness, we will need to take the necessary steps to meet Nasdaq listing requirements, which may include, but not limited to, effectuating a reverse split of our common stock at a ratio between 1-for 2 and 1-for 4 (estimated based on the current market price of our common stock). There can be no assurance that our common stock will be listed on the Nasdaq.

 

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Effects of COVID-19

 

The COVID-19 pandemic and resulting global disruptions have affected our businesses, as well as those of our customers and suppliers. To serve our customers while also providing for the safety of our employees and service providers, we have modified numerous aspects of our logistics, transportation, supply chain, purchasing, and after-sale processes. Beginning in Q1 2020, we made numerous process updates across our operations worldwide, and adapted our fulfillment network, to implement employee and customer safety measures, such as enhanced cleaning and physical distancing, personal protective gear, disinfectant spraying, and temperature checks. We will continue to prioritize employee and customer safety and comply with evolving state and local standards as well as to implement standards or processes that we determine to be in the best interests of our employees, customers, and communities.

 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our subsidiary Sichuan Wetouch was temporarily shut down from early February 2020 to early March 2020 in accordance with the requirement of the local governments. Our business was negatively impacted and generated lower revenue and net income in 2020. The Company has taken proactive measures to promote products to new customers and entering more regions during the six-month period ended June 30, 2021. The extent of the impact of COVID-19 on the Company’s results of operations and financial condition will depend on the virus’ future developments, including the duration and spread of the outbreak and the impact on the Company’s customers, which are still uncertain and cannot be reasonably estimated at this point of time.

 

Competitive Strengths

 

We are dedicated to the production of high quality products that are tailored to customers’ requirements and commercial needs. Our competitive strengths include:

 

Our economy of scale lowers our cost and appeals to big clients with large quantity purchase orders;
  
Our centralized manufacturing facility enables us to produce all different products within the same location with batch consistency and quality assurance;
  
Our proprietary technology allows us to produce touchscreens with high light-transmittance ratio and stability, low maintenance with minimal or no need of recalibration after production, long life span, anti-interference, anti-corrosion and multi-touch capability, supporting up to 20 points of contact with the screen and 20 gestures, and in different structures and sizes for a wide range of different applications.

 

Our Growth Strategies

 

We will continue to adhere to our business principles of providing high quality and safe products to our consumers and promoting social responsibility. We believe that our pursuit of these goals will lead to sustainable growth driven by our capacity expansion based on market demand, solidify our position in the industry, and create long-term value for our shareholders, employees and other stakeholders.

 

Improve existing technology. We intend to improve our existing technology and occupy more market share. Our products are categorized into the following three main structures: GG (Glass + Glass), GFF (Glass + Film + Film), and PG (Plastic Glass). GG is mainly used in the automobile and banking and finance industries. We plan to make technological improvements on GG structure and mainly focus on improving its production capability and delivering quality products for brand customers. GFF is mostly applied in industrial HMI and lottery and gaming industries. We plan to continue to concentrate on high-end industrial HMI products. PG is primarily employed in smart home, robotics and charging stations industries. We plan to upgrade the production line of PG to improve its production capability and create greater adaptability to changes in product size. We have developed the industry 4.0 intelligent system, which is still under testing as of the date of this prospectus. Upon successfully passing the testing phase and registering the patent, we plan to apply it to various manufacturing industries. As of the date of this prospectus, we have sufficient funds to effectuate our plans.
  
Solidify our industry position by gaining additional market share. Our goal is to strengthen our market position and accelerate our expansion by expanding our scale and gaining additional market share. We plan to increase investment in our business and expand our production capacity through horizontal or vertical acquisitions, strategic partnerships and joint ventures. We plan to invest additional capital in technology research and development and acquiring new equipment to increase production capacity. In addition, we plan to participate in more expos or exhibitions domestically and internationally. With more exposure and promotion, we believe our product and brand will be better recognized. Currently we have no agreements or letters of intent for any acquisitions, partnerships or ventures.

 

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Uphold our commitment to product quality. We intend to uphold our commitment to product quality to ensure consistently high standards throughout our operations. We intend to achieve greater traceability of our products and maintain the highest quality standards in all of our business units. To this end, we plan to continue to maintain our quality monitoring systems across the entire operation by strictly selecting suppliers and meeting clients’ technology requirements, closely monitoring quality, keeping records of everyday operations, and complying with national and local laws and regulations on product quality, employees, and environment sustainability. We believe such practice largely conforms with the industry’s best practices in China.
  
Expand our sales and distribution network. We hope to expand our sales and distribution network to penetrate new geographic markets, further gaining market share in existing markets and accessing a broader range of customers. We will continue to expand our sales network, leveraging our local resources to quickly enter new markets, while also minimizing requirements for capital outlay. We plan to focus on brand clients and concentrate on high-end industry such as industrial HMI, banking and finance, medical instruments, military, aviation, and POS and increase our presence in both new and existing markets.
  
Enhance our ability to attract, incentivize and retain talented professionals. We believe our success greatly depends on our ability to attract, incentivize and retain talented professionals. With a view to maintaining and improving our competitive advantage in the market, we plan to implement a series of initiatives to attract additional and retain mid- to high-level personnel, including formulating a market-oriented employee compensation structure and implementing a standardized multi-level performance review mechanism.

 

Competition

 

The markets for touchscreen products are highly competitive and subject to rapid technological change. We believe that the principal competitive factors in its markets are product characteristics such as touch performance, durability, optical clarity and price, as well as supplier characteristics such as quality, service, delivery time and reputation. We believe that we compete favorably with respect to these factors, although there can be no assurance that the Company will be able to continue to compete successfully in the future.

 

Despite that touchscreen products are highly competitive as a whole, we face fewer competitors, as we produce medium to large size touchscreens which are specially tailored to certain industries, such as industrial HMI, gaming, financing, lottery, automotive, medical, and POS, among others, and require more stable supply and longer guaranty and life span, compared with small size touchscreens, which are characterized by shorter life cycles and guaranty but more demand in quantity.

 

We believe the following companies may be our competitors:

 

Apex Material Technology Corp., founded in 1998, is committed to the development and innovation of resistive and projected capacitive (PCI or PCAP) total touch solutions. With its headquarter based in Keelung, Taiwan and a subsidiary located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, it designs and manufactures advanced high-performance touch products for industrial and medical applications. Compared with us, although it has a longer history and geographical advantages, it mainly focuses on resistive touch panels and recently started production of capacitive touchscreens mostly applicable to the industrial HMI and medical industries, while our products are more widely used in a variety of industries.
  
Elo Touch Systems Inc., based and headquartered in the United States, has a history of over 40 years for the production of touchscreens. Its product portfolio includes a broad selection of interactive touchscreen displays from 10-70 inches, all-in-one touchscreen computers, OEM touchscreens and touchscreen controllers and touchscreen monitors. Compared with us, although it has a longer history and geographical advantages when it comes to the competition for U.S. customers and other international customers, it recently started the production of capacitive touchscreens mostly applicable to POS and inquiry machines, while our products are more widely used in a variety of industries.
  
AbonTouch System Inc, established in 2005, mainly focuses on manufacturing and sales of mid to large size (7”~86”) “Projective Capacitive Sensors,” (7”~21.5”) “Five-Wire Resistive Zero-Bezel Touch Panels” and (5”~21.5”) “Five-Wire Resistive Touch Panels.” Compared with us, although it has a longer history and geographical advantages, it mainly focuses on resistive touch panels and recently started production of capacitive touchscreens mostly applicable to POS, inquiry machines and industrial HMI, while our products are more widely used in a variety of industries.

 

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Risk Factors Summary

 

Our business is subject to a number of risks. You should be aware of these risks before making an investment decision. These risks are discussed more fully in the section of this registration statement titled “Risk Factors”. These risks include, among others, the following:

 

 The current COVID-19 pandemic, as well as other epidemics, natural disasters, terrorist activities, political unrest, and other outbreaks could disrupt our delivery and operations, which could materially and adversely affect our business, financial condition, and results of operations.
   
 We are heavily dependent on our top customers. If we fail to acquire new customers or retain existing customers in a cost-effective manner, our business, financial condition and results of operations may be materially and adversely affected.
   
 We have a significant amount of accounts receivable, which could become uncollectible.
   
 Failure to maintain the quality and safety of our products could have a material and adverse effect on our reputation, financial condition and results of operations.
   
 We face intense competition in the touchscreen industry in general. If we fail to compete effectively, we may lose market share and customers, and our business, financial condition and results of operations may be materially and adversely affected.
   
 If we do not obtain substantial additional financing, our ability to execute on our business plan as outlined in this prospectus will be impaired.
   
 Failure to secure a new piece of parcel for the construction of our new buildings and facilities, and failure to acquire and install new production lines on the new parcel, our business, financial condition and results of operations may be materially and adversely affected.
   
 Mr. Guangde Cai, our Chairman, beneficially owns 21.23% of our outstanding shares and his interests may differ from the interests of other shareholders, which could cause a material decline in the value of our shares.
   
 Any adjustment of related party transaction pricing could lead to additional taxes, and therefore substantially reduce our consolidated net income and the value of your investment.
   
 If our preferential tax treatments and government subsidies are revoked or become unavailable or if the calculation of our tax liability is successfully challenged by the PRC tax authorities, we may be required to pay tax, interest and penalties in excess of our tax provisions.
   
 A significant interruption in the operations of our third-party suppliers could potentially disrupt our operations.
   
 We face the risk of fluctuations in the cost, availability and quality of our raw materials, which could adversely affect our results of operations.
   
 We are dependent upon key executives and highly qualified managers and we cannot assure their retention.
   
 We do not have long-term contracts with our suppliers and they can reduce order quantities or terminate their sales to us at any time.
   
 If we fail to adopt new technologies to evolving customer needs or emerging industry standards, our business may be materially and adversely affected.
   
 We may experience significant liability claims or complaints from customers, or adverse publicity involving our products and our services.
   
 PRC regulations relating to the establishment of offshore special purpose companies by PRC residents may subject our PRC resident beneficial owners or our PRC subsidiary to liability or penalties, limit our ability to inject capital into our PRC subsidiary, limit our PRC subsidiary’ ability to increase their registered capital or distribute profits to us, or may otherwise adversely affect us.
   
 We have no business liability or disruption insurance, which could expose us to significant costs and business disruption.
   
 We may incur liabilities that are not covered by insurance.

 

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We are a China-based company and we may face risks and uncertainties in doing business in China (See “Risk Factors — Risks Related to Doing Business in China”), including:

 

 Adverse regulatory developments in China may subject us to additional regulatory review and expose us to government restrictions, and additional disclosure requirements and regulatory scrutiny to be adopted by the SEC in response to risks related to recent regulatory developments in China may impose additional compliance requirements for companies with significant China-based operations, all of which could increase our compliance costs, subject us to additional disclosure requirements, and/or suspend or terminate our future securities offerings, making capital-raising more difficult.
   
 Recent joint statement by the SEC and the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (United States), or the PCAOB, proposed rule changes submitted by Nasdaq, and the newly enacted Holding Foreign Companies Accountable Act all call for additional and more stringent criteria to be applied to emerging market companies upon assessing the qualification of their auditors, especially the non-U.S. auditors who are not inspected by the PCAOB. These developments could add uncertainties to the trading of our common stock on U.S. stock exchanges, including the possibility that our securities can be delisted if the PCAOB cannot inspect or fully investigate our auditor.
   
 Changes in China’s economic, political or social conditions or government policies could have a material adverse effect on our business and operations.
   
 

Uncertainties with respect to the PRC legal system, including uncertainties regarding the enforcement of laws and sudden and unexpected changes in laws and regulations in China, could adversely affect us and limit the legal protections available to you and us.

   
 You may experience difficulties in effecting service of legal process, enforcing foreign judgments or bringing actions in China against us or our management based on foreign laws.
   
 Fluctuations in exchange rates could have a material and adverse effect on our results of operations and the value of your investment.
   
 Governmental control of currency conversion may limit our ability to utilize our revenues effectively and affect the value of your investment.
   
 Certain political and economic considerations relating to the PRC could adversely affect our Company.
   
 The Chinese government exerts substantial influence over the manner in which we must conduct our business activities and may intervene or influence our operations at any time, which could result in a material change in our operations and/or the value of our common stock.
   
 The PRC government may issue further restrictive measures in the future.
   
 Interpretation of PRC laws and regulations involve uncertainty.

 

Recent Regulatory Developments

 

On July 6, 2021, the relevant PRC government authorities published the Opinions on Strictly Cracking Down Illegal Securities Activities in Accordance with the Law. These opinions call for strengthened regulation over illegal securities activities and supervision on overseas listings by China-based companies and propose to take effective measures, such as promoting the construction of relevant regulatory systems to deal with the risks and incidents faced by China-based overseas-listed companies. As of the date of this prospectus, no official guidance or related implementation rules have been issued in relation to these recently issued opinions and the interpretation and implementation of these opinions remain unclear at this stage. We could be subject to additional requirements that we obtain pre-approval of the CSRC and potentially other regulatory authorities to pursue this offering, including a cybersecurity review potentially required under the draft revised Measures for Cybersecurity Review. See “Risk Factors — Risks Related to Doing Business in China.”

 

Based on existing PRC laws and regulations, as advised by our PRC legal advisor, we are not required to obtain any pre-approval from the CSRC to conduct this offering, subject to interpretation of the existing PRC laws and regulations by the PRC government authorities. As of the date of this prospectus, we have not received any inquiry, notice, warning, sanctions or any regulatory objections to this offering from the CSRC.

 

In addition, on July 10, 2021, the Cyberspace Administration of China issued the Measures for Cybersecurity Review (Revision Draft for Comments), or the Measures, for public comments, which propose to authorize the relevant government authorities to conduct cybersecurity review on a range of activities that affect or may affect national security, including listings in foreign countries by companies that possess the personal data of more than one million users. The Measures are soliciting comments and subject to change. As we are neither an “operator of critical information infrastructure” nor a “data processor” carrying out data processing activities that affect or may affect national security, we believe that the Measures are not applicable to us even after they take effect in current form. The PRC government is increasingly focused on data security, recently launching cybersecurity review against a number of mobile apps operated by several US-listed Chinese companies and prohibiting these apps from registering new users during the review period. There are great uncertainties regarding the interpretation and enforcement of PRC laws, rules and regulations regarding data and privacy security. We may be required to change our data and other business practices and be subject to regulatory investigations, penalties, and increased cost of operations as a result of these laws and policies. See “Risk Factors — Risks Related to Doing Business in China.”

 

We believe that we have received all requisite permissions from Chinese authorities to operate and issue our common stock and no such permissions have been denied.

 

Corporate Information

 

We are incorporated under the laws of Nevada. Our principal executive offices are located at No. 29, Third Main Avenue, Shigao Town, Renshou County, Meishan, Sichuan, China. Our telephone number is (86) 028-37390666. Our Websites are www.wetouchinc.com and www.wetouch.com.cn, the latter of which is only accessible in the PRC. Information contained in, or that can be accessed through, our Websites is not incorporated by reference into this registration statement, and you should not consider information on our Websites to be part of this registration statement.

 

THE OFFERING

 

Issuer Wetouch Technology Inc.
   
Common stock outstanding prior to the Underwritten Offering 31,811,523 shares
   
Common stock offered by us in the Underwritten Offering             shares of our common stock. (              shares if the underwriters exercise their over-allotment option in full).
   
Offering price for shares sold in the Underwritten Offering $                  per share
   
Over-allotment option The underwriters have an option for a period of 45 days to purchase up to               additional shares of our common stock (15% of the number of shares sold in the Underwritten Offering) to cover over-allotments, if any, at the public offering price, less underwriting discounts and commissions.

 

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Common stock outstanding after completion of the Underwritten Offering              shares. (                 shares if the underwriters exercise their over-allotment option in full).
   
Common Stock issuable upon the exercise of Underwriter’s Warrants The registration statement of which this prospectus is a part also registers for sale common stock underlying warrants (the “Underwriter’s Warrants”) to purchase                 shares issuable to the Representatives, which is equal to 6.0% of the number of shares sold in the Underwritten Offering, as a portion of the underwriting compensation payable to the Representatives in connection with the Underwritten Offering. The Underwriter’s Warrants will be exercisable at any time, and from time to time, in whole or in part, during the four and one-half year period commencing 180 days following the date of commencement of sales of the Underwritten Offering at an exercise price of $                 (125.0% of the public offering price per share).
   
Lock-up Agreements We and our directors, officers and certain principal shareholders have agreed with the Underwriter not to offer for sale, issue, sell, contract to sell, pledge or otherwise dispose of any of our common stock or securities convertible into common stock for a period of 180 days after the date of this prospectus. See “Underwriting – Lock-Up Agreements.”
   
Use of proceeds We intend to use the net proceeds from the Underwritten Offering after deducting the estimated underwriting discounts and estimated offering expenses for sales and marketing activities, product development, and capital expenditures, and we may also use a portion of the net proceeds for the acquisition of, or investment in, technologies, solutions or businesses that complement our business, and for working capital and general corporate purposes. See “Use of Proceeds” on page 28 of this prospectus.
   
OTCQB Symbol WETH
   
Proposed Nasdaq Symbol WETH
   
Risk factors Investing in our securities involves a high degree of risk. See “Risk Factors” beginning on page 10.

 

Unless we indicate otherwise, the number of shares of our common stock that will be outstanding immediately after the Underwriting Offering is based on 31,811,523 shares of common stock outstanding as of October 12, 2021. The number excludes the following:

 

 (i)841,440 shares of common stock issuable upon the exercise of outstanding common stock purchase warrants; and
 (ii)                shares of common stock underlying the warrants to be issued to the Representatives in connection with this offering.

 

Except as otherwise indicated herein, all information in this prospectus assumes no exercise by the underwriter of its over-allotment option to purchase additional shares.

 

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RISK FACTORS

 

Investing in our common stock involves a high degree of risk. Before investing in our common stock, you should carefully consider the risks described below, as well as the other information in this prospectus, including our consolidated financial statements and the related notes. In addition, we may face additional risks and uncertainties not currently known to us, or which as of the date of this registration statement we might not consider significant, which may adversely affect our business. If any of the following risks occur, our business, financial condition and results of operations could be materially adversely affected. In such case the trading price of our common stock could decline due to any of these risks or uncertainties, and you may lose part or all of your investment.

 

Risks Related to Our Business and Industry

 

The current COVID-19 pandemic, as well as other epidemics, natural disasters, terrorist activities, political unrest, and other outbreaks could disrupt our delivery and operations, which could materially and adversely affect our business, financial condition, and results of operations.

 

For the six months ended June 30, 2021, our revenues were approximately $25.9 million, an increase of 17.1% from $8.8 million for the six months ended June 30, 2020. The current COVID-19 pandemic adversely affected many aspects of our business, including production, supply chain, and sales and delivery. Our manufacturing facility underwent temporary yet prolonged closure in February 2020 as part of China’s nationwide efforts to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus. Even though our business is currently operational, our production capacity, delivery, warranty services including after-sale services and technical support, and operational efficiency are still adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic due to insufficient workforce in production, sales, and delivery as a result of temporary travel restrictions in China and the necessity to comply with disease control protocols in our business establishments and manufacturing facility. Our suppliers’ abilities to timely deliver raw materials, parts and components, or other services were also adversely affected for similar reasons. The global spread of COVID-19 may also affect our overseas sales. As a result of varying levels of travel and other restrictions for public health concerns in various regions of China, we also temporarily postponed the delivery of our products to our customers. While the duration of the impact of the pandemic on our business and related financial impacts cannot be reasonably estimated at this time, our results of operations for the first half of 2020 were adversely affected with potential continuing impacts on subsequent periods. In addition, further outbreaks of the COVID-19 pandemic may adversely affect our manufacturing ability, our delivery and after-sale services in China, which may adversely affect our sales and delivery growth in 2021. COVID-19 has had a global economic impact on the financial markets. The global spread of COVID-19 pandemic may result in global economic distress, and the extent to which it may affect our results of operations will depend on future developments, which are highly uncertain and cannot be predicted. We cannot assure you that the COVID-19 pandemic can be eliminated or contained in the near future, or at all, or a similar outbreak will not occur again. If the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting disruption to our business were to extend over a prolonged period, it could materially and adversely affect our business, financial condition, and results of operations.

 

In addition, global pandemics, epidemics in China or elsewhere in the world, or fear of spread of contagious diseases, such as Ebola virus disease (EVD), Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS), severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), H1N1 flu, H7N9 flu, and avian flu, as well as hurricanes, earthquakes, tsunamis, or other natural disasters could also disrupt our business operations, reduce or restrict our supply of products and services, incur significant costs to protect our employees and facilities, or result in regional or global economic distress, which may materially and adversely affect our business, financial condition, and results of operations. Actual or threatened war, terrorist activities, political unrest, civil strife, and other geopolitical uncertainty could have a similar adverse effect on our business, financial condition, and results of operations. Any one or more of these events may impede our production and delivery efforts and adversely affect our sales results, or even for a prolonged period of time, which could materially and adversely affect our business, financial condition, and results of operations.

 

We are also vulnerable to natural disasters and other calamities. We cannot assure you that we are adequately protected from the effects of fire, floods, typhoons, earthquakes, power loss, telecommunications failures, break-ins, war, riots, terrorist attacks, or similar events. Any of the foregoing events may give rise to interruptions, damage to our property, delays in production, breakdowns, system failures, technology platform failures, or internet failures, which could cause the loss or corruption of data or malfunctions of our manufacturing facility as well as adversely affect our business, financial condition, and results of operations.

 

We are heavily dependent on our top customers. If we fail to acquire new customers or retain existing customers in a cost-effective manner, our business, financial condition and results of operations may be materially and adversely affected.

 

We are heavily dependent on our top customers. We currently sell our products primarily through direct customers in the PRC and to some extent, the overseas customers in European countries and East Asia such as South Korea and Taiwan. For the year ended December 31, 2020 and 2019, our top five customers accounted for an aggregate of approximately 73.31% and 74.7%, respectively, of our revenues.

 

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Our ability to cost-effectively attract new customers and retain existing customers, especially our top customers, is crucial to driving net revenues growth and achieving profitability. We have invested significantly in branding, sales and marketing to acquire and retain customers since our inception. For example, we attend domestic and international expos and exhibitions in marketing our products and attracting new customers. We also expect to continue to invest significantly to acquire new customers and retain existing ones, especially our top customers. There can be no assurance that new customers will stay with us, or the net revenues from new customers we acquire will ultimately exceed the cost of acquiring those customers. In addition, if our existing customers, especially our existing top customers no longer find our products appealing, or if our competitors offer more attractive products, prices, discounts or better customer services, our existing customers may lose interest in us, decrease their orders or even stop ordering from us. If we are unable to retain our existing customers, especially our top customers or to acquire new customers in a cost-effective manner, our revenues may decrease and our results of operations will be adversely affected.

 

We have a significant amount of accounts receivable, which could become uncollectible.

 

As of June 30, 2021, we had approximately $11.6 million in accounts receivable. Our accounts receivable primarily includes balance due from customers when our products are sold and delivered to customers. Our customers are required to make full payment within three to five months from delivery date, although our industry typical payment term is 180 days from delivery. As a result of the COVID-19 outbreak in January 2020, collection activities from some of our customers affected by the pandemic resulted in longer payment terms. We impliedly granted extended payment terms until December 31, 2020 to some of our customers. As of December 31, 2020, we collected all overdue accounts receivable and resumed our typical payment term. Deteriorating conditions in, bankruptcies, or financial difficulties of a customer or within their industries generally may impair the financial condition of our customers and hinder their ability to pay us on a timely basis or at all, and accounts receivable are written off against allowances only after exhaustive collection efforts. The failure or delay in payment by one or more of our customers could reduce our cash flows and adversely affect our liquidity and results of operations.

 

Failure to maintain the quality and safety of our products could have a material and adverse effect on our reputation, financial condition and results of operations.

 

The quality and safety of our products are critical to our success. We pay close attention to quality control, monitoring each step in the process from procurement to production and from warehouse to delivery. Yet, maintaining consistent product quality depends significantly on the effectiveness of our quality control system, which in turn depends on a number of factors, including but not limited to the design of our quality control system, employee training to ensure that our employees adhere to and implement our quality control policies and procedures and the effectiveness of monitoring any potential violation of our quality control policies and procedures. There can be no assurance that our quality control system will always prove to be effective.

 

In addition, the quality of the products or services provided by our suppliers or service providers is subject to factors beyond our control, including the effectiveness and the efficiency of their quality control system, among others. There can be no assurance that our suppliers or service providers may always be able to adopt appropriate quality control systems and meet our stringent quality control requirements in respect of the products or services they provide. Any failure of our suppliers or service providers to provide satisfactory products or services could harm our reputation and adversely impact our operations. In addition, we may be unable to receive sufficient compensation from suppliers and service providers for the losses caused by them.

 

We face intense competition in the touchscreen industry in general. If we fail to compete effectively, we may lose market share and customers, and our business, financial condition and results of operations may be materially and adversely affected.

 

The touchscreen industry is intensely competitive in general. We face few competition as we produce medium to large size capacitive touchscreens which are specially tailored to certain industries, such as industrial HMI, gaming, financing, lottery, automotive, medical, and POS, etc., and requires more stable supply, longer guaranty and life span, compared with small size touchscreens which is characteristic with shorter life cycle and guaranty but more demand in quantity. However, we still have some competitors competing in China and globally with us. Our competitors may have more financial, technical, geographical advantage, marketing and other resources than we do and may be more experienced and able to devote greater resources to the development, promotion and support of their business. Some competitors are well-established in China and globally and any defensive measures they take in response to our expansion could hinder our growth and adversely affect our sales and results of operations.

 

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Furthermore, increased competition may reduce our market share and profitability and require us to increase our sales and marketing efforts and capital commitment in the future, which could negatively affect our results of operations or force us to incur further losses. Although we have accumulated some and continuously growing our customer base, there is no assurance that we will be able to continue to do so in the future against current or future competitors, and such competitive pressures may have a material adverse effect on our business, financial condition and results of operations.

 

If we do not obtain substantial additional financing, our ability to execute on our business plan as outlined in this prospectus will be impaired.

 

Due to the withdrawal of the land use right to the Property and cancellation of our ownership certificates pertaining to the buildings on the Property by the local government pursuant to the Guidelines and the Compensation Agreement, we are actively searching for an appropriate parcel in Chengdu Medicine City (Technology Park), Wenjiang District, Chengdu for the construction of our new production facilities and office buildings. As of the date of this prospectus, our management estimates that our capital needs for this acquisition and construction will be approximately RMB170.0 million ($26.2 million), but there is no assurance that the estimated amount is sufficient to achieve our goals. We may need additional financing for our business development.

 

In addition, our plans call for significant new investments in research and development, marketing, expanded productions capacity, and working capital for raw materials and other items. Should our capital needs be higher than our estimation, we will be required to seek additional investments, loans or debt financing to fully pursue our business plans. Such additional investment may not be available to us on terms which are favorable or acceptable. Should we be unable to meet our full capital needs, our ability to fully implement our business plan will be impaired.

 

Failure to secure a new piece of parcel for the construction of our new buildings and facilities, and failure to acquire and install new production lines on the new parcel, our business, financial condition and results of operations may be materially and adversely affected.

 

As of the date of this prospectus, our use right to the Property was withdrawn by the local government and all ownership certificates pertaining to the buildings on the Property were returned to the local government for cancellation.

 

In order to minimize the interruption of our business, Sichuan Vtouch entered into a Leaseback Agreement with Sichuan Renshou on March 16, 2021. The Leaseback Agreement entitles us to lease back the Properties commencing from April 1, 2021 until December 31, 2021, at a monthly rent of RMB300,000 (approximately $46,154).

 

As of the date of this prospectus, we are actively searching for an appropriate parcel in Chengdu Medicine City (Technology Park), Wenjiang District, Chengdu for the construction of our new production facilities and office buildings. We estimate the acquisition of the new parcel and new production lines and construction of the new facilities and office buildings on the new parcel will be completed prior to December 31, 2021, but there is no assurance and we may need extended time to achieve our business plan. If we fail to secure such acquisition and construction prior to December 31, 2021 and the extended period, if any, our business, financial condition and results of operations may be materially and adversely affected.

 

Mr. Guangde Cai, our Chairman, beneficially owns 21.23% of our outstanding shares and his interests may differ from the interests of other shareholders, which could cause a material decline in the value of our shares.

 

Since Mr. Guangde Cai, our Chairman, beneficially owns 21.23% of our outstanding shares, he could have significant influence on determining the outcome of any matters submitted to the shareholders for approval, including mergers, consolidations, the election of directors and other significant corporate actions. Without his consent, we may be prevented from entering into transactions that could be beneficial to us or our minority shareholders. His interest may differ from the interests of our other shareholders. The concentration in the ownership of our shares may cause a material decline in the value of our shares.

 

We cannot assure you that Mr. Cai will act in our best interests given Mr. Cai’s ability to control related parties, such as Chengdu Wetouch, Meishan Wetouch and Xinjiang Wetouch Electronic Technology Co., Ltd. See “Certain Relationships and Related Transactions, and Director Independence.

 

Any adjustment of related party transaction pricing could lead to additional taxes, and therefore substantially reduce our consolidated net income and the value of your investment.

 

The tax regime in China is rapidly evolving and there is significant uncertainty for taxpayers in China as PRC tax laws may be interpreted in significantly different ways. The PRC tax authorities may assert that we or our subsidiaries owe and/or are required to pay additional taxes on previous or future revenue or income. In particular, under applicable PRC laws, rules and regulations, arrangements and transactions among related parties may be subject to audit or challenge by the PRC tax authorities. If the PRC tax authorities determine that any contractual arrangements were not entered into on an arm’s length basis and therefore constitute a favorable transfer pricing, the PRC tax liabilities of the relevant subsidiaries could be increased, which could increase our overall tax liabilities. In addition, the PRC tax authorities may impose late payment interest. Our net income may be materially reduced if our tax liabilities increase.

 

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If our preferential tax treatments and government subsidies are revoked or become unavailable or if the calculation of our tax liability is successfully challenged by the PRC tax authorities, we may be required to pay tax, interest and penalties in excess of our tax provisions.

 

The Chinese government has provided tax incentives to our former subsidiary in China, Sichuan Wetouch, including reduced enterprise income tax rates. For example, under the PRC Enterprise Income Tax Law and its implementation rules, the statutory enterprise income tax rate is 25%. However, the income tax of an enterprise that has been determined to be a qualified enterprise located in western region of PRC can be reduced to a preferential rate of 15%. The qualification of preferential tax rate is effective for a renewable three-year permitted. As we have dissolved Sichuan Wetouch, and its business and operations have been assumed by our PRC subsidiary Sichuan Vtouch, Sichuan Vtouch has reapplied for the preferential rate of 15% as a qualified enterprise. Such application is currently pending with the PRC tax authorities. If our PRC subsidiary’s application for the qualification of preferential tax rate benefit is not approved, our PRC subsidiary will be subject to the statutory enterprise income tax rate of 25%. Further, in the ordinary course of our business, we are subject to complex income tax and other tax regulations, and significant judgment is required in the determination of a provision for income taxes. Although we believe our tax provisions are reasonable, if the PRC tax authorities successfully challenge our position and we are required to pay tax, interest, and penalties in excess of our tax provisions, our financial condition and results of operations would be materially and adversely affected.

 

A significant interruption in the operations of our third-party suppliers could potentially disrupt our operations.

 

We have limited control over the operations of our third-party suppliers and other business partners and any significant interruption in their operations may have an adverse impact on our operations. For example, a significant interruption in the operations of our supplier’s manufacturing facilities could cause delay or termination of shipment of the raw materials to us, which may cause delay or termination of shipment of our products to our customers, thus resulting in penalties or fines due to our breach of contract. If we could not solve the impact of the interruptions of operations of our third-party suppliers, our business operations and financial results may be materially and adversely affected.

 

We face the risk of fluctuations in the cost, availability and quality of our raw materials, which could adversely affect our results of operations.

 

The cost, availability and quality of the raw materials, such as indium tin oxide glasses, panels, are important to our operations. If the cost of raw materials increases due to large market price fluctuation or due to any other reason, our business and results of operations could be adversely affected. Lack of availability of these raw materials, whether due to shortages in supply, delays or interruptions in processing, failure of timely delivery or otherwise, could interrupt our operations and adversely affect our financial results.

 

We are dependent upon key executives and highly qualified managers and we cannot assure their retention.

 

Our success depends, in part, upon the continued services of key members of our management. Our executives’ and managers’ knowledge of the market, our business and our Company represents a key strength of our business, which cannot be easily replicated. The success of our business strategy and our future growth also depend on our ability to attract, train, retain and motivate skilled managerial, sales, administration, development and operating personnel.

 

There can be no assurance that our existing personnel will be adequate or qualified to carry out our strategy, or that we will be able to hire or retain experienced, qualified employees to carry out our strategy. The loss of one or more of our key management or operating personnel, or the failure to attract and retain additional key personnel, could have a material adverse effect on our business, financial condition and results of operations.

 

We do not have long-term contracts with our suppliers and they can reduce order quantities or terminate their sales to us at any time.

 

We do not have long term contracts with our suppliers. At any time, our suppliers can reduce the quantities of products they sell to us, or cease selling products to us altogether. Such reductions or terminations could have a material adverse impact on our revenues, profits and financial condition.

 

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If we fail to adopt new technologies to evolving customer needs or emerging industry standards, our business may be materially and adversely affected.

 

To remain competitive, we must continue to stay abreast of the constantly evolving industry trends and to enhance and improve our technology accordingly. Our success will depend, in part, on our ability to identify, develop, acquire or license leading technologies useful in our business. There can be no assurance that we will be able to use new technologies effectively or meet customer’s requirements. If we are unable to adapt in a cost-effective and timely manner in response to changing market conditions or customer preferences, whether for technical, legal, financial or other reasons, our business may be materially and adversely affected.

 

We may experience significant liability claims or complaints from customers, or adverse publicity involving our products and our services.

 

We face an inherent risk of liability claims or complaints from our customers. We take our customers’ complaints seriously and endeavor to reduce such complaints by implementing various remedial measures. Nevertheless, we cannot assure you that we can successfully prevent or address all customer complaints.

 

Any complaints or claims against us, even if meritless and unsuccessful, may divert management attention and other resources from our business and adversely affect our business and operations. Customers may lose confidence in us and our brand, which may adversely affect our business and results of operations. Furthermore, negative publicity including but not limited to negative online reviews on social media and crowd-sourced review platforms, industry findings or media reports related to safety and quality of our products, whether or not accurate, and whether or not concerning our products, can adversely affect our business, results of operations and reputation.

 

PRC regulations relating to the establishment of offshore special purpose companies by PRC residents may subject our PRC resident beneficial owners or our PRC subsidiary to liability or penalties, limit our ability to inject capital into our PRC subsidiary, limit our PRC subsidiary’ ability to increase their registered capital or distribute profits to us, or may otherwise adversely affect us.

 

In July 2014, SAFE promulgated the Circular on Relevant Issues Concerning Foreign Exchange Control on Domestic Residents’ Offshore Investment and Financing and Roundtrip Investment Through Special Purpose Vehicles, or SAFE Circular 37, to replace the Notice on Relevant Issues Concerning Foreign Exchange Administration for Domestic Residents’ Financing and Roundtrip Investment Through Offshore Special Purpose Vehicles, or SAFE Circular 75, which ceased to be effective upon the promulgation of SAFE Circular 37. SAFE Circular 37 requires PRC residents (including PRC individuals and PRC corporate entities) to register with SAFE or its local branches in connection with their direct or indirect offshore investment activities. SAFE Circular 37 is applicable to our shareholders who are PRC residents and may be applicable to any offshore acquisitions that we make in the future.

 

Under SAFE Circular 37, PRC residents who make, or have prior to the implementation of SAFE Circular 37 made, direct or indirect investments in offshore special purpose vehicles, or SPVs, will be required to register such investments with SAFE or its local branches. In addition, any PRC resident who is a direct or indirect shareholder of an SPV is required to update its filed registration with the local branch of SAFE with respect to that SPV, to reflect any material change. Moreover, any subsidiary of such SPV in China is required to urge the PRC resident shareholders to update their registration with the local branch of SAFE. If any PRC shareholder of such SPV fails to make the required registration or to update the previously filed registration, the subsidiary of such SPV in China may be prohibited from distributing its profits or the proceeds from any capital reduction, share transfer or liquidation to the SPV, and the SPV may also be prohibited from making additional capital contributions into its subsidiary in China. On February 13, 2015, the SAFE promulgated a Notice on Further Simplifying and Improving Foreign Exchange Administration Policy on Direct Investment, or SAFE Notice 13, which became effective on June 1, 2015. Under SAFE Notice 13, applications for foreign exchange registration of inbound foreign direct investments and outbound overseas direct investments, including those required under SAFE Circular 37, will be filed with qualified banks instead of SAFE. The qualified banks will directly examine the applications and accept registrations under the supervision of SAFE.

 

Some of our shareholders that we are aware of are subject to SAFE regulations, and we expect all of these shareholders will have completed all necessary registrations with the local SAFE branch or qualified banks as required by SAFE Circular 37. We cannot assure you, however, that all of these shareholders may continue to make required filings or updates in a timely manner, or at all. We can provide no assurance that we are or will in the future continue to be informed of identities of all PRC residents holding direct or indirect interest in our company. Any failure or inability by such shareholders to comply with SAFE regulations may subject us to fines or legal sanctions, such as restrictions on our cross-border investment activities or our PRC subsidiaries’ ability to distribute dividends to, or obtain foreign exchange-denominated loans from, our company or prevent us from making distributions or paying dividends. As a result, our business operations and our ability to make distributions to you could be materially and adversely affected.

 

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Furthermore, as these foreign exchange regulations are still relatively new and their interpretation and implementation have been constantly evolving, it is unclear how these regulations, and any future regulation concerning offshore or cross-border transactions, will be interpreted, amended and implemented by the relevant government authorities. For example, we may be subject to a more stringent review and approval process with respect to our foreign exchange activities, such as remittance of dividends and foreign-currency-denominated borrowings, which may adversely affect our financial condition and results of operations. In addition, if we decide to acquire a PRC domestic company, we cannot assure you that we or the owners of such company, as the case may be, will be able to obtain the necessary approvals or complete the necessary filings and registrations required by the foreign exchange regulations. This may restrict our ability to implement our acquisition strategy and could adversely affect our business and prospects.

 

As of the date of this prospectus, the PRC residents have either not completed, or have not applied for, foreign exchange registration under the SAFE Circular 37 and other related rules. Although they are either in the process of making foreign exchange registration or plan to make foreign exchange registrations, they may still face with the above said possible fines in accordance with the PRC Laws.

 

We have no business liability or disruption insurance, which could expose us to significant costs and business disruption.

 

The insurance industry in China is still at an early stage of development, and insurance companies in China currently offer limited business-related insurance products. We do not have any business liability or disruption insurance to cover our operations. We have determined that the costs of insuring for these risks and the difficulties associated with acquiring such insurance on commercially reasonable terms make it impractical for us to have such insurance. Any uninsured risks may result in substantial costs and the diversion of resources, which could adversely affect our results of operations and financial condition.

 

We may incur liabilities that are not covered by insurance.

 

While we seek to maintain appropriate levels of insurance, not all claims are insurable and we may experience major incidents of a nature that are not covered by insurance. We do not have other insurances that cover, among other things, employee-related accidents and injuries, product or business liability and other property damage and liability deriving from our activities. Furthermore, insurance companies in China currently do not offer as extensive an array of insurance products as insurance companies in more developed economies. We have determined that the costs of insuring for these risks and the difficulties associated with acquiring such insurance on commercially reasonable terms make it impractical for us to have such insurance. We maintain an amount of insurance protection that we believe is adequate, but there can be no assurance that such insurance will continue to be available on acceptable terms or that our insurance coverage will be sufficient or effective under all circumstances and against all liabilities to which we may be subject. If we were to incur substantial losses or liabilities due to fire, explosions, floods, other natural disasters or accidents or business interruption, our results of operations could be materially and adversely affected. We could, for example, be subject to substantial claims for damages upon the occurrence of several events within one calendar year. In addition, our insurance costs may increase over time in response to any negative development in our claims history or due to material price increases in the insurance market in general.

 

Risks Related to Doing Business in China

 

Adverse regulatory developments in China may subject us to additional regulatory review and expose us to government restrictions, and additional disclosure requirements and regulatory scrutiny to be adopted by the SEC in response to risks related to recent regulatory developments in China may impose additional compliance requirements for companies with significant China-based operations, all of which could increase our compliance costs, subject us to additional disclosure requirements, and/or suspend or terminate our future securities offerings, making capital-raising more difficult.

 

As substantially all of our operations are based in China, we are subject to a wide range of relevant PRC laws. The recent regulatory developments in China, in particular with respect to restrictions on China-based companies raising capital offshore and the government-led cybersecurity reviews of certain companies, may lead to additional regulatory review in China over our financing and capital raising activities in the United States. In addition, we may become subject to industry-wide regulations that may be adopted by the relevant PRC authorities, which may have the effect of limiting our product and service offerings, restricting the scope of our operations in China, or causing the suspension or termination of our business operations in China entirely, all of which will materially and adversely affect our business, financial condition and results of operations. We may have to adjust, modify, or completely change our business operations in response to adverse regulatory changes or policy developments, and we cannot assure you that any remedial action adopted by us can be completed in a timely, cost-efficient, or liability-free manner or at all.

 

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On July 6, 2021, the relevant PRC government authorities published the Opinions on Strictly Cracking Down Illegal Securities Activities in Accordance with the Law. These opinions call for strengthened regulation over illegal securities activities and supervision on overseas listings by China-based companies and propose to take effective measures, such as promoting the construction of relevant regulatory systems to deal with the risks and incidents faced by China-based overseas-listed companies. As of the date of this prospectus, no official guidance or related implementation rules have been issued in relation to these recently issued opinions and the interpretation and implementation of these opinions remain unclear at this stage. We could be subject to additional requirements that we obtain pre-approval of the CSRC and potentially other regulatory authorities to pursue this offering.

 

Based on existing PRC laws and regulations, as advised by our PRC legal advisor, we are not required to obtain any pre-approval from the CSRC to conduct this offering, subject to interpretation of the existing PRC laws and regulations by the PRC government authorities. As of the date of this prospectus, we have not received any inquiry, notice, warning, sanctions or any regulatory objections to this offering from the CSRC.

 

On July 10, 2021, the Cyberspace Administration of China issued the Measures for Cybersecurity Review (Revision Draft for Comments), or the Measures, for public comments, which propose to authorize the relevant government authorities to conduct cybersecurity review on a range of activities that affect or may affect national security, including listings in foreign countries by companies that possess the personal data of more than one million users. The Measures are soliciting comments and subject to change. As we are neither an “operator of critical information infrastructure” nor a “data processor” carrying out data processing activities that affect or may affect national security, we believe that the Measures are not applicable to us even after they take effect in current form. The PRC government is increasingly focused on data security, recently launching cybersecurity review against a number of mobile apps operated by several US-listed Chinese companies and prohibiting these apps from registering new users during the review period. There are great uncertainties regarding the interpretation and enforcement of PRC laws, rules and regulations regarding data and privacy security. We may be required to change our data and other business practices and be subject to regulatory investigations, penalties, and increased cost of operations as a result of these laws and policies.

 

On July 30, 2021, in response to the recent regulatory developments in China and actions adopted by the PRC government, the Chairman of the SEC issued a statement asking the SEC staff to seek additional disclosures from offshore issuers associated with China-based operating companies before their registration statements will be declared effective, including whether the China-based operating company and the issuer, when applicable, received or were denied permission from Chinese authorities to list on U.S. exchanges and the risks that such approval could be denied or rescinded. On August 1, 2021, the China Securities Regulatory Commission stated in a statement that it had taken note of the new disclosure requirements announced by the SEC regarding the listings of Chinese companies and the recent regulatory development in China, and that both countries should strengthen communications on regulating China-related issuers. We are subject to a variety of PRC laws and may be subject to tightened regulatory review and exposed to government restrictions in China. In light of the recent regulatory and policy developments in China and government actions taken by the PRC government, including possible imposition of restrictions and/or approval requirements on China-based companies raising capital offshore, the offering of our securities may be subject to additional disclosure requirements and review that the SEC or other regulatory authorities in the United States may adopt for companies with China-based operations.

 

Recent joint statement by the SEC and the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (United States), or the PCAOB, proposed rule changes submitted by Nasdaq, and the newly enacted Holding Foreign Companies Accountable Act all call for additional and more stringent criteria to be applied to emerging market companies upon assessing the qualification of their auditors, especially the non-U.S. auditors who are not inspected by the PCAOB. These developments could add uncertainties to the trading of our common stock on U.S. stock exchanges, including the possibility that our securities can be delisted if the PCAOB cannot inspect or fully investigate our auditor.

 

On April 21, 2020, the SEC Chairman and PCAOB Chairman, along with other senior SEC staff, released a joint statement highlighting the risks associated with investing in companies based in or have substantial operations in emerging markets including China. The joint statement emphasized the risks associated with lack of access for the PCAOB to inspect auditors and audit work papers in China and higher risks of fraud in emerging markets.

 

On May 18, 2020, Nasdaq filed three proposals with the SEC to (1) apply minimum offering size requirement for companies primarily operating in “Restrictive Market,” (2) adopt a new requirement relating to the qualification of management or board of director for Restrictive Market companies, and (3) apply additional and more stringent criteria to an applicant or listed company based on the qualifications of the company’s auditor.

 

On June 4, 2020, the U.S. President issued a memorandum ordering the President’s working group on financial markets to submit a report to the President within 60 days of the date of the memorandum that should include recommendations for actions that can be taken by the executive branch and by the SEC or PCAOB to enforce U.S. regulatory requirements on Chinese companies listed on U.S. stock exchanges and their audit firms. However, it remains unclear what further actions, if any, the U.S. executive branch, the SEC, and PCAOB will take to address the problem.

 

On August 6, 2020, the President’s working group released a report recommending that the SEC take steps to implement the five recommendations outlined in the report. In particular, to address companies from jurisdictions that do not provide the PCAOB with sufficient access to fulfill its statutory mandate, the President’s working group recommended enhanced listing standards on U.S. stock exchanges. This would require, as a condition to initial and continued exchange listing, PCAOB access to work papers of the principal audit firm for the audit of the listed company. Companies unable to satisfy this standard as a result of governmental restrictions on access to audit work papers and practices in their jurisdiction may satisfy this standard by providing a co-audit from an audit firm with comparable resources and experience where the PCAOB determines it has sufficient access to audit work papers and practices to conduct an appropriate inspection of the co-audit firm. The report permits the new listing standards to provide for a transition period until January 1, 2022 for listed companies, but would apply immediately to new listings once the necessary rulemakings and/or standard-setting are effective.

 

On August 10, 2020, the SEC announced that the SEC Chairman had directed the SEC staff to prepare proposals in response to the report of the President’s working group, and that the SEC was soliciting public comments and information with respect to the development of these proposals.

 

On May 20, 2020, the U.S. Senate passed the Holding Foreign Companies Accountable Act, or the Act. The Act was approved by the U.S. House of Representatives on December 2, 2020. On December 18, 2020, the Act was signed into public law by the President of the United States. In essence, the Act requires the SEC to prohibit foreign companies from listing securities on U.S. securities exchanges if a company retains a foreign accounting firm that cannot be inspected by the PCAOB for three consecutive years, beginning in 2021. On March 24, 2021, the SEC announced that it had adopted interim final amendments to implement congressionally mandated submission and disclosure requirements of the Act. The interim final amendments will apply to registrants that the SEC identifies as having filed an annual report on Forms 10-K, 20-F, 40-F or N-CSR with an audit report issued by a registered public accounting firm that is located in a foreign jurisdiction and that the PCAOB has determined it is unable to inspect or investigate completely because of a position taken by an authority in that jurisdiction.

 

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The enactment of the Act and any additional actions, proceedings, or new rules resulting from these efforts to increase U.S. regulatory access to audit information could cause investors uncertainty for affected issuers and the price of our shares could be adversely affected, and we could face regulatory sanctions if we and our auditor are unable to meet the PCAOB inspection requirement.

 

The lack of access to the PCAOB inspection in China prevents the PCAOB from fully evaluating audits and quality control procedures of the auditors based in China. As a result, investors may be deprived of the benefits of such PCAOB inspections. The inability of the PCAOB to conduct inspections of auditors in China makes it more difficult to evaluate the effectiveness of these accounting firm’s audit procedures or quality control procedures as compared to auditors outside of China that are subject to the PCAOB inspections.

 

Our auditor, the independent registered public accounting firm that issues the audit report, as an auditor of companies that are traded publicly in the United States and a firm registered with the PCAOB, is subject to laws in the United States, pursuant to which the PCAOB conducts regular inspections to assess its compliance with the applicable professional standards. Our auditor is headquartered in Lakewood, Colorado and has been inspected by the PCAOB on a regular basis with the last inspection in 2017 with inspection report available in November 2018. However, if our application to list our common stock on Nasdaq is approved, the recent developments would add uncertainties to the trading of our shares on U.S. stock exchanges, including the possibility that our securities can be delisted if the PCAOB cannot inspect or fully investigate our auditor, and we cannot assure you whether Nasdaq or regulatory authorities would apply additional and more stringent criteria to us after considering the effectiveness of our auditor’s audit procedures and quality control procedures, adequacy of personnel and training, or sufficiency of resources, geographic reach, or experience as it relates to our audit.

 

PRC regulation of loans to and direct investment in PRC entities by offshore holding companies and governmental control of currency conversion may delay or prevent us from using the proceeds of this offering to make loans or additional capital contributions to our Chinese subsidiaries, which could materially and adversely affect our liquidity and our ability to fund and expand our business.

 

We are an offshore holding company conducting our operations in China. We may make loans to our PRC subsidiaries to the approval, registration, and filing with governmental authorities and limitation of amount, or we may make additional capital contributions to our wholly foreign-owned subsidiaries in China. Any loans to our wholly foreign-owned subsidiaries in China, which are treated as foreign-invested enterprises under PRC law, are subject to foreign exchange loan registrations. In addition, a foreign invested enterprise shall use its capital pursuant to the principle of authenticity and self-use within its business scope. The capital of a foreign invested enterprise shall not be used for the following purposes: (i) directly or indirectly used for payment beyond the business scope of the enterprises or the payment prohibited by relevant laws and regulations; (ii) directly or indirectly used for investment in securities or investments other than banks’ principal-secured products unless otherwise provided by relevant laws and regulations; (iii) the granting of loans to non-affiliated enterprises, except where it is expressly permitted in the business license; and (iv) paying the expenses related to the purchase of real estate that is not for self-use (except for the foreign-invested real estate enterprises).

 

In light of the various requirements imposed by PRC regulations on loans to and direct investment in PRC entities by offshore holding companies, we cannot assure you that we will be able to complete the necessary government registrations or obtain the necessary government approvals or filings on a timely basis, if at all, with respect to future loans by us to our Hong Kong or PRC subsidiaries or with respect to future capital contributions by us to our Hong Kong or PRC subsidiaries. If we fail to complete such registrations or obtain such approvals, our ability to use the proceeds from this offering and to capitalize or otherwise fund our Chinese operations may be negatively affected, which could materially and adversely affect our liquidity and our ability to fund and expand our business.

 

Labor laws in the PRC may adversely affect our results of operations.

 

The PRC National People’s Congress promulgated the Labor Contract Law which became effective on January 1, 2008 and was amended on December 28, 2012, and the State Council promulgated implementing regulations for the labor contract law on September 18, 2008. The labor contract law and the implementing regulations impose requirements concerning, among others, the execution of written contracts between employers and employees, the time limits for probationary periods, and the length of employment contracts. The interpretation and implementation of these regulations are still evolving, our employment practices may violate the labor contract law and related regulations and we could be subject to penalties, fines or legal fees as a result. If we are subject to severe penalties or incur significant legal fees in connection with labor law disputes or investigations, our business, financial condition and results of operations may be adversely affected.

 

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Further, the law requires certain terminations be based upon seniority and not merit. In the event that we decide to significantly change or decrease our workforce, the Labor Contract Law could adversely affect our ability to enact such changes in a manner that is most advantageous to our business or in a timely and cost-effective manner, thus materially and adversely affecting our financial condition and results of operations.

 

Non-compliance with labor-related laws and regulations of the PRC may have an adverse impact on our financial condition and results of operation.

 

We have been subject to stricter regulatory requirements in terms of entering into labor contracts with our employees and paying various statutory employee benefits, including pensions, housing fund, medical insurance, work-related injury insurance, unemployment insurance and childbearing insurance to designated government agencies for the benefit of our employees. Pursuant to the PRC Labor Contract Law, or the Labor Contract Law, that became effective in January 2008 and its implementing regulations that became effective in September 2008 and was amended in July 2013, employers are subject to stricter requirements in terms of signing labor contracts, minimum wages, paying remuneration, determining the term of employees’ probation and unilaterally terminating labor contracts. In the event that we decide to terminate some of our employees or otherwise change our employment or labor practices, the Labor Contract Law and its implementation regulations may limit our ability to effect those changes in a desirable or cost-effective manner, which could adversely affect our business and results of operations. We believe our current practice complies with the Labor Contract Law and its amendments. However, the relevant governmental authorities may take a different view and impose fines on us.

 

As the interpretation and implementation of labor-related laws and regulations are still evolving, we cannot assure you that our employment practice does not and will not violate labor-related laws and regulations in China, which may subject us to labor disputes or government investigations. If we are deemed to have violated relevant labor laws and regulations, we could be required to provide additional compensation to our employees and our business, financial condition and results of operations could be materially and adversely affected.

 

We may be exposed to liabilities under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and Chinese anti-corruption law.

 

We are subject to the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) and other laws that prohibit improper payments or offers of payments to foreign governments and their officials and political parties by U.S. persons and issuers as defined by the statute for the purpose of obtaining or retaining business. We are also subject to Chinese anti-corruption laws, which strictly prohibit the payment of bribes to government officials. We have operations, agreements with third parties, and make sales in China, which may experience corruption. Our activities in China may create the risk of unauthorized payments or offers of payments by one or more of the employees of our company, because such employees might act against our policies, outside of our control. Violations of the FCPA or Chinese anti-corruption laws may result in severe criminal or civil sanctions, and we may be subject to other liabilities, which could negatively affect our business, operating results and financial condition. In addition, the government may seek to hold our Company liable for successor liability FCPA violations committed by companies in which we invest or that we acquire.

 

Our business may be materially and adversely affected if our PRC subsidiary declares bankruptcy or becomes subject to a dissolution or liquidation proceeding.

 

The Enterprise Bankruptcy Law of the PRC, or the Bankruptcy Law, came into effect on June 1, 2007. The Bankruptcy Law provides that an enterprise will be liquidated if the enterprise fails to settle its debts as and when they fall due and if the enterprise’s assets are, or are demonstrably, insufficient to clear such debts.

 

Our PRC subsidiaries hold certain assets that are important to our business operations. If our PRC subsidiaries undergo a voluntary or involuntary liquidation proceeding, unrelated third-party creditors may claim rights to some or all of these assets, thereby hindering our ability to operate our business, which could materially and adversely affect our business, financial condition and results of operations.

 

According to the SAFE’s Notice of the State Administration of Foreign Exchange on Further Improving and Adjusting Foreign Exchange Administration Policies for Direct Investment, effective on December 17, 2012, and the Provisions for Administration of Foreign Exchange Relating to Inbound Direct Investment by Foreign Investors, effective May 13, 2013, if our PRC subsidiary undergoes a voluntary or involuntary liquidation proceeding, prior approval from the SAFE for remittance of foreign exchange to our shareholders abroad is no longer required, but we still need to conduct a registration process with the SAFE local branch. It is not clear whether “registration” is a mere formality or involves the kind of substantive review process undertaken by SAFE and its relevant branches in the past.

 

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Changes in China’s economic, political or social conditions or government policies could have a material adverse effect on our business and operations.

 

Substantially all of our assets and operations are located in China. Accordingly, our business, financial condition, results of operations and prospects may be influenced to a significant degree by political, economic and social conditions in China generally. The Chinese economy differs from the economies of most developed countries in many respects, including the level of government involvement, level of development, growth rate, control of foreign exchange and allocation of resources. Although the Chinese government has implemented measures emphasizing the utilization of market forces for economic reform, the reduction of state ownership of productive assets, and the establishment of improved corporate governance in business enterprises, a substantial portion of productive assets in China is still owned by the government. In addition, the Chinese government continues to play a significant role in regulating industry development by imposing industrial policies.

 

The Chinese government also exercises significant control over China’s economic growth through allocating resources, controlling payment of foreign currency-denominated obligations, setting monetary policy, and providing preferential treatment to particular industries or companies.

 

While the Chinese economy has experienced significant growth over the past decades, growth has been uneven, both geographically and among various sectors of the economy. Any adverse changes in economic conditions in China, in the policies of the Chinese government or in the laws and regulations in China could have a material adverse effect on the overall economic growth of China. Such developments could adversely affect our business and operating results, lead to reduction in demand for our services and adversely affect our competitive position. The Chinese government has implemented various measures to encourage economic growth and guide the allocation of resources. Some of these measures may benefit the overall Chinese economy, but may have a negative effect on us. For example, our financial condition and results of operations may be adversely affected by government control over capital investments or changes in tax regulations. In addition, in the past the Chinese government has implemented certain measures, including interest rate adjustment, to control the pace of economic growth. These measures may cause decreased economic activity in China, which may adversely affect our business and operating results.

 

Uncertainties with respect to the PRC legal system, including uncertainties regarding the enforcement of laws and sudden and unexpected changes in laws and regulations in China, could adversely affect us and limit the legal protections available to you and us.

 

Our operations in China are governed by PRC laws and regulations. Our wholly foreign-owned PRC operating subsidiary Sichuan Vtouch is subject to laws and regulations applicable to foreign investment in China. The PRC legal system is a civil law system based on written statutes. Unlike the common law system, prior court decisions under the civil law system may be cited for reference but have limited precedential value. In addition, any new or changes in PRC laws and regulations related to foreign investment in China could affect the business environment and our ability to operate our business in China.

 

Since the PRC legal system continues to evolve rapidly, the interpretations of many laws, regulations and rules are not always uniform and enforcement of these laws, regulations and rules involves uncertainties, which may limit legal protections available to us. Uncertainties due to evolving laws and regulations could also impede the ability of a China-based company, such as our company, to obtain or maintain permits or licenses required to conduct business in China. In the absence of required permits or licenses, governmental authorities could impose material sanctions or penalties on us. In addition, some regulatory requirements issued by certain PRC government authorities may not be consistently applied by other PRC government authorities (including local government authorities), thus making strict compliance with all regulatory requirements impractical, or in some circumstances impossible. From time to time, we may have to resort to administrative and court proceedings to enforce our legal rights. Any administrative and court proceedings in China may be protracted, resulting in substantial costs and diversion of resources and management attention. Since PRC administrative and court authorities have significant discretion in interpreting and implementing statutory provisions and contractual terms, it may be more difficult to evaluate the outcome of administrative and court proceedings and the level of legal protection we enjoy than in more developed legal systems. These uncertainties may impede our ability to enforce the contracts we have entered into and could materially and adversely affect our business and results of operations.

 

The PRC legal system is based in part on government policies and internal rules, some of which are not published on a timely basis or at all and may have retroactive effect. As a result, we may not be aware of our violation of any of these policies and rules until sometime after the violation. Such unpredictability towards our contractual, property and procedural rights could adversely affect our business and impede our ability to continue our operations.

 

Furthermore, if China adopts more stringent standards with respect to environmental protection or corporate social responsibilities, we may incur increased compliance costs or become subject to additional restrictions in our operations. Intellectual property rights and confidentiality protections in China may also not be as effective as in the United States or other countries. In addition, we cannot predict the effects of future developments in the PRC legal system on our business operations, including the promulgation of new laws, or changes to existing laws or the interpretation or enforcement thereof. These uncertainties could limit the legal protections available to us and our investors, including you. Moreover, any litigation in China may be protracted and result in substantial costs and diversion of our resources and management attention.

 

The PRC government has significant oversight and discretion over the conduct of our business and may intervene or influence our operations as the government deems appropriate to further regulatory, political and societal goals. The PRC government has recently published new policies that significantly affected certain industries such as the education and internet industries, and we cannot rule out the possibility that it will in the future release regulations or policies regarding our industry that could adversely affect our business, financial condition and results of operations. Furthermore, the PRC government has recently indicated an intent to exert more oversight and control over securities offerings and other capital markets activities that are conducted overseas and foreign investment in China-based companies like us. Any such action, once taken by the PRC government, could significantly limit or completely hinder our ability to offer or continue to offer securities to investors and cause the value of such securities to significantly decline or in extreme cases, become worthless.

 

You may experience difficulties in effecting service of legal process, enforcing foreign judgments or bringing actions in China against us or our management based on foreign laws.

 

We are a company incorporated under the laws of the United States and we conduct substantially all of our operations in China. In addition, our officers and directors reside within China and are PRC nationals. As a result, it may be difficult for you to effect service of process upon us or those persons inside mainland China. It may also be difficult for you to enforce in U.S. courts judgments obtained in U.S. courts based on the civil liability provisions of the U.S. federal securities laws against us and our officers and directors as none of them currently resides in the United States or has substantial assets located in the United States. In addition, there is uncertainty as to whether the courts of the PRC would recognize or enforce judgments of U.S. courts against us or such persons predicated upon the civil liability provisions of the securities laws of the United States or any state.

 

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The recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments are provided for under the PRC Civil Procedures Law. PRC courts may recognize and enforce foreign judgments in accordance with the requirements of the PRC Civil Procedures Law based either on treaties between China and the country where the judgment is made or on principles of reciprocity between jurisdictions. China does not have any treaties or other forms of written arrangement with the United States that provide for the reciprocal recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments. In addition, according to the PRC Civil Procedures Law, the PRC courts will not enforce a foreign judgment against us or our directors and officers if they decide that the judgment violates the basic principles of PRC laws or national sovereignty, security or public interest. As a result, it is uncertain whether and on what basis a PRC court would enforce a judgment rendered by a court in the United States.

 

Fluctuations in exchange rates could have a material and adverse effect on our results of operations and the value of your investment.

 

The value of the Renminbi against the U.S. dollar and other currencies may fluctuate and is affected by, among other things, changes in political and economic conditions in China and by China’s foreign exchange policies. On July 21, 2005, the PRC government changed its decade-old policy of pegging the value of the Renminbi to the U.S. dollar, and the Renminbi appreciated more than 20% against the U.S. dollar over the following three years. Between July 2008 and June 2010, this appreciation halted and the exchange rate between the Renminbi and the U.S. dollar remained within a narrow band. Since June 2010, the Renminbi has fluctuated against the U.S. dollar, at times significantly and unpredictably. On November 30, 2015, the Executive Board of IMF completed the regular five-year review of the basket of currencies that make up the Special Drawing Right, or the SDR, and decided that with effect from October 1, 2016, Renminbi is determined to be a freely usable currency and will be included in the SDR basket as a fifth currency, along with the U.S. dollar, the Euro, the Japanese yen and the British pound. In the fourth quarter of 2016, the Renminbi has depreciated significantly in the backdrop of a surging U.S. dollar and persistent capital outflows of China. This depreciation halted in 2017, and the RMB appreciated approximately 7% against the U.S. dollar during this one-year period. With the development of the foreign exchange market and progress towards interest rate liberalization and Renminbi internationalization, the PRC government may in the future announce further changes to the exchange rate system, and we cannot assure you that the Renminbi will not appreciate or depreciate significantly in value against the U.S. dollar in the future. It is difficult to predict how market forces or PRC or U.S. government policy may impact the exchange rate between the Renminbi and the U.S. dollar in the future.

 

Significant revaluation of the Renminbi may have a material and adverse effect on our operations. For example, to the extent that we need to convert U.S. dollars into Renminbi for our operations, appreciation of the Renminbi against the U.S. dollar would have an adverse effect on the Renminbi amount we would receive from the conversion. Conversely, if we decide to convert our Renminbi into U.S. dollars for the purpose of making payments for dividends on our shares of Common Stock or for other business purposes, appreciation of the U.S. dollar against the Renminbi would have a negative effect on the U.S. dollar amount available to us.

 

Very limited hedging options are available in China to reduce our exposure to exchange rate fluctuations. To date, we have not entered into any hedging transactions in an effort to reduce our exposure to foreign currency exchange risk. While we may decide to enter into hedging transactions in the future, the availability and effectiveness of these hedges may be limited and we may not be able to adequately hedge our exposure or at all. In addition, our currency exchange losses may be magnified by PRC exchange control regulations that restrict our ability to convert Renminbi into foreign currency.

 

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Governmental control of currency conversion may limit our ability to utilize our revenues effectively and affect the value of your investment.

 

The PRC government imposes controls on the convertibility of the Renminbi into foreign currencies and, in certain cases, the remittance of currency out of China. We receive substantially all of our revenues in Renminbi. Under existing PRC foreign exchange regulations, payments of current account items, including profit distributions, interest payments and trade and service-related foreign exchange transactions, can be made in foreign currencies without prior approval of SAFE by complying with certain procedural requirements. Specifically, under the existing exchange restrictions, without prior approval of SAFE, cash generated from the operations of our PRC subsidiary in China may be used to pay dividends to our company. However, approval from or registration with appropriate government authorities is required where Renminbi is to be converted into foreign currency and remitted out of China to pay capital expenses such as the repayment of loans denominated in foreign currencies. As a result, we need to obtain SAFE approval to use cash generated from the operations of our PRC subsidiary to pay off their respective debt in a currency other than Renminbi owed to entities outside China, or to make other capital expenditure payments outside China in a currency other than Renminbi.

 

In light of the flood of capital outflows of China, the PRC government may from time to time impose more restrictive foreign exchange policies and step up scrutiny of major outbound capital movement. More restrictions and substantial vetting process may be required by SAFE or other government authorities to regulate cross-border transactions falling under the capital account. The PRC government may at its discretion restrict access to foreign currencies for current account transactions in the future. If the foreign exchange control system prevents us from obtaining sufficient foreign currencies to satisfy our foreign currency demands, we may not be able to pay dividends in foreign currencies to our shareholders, including holders of our Common Stock.

 

Certain political and economic considerations relating to the PRC could adversely affect our Company.

 

While the PRC’s government has pursued economic reforms since its adoption of the open-door policy in 1978, a large portion of the PRC’s economy is still operating under five-year plans and annual state plans. Through these plans and other economic measures, such as control on foreign exchange, taxation and restrictions on foreign participation in the domestic market of various industries, the PRC’s government exerts considerable direct and indirect influence on the economy. Many of the economic reforms carried out by the PRC’s government are unprecedented or experimental, and are expected to be refined and improved. refiddning and readjustment process may not necessarily have a positive effect on our operations or future business development. Our operating results may be adversely affected by changes in the PRC’s economic and social conditions as well as by changes in the policies of the PRC government, such as changes in laws and regulations (or the official interpretation thereof), measures which may be introduced to control inflation, changes in the interest rate or method of taxation, and the imposition of restrictions on currency conversion.

 

The Chinese government exerts substantial influence over the manner in which we must conduct our business activities and may intervene or influence our operations at any time, which could result in a material change in our operations and/or the value of our common stock.

 

The Chinese government has exercised and continues to exercise substantial control over virtually every sector of the Chinese economy through regulation and state ownership. Our ability to operate in China may be harmed by changes in its laws and regulations, including those relating to taxation, environmental regulations, land use rights, property and other matters. The central or respective local governments may impose new, stricter regulations or interpretations of existing regulations that would require additional expenditures and efforts on our part to ensure our compliance with such regulations or interpretations. The Chinese government may intervene or influence our operations at any time, which could result in a material change in our operations and/or the value of our common stock.

 

Failure to comply with the Administrative Measures on Individual Foreign Exchange relating to the overseas direct investment or the engagement in the issuance or trading of securities overseas by our PRC resident stockholders may subject such stockholders to fines or other liabilities.

 

Other than Notice 37, our ability to conduct foreign exchange activities in the PRC may be subject to the interpretation and enforcement of the Implementation Regulations of the Administrative Measures for Individual Foreign Exchange promulgated by SAFE in January 2007 (as amended and supplemented, the “Administrative Measures on Individual Foreign Exchange”). Under the Administrative Measures on Individual Foreign Exchange, any PRC individual seeking to make a direct investment overseas or engage in the issuance or trading of negotiable securities or derivatives overseas must make the appropriate registrations in accordance with SAFE provisions. PRC individuals who fail to make such registrations may be subject to warnings, fines or other liabilities.

 

We may not be fully informed of the identities of all our beneficial owners who are PRC residents. For example, because the investment in or trading of our shares will happen in an overseas public or secondary market where shares are often held with brokers in brokerage accounts, it is unlikely that we will know the identity of all of our beneficial owners who are PRC residents. Furthermore, we have no control over any of our future beneficial owners and we cannot assure you that such PRC residents will be able to complete the necessary approval and registration procedures required by the Administrative Measures on Individual Foreign Exchange.

 

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It is uncertain how the Administrative Measures on Individual Foreign Exchange will be interpreted or enforced and whether such interpretation or enforcement will affect our ability to conduct foreign exchange transactions. Because of this uncertainty, we cannot be sure whether the failure by any of our PRC resident stockholders to make the required registration will subject our PRC subsidiaries to fines or legal sanctions on their operations, delay or restriction on repatriation of proceeds of securities offering into the PRC, restriction on remittance of dividends or other punitive actions that would have a material adverse effect on our business, results of operations and financial condition.

 

If we are unable to obtain business insurance in the PRC, we may not be protected from risks that are customarily covered by insurance in the United States.

 

Business insurance is not readily available in the PRC. To the extent that we suffer a loss of a type that would normally be covered by insurance in the United States, such as product liability and general liability insurance, we would incur significant expenses in both defending any action and in paying any claims that result from a settlement or judgment. We have not obtained fire, casualty and theft insurance, and there is no insurance coverage for our raw materials, goods and merchandise, furniture or buildings in China. Any losses incurred by us will have to be borne by us without any assistance, and we may not have sufficient capital to cover material damage to, or the loss of, our production facility due to fire, severe weather, flood or other causes, and such damage or loss may have a material adverse effect on our financial condition, business and prospects.

 

If we are classified as a PRC resident enterprise for PRC enterprise income tax purposes, such classification could result in unfavorable tax consequences to us and our non-PRC shareholders and the common stockholders.

 

Under the PRC Enterprise Income Tax Law and its implementation rules, an enterprise established outside of the PRC with its “de facto management body” within the PRC is considered a “resident enterprise” and will be subject to the enterprise income tax on its global income at the rate of 25%. The implementation rules define the term “de facto management body” as the body that exercises full and substantial control and overall management over the business, productions, personnel, accounts and properties of an enterprise. In 2009, the State Administration of Taxation, or SAT, issued a circular, known as SAT Circular 82, which provides certain specific criteria for determining whether the “de facto management body” of a PRC-controlled enterprise that is incorporated offshore is located in China. Although this circular applies only to offshore enterprises controlled by PRC enterprises or PRC enterprise groups, not those controlled by PRC individuals or foreigners, the criteria set forth in the circular may reflect the SAT’s general position on how the “de facto management body” text should be applied in determining the tax resident status of all offshore enterprises. According to SAT Circular 82, an offshore incorporated enterprise controlled by a PRC enterprise or a PRC enterprise group will be regarded as a PRC tax resident by virtue of having its “de facto management body” in China, and will be subject to PRC enterprise income tax on its global income only if all of the following conditions are met: (i) the primary location of the day-to-day operational management is in the PRC; (ii) decisions relating to the enterprise’s financial and human resource matters are made or are subject to approval by organizations or personnel in the PRC; (iii) the enterprise’s primary assets, accounting books and records, company seals, and board and shareholder resolutions are located or maintained in the PRC; and (iv) at least 50% of voting board members or senior executives habitually reside in the PRC.

 

We believe our Company, excluding our PRC subsidiaries, is not a PRC resident enterprise for PRC tax purposes. However, the tax resident status of an enterprise is subject to determination by the PRC tax authorities and uncertainties remain with respect to the interpretation of the term “de facto management body.” If the PRC tax authorities determine that our company is a PRC resident enterprise for enterprise income tax purposes, we would be subject to PRC enterprise income on our worldwide income at the rate of 25%. Furthermore, we would be required to withhold a 10% tax from dividends we pay to our shareholders that are non-resident enterprises. In addition, non-resident enterprise shareholders (including the common stockholders) may be subject to PRC tax on gains realized on the sale or other disposition of the common stock, if such income is treated as sourced from within the PRC. Furthermore, if we are deemed a PRC resident enterprise, dividends paid to our non-PRC individual shareholders (including the common stock holders) and any gain realized on the transfer of the common stock or ordinary shares by such shareholders may be subject to PRC tax at a rate of 20% (which, in the case of dividends, may be withheld at source by us). These rates may be reduced by an applicable tax treaty, but it is unclear whether non-PRC shareholders of our company would be able to claim the benefits of any tax treaties between their country of tax residence and the PRC in the event that we are treated as a PRC resident enterprise. Any such tax may reduce the returns on your investment in our common stock.

 

The PRC government may issue further restrictive measures in the future.

 

We cannot assure you that the PRC’s government will not issue further restrictive measures in the future. The PRC government’s restrictive regulations and measures could increase our operating costs in adapting to these regulations and measures, limit our access to capital resources or even restrict our business operations, which could further adversely affect our business and prospects.

 

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Interpretation of PRC laws and regulations involve uncertainty.

 

Our business is conducted within China and is governed by the PRC’s laws and regulations. The PRC’s legal system is based on written statutes, and prior court decisions can only be used as a reference. Since 1979, the PRC’s government has promulgated laws and regulations in relation to economic matters such as foreign investment, corporate organization and governance, commerce, taxation and trade, with a view to developing a comprehensive system of commercial law, including laws relating to property ownership and development. However, due to the fact that these laws and regulations have not been fully developed, and because of the limited volume of published cases and the non-binding nature of prior court decisions, interpretation of PRC’s laws and regulations involves a degree of uncertainty. Some of these laws may be changed without immediate publication or may be amended with retroactive effect. Depending on the government agency or how an application or case is presented to such agency, we may receive less favorable interpretations of laws and regulations than our competitors, particularly if a competitor has long been established in the locality of, and has developed a relationship with such agency. In addition, any litigation in China may be protracted and result in substantial costs and a diversion of resources and management attention. All of these uncertainties may cause difficulties in the enforcement of our land use rights, entitlements under our permits and other statutory and contractual rights and interests.

 

Risks Related to Our Common Stock

 

An active trading market for our common stock may not develop, which may make it difficult for holders of our common stock to sell their stock.

 

Our common stock currently trades on the OTCQB under the symbol “WETH” and currently there is minimal trading in our common stock. For the three months ended on October 8, 2021, the average daily trading volume of our common stock on the OTCQB was approximately 1,820 shares. Even assuming the uplisting of our common stock on Nasdaq, we can offer no assurances that trading in our stock will improve over time. Such thin trading may make it more difficult for you to liquidate your holdings in our common stock or negatively affect the price per share that you are able to realize from such sales, and we cannot assure you that a liquid public market for our common stock will develop. An active trading market for our shares may never develop or be sustained following this offering.

 

Further, many brokerage firms will not process transactions involving low price stocks, especially those that come within the definition of a “penny stock.” If we cease to be quoted, holders of our common stock may find it more difficult to dispose of, or to obtain accurate quotations as to the market value of our common stock, and the market value of our common stock would likely decline.

 

In addition, the initial price for our common stock in this offering will be determined through negotiations with the underwriters and may vary from the market price of our common stock following this offering. As a result of these and other factors, you may be unable to resell your shares of our common stock at or above the initial public offering price. Further, an inactive trading market for our shares may also impair our ability to raise capital by selling shares of our common stock or enter into strategic partnerships and transactions by issuing our shares of common stock as consideration. If an active trading market for our common stock does not develop, or is not sustained, you may not be able to sell your shares quickly or at the market price, or at all, and it may be difficult for you to sell your shares without depressing the market price for our common stock.

 

Since our By-laws provide that the courts in the State of Nevada are the sole and exclusive forum for substantially all disputes between us and our shareholders, this could limit our shareholders’ ability to obtain a favorable judicial forum for disputes with us or our directors or officers, or employees.

 

Our Amended and Restated By-laws provide that, unless we consent in writing to the selection of an alternative forum, the appropriate state and federal courts in the State of Nevada shall be the sole and exclusive forum for any derivative action or proceeding brought on behalf of the Company, any action asserting a claim of breach of a fiduciary duty owed by any director, officer or other employee of the Company to the Company or the Company’s shareholders, any action asserting a claim arising pursuant to any provision of the Nevada Revised Statutes, or any action asserting a claim governed by the internal affairs doctrine. This exclusive forum provision would not apply to suits brought to enforce any liability or duty created by the Securities Act or the Exchange Act or any other claim for which the federal courts have exclusive jurisdiction. To the extent that any such claims may be based upon federal law claims, Section 27 of the Exchange Act creates exclusive federal jurisdiction over all suits brought to enforce any duty or liability created by the Exchange Act or the rules and regulations thereunder. Section 22 of the Securities Act creates concurrent jurisdiction for federal and state courts over all suits brought to enforce any duty or liability created by the Securities Act or the rules and regulations thereunder. Any person or entity purchasing or otherwise acquiring any interest in our Company shall be deemed to have notice of and consented to these provisions.

 

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These exclusive-forum provisions may limit a shareholder’s ability to bring a claim in a judicial forum of its choosing for disputes with us or our directors, officers or other employees, which may discourage lawsuits against us and our directors, officers and other employees.

 

Moreover, if a court were to find the choice of forum provision contained in our Amended and Restated By-laws to be inapplicable or unenforceable in an action, we may incur additional costs associated with resolving such action in other jurisdictions, which could harm our business, results of operations, and financial condition. Even if we are successful in defending against these claims, litigation could result in substantial costs and be a distraction to management and other employees.

 

The trading price of our common stock is likely to be volatile, which could result in substantial losses to investors.

 

The trading price of our common stock is likely to be volatile and could fluctuate widely due to factors beyond our control. This may happen because of broad market and industry factors, including the performance and fluctuation of the market prices of other companies with business operations located mainly in China that have listed their securities in the United States. In addition to market and industry factors, the price and trading volume for our common stock may be highly volatile for factors specific to our own operations, including the following:

 

variations in our revenues, earnings and cash flow;
announcements of new investments, acquisitions, strategic partnerships or joint ventures by us or our competitors;
announcements of new offerings, solutions and expansions by us or our competitors;
detrimental adverse publicity about us, our brand, our services or our industry;
additions or departures of key personnel; and
potential litigation or regulatory investigations.

 

Any of these factors may result in large and sudden changes in the volume and price at which our common stock will trade.

 

In the past, shareholders of public companies have often brought securities class action suits against those companies following periods of instability in the market price of their securities. If we were involved in a class action suit, it could divert a significant amount of our management’s attention and other resources from our business and operations and require us to incur significant expenses to defend the suit, which could harm our results of operations. Any such class action suit, whether or not successful, could harm our reputation and restrict our ability to raise capital in the future. In addition, if a claim is successfully made against us, we may be required to pay significant damages, which could have a material adverse effect on our financial condition and results of operations.

 

Short sellers of our stock may be manipulative and may drive down the market price of our common stock.

 

Short selling is the practice of selling securities that the seller does not own but rather has borrowed or intends to borrow from a third party with the intention of buying identical securities at a later date to return to the lender. A short seller hopes to profit from a decline in the value of the securities between the sale of the borrowed securities and the purchase of the replacement shares, as the short seller expects to pay less in that purchase than it received in the sale. As it is therefore in the short seller’s interest for the price of the stock to decline, some short sellers publish, or arrange for the publication of, opinions or characterizations regarding the relevant issuer, its business prospects and similar matters calculated to or which may create negative market momentum, which may permit them to obtain profits for themselves as a result of selling the stock short. Issuers whose securities have historically had limited trading volumes and/or have been susceptible to relatively high volatility levels can be particularly vulnerable to such short seller attacks.

 

The publication of any such commentary regarding us by a short seller may bring about a temporary, or possibly long term, decline in the market price of our common stock. No assurances can be made that we will not become a target of such commentary and declines in the market price of our common stock will not occur in the future, in connection with such commentary by short sellers or otherwise

 

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In connection with the audits of our consolidated financial statements as of and for the years ended December 31, 2019 and 2020, we identified certain material weaknesses in our internal control over financial reporting. If we fail to develop and maintain an effective system of internal control over financial reporting, we may be unable to accurately report our financial results or prevent fraud.

 

The SEC, as required by Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, adopted rules requiring every public company to include a management report on such company’s internal controls over financial reporting in its prospectus, which contains management’s assessment of the effectiveness of internal controls over financial reporting.

 

Our reporting obligations as a public company place a significant strain on our management and operational and financial resources and systems. Effective internal controls, particularly those related to revenue recognition, are necessary for us to produce reliable financial reports and are important to prevent fraud. As a result, our failure to achieve and maintain effective internal controls over financial reporting may result in the loss of investor confidence in the reliability of our financial statements, which in turn may harm our business and negatively impact the trading price of our stock. Furthermore, we anticipate that we will continue to incur considerable costs and use significant management time and other resources in an effort to comply with Section 404 and other requirements of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.

 

In connection with the auditing of our consolidated financial statements as of and for the years ended December 31, 2019 and 2020, we identified the following material weaknesses in our internal control over financial reporting:

 

  Inadequate segregation of duties consistent with control objectives;
  Lack of formal policies and procedures;
  Lack of a functioning audit committee and independent directors on the Company’s board of directors to oversee financial reporting responsibilities; and
  Lack of risk assessment procedures on internal controls to detect financial reporting risks on a timely manner.

 

As defined in the rules and regulations adopted by the SEC, a “material weakness” is a deficiency, or combination of deficiencies, in internal control over financial reporting, such that there is a reasonable possibility that a material misstatement of the annual or interim financial statements will not be prevented or detected on a timely basis.

 

Management has been implementing and continues to implement measures designed to ensure that control deficiencies contributing to the material weakness are remediated, such that these controls are designed, implemented, and operating effectively. The remediation actions planned include:

 

 Continue to search for and evaluate qualified independent outside directors;
 Identify gaps in our skills base and the expertise of our staff required to meet the financial reporting requirements of a public company; and
 Continue to develop policies and procedures on internal control over financial reporting and monitor the effectiveness of operations on existing controls and procedures.

 

We have also engaged with a third-party financial consulting firm during the year to assist with the preparation of SEC reporting. We are committed to maintaining a strong internal control environment, and believe that these remediation efforts will deliver improvements in our control environment. Our management will continue to monitor and evaluate the relevance of our risk-based approach and the effectiveness of our internal controls and procedures over financial reporting on an ongoing basis and is committed to taking further action and implementing additional enhancements or improvements, as necessary and as funds allow.

 

However, the implementation of these measures may not fully address these weaknesses in our internal control over financial reporting, and we cannot conclude that they have been fully remedied. Our failure to correct these weakness and deficiencies or our failure to discover and address any other weakness and deficiencies could result in our inability to accurately report our financial results, prevent or detect fraud or provide timely and reliable financial and other information pursuant to the reporting obligations we have as a public company, which could have a material adverse effect on our business, financial condition and results of operations. Further, it could cause our investors to lose confidence in the information we report, which could adversely affect the price of our shares.

 

We have considerable discretion as to the use of the net proceeds from this offering and we may use these proceeds in ways with which you may not agree.

 

We intend to use the proceeds from this offering primarily to enhance and expand our business operations and for general corporate purposes. However, we have considerable discretion in the application of the proceeds. You will not have the opportunity, as part of your investment decision, to assess whether the proceeds are being used appropriately. You must rely on the judgment of our management regarding the application of the net proceeds of this offering. The net proceeds may be used for corporate or other purposes with which you do not agree or that do not improve our profitability or increase our share price. The net proceeds from this offering may also be placed in investments that do not produce income or that lose value.

 

We are subject to the penny stock rules, which will make shares of our common stock more difficult to sell.

 

We are currently subject to the SEC’s “penny stock” rules as our shares of common stock sell below $5.00 per share. Penny stocks generally are equity securities with a price of less than $5.00. The penny stock rules require broker-dealers to deliver a standardized risk disclosure document prepared by the SEC which provides information about penny stocks and the nature and level of risks in the penny stock market. The broker-dealer must also provide the customer with current bid and offer quotations for the penny stock, the compensation of the broker-dealer and its salesperson, and monthly account statements showing the market value of each penny stock held in the customer’s account. The bid and offer quotations, and the broker-dealer and salesperson compensation information must be given to the customer orally or in writing prior to completing the transaction and must be given to the customer in writing before or with the customer’s confirmation.

 

In addition, the penny stock rules require that, prior to a transaction, the broker-dealer must make a special written determination that the penny stock is a suitable investment for the purchaser and receive the purchaser’s written agreement to the transaction. The penny stock rules are burdensome and may reduce purchases of any offerings and reduce the trading activity for shares of our common stock. As long as our shares of common stock are subject to the penny stock rules, the holders of such shares of common stock may find it more difficult to sell their securities.

 

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If we become directly subject to the scrutiny, criticism and negative publicity involving U.S.-listed Chinese companies, we may have to expend significant resources to investigate and resolve the matter which could harm our business, operations and reputations, which could result in a loss of your investment in our common stock.

 

U.S. public companies that have substantially all of their operations in China have been the subject of intense scrutiny, criticism and negative publicity by investors, financial commentators and regulatory agencies, such as the SEC. Much of the scrutiny, criticism and negative publicity has centered around financial and accounting irregularities, a lack of effective internal controls over financial accounting, inadequate corporate governance policies or a lack of adherence thereto and, in some cases, allegations of fraud. As a result of the scrutiny, criticism and negative publicity, the publicly traded stock of many U.S. listed Chinese companies has sharply decreased in value and, in some cases, has become virtually worthless. Many of these companies are now subject to shareholder lawsuits and SEC enforcement actions and are conducting internal and external investigations into the allegations. It is not clear what effect this sector-wide scrutiny, criticism and negative publicity will have on our business. If we become the subject of any unfavorable allegations, whether such allegations are proven to be true or untrue, we will have to expend significant resources to investigate such allegations and/or defend the Company. This situation may be a major distraction to our management. If such allegations are not proven to be groundless, our company and business operations will be severely hampered and your investment in our shares could be rendered worthless.

 

The sale or availability for sale of substantial amounts of our common stock could adversely affect their market price.

 

Sales of substantial amounts of our common stock in the public market, or the perception that these sales could occur, could adversely affect the market price of our common stock and could materially impair our ability to raise capital through equity offerings in the future. Shares held by our existing shareholders may be sold in the public market in the future subject to the restrictions in Rule 144 and Rule 701 under the Securities. As of the date of this prospectus, we have 31,811,523 shares of common stock issued and outstanding. We cannot predict what effect, if any, market sales of securities held by our significant shareholders or any other shareholder or the availability of these securities for future sale will have on the market price of our common stock.

 

Because we do not expect to pay dividends in the foreseeable future, you must rely on a price appreciation of our common stock for return on your investment.

 

We currently intend to retain most, if not all, of our available funds and any future earnings to fund the development and growth of our business. As a result, we do not expect to pay any cash dividends in the foreseeable future. Therefore, you should not rely on an investment in our common stock as a source for any future dividend income.

 

Our board of directors has complete discretion as to whether to distribute dividends., Even if our board of directors decides to declare and pay dividends, the timing, amount and form of future dividends, if any, will depend on our future results of operations and cash flow, our capital requirements and surplus, the amount of distributions, if any, received by us from our subsidiaries, our financial condition, contractual restrictions and other factors deemed relevant by our board of directors. Accordingly, the return on your investment in our common stock will likely depend entirely upon any future price appreciation of our common stock. There is no guarantee that our common stock will appreciate in value, or even maintain the price at which you purchased the common stock. You may not realize a return on your investment in our common stock and you may even lose your entire investment in our common stock.

 

If relations between the United States and China worsen, our stock price may decrease and we may have difficulty accessing the U.S. capital markets.

 

At various times during recent years, the United States and China have had disagreements over political and economic issues. Controversies may arise in the future between these two countries. Any political or trade conflicts between the United States and China could adversely affect the market price of our common stock and our ability to access U.S. capital markets.

 

General Risk Factors

 

Our operating history may not be indicative of our future growth or financial results and we may not be able to sustain our historical growth rates.

 

Our operating history may not be indicative of our future growth or financial results. There is no assurance that we will be able to grow in future periods. Our growth rates may decline for any number of possible reasons and some of them are beyond our control, including decreasing customer demand, increasing competition, declining growth of the touchscreen industry in general, emergence of alternative business models, or changes in government policies or general economic conditions. We will continue to expand our sales network and product offerings to bring greater convenience to our customers and to increase our customer base and number of transactions. However, the execution of our expansion plan is subject to uncertainty and the total number of items sold and number of transacting customers may not grow at the rate we expect for the reasons stated above. If our growth rates decline, investors’ perceptions of our business and prospects may be adversely affected and the market price of our common stock could decline.

 

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Economic recessions could have a significant, adverse impact on our business.

 

Our revenues are generated from sales of our capacitive touchscreen products both domestically and internationally and we anticipate that revenues from such sales will continue to represent the substantial portion of our total revenues in the near future. Our sales and earnings can also be affected by changes in the general economy.

 

The touchscreen industry historically has experienced cyclical fluctuations in financial results due to economic recession, downturns in business cycles of our customers, interest rate fluctuations, and other economic factors beyond our control. Deterioration in the economic environment subjects our business to various risks, which may have a material and adverse impact on our operating results and cause us to not reach our long-term growth goals. For example, a downturn in the economy could directly affect the discretionary spending power of our customers and in turn, depress the number of orders for our products.

 

We may be subject to intellectual property infringement claims, which may be expensive to defend and may disrupt our business and operations.

 

We cannot be certain that our operations or any aspects of our business do not or will not infringe upon or otherwise violate intellectual property rights held by third parties. We have not but in the future may be, subject to legal proceedings and claims relating to the intellectual property rights of others. There could also be existing intellectual property of which we are not aware that our products may inadvertently infringe. We cannot assure you that holders of intellectual property purportedly relating to some aspect of our technology or business, if any such holders exist, would not seek to enforce such intellectual property against us in China, or any other jurisdictions. If we are found to have violated the intellectual property rights of others, we may be subject to liability for our infringement activities or may be prohibited from using such intellectual property, and we may incur licensing fees or be forced to develop alternatives of our own. In addition, we may incur significant expenses, and may be forced to divert management’s time and other resources from our business and operations to defend against these infringement claims, regardless of their merits. Successful infringement or licensing claims made against us may result in significant monetary liabilities and may materially disrupt our business and operations by restricting or prohibiting our use of the intellectual property in question, and our business, financial position and results of operations could be materially and adversely affected.

 

Further, the application and interpretation of China’s patent laws and the procedures and standards for granting patents in China are still evolving and are uncertain, and we cannot assure you that PRC courts or regulatory authorities would agree with our analysis.

 

We may not be able to prevent others from unauthorized use of our intellectual property, which could harm our business and competitive position.

 

We regard our trademark, patents, know-how, proprietary technologies, and similar intellectual property as critical to our success. We may become an attractive target to intellectual property attacks in the future with the increasing recognition of our brand. Any of our intellectual property rights could be challenged, invalidated, circumvented or misappropriated, or such intellectual property may not be sufficient to provide us with competitive advantages. In addition, there can be no assurance that (i) all of our intellectual property rights will be adequately protected, or (ii) our intellectual property rights will not be challenged by third parties or found by a judicial authority to be invalid or unenforceable.

 

Changes in U.S. and international trade policies, particularly with regard to China, may adversely impact our business and operating results.

 

The U.S. government has recently made statements and taken certain actions that may lead to potential changes to U.S. and international trade policies, including recently-imposed tariffs affecting certain products manufactured in China. It is unknown whether and to what extent new tariffs (or other new laws or regulations) will be adopted, or the effect that any such actions would have on us or our industry and customers. Although cross-border business may not be an area of our focus, if we plan to sell our products internationally in the future, any unfavorable government policies on international trade, such as capital controls or tariffs, may affect the demand for our products and services, impact the competitive position of our products or prevent us from being able to sell products in certain countries. If any new tariffs, legislation and/or regulations are implemented, or if existing trade agreements are renegotiated or, in particular, if the U.S. government takes retaliatory trade actions due to the recent U.S.-China trade tension, such changes could have an adverse effect on our business, financial condition, results of operations.

 

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SPECIAL NOTE REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

 

This prospectus contains forward-looking statements that involve substantial risks and uncertainties. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, contained in this prospectus, including statements regarding our strategy, future financial position, projected costs, prospects, plans and objectives of management, are forward-looking statements. The words “anticipate,” “believe,” “contemplate,” “could,” “estimate,” “expect,” “intend,” “seek,” “may,” “might,” “plan,” “potential,” “predict,” “project,” “target,” “aim,” “should,” ‘will” “would,” or the negative of these words or other similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements, although not all forward-looking statements contain these words. Forward-looking statements reflect our current views with respect to future events and are based on assumptions and subject to risks and uncertainties.

 

The forward-looking statements in this prospectus include, among other things, statements relating to:

 

 our ability to secure sufficient funding to support our existing and proposed operations;
   
 our anticipated growth strategies and our ability to manage the expansion of our business operations effectively;
   
 our expectations related to the use of proceeds from this offering;
   
 the effects of increased competition in our markets and our ability to successfully compete with companies that are currently in, or may in the future enter, the markets in which we operate;
   
 our ability to maintain, protect, and enhance our brand and intellectual property;
   
 our estimated market opportunity;
   
 the potential impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on our business plans; and
   
 our ability to identify and complete acquisitions that complement and expand our business.

 

We may not actually achieve the plans, intentions, or expectations disclosed in our forward-looking statements, and you should not place undue reliance on our forward-looking statements. Actual results or events could differ materially from the plans, intentions, and expectations disclosed in the forward-looking statements we make. We have included important factors in the cautionary statements included in this prospectus, particularly in the “Risk Factor” section, that we believe could cause actual results or events to differ materially from the forward-statements that we make. Furthermore, we operate in a competitive and rapid changing environment. New risks and uncertainties emerge from time to time, and it is not possible for us to predict all risks and uncertainties that could have an impact on the forward-looking statements contained in this prospectus.

 

You should read this prospectus and the documents we reference in this prospectus and have filed as exhibits to the registration statement of which this prospectus is a part completely and with the understanding that our actual future results may be materially different from what we expect. The forward-looking statements contained in this prospectus are made as of the date of this prospectus, and we do not assume any obligation to update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by applicable law.

 

In addition, statements that “we believe” and similar statements reflect our beliefs and opinions on the relevant subject. These statements are based upon information available to us as of the date of this prospectus, and while we believe such information forms a reasonable basis for such statements, such information may be limited or incomplete. Our statements should not be read to indicate that we have conducted an exhaustive inquiry into, or review of, all potentially available relevant information. These statements are inherently uncertain and investors are cautioned not to unduly rely upon these statements.

 

MARKET AND INDUSTRY DATA

 

This prospectus contains estimates, projections and other information concerning our industry, our business and the markets for our products, including data regarding the estimated size of such markets. We obtained the industry, market and similar data set forth in this prospectus from our internal estimates and research and from industry research, publications, surveys and studies conducted by third parties. In some cases, we do not expressly refer to the sources from which this data is derived. Information that is based on estimates, forecasts, projections, market research or similar methodologies is inherently subject to uncertainties and actual events or circumstances may differ materially from events and circumstances that are assumed in this information. While we believe our internal research is reliable, such research has not been verified by any third party. You are cautioned not to give undue weight to any such information, projections and estimates.

 

USE OF PROCEEDS

 

We estimate that we will receive net proceeds from this offering of approximately $                  , or approximately $ if the underwriters exercise their option to purchase additional shares in full, after deducting underwriting discounts and commissions and the estimated offering expenses payable by us.

 

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We plan to use the net proceeds of this offering as follows:

 

  Amount  Percent 
GROSS OFFERING $     %
Commission and Expense Allowance(a) $     %
Estimated Offering expenses $     %
Net Proceeds $     %
USE OF NET PROCEEDS        
Construction of new factory, facilities and office buildings1 $     %
Purchase of two (2) production line2 $     %
Research and development3 $     %
4 $     %
5 $     %
6 $     %
7 $     %
8 $     %
TOTAL APPLICATION OF NET PROCEEDS $    100.00%

 

(a)Reflects 7.5% commission and $100,000 non-accountable expense allowance.
  
1We intend to use approximately $                , or                   % of the net offering proceeds, for construction of new factory, facilities and office buildings covering                    square meters in Chengdu, Sichuan, PRC.
  
2We intend to use approximately $                    , or                   % of the net offering proceeds, to purchase two (2) production lines in the new factory for the production of our touchscreen products.
  
3We intend to use approximately $                   , or                   % of the net offering proceeds, for research and development.

 

The foregoing represents our current intentions to use and allocate the net proceeds of this offering based upon our present plans and business conditions. Our management, however, will have broad discretion in the way that we use the net proceeds of this offering. Pending the final application of the net proceeds of this offering, we intend to use the net proceeds of this offering primarily to enhance and expand our business operations and for general corporate purposes. See “Risk Factors—Risks Related to Our Common Stock—We have considerable discretion as to the use of the net proceeds from this offering and we may use these proceeds in ways with which you may not agree.”

 

In utilizing the proceeds of this offering, we, as an offshore holding company, are permitted under PRC laws and regulations to provide funding to our PRC subsidiaries only through loans or capital contributions. Subject to satisfaction of applicable government registration and approval requirements, we may extend inter-company loans to our PRC subsidiaries or make additional capital contributions to our PRC subsidiaries to fund their capital expenditures or working capital. We cannot assure you that we will be able to obtain these government registrations or approvals on a timely basis, if at all. For further information, see “Risk Factors—Risks Relating to Doing Business in China— PRC regulation of loans to and direct investment in PRC entities by offshore holding companies and governmental control of currency conversion may delay or prevent us from using the proceeds of this offering to make loans or additional capital contributions to our Chinese subsidiaries, which could materially and adversely affect our liquidity and our ability to fund and expand our business.”

 

DIVIDEND POLICY

 

We do not anticipate declaring or paying, in the foreseeable future, any cash dividends on our capital stock. We intend to retain all available funds and future earnings, if any, to fund the development and expansion of our business. Any future determination regarding the declaration and payment of dividends, if any, will be at the discretion of our board of directors and will depend on then-existing conditions, including our financial condition, operating results, contractual restrictions, capital requirements, business prospects and other factors our board of directors may deem relevant. See also “Risk Factors— Risks Related to Our Common Stock—Because we do not expect to pay dividends in the foreseeable future, you must rely on a price appreciation of our common stock for return on your investment. do not expect to declare or pay dividends in the foreseeable future.”

 

MARKET PRICE

 

Market Information

 

Our shares of our common stock are quoted on the OTCQB under the symbol “WETH.” Such quotations reflect inter-dealer prices, without retail mark-up, mark-down, or commission and do not necessarily represent actual transactions.

 

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The last reported sales price of our common stock which trades under the symbol “WETH” on the OTCQB on October 8, 2021, was $1.91.

 

Holders

 

As of October 12, 2021, there were 364 stockholders of record of our common stock.

 

Dividends

 

We have never declared or paid any cash dividends on our common stock. We intend to retain future earnings, if any, to finance the expansion of our business. As a result, the Company does not anticipate paying any cash dividends in the foreseeable future.

 

CAPITALIZATION

 

The following table sets forth our cash and cash equivalents and capitalization as of June 30, 2021:

 

 on an actual basis; and
   
 on an as adjusted basis to give effect to the sale by us of             shares of our common stock in this offering at a public offering price of $            per share, after deducting underwriting discounts and estimated offering expenses payable by us (assuming no exercise of the underwriter’s over-allotment option).

 

You should read this information together with our consolidated financial statements and related notes, as well as the information set forth under the headings “Use of Proceeds” and “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” appearing elsewhere in this prospectus.

 

  June 30, 2021 
  Actual  As Adjusted 
Cash and cash equivalents $52,594,357  $ 
Indebtedness due within one year $  $ 
         
Stockholders’ equity:        
Common stock, $0.001 par value, 300,000,000 shares authorized, 31,811,523 and 28,000,000 issued and outstanding as of June 30, 2021 and 2020, respectively  31,812     
Additional paid-in capital  4,221,727     
Statutory reserve  3,062,159     
Retained earnings  52,552,950     
Accumulated other comprehensive income  1,595,169     
Total stockholders’ equity  61,463,817     
Total capitalization $114,058,174  $            

 

The table above excludes:

 

 (i)841,440 shares of common stock issuable upon the exercise of outstanding common stock purchase warrants; and
   
 (ii)                     shares of common stock underlying the warrants to be issued to the Representatives in connection with this offering.

 

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MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

 

The following discussion and analysis should be read in conjunction with our financial statements and the related notes thereto. The management’s discussion and analysis contain forward-looking statements, such as statements of our plans, objectives, expectations, and intentions. Any statements that are not statements of historical fact are forward-looking statements. When used, the words “believe,” “plan,” “intend,” “anticipate,” “target,” “estimate,” “expect” and the like, and/or future tense or conditional constructions (“will,” “may,” “could,” “should,” etc.), or similar expressions, identify certain of these forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties, including those under “Risk Factors,” which appear in our registration statement on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2020, which we filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 24, 2021, that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. Our actual results and the timing of events could differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements as a result of several factors. We do not undertake any obligation to update forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances occurring after the date of this prospectus.

 

Overview

 

We were originally incorporated under the laws of the state of Nevada on August 31, 1992. On October 9, 2020, we entered into a share exchange agreement (the “Share Exchange Agreement”) with BVI Wetouch, and all the shareholders of BVI Wetouch (each a “Shareholder” and collectively the “Shareholders”), to acquire all the issued and outstanding capital stock of BVI Wetouch in exchange for the issuance to the Shareholders an aggregate of 28 million shares of our common stock (the “Reverse Merger”). The Reverse Merger closed on October 9, 2020. Immediately after the closing of the Reverse Merger, we had a total of 31,396,394 issued and outstanding shares of common stock. As a result of the Reverse Merger, BVI Wetouch is now our wholly-owned subsidiary.

 

Hong Kong Wetouch Technology Limited, a limited company organized under the laws of Hong Kong (“HK Wetouch”), an affiliate of Guangde Cai, our Chairman and Director, was incorporated on December 3, 2020 under the laws of Hong Kong. HK Wetouch was established to own all the outstanding shares of Sichuan Vtouch Technology Co., Ltd., which was incorporated on December 30, 2020 (“Sichuan Vtouch”) in Chengdu, Sichuan, under the laws of The People’s Republic of China (“PRC”).

 

On March 12, 2021, Wetouch Holding Group Limited (“BVI Wetouch”), the Company’s wholly owned subsidiary, acquired all the outstanding shares of HK Wetouch from the sole shareholder of HK Wetouch, Guangde Cai, in consideration of the payment of HK$10,000 pursuant to instruments of transfer in accordance with Hong Kong law. As a result of the acquisition, HK Wetouch became a wholly-owned subsidiary of BVI Wetouch. BVI Wetouch owns (i) all the outstanding shares of Hong Kong Wetouch, which, in turn, owns all the outstanding shares of Sichuan Wetouch and (ii) all of the outstanding shares of HK Wetouch, which owns all the shares of Sichaun Vtouch Technology Co., Ltd., a company incorporated under the laws of PRC.

 

On March 16, 2021, Sichuan Wetouch entered into an Agreement of Compensation on Demolition (“Compensation Agreement”) with Sichuan Renshou Shigao Tianfu Investment Co., Ltd, a limited company owned by the local government (Sichuan Renshou”), for the withdrawal of our right to use of state-owned land and the demolition of all buildings, facilities and equipment on such land where we maintain our executive offices, research and development facilities and factories at No.29, Third Main Avenue, Shigao Town, Renshou County, Meishan City, Sichuan, China (the “Property”). The Property, all buildings, facilities, equipment and all other appurtenances on the Property are collectively referred to as “Properties”. The Compensation Agreement was executed and delivered as a result of guidelines (the “Guidelines”) published by the local government of with respect to local environmental issues and a national overall plan on Tianfu New District, Meishan City, Sichuan, PRC. In accordance with the Guidelines, a project named “Chaisang River Ecological Wetland Park” is under construction in the areas where the manufacturing facilities and properties of the Company are located. As a result, Sichuan Wetouch must relocate. In consideration for such relocation, the owner of the buildings on the state-owned land will be compensated.

 

In order to minimize the interruption of our business, Sichuan Vtouch entered into a Leaseback Agreement with Sichuan Renshou on March 16, 2021. The Leaseback Agreement entitles us to lease back the Properties commencing from April 1, 2021 until December 31, 2021, at a monthly rent of RMB300,000 (approximately $46,154).

 

On March 18, 2021, Sichuan Wetouch received a total amount of RMB115.2 million (approximately $17.7 million) as the total amount of compensation from Sichuan Renshou, including RMB100.2 million ($15.4 million) based upon the appraised value of the Properties plus an extra 15% relocation bonus of RMB15.0 million ($2.3 million).

 

We are actively searching for an appropriate parcel in Chengdu Medicine City (Technology Park), Wenjiang District, Chengdu for the construction of our new production facilities and office buildings. As of the date of this prospectus, we estimate that our capital needs for this acquisition and construction will be approximately RMB170.0 million (approximately $26.2 million), but there is no assurance that the estimated amount is sufficient to achieve our goals. We may need additional financing for our business development. In addition, we expect that this acquisition and construction will be completed prior to December 31, 2021, but there is no assurance and we may need extended time to achieve our business plan. Pursuant to local PRC government guidelines on local environment issues and the national overall plan, Sichuan Wetouch was under the government directed relocation order to relocate no later than December 31, 2021 and was compensated for RMB115.2 million ($17.8 million) from the local government for the withdrawal of the right to use of state-owned land and the demolition of all buildings, facilities, equipment and all other appurtenances on the land.

 

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On March 2, 2021, HK Wetouch acquired all shares of Hong Kong Wetouch. On June 18, 2021, Hong Kong Wetouch submitted its application for dissolution, which requires approximately one year for governmental approval. During such period, Hong Kong Wetouch is no longer engaged in any operations. In addition, as of March 31, 2021, the Company has dissolved Sichuan Wetouch, and its business and operations have been assumed by Sichuan Vtouch.

 

Through our wholly-owned subsidiaries, we are engaged in the research, development, manufacturing, sales and servicing of medium to large sized projected capacitive touchscreens. We specialize in large-format touchscreens, which are developed and designed for a wide variety of markets and used in the financial terminals, automotive, POS, gaming, lottery, medical, HMI, and other specialized industries. Our product portfolio comprises medium to large sized projected capacitive touchscreens ranging from 7.0 inch to 42 inch screens. In terms of the structures of touch panels, we offer (i) Glass-Glass (“GG”), primarily used in GPS/car entertainment panels in mid-size and luxury cars, industrial HMI, financial and banking terminals, POS and lottery machines; (ii) Glass-Film-Film (“GFF”), mostly used in high-end GPS and entertainment panels, industrial HMI, financial and banking terminals, lottery and gaming industry; (iii) Plastic-Glass (“PG”), typically adopted by touchscreens in GPS/entertainment panels motor vehicle GPS, smart home, robots and charging stations; and (iv) Glass-Film (“GF”), mostly used in industrial HMI.

 

Effects of COVID-19

 

The COVID-19 pandemic and resulting global disruptions have affected our businesses, as well as those of our customers and suppliers. To serve our customers while also providing for the safety of our employees and service providers, we have modified numerous aspects of our logistics, transportation, supply chain, purchasing, and after-sale processes. Beginning in Q1 2020, we made numerous process updates across our operations worldwide, and adapted our fulfillment network, to implement employee and customer safety measures, such as enhanced cleaning and physical distancing, personal protective gear, disinfectant spraying, and temperature checks. We will continue to prioritize employee and customer safety and comply with evolving state and local standards as well as to implement standards or processes that we determine to be in the best interests of our employees, customers, and communities.

 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our subsidiary Sichuan Wetouch was temporarily shut down from early February 2020 to early March 2020 in accordance with the requirement of the local governments. Our business was negatively impacted and generated lower revenue and net income in 2020. Revenues were $31.3 million for the year ended December 31, 2020, a decrease of $8.7 million, or 21.8%, compared to $40 million in the same period of last year. The decrease in revenues for the year ended December 31, 2020 was mainly due to loss of one major customer and the impact of COVID-19 pandemic. The extent of the impact of COVID-19 on the Company’s results of operations and financial condition will depend on the virus’ future developments, including the duration and spread of the outbreak and the impact on the Company’s customers, which are still uncertain and cannot be reasonably estimated at this point of time.

 

Highlights for the three-month period ended June 30, 2021 include:

 

● Revenues were $15.2 million, an increase of 186.8% from $5.3 million in the second quarter of 2020

● Gross profit was $7.9 million, an increase of 192.6% from $2.7 million in the second quarter of 2020

● Gross profit margin was 51.9%, compared to 50.7% in the second quarter of 2020

● Net income was $5.1 million, compared to $2.0 million in the second quarter of 2020

● Total volume shipped was 711,548 units, an increase of 145.6% from 289,668 units in the second quarter of 2020

 

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Results of Operations

 

The following table sets forth, for the periods indicated, statements of income data:

 

(in US Dollar millions,
except percentage)
 Three-Month
Period Ended
June 30,
  Change  Six-Month
Period Ended
June 30,
  Change 
  2021  2020  %  2021  2020  % 
Revenues $15.2  $5.3   186.8% $25.9  $8.8   194.3%
Cost of revenues  (7.3)  (2.6)  180.8%  (12.9)  (4.5)  186.7%
Gross profit  7.9   2.7   192.6%  13.0   4.3   202.3%
Total operating expenses  (1.0)  (0.4)  150.0%  (4.7)  (0.6)  683.3%
Operating income  6.9   2.3   200.0%  8.3   3.7   124.3%
Income before income taxes  7.0   2.3   204.3%  16.6   3.8   336.8%
Income tax expense  (1.9)  (0.3)  533.3%  (3.2)  (0.6)  433.3%
Net income $5.1  $2.0   155.0% $13.4  $3.2   318.8%

 

Results of Operations - Three Months Ended June 30, 2021 Compared to Three Months Ended June 30, 2020

 

Revenues

 

We generated revenue of $15.2 million for the three months ended June 30, 2021, an increase of $9.9 million, or 186.8%, compared to $5.3 million in the same period of last year. This was due to an increase of 145.6% in sales volume and of 18.0% in the average selling price of our products, and 9.7% positive impact from exchange rate due to appreciation of RMB against US dollars, compared with those of the same period of last year.

 

  For the Three-Month Period Ended June 30, 
  2021  2020  Change  Change 
  Amount  %  Amount  %  Amount  % 
  (in US Dollar millions except percentage) 
Revenue from sales to customers in PRC $9.8   64.5% $3.2   60.4% $6.6   206.3%
Revenue from sales to customers overseas  5.4   35.5%  2.1   39.6%  3.3   157.1%
Total Revenues $15.2   100% $5.3   100% $9.9   186.8%

 

  For the Three-Month Period Ended June 30, 
  2021  2020   Change  Change 
  Unit  %  Unit  %  Unit  % 
  (in UNIT, except percentage) 
Units sold to customers in PRC  435,972   61.3%  181,227   62.6%  254,745   140.6%
Units sold to customers overseas  275,576   38.7%  108,441   37.4%  167,135   154.1%
Total Units Sold  711,548   100%  289,668   100%  421,880   145.6%

 

(i) Domestic market

 

For the three months ended June 30, 2021, revenue from domestic market increased by $6.6 million or 206.3% as a combined result of: (i) an increase of 140.5% in sales volume, (ii) an increase of 21.3% in the average RMB selling price of our products, and (iii) a 9.7% positive impact from exchange rate due to appreciation of RMB against US dollars, compared with those of the same period of last year.

 

As for the RMB selling price, the increase of 21.3% was mainly due to the increased sales of new models of higher-end products such as touch screens used in gaming machines with higher selling prices in the domestic market during the three-month period ended June 30, 2021.

 

The weakening in macroeconomic conditions since the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic in January 2020 continued to exacerbate the touch screen business environment. For the three months period ended June 30, 2020, the Company’s business was negatively impacted and has continued to generate lower revenues. Due to our proactive efforts to market new models such as POS touchscreens and penetrate into new customers and into new regions, our sales increased by 239.2% in East China, 168.6% in South China, and 129.8% in Southwest China for the second quarter ended June 30, 2021 as compared to that of last year.

 

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(ii) Overseas market

 

For the three-month period ended June 30, 2021, revenue from overseas market was $5.4 million as compared to $2.1 million of the same period of 2020, increased by $3.3 million or 157.1% mainly due to an increase of 154.1% in sales volume and an increase of 4.8% in average selling price.

 

The following table summarizes the breakdown of revenues by categories in US dollars:

 

  Revenues For the Three-Month Period Ended June 30, 
  2021  2020  Change  Change 
  Amount  %  Amount  %  Amount  Margin% 
  (in US Dollars, except percentage) 
Product categories by end applications                        
Automotive Touchscreens $4,235,360   27.8% $1,602,903   30.5% $2,632,457   164.2%
Industrial Control Computer Touchscreens  2,588,412   17.0%  1,312,501   25.0%  1,275,911   97.2%
POS Touchscreens  2,484,880   16.3%  58,124   1.1%  2,426,756   4,175.1%
Gaming Touchscreens  2,318,256   15.2%  865,135   16.5%  1,453,121   168.0%
Medical Touchscreens  2,187,307   14.4%  630,263   12.0%  1,557,044   247.0%
Multi-Functional Printer Touchscreens  1,416,425   9.3%  785,693   14.9%  630,732   80.3%
Others*  4,245   0.0%  1,441   0.0%  2,804   194.6%
Total Revenues $15,234,885   100.0% $5,256,060   100.0% $9,978,825   186.8%

 

*Others include applications in self-service kiosks, ticket vending machine and financial terminals.

 

The Company continued to shift production mix from traditional lower-end products such as touchscreens used in automotive and industrial control computer industries to high-end products such as touchscreens used in self-service kiosks, medical touchscreens, ticket vending machine and financial terminals, primarily due to (i) greater growth potential of computer screen models in China and (ii) the stronger demand and better quality demand from consumers’ recognition of higher-end touch screens made with better raw materials.

 

Gross Profit and Gross Profit Margin

 

  

Three-Month Period Ended

June 30,

  Change 
(in millions, except percentage) 2021  2020  Amount  % 
Gross Profit $7.9  $2.7  $5.2   192.6%
Gross Profit Margin  51.9%  50.7%      1.2%

 

Gross profit was $7.9 million in the second quarter ended June 30, 2021, compared to $2.7 million in the same period of 2020. Our gross profit margin increased to 51.9% for the second quarter ended June 30, 2021 as compared to 50.7% for the same period of 2020, primarily due to product mix shift to higher gross profit margin products such as POS touchscreens, gaming touchscreens, industrial control computer touchscreens and medical touchscreens.

 

General and Administrative Expenses

 

  

Three-Month Period Ended

June 30,

  Change 
(in millions, except percentage) 2021  2020  Amount  % 
General and Administrative Expenses $0.8  $0.4  $0.4   100.0%
as a percentage of revenues  5.3%  7.5%      (2.2)%

 

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General and administrative (G&A) expenses were $0.8 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2021, compared to $0.4 million in the same period in 2020, representing an increase of 100.0%, or $0.4 million. The increase was primarily due to the increase of $0.4 million loss of VAT input credits due to Sichuan Wetouch ceasing operation and relocation to comply with local PRC government guidelines on local environment issues and the national overall plan. See Note 4 to our Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (unaudited).

 

Research and Development Expenses

 

  

Three-Month Period Ended

June 30,

  Change 
(in US dollars, except percentage) 2021  2020  Amount  % 
Research and Development Expenses $22,588  $17,957  $4,631   25.8%
as a percentage of revenues  0.0%  0.0%      0.0%

  

Research and development (R&D) expenses were $22,588 for the quarter ended June 30, 2021 compared to $17,957 in the same period in 2020, representing an increase of $4,631 of material consumption.

 

Operating Income

 

Total operating income was $6.9 million for the second quarter ended quarter ended June 30, 2021 as compared to $2.3 million for the same period of last year, due to higher gross profit, offset by the higher operating expenses.

 

  

Three-Month Period Ended

June 30,

  Change 
(in millions, except percentage) 2021  2020  Amount  % 
Income before Income Taxes $7.0  $2.3  $4.7   204.3%
Income Tax (Expense)  (1.9)  (0.3)  (1.6)  533.3%
Effective income tax rate  27.1%  14.9%      12.2%

 

Income Taxes

 

The effective income tax rates for the three-month periods ended June 30, 2021 and 2020 were 27.1% and 14.9%, respectively. The increase of the effective income tax rate was partially due to the increase of $0.6 million income tax clearance for Sichuan Wetouch for the year ended 2020.

 

Net Income

 

As a result of the above factors, we had a net income of $5.1 million in the second quarter of 2021 compared to a net income of $2.0 million in the same quarter of 2020.

 

Results of Operations - Six Months Ended June 30, 2021 Compared to Six Months Ended June 30, 2020

 

Revenues

 

We generated revenue of $25.9 million for the six months ended June 30, 2021, an increase of $17.1 million, or 194.3%, compared to $8.8 million in the same period of last year. This was due to an increase of 158.1% in sales volume and of 22.7% in the average selling price of our products, and 8.0% positive impact from exchange rate due to appreciation of RMB against US dollars, compared with those of the same period of last year.

 

  For the Six-Month Period Ended June 30, 
  2021  2020  Change  Change 
  Amount  %  Amount  %  Amount  % 
  (in US Dollar millions except percentage) 
Revenue from sales to customers in PRC $16.9   65.3% $5.6   63.6% $11.3   201.8%
Revenue from sales to customers overseas  9.0   34.7%  3.2   36.4%  5.8   181.3%
Total Revenues $25.9   100% $8.8   100% $17.1   194.3%

 

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  For the Six-Month Period Ended June 30, 
  2021  2020  Change  Change 
  Unit  %  Unit  %  Unit  % 
  (in UNIT, except percentage) 
Units sold to customers in PRC  753,385   62.2%  298,274   63.6%  455,111   152.6%
Units sold to customers overseas  457,959   37.8%  170,986   36.4%  286,973   167.8%
Total Units Sold  1,211344   100%  469,260   100%  742,084   158.1%

 

(i) Domestic market

 

For the six months ended June 30, 2021, revenue from domestic market increased by $11.3 million or 201.8% as a combined result of: (i) an increase of 152.6% in sales volume, (ii) an increase of 12.5% in the average RMB selling price of our products, and (iii) an 8.0% positive impact from exchange rate due to appreciation of RMB against US dollars, compared with those of the same period of last year.

 

As for the RMB selling price, the increase of 12.5% was mainly due to the increased sales of new models of higher-end products such as touch screens used in gaming machines with higher selling prices in the domestic market during the six-month period ended June 30, 2021.

 

The weakening in macroeconomic conditions since the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic in January 2020 continued to exacerbate touch screen business environment. The Company’s business was negatively impacted and has continued to generate lower revenues during the six months ended June 30, 2020. The Company has taken proactive efforts to market new models such as POS touchscreens and penetrate into new customers and into new regions. Our sales increased by 209.0% in South China, 187.5% in East China, 164.8% in Southwest China, and 165.3% in North China.

 

(ii) Overseas market

 

For the six-month period ended June 30, 2021, revenue from overseas market was $9.0 million as compared to $3.2 million of the same period of 2020, increased by $5.8 million or 181.3% mainly due to an increase of 167.8% in sales volume and an increase of 4.0% in the average selling price of our products.

 

The following table summarizes the breakdown of revenues by categories in US dollars:

 

  

Revenues

For the Six-Month Period Ended June 30,

 
  2021  2020  Change  Change 
  Amount  %  Amount  %  Amount  Margin% 
  (in US Dollars, except percentage) 
Product categories by end applications                        
Automotive Touchscreens $7,755,001   29.9% $2,586,470   29.6% $5,168,531   199.9%
Industrial Control Computer Touchscreens  4,823,587   18.6%  2,115,458   24.1%  2,708,129   128.0%
Gaming Touchscreens  3,892,571   15.0%  1,493,507   17.0%  2,399,064   160.3%
POS Touchscreens  3,644,686   14.0%  647,176   7.4%  2,997,510   463.2%
Medical Touchscreens  3,403,889   13.1%  849,644   9.7%  2,554,245   300.6%
Multi-Functional Printer Touchscreens  2,333,457   9.0%  1,064,347   12.1%  1,269,110   119.2%
Others*  94,998   0.4%  8,550   0.1%  86,448   1,011.1%
Total Revenues $25,948,189   100.0% $8,765,152   100.0% $17,183,037   194.3%

 

*Others include applications in self-service kiosks, ticket vending machine and financial terminals.

 

The Company continued to shift production mix from traditional lower-end products such as touchscreens used in automotive and industrial control computer industries to high-end products such as touchscreens used in self-service kiosks, medical touchscreens, ticket vending machine and financial terminals, primarily due to (i) greater growth potential of computer screen models in China and (ii) the stronger demand and better quality demand from consumers’ recognition of higher-end touch screens made with better raw materials.

 

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Gross Profit and Gross Profit Margin

 

  

Six-Month Period Ended

June 30,

  Change 
(in millions, except percentage) 2021  2020  Amount  % 
Gross Profit $13.0  $4.3  $8.7   202.3%
Gross Profit Margin  50.5%  49.1%      1.4%

 

Gross profit was $13.0 million during the six-month period ended June 30, 2021, compared to $4.3 million in the same period of 2020. Our gross profit margin increased to 50.5% for the six-month period ended June 30, 2021 as compared to 49.1% for the same period of 2020, primarily due to product mix shift to higher gross profit margin products such as POS touchscreens, gaming touchscreens, and industrial control computer touchscreens.

 

General and Administrative Expenses

 

  

Six-Month Period Ended

June 30,

  Change 
(in millions, except percentage) 2021  2020  Amount  % 
General and Administrative Expenses $1.3  $0.6  $0.7   116.7%
as a percentage of revenues  5.0%  6.8%      (1.8)%

 

General and administrative (G&A) expenses were $1.3 million for the six-month period ended June 30, 2021, compared to $0.6 million in the same period in 2020, representing an increase of 116.7%, or $0.7 million. The increase was primarily due to (i) the increase of $0.4 million loss of VAT input credits due to Sichuan Wetouch ceasing operation and relocation to comply with local PRC government guidelines on local environment issues and the national overall plan (see Note 4 of our Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (unaudited)), and (ii) the increase of $0.1 million accelerated amortization expense due to Sichuan Wetouch ceasing operation and relocation to comply with local PRC government guidelines on local environment issues and the national overall plan (see Note 4 of our Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (unaudited)), and (iii) the increase of $0.1 million in miscellaneous expenses.

 

Research and Development Expenses

 

  

Six-Month Period Ended

June 30,

  Change 
(in US dollars, except percentage) 2021  2020  Amount  % 
Research and Development Expenses $44,768  $33,299  $11,469   34.4%
as a percentage of revenues  0.0%  0.0%      0.0%

 

Research and development (R&D) expenses were $44,768 for the six-month period ended June 30, 2021 compared to $33,299 in the same period in 2020, representing an increase of $11,469 mainly due to the increase of salary expenses.

 

Share-based Compensation

 

  

Six-Month Period Ended

June 30,

  Change 
(in millions, except percentage) 2021  2020  Amount  % 
Share-based compensation $3.1  $0.0  $3.1   0.0%
as a percentage of revenues  12.0%  0.0%      12.0%

 

Share-based compensation was $3.1 million for the six-month period ended June 30, 2021 compared to nil in the same period in 2020. On January 1, 2021, the Board of Directors of the Company authorized the issuance of an aggregate of 310,830 shares and 631,080 warrants to Ascendant Global Advisors, Inc. for advisory services that had been rendered. The Company recognized relevant share-based compensation expense of $1,041,281 for the vested shares and $2,107,825 for the warrants.

 

Operating Income

 

Total operating income was $8.3 million for the six-month period ended June 30, 202 as compared to $3.7 million of the same period of last year due to higher gross profit offset by the higher G&A expenses and share-based compensation expenses.

 

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Gain on Asset Disposal

 

  

Six-Month Period Ended

June 30,

  Change 
(in millions, except percentage) 2021  2020  Amount  % 
Gain on asset disposal $7.6  $0.0  $7.6   0.0%
as a percentage of revenues  29.3%  0.0%      29.3%

 

Gain on asset disposal was $7.6 million for the six-month period ended June 30, 2021 compared to nil in the same period in 2020. Pursuant to local PRC government guidelines on local environment issues and the national overall plan, Sichuan Wetouch is under the government-directed relocation order to relocate no later than December 31, 2021 and received compensation accordingly. On March 18, 2021, pursuant to the agreement with the local government and an appraisal report issued by a mutual agreed appraiser, Sichuan Wetouch received compensation of RMB115.2 million ($17.8 million) (“Compensation Funds”) for the withdrawal of the right to use of state-owned land and the demolition of all buildings, facilities, equipment and all other appurtenances on the land. During the six-month period ended June 30, 2021, the Company recorded a gain of $7,625,165 for the asset disposal.

 

Income Taxes

 

  

Six-Month Period Ended

June 30,

  Change 
(in millions, except percentage) 2021  2020  Amount  % 
Income before Income Taxes $16.6  $3.8  $12.8   336.8%
Income Tax (Expense)  (3.2)  (0.6)  (2.6)  433.3%
Effective income tax rate  19.2%  15.8%      (1.1)%

 

The effective income tax rates for the six-month periods ended June 30, 2021 and 2020 were 19.2% and 15.8%, respectively. The effective income tax rate for the six-month period ended June 30, 2021 differs from the PRC statutory income tax rate of 25% primarily due to Sichuan Wetouch’s preferential income tax rate.

 

Our PRC subsidiary Sichuan Vtouch had $52.6 million of cash and cash equivalents as of June 30, 2021, which are planned to be indefinitely reinvested in the PRC. The distributions from our PRC subsidiary are subject to the U.S. federal income tax at 21%, less any applicable foreign tax credits. Due to our policy of indefinitely reinvesting our earnings in our PRC business, we have not provided for deferred income tax liabilities related to PRC withholding income tax on undistributed earnings of our PRC subsidiaries.

 

Net Income

 

As a result of the above factors, we had a net income of $13.4 million in the six-month period ended June 30, 2021 compared to a net income of $3.2 million in the same period of 2020.

 

Liquidity and Capital Resources

 

Historically, our primary uses of cash have been to finance working capital needs. We expect that we will be able to meet our needs to fund operations, capital expenditures and other commitments in the next 12 months primarily with our cash and cash equivalents, operating cash flows and bank borrowings.

 

We may, however, require additional cash resources due to changes in business conditions or other future developments. If these sources are insufficient to satisfy our cash requirements, we may seek to sell additional equity or debt securities or obtain a credit facility. The sale of additional equity or equity-linked securities could result in additional dilution to stockholders. The incurrence of indebtedness would result in increased debt service obligations and could result in operating and financial covenants that would restrict operations. Financing may not be available in amounts or on terms acceptable to us, or at all.

 

As of June 30, 2021, we had current assets of $64.6 million, consisting of $52.6 million in cash, $11.6 million in accounts receivable, $0.3 million in inventories, and 28,265 in prepaid expenses other current assets. Our current liabilities as of June 30, 2021, were $3.1 million, which is comprised of $1.8 million in income tax payable, $0.8 in accounts payable, and $0.5 million in accrued expenses and other current liabilities.

 

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The following is a summary of our cash flows provided by (used in) operating, investing, and financing activities for the six- month period ended June 30, 2021 and 2020:

 

  

Six-Month Period Ended

June 30,

 
(in US Dollar millions) 2021  2020 
Net cash provided by operating activities $11.1  $5.5 
Net cash provided by investing activities  17.8   - 
Net cash used in financing activities  -   (0.4)
Effect of foreign currency exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents  (0.3)  (0.2)
Net increase in cash and cash equivalents  28.6   4.9 
Cash and cash equivalents at the beginning of period  24.0   14.3 
Cash and cash equivalents at the end of period $52.6  $19.2 

 

Operating Activities

 

Net cash provided by operating activities was $11.1 million for the six-month period ended June 30, 2021, as compared to $5.5 million provided by operating activities for the same period of last year, primarily due to (i) the increase of $10.2 million net income for the six-month period ended June 30, 2021 as compared to the same period of 2020, (ii) the increase of $3.1 million of share-based compensation, (ii) the increase of $2.0 million income tax payable due to income tax clearance for Sichuan Wetouch during the six-month period ended June 30, 2021, partially offset by (iv) the decrease of $7.6 million gain on asset disposal for the six-month period ended June 30, 2021, (v) the decrease of $1.6 million of accounts receivable due to Sichuan Wetouch settling customer receivables for the six-month period ended June 30, 2021 and (vi) the increase of 0.6 million of deferred income due to Sichuan Wetouch write-off government grant in the operating ceasing process for the six-month period ended June 30, 2021, as compared to the same period of 2020.

 

Investing Activities

 

There were $17.8 million proceeds from asset disposal for Sichuan Wetouch for the six-month period ended June 30, 2021. See Note 4 of our Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements for the six months ended June 30, 2021.

 

Financing Activities

 

There was a $0.4 million payment of bank borrowing for the six-month period ended June 30, 2020.

 

As of June 30, 2021, our cash and cash equivalents were $52.6 million, as compared to $24.0 million at December 31, 2020.

 

Days Sales Outstanding (“DSO”) has decreased to 82 days for the six-month period ended June 30, 2021 from 161 days for the year ended December 31, 2020 as a result of Sichuan Wetouch settling all accounts receivable collection from customers.

 

The following table provides an analysis of the aging of accounts receivable as of June 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020:

 

  June 30, 2021  December 31, 2020 
-Current $1,977,273  $3,531,963 
-1-3 months past due  8,752,438   8,136,340 
-4-6 months past due  860,959   123,581 
7-12 months past due  -   160,844 
-greater than 1 year past due  -   49,726 
Total accounts receivable $11,590,670  $12,002,454 

 

The majority of the Company’s revenues and expenses were denominated primarily in Renminbi (“RMB”), the currency of the People’s Republic of China. There is no assurance that exchange rates between the RMB and the U.S. Dollar will remain stable. Inflation has not had a material impact on the Company’s business.

 

Our industry typical payment term is 180 days. Accounts receivable are written off against the allowances only after exhaustive collection efforts. There were stalled collection activities during February and March 2020, during which most businesses except essential services were not in operation.

 

Based on past performance and current expectations, we believe our cash and cash equivalents provided by operating activities and financing activities will satisfy our working capital needs, capital expenditures and other liquidity requirements associated with our operations for at least the next 12 months.

 

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COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES

 

Off-Balance Sheet Arrangements

 

For the six-month period ended June 30, 2021, we have no off-balance sheet arrangements.

 

Highlights for the year ended December 31, 2020 include:

 

● Revenues were $31.3 million, a decrease of 21.8% from $40 million for the year ended December 31, 2020

● Gross profit was $15.6 million, a decrease of 20.8% from $19.7 million for the year ended December 31, 2020

● Net income was $8.9 million, a decrease of 35% from $13.7 million for the year ended December 31, 2020

● Total volume shipped was 1,656,050 units, a decrease of 26.9% from 2,266,550 units for the year ended December 31, 2020

 

Results of Operations

 

The following table sets forth, for the periods indicated, statements of income data:

 

(in US Dollar millions,
except percentage)
 For the Years Ended December 31,  Change 
  2020  2019  % 
Revenues $31.3  $40.0   (21.8)%
Cost of revenues  (15.7)  (20.3)  (22.7)%
Gross profit  15.6   19.7   (20.8)%
Total operating expenses  (3.7)  (2.7)  (37.0)%
Operating income  11.9   17.0   (30.0)%
Income before income taxes  10.4   16.4   (36.6)%
Income tax benefit (expense)  (1.5)  (2.7)  (44.4)%
Net income $8.9  $13.7   (35.0)%

 

For the Years Ended December 31, 2020 and 2019

 

Revenues

 

Revenues were $31.3 million in the year ended December 31, 2020, a decrease of $8.7 million, or 21.8%, compared with $40.0 million in the same period of last year. This was due to the decrease of 26.9% in sales volume, partially offset by an increase of 7.1% in the average selling price of our products, and 0.1% positive impact from exchange rate due to appreciation of RMB against US dollars, as compared with those of the same period of last year.

 

  For the Years Ended December 31, 
  2020  2019  Change  Change 
  Amount  %  Amount  %  Amount  % 
  (in US Dollar except percentage) 
Revenue from sales to customers in PRC $21,430,226   68.4% $26,496,301   66.2% $(5,066,075)  (19.1)%
Revenue from sales to customers overseas  9,915,725   31.6%  13,507,802   33.8%  (3,592,077)  (26.6)%
Total Revenues $31,345,951   100% $40,004,103   100% $(8,658,152)  (21.6)%

 

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  For the Years Ended December 31, 
  2020  2019  Change  Change 
  Unit  %  Unit  %  Unit  % 
  (in UNIT, except percentage) 
Units sold to customers in PRC  1,111,516   67.1%  1,534,906   67.7%  (423,390)  (27.6)%
Units sold to customers overseas  544,534   32.9%  731,644   32.3%  (187,110)  (25.6)%
Total Units Sold  1,656,050   100%  2,266,550   100%  (610,500)  (26.9)%

 

(i) Domestic market

 

For the year ended December 31, 2020, revenue from our domestic market decreased by $5.1 million or 19.1%, as a combined result of (i) a decrease of 27.6% in sales volume, partially offset by (ii) an increase of 11.5% in the average selling price of our products, and (iii) 0.1% positive impact from exchange rate due to appreciation of RMB against US dollars, as compared with those of last year.

 

The weakening in macroeconomic conditions since the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic in January 2020 continued to exacerbate touchscreen business environment. The Company’s business was also negatively impacted and has generated lower revenues during the period from February to April 2020. Geographically, revenue from South China and overseas decreased 46.6% and 26.6%, respectively, for the year ended December 31, 2020 compared to those in the same period of 2019. Due to our efforts in marketing new models such as medical touchscreens and POS touchscreens, as well as penetration into new regions and acquisition of new customers, we have experienced a slight uptick in revenue from certain regions in the second half of 2020. Sales increased by 6.4%% in North China, and 2.4% in Southwest China for the year ended December 31, 2020 as compared to the same period of 2019.

 

As for the RMB selling price, the increase of 11.5% was mainly due to the increased sales of new models and higher-end products of touchscreens used in medical field, POS machine, and ticket vending machine with higher selling price in domestic market during the year ended December 31, 2020.

 

(ii) Overseas market

 

For the year ended December 31, 2020, revenue from our overseas market was $9.9 million as compared to and $13.5 million of the same period of 2019, a decrease of $3.6 million or 26.6%. The sales of our product sales to oversea customers were negatively impacted due to the global COVID-19 outbreak and logistic interruption associated with it, leading to decrease by 25.6% in sales volume and 1.4% in average selling price.

 

The following table summarizes the breakdown of revenues by categories in US dollars:

 

  

Revenues

For the Years Ended December 31,

 
  2020  2019  Change  Change 
  Amount  Margin%  Amount  Margin%  Amount  Margin% 
  (in US Dollars, except percentage) 
Product categories by end applications                        
Automotive Touchscreens $10,246,805   32.7% $15,855,438   39.6% $(5,608,633)  (35.4)%
Industrial Control Computer Touchscreens  6,305,762   20.1%  7,421,950   18.6%  (1,116,188)  (15.0)%
Gaming Touchscreens  4,654,133   14.9%  7,050,384   17.6%  (2,396,251)  (34.0)%
POS Touchscreens  4,136,359   13.2%  3,980,266   9.9%  156,093   3.9%
                         
Medical Touchscreens  3,055,117   9.7%  2,196,405   5.5%  858,712   39.1%
Multi-Functional Printer Touchscreens  2,922,181   9.3%  3,276,269   8.2%  (354,088)  (10.8)%
Others*  25,594   0.1%  223,391   0.6%  (197,797)  (88.5)%
Total Revenues $31,345,951   100.0% $40,004,103   100.0% $(8,658,152)  (21.8)%

 

*Others include applications in financial terminals, ticket vending machines, and self-service kiosks.

 

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The Company continued to shift production mix from traditional lower-end products such as touchscreens used in automotive and industrial control computer industries to high-end products such as touchscreens used in medical touchscreens, self-service kiosks and ticket vending machine, primarily due to (i) greater growth potential of computer screen models in China, (ii) the stronger demand and better quality demand from consumers’ recognition of higher-end touch screens made by better raw materials.

 

Gross Profit and Gross Profit Margin

 

  

Years Ended

December 31,

  Change 
(in millions, except percentage) 2020  2019  Amount  % 
Gross Profit $15.6  $19.7  $(4.1)  (20.8)%
Gross Profit Margin  49.8%  49.3%      0.5%

 

Gross profit was $15.6 million during the year ended December 31, 2020, as compared to $19.7 million in the same period of 2019, representing a decrease of $4.1 million, or 20.8%, primarily due to the decrease in sales of $8.7 million and in cost of materials of $4.6 million as a result of the decreased sales and the factory shutdown due to COVID-19. Our gross margin was 49.8% during the year ended December 31, 2020 as compared to 49.3% of the same period of 2019.

 

General and Administrative Expenses

 

  

Years Ended

December 31,

  Change 
(in millions, except percentage) 2020  2019  Amount  % 
General and Administrative Expenses $2.3  $2.3  $0.0   0.0%
as a percentage of revenues  7.3%  5.8%      1.5%

 

General and administrative (G&A) expenses stayed at $2.3 million in the year ended December 31, 2020 and 2019.

 

Research and Development Expenses

 

  

Years Ended

December 31,

  Change 
(in millions, except percentage) 2020  2019  Amount  % 
Research and Development Expenses $0.0  $0.1  $(0.1)  (100.0)%
as a percentage of revenues  0.2%  0.3%      (0.1)%

 

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Research and development (R&D) expenses were $77,997 in the year ended December 31, 2020 compared to $136,433 in the same period in 2019, representing a decrease of $58,436, or 100.0%. The decrease was primarily due to the decrease of salary and welfare expenses of R&D personnel and cost assumption used in R&D activities due to the factory shutdown related to the COVID-19 pandemic in early 2020.

 

Share-based Compensation

 

  

Years Ended

December 31,

  Change 
(in millions, except percentage) 2020  2019  Amount  % 
Share-based compensation $1.1  $0.0  $1.1   0.0%
as a percentage of revenues  3.5%  0.0%      3.5%

 

Share-based compensation were $1.1 million for the year ended December 31, 2020 compared to nil in the same period in 2019, representing an increase of $1.1 million or 3.5%. On December 22, 2020, the Board of Directors of the Company authorized the issuance of an aggregate of 103,610 shares and 210,360 warrants to The Crone Law Group, P.C. or its designees for legal services that had been rendered. The Company recorded relevant share-based compensation expense of $351,134 for the vested shares and $713,120 for the warrants, respectively.

 

Operating Income

 

Total operating income was $11.9 million for the year ended December 31, 2020 compared to $17.0 million in the same period of 2019, representing a decrease of $5.1 million or 30.0%. This decrease is primarily due to the lower gross profit, and higher operating expenses described above.

 

Late Penalty on Loan

 

  

Years Ended

December 31,

  Change 
(in millions, except percentage) 2020  2019  Amount  % 
Late Penalty on Loan $-  $(0.9) $0.9   0.0%
as a percentage of revenues  0.0%  2.3%      (2.3)%

 

Late penalty on loan was nil for the year ended December 31, 2020 as compared to $0.9 million in 2019, which was recognized due to a loan default penalty by Sichuan Wetouch obtained from Chengdu Bank in 2013 and guaranteed by a nonrelated party Chengdu SME Credit Guarantee Co., Ltd. (“Chengdu SME”). Such penalty was paid and settled in September 2020. (see Note 13)

 

Income Taxes

 

  

Years Ended

December 31,

  Change 
(in millions, except percentage) 2020  2019  Amount  % 
Income before Income Taxes $10.5  $16.4  $(5.9)  (36.0)%
Income Tax Benefit (Expense)  (1.5)  (2.7)  1.2   (44.4)%
Effective income tax rate  14.8%  16.6%      (1.8)%

 

The effective income tax rates for the year ended December 31, 2020 and 2019 were 14.8% and 16.6%, respectively. The effective income tax rate decreased from 16.6% for the year ended December 31, 2019 to 14.8% for the year ended December 31, 2020, primarily due to the decreased income before income taxes resulting from the COVID-19 negative impact. The effective income tax rate for the year ended December 31, 2020 differs from the PRC statutory income tax rate of 25% primarily due to Sichuan Wetouch’s preferential income tax rate.

 

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Our PRC subsidiary Sichuan Wetouch had $24.0 million of cash and cash equivalents of December 31, 2020, which are planned to be indefinitely reinvested in PRC. The distributions from our PRC subsidiary are subject to the U.S. federal income tax at 21%, less any applicable foreign tax credits. Due to our policy of indefinitely reinvesting our earnings in our PRC business, we have not provided for deferred income tax liabilities related to PRC withholding income tax on undistributed earnings of our PRC subsidiaries.

 

Net Income

 

As a result of the above factors, we had a net income of $8.9 million the year ended December 31, 2020 compared to net income of $13.7 million in the same period of 2019.

 

LIQUIDITY AND CAPITAL RESOURCES

 

Historically, our primary uses of cash have been to finance working capital needs. We expect that we will be able to meet our needs to fund operations, capital expenditures and other commitments in the next 12 months primarily with our cash and cash equivalents, operating cash flows and bank borrowings.

 

We may, however, require additional cash resources due to changes in business conditions or other future developments. If these sources are insufficient to satisfy our cash requirements, we may seek to sell additional equity or debt securities or obtain a credit facility. The sale of additional equity or equity-linked securities could result in additional dilution to stockholders. The incurrence of indebtedness would result in increased debt service obligations and could result in operating and financial covenants that would restrict operations. Financing may not be available in amounts or on terms acceptable to us, or at all.

 

The following table sets forth a summary of our cash flows for the periods indicated:

 

  

Years Ended

December 31,

 
(in US Dollar millions) 2020  2019 
Net cash provided by operating activities $13.0  $10.2 
Net cash used in investing activities  -   - 
Net cash used in financing activities  (4.7)  (13.6)
Effect of foreign currency exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents  1.4   (0.6)
Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents  9.7   (4.0)
Cash and cash equivalents at the beginning of period  14.3   18.3 
Cash and cash equivalents at the end of period $24.0  $14.3 

 

Operating Activities

 

Net cash provided by operating activities was $13.0 million for the year ended December 31, 2020, primarily consisting of the following: (i) net income of $8.9 million for the fiscal year; (ii) the decrease of $4.9 million of accounts receivable lower revenues as a result of the negative impact of COVID-19 for the year ended December 31, 2020, (iii) the decrease of $1.9 million accrued expenses and other current liabilities.

 

Net cash provided by operating activities was $10.2 million for the year ended December 31, 2019, primarily consisting of the following: (i) net income of $13.7 million for the fiscal year; (ii) the increase of $2.3 million of accounts receivable due to the increase of revenues; and (iii) the decrease of $2.0 million of accounts payable.

 

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Investing Activities

 

There were nil and $5,006 investing activities for the year ended December 31, 2020 and 2019, respectively.

 

Financing Activities

 

Net cash used in the financing activities was $4.7 million for the year ended December 31, 2020, primarily consisting of the following: (i) repayment of advances from related parties of $4.3 million; and (ii) repayments of bank borrowings of $0.4 million for the year ended December 31, 2020.

 

Net cash used in the financing activities was $13.5 million for the year ended December 31, 2019, primarily consisting of repayment of advances from related parties of $13.5 million.

 

As of December 31, 2020, our cash and cash equivalents were $24.0 million, as compared to $14.3 million at December 31, 2019.

 

Days Sales Outstanding (“DSO”) has increased from 135 days for the year ended December 31, 2019 to 161 days for the year ended December 31, 2020 as a result of business shutdown during February and March 2020 due to the COVID-19 and slower accounts receivable collection from customers affected by pandemic.

 

The following table provides an analysis of the aging of accounts receivable as of December 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019:

 

  December 31, 2020  December 31 2019 
-Current $3,531,963  $4,538,844 
-1-3 months past due  8,136,340   6,965,817 
-4-6 months past due  123,581   4,510,219 
7-12 months past due  160,844   32,001 
-greater than 1 year past due  49,726   70,874 
Total accounts receivable $12,002,454  $16,120,327 

 

The majority of the Company’s revenues and expenses were denominated primarily in Renminbi (“RMB”), the currency of the People’s Republic of China. There is no assurance that exchange rates between the RMB and the U.S. Dollar will remain stable. Inflation has not had a material impact on the Company’s business.

 

Our industry typical payment term is 180 days. Accounts receivable are written off against the allowances only after exhaustive collection efforts. Although the Company did not extend payment terms to its customers during the year ended December 31, 2020, there were stalled collection activities during February and March 2020, during which most businesses except essential services were not in operation.

 

Based on past performance and current expectations, we believe our cash and cash equivalents provided by operating activities and financing activities will satisfy our working capital needs, capital expenditures and other liquidity requirements associated with our operations for at least the next 12 months.

 

COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES

 

Off-Balance Sheet Arrangements

 

The Company and Mr. Guangde Cai had provided guarantees for seven different loans for parties related to the Company and Mr. Cai. As of October 9, 2020, the Company and Mr. Guangde Cai have been unconditionally and fully released from all such guarantees. See “Certain Relationships and Related Transactions, and Director Independence”.

 

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Critical Accounting Policies

 

An accounting policy is considered critical if it requires an accounting estimate to be made based on assumptions about matters that are highly uncertain at the time such estimate is made, and if different accounting estimates that reasonably could have been used, or changes in the accounting estimates that are reasonably likely to occur periodically, could materially impact the consolidated financial statements.

 

We prepare our financial statements in conformity with U.S. GAAP, which requires us to make judgments, estimates and assumptions. We continually evaluate these estimates and assumptions based on the most recently available information, our own historical experiences and various other assumptions that we believe to be reasonable under the circumstances. Since the use of estimates is an integral component of the financial reporting process, actual results could differ from our expectations as a result of changes in our estimates. Some of our accounting policies require a higher degree of judgment than others in their application and require us to make significant accounting estimates.

 

The following descriptions of critical accounting policies, judgments and estimates should be read in conjunction with our consolidated financial statements and accompanying notes and other disclosures included in this registration statement. When reviewing our financial statements, you should consider (i) our selection of critical accounting policies, (ii) the judgments and other uncertainties affecting the application of such policies and (iii) the sensitivity of reported results to changes in conditions and assumptions.

 

Revenue recognition

 

The Company adopted Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) 606 using the modified retrospective approach. The adoption of this standard did not have a material impact on the Company’s consolidated financial statements. Therefore, no adjustments to opening retained earnings were necessary.

 

ASC 606, Revenue from Contracts with customers, establishes principles for reporting information about the nature, amount, timing and uncertainty of revenue and cash flows arising from the entity’s contracts to provide goods or services to customers. The core principle requires an entity to recognize revenue to depict the transfer of goods or services to customers in an amount that reflects the consideration that it expects to be entitled to receive in exchange for those goods or services recognized as performance obligations are satisfied.

 

ASC 606 requires the use of a five-step model to recognize revenue from customer contracts. The five-step model requires that the Company (i) identify the contract with the customer, (ii) identify the performance obligations in the contract, (iii) determine the transaction price, including variable consideration to the extent that it is probable that a significant future reversal will not occur, (iv) allocate the transaction price to the respective performance obligations in the contract, and (v) recognize revenue when (or as) the Company satisfies the performance obligation. The application of the five-step model to the revenue streams compared to the prior guidance did not result in significant changes in the way the Company records its revenue. The Company has assessed the impact of the guidance by reviewing its existing customer contracts and current accounting policies and practices to identify differences that would result from applying the new requirements, including the evaluation of its performance obligations, transaction price, customer payments, transfer of control and principal versus agent considerations. Based on the assessment, the Company concluded that there was no change to the timing and pattern of revenue recognition for its current revenue streams.

 

In accordance to ASC 606, the Company recognizes revenue when it transfers its goods and services to customers in an amount that reflects the consideration to which the Company expects to be entitled in such exchange. The Company accounts for the revenue generated from sales of its products primarily to its customers in PRC and overseas, as the Company is acting as a principal in these transactions, is subject to inventory risk, has latitude in establishing prices, and is responsible for fulfilling the promise to provide customers the specified goods, which the Company has control of the goods and has the ability to direct the use of goods to obtain substantially all the benefits. All of the Company’s contracts have one single performance obligation as the promise is to transfer the individual goods to customers, and there is no separately identifiable other promises in the contracts. The Company’s revenue streams are recognized at a point in time when title and risk of loss passes and the customer accepts the goods, which generally occurs at delivery. The Company’s products are sold with no right of return and the Company does not provide other credits or sales incentive to customers. The Company’s sales are net of value added tax (“VAT”) and business tax and surcharges collected on behalf of tax authorities in respect of product sales.

 

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Contract Assets and Liabilities

 

Payment terms are established on the Company’s pre-established credit requirements based upon an evaluation of customers’ credit quality. Contract assets are recognized for in related accounts receivable. Contract liabilities are recognized for contracts where payment has been received in advance of delivery. The contract liability balance can vary significantly depending on the timing when an order is placed and when shipment or delivery occurs. As of June 30, 2021, other than accounts receivable and advances from customers, the Company had no other material contract assets, contract liabilities or deferred contract costs recorded on its consolidated balance sheet. Costs of fulfilling customers’ purchase orders, such as shipping, handling and delivery, which occur prior to the transfer of control, are recognized in selling, general and administrative expense when incurred.

 

The Company generally warrants that its products will substantially conform to the agreed-upon specifications for three years from the date of shipment. The Company’s liability is limited to either a credit equal to the purchase price or replacement of the defective part. Returns, after sales services and technical support under warranty have historically been immaterial. As such, the Company does not record a specific warranty reserve or consider activities related to such warranty, if any, to be a separate performance obligation.

 

Disaggregation of Revenues

 

The Company disaggregates its revenue from contracts by geography, as the Company believes it best depicts how the nature, amount, timing and uncertainty of the revenue and cash flows are affected by economic factors. The Company’s disaggregation of revenues for the six-month period ended June 30, 2021 is disclosed in Note 13 to our Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (unaudited).

 

Use of estimates

 

In preparing the consolidated financial statements in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“US GAAP”), management makes estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting period. These estimates are based on information as of the date of the consolidated financial statements. Significant estimates required to be made by management include, but are not limited to, the allowance for estimated uncollectible receivables, inventory valuations, useful lives of property, plant and equipment, intangible assets, the recoverability of long-lived assets, provision necessary for contingent liabilities, revenue recognition and realization of deferred tax assets. Actual results could differ from those estimates.

 

Inventories

 

Inventory consists of raw materials, work-in-process and finished goods and is stated at the lower of cost or net realizable value. Cost is determined using a weighted average. For work-in-process and manufactured inventories, cost consists of raw materials, direct labor and an allocated portion of the Company’s production overhead. The Company writes down excess and obsolete inventory to its estimated net realizable value based upon assumptions about future demand and market conditions. For finished goods and work-in-process, if the estimated net realizable value for an inventory item, which is the estimated selling price in the ordinary course of business, less reasonably predicable costs to completion and disposal, is lower than its cost, the specific inventory item is written down to its estimated net realizable value. Net realizable value for raw materials is based on replacement cost. Provisions for inventory write-downs are included in the cost of revenues in the consolidated statements of operations. Inventories are carried at this lower cost basis until sold or scrapped. No inventory reserve was recorded for the six months ended June 30, 2021 and the years ended December 31, 2020 and 2019, respectively.

 

Income taxes

 

The Company accounts for current income taxes in accordance with the laws of the relevant tax authorities. Deferred income taxes are recognized when temporary differences exist between the tax bases of assets and liabilities and their reported amounts in the consolidated financial statements. Deferred tax assets and liabilities are measured using enacted tax rates expected to apply to taxable income in the years in which those temporary differences are expected to be recovered or settled. The effect on deferred tax assets and liabilities of a change in tax rates is recognized in income in the period including the enactment date. Valuation allowances are established, when necessary, to reduce deferred tax assets to the amount expected to be realized.

 

An uncertain tax position is recognized only if it is “more likely than not” that the tax position would be sustained in a tax examination. The amount recognized is the largest amount of tax benefit that is greater than 50% likely of being realized on examination. For tax positions not meeting the “more likely than not” test, no tax benefit is recorded. Penalties and interest incurred related to underpayment of income tax are classified as income tax expense in the period incurred. No significant penalties or interest relating to income taxes have been incurred during the six-month period ended June 30, 2021. The Company does not believe there was any uncertain tax provision at June 30, 2021.

 

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The Company’s operating subsidiaries in China are subject to the income tax laws of the PRC. No significant income was generated outside the PRC for the fiscal years ended December 31, 2020 and 2019. As of December 31, 2020, all of the Company’s tax returns of its PRC Subsidiary remain open for statutory examination by PRC tax authorities.

 

Property, plant and equipment, net

 

Property, plant and equipment are stated at cost less accumulated depreciation and amortization. Depreciation and amortization of property and equipment is provided using the straight-line method over their expected useful lives, as follows:

 

  Useful life
Buildings 20 years
Machinery and equipment 10 years
Office and electric equipment 3 years

 

Expenditures for maintenance and repairs, which do not materially extend the useful lives of the assets, are charged to expense as incurred. Expenditures for major renewals and betterments which substantially extend the useful life of assets are capitalized. The cost and related accumulated depreciation of assets retired or sold are removed from the respective accounts, and any gain or loss is recognized in the consolidated statements of income and other comprehensive income in other income or expenses.

 

Intangible assets, net

 

The Company’s intangible assets primarily includes land use rights and patent right. A land use right in the PRC represents an exclusive right to occupy, use and develop a piece of land during the contractual term of the land use right. The cost of a land use right is usually paid in one lump sum at the date the right is granted. The prepayment usually covers the entire period of the land use right. The lump sum advance payment is capitalized and recorded as land use right and then charged to expense on a straight-line basis over the period of the right, which is normally 50 years.

 

Patents are recognized at cost of acquisition. They have a finite life and are carried at cost less any accumulated amortization and any impairment losses.

 

  Useful life
Land use right 50 years
Patents 10 years

 

Impairment of long-lived Assets

 

Long-lived assets, such as property, plant and equipment, land use rights, are reviewed for impairment when events or changes in circumstances indicate that the carrying value of such assets may not be recoverable. Recoverability of a long-lived asset or asset group to be held and used is measured by a comparison of the carrying amount of an asset or asset group to the estimated undiscounted future cash flows expected to be generated by the asset or asset group. If the carrying value of an asset or asset group exceeds its estimated undiscounted future cash flows, an impairment charge is recognized by the amount that the carrying value exceeds the estimated fair value of the asset or asset group. Fair value is determined through various valuation techniques including discounted cash flow models, quoted market values and third party independent appraisals, as considered necessary. Assets to be disposed are reported at the lower of carrying amount or fair value less costs to sell, and are no longer depreciated. No impairment of long-lived assets was recognized for any of the years presented.

 

Comprehensive income

 

Comprehensive income (loss) consists of two components, net income and other comprehensive income (loss). The foreign currency translation gain or loss resulting from translation of the financial statements expressed in RMB to US$ is reported in other comprehensive income (loss) in the consolidated statements of income and comprehensive income.

 

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Recently issued accounting guidance

 

The Company considers the applicability and impact of all accounting standards updates (“ASUs”). Management periodically reviews new accounting standards that are issued.

 

In June 2016, the FASB issued ASU 2016-13, Financial Instruments – Credit Losses (Topic 326), which introduces new guidance for the accounting for credit losses on instruments within its scope. The new guidance introduces an approach based on expected losses to estimate credit losses on certain types of financial instruments. It also modifies the impairment model for available-for-sale (AFS) debt securities and provides for a simplified accounting model for purchased financial assets with credit deterioration since their origination. The pronouncement will be effective for public business entities that are SEC filers in fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2022, including interim periods within those fiscal years. Early application of the guidance will be permitted for all entities for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2019, including interim periods within those fiscal years. The Company does not anticipate the guidance will have a material impact on its financial statements.

 

In December 2019, the FASB issued ASU 2019-12, “Income Taxes (Topic 740): Simplifying the Accounting for Income Taxes”. The amendment simplifies the accounting for income taxes by eliminating some exceptions to the general approach in ASC 740, Income Taxes. It also clarifies certain aspects of the existing guidance to promote more consistent application, among other things. The guidance is effective for interim and annual reporting periods beginning within 2021 with early adoption permitted.

 

From time to time, the FASB or other standards setting bodies issue new accounting pronouncements. Updates to the FASB ASCs are communicated through issuance of ASUs. Unless otherwise discussed, the Company believes that the recently issued guidance, whether adopted or to be adopted in the future, is not expected to have a material impact on its consolidated financial statements upon adoption.

 

Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures about Market Risks

 

Interest Rate Risk

 

Our exposure to interest rate risk primarily relates to the interest income generated by excess cash, which is mostly held in interest-bearing bank deposits. Interest-earning instruments carry a degree of interest rate risk. We have not been exposed to material risks due to changes in interest rates, and we have not used any derivative financial instruments to manage our interest risk exposure.

 

Foreign Currency Exchange Rates

 

The some of our revenues are collected in and our expenses are paid in RMB. We face foreign currency rate translation risks when our results are translated to U.S. dollars.

 

The RMB was relatively stable against the U.S. dollar at approximately 8.28 RMB to the US$1.00 until July 21, 2005 when the Chinese currency regime was altered resulting in a 2.1% revaluation versus the U.S. dollar. From July 21, 2005 to September 30, 2010, the RMB exchange rate was no longer linked to the U.S. dollar but rather to a basket of currencies with a 0.3% margin of fluctuation resulting in further appreciation of the RMB against the U.S. dollar. Since September 30, 2009, the exchange rate had remained stable at 6.8307 RMB to 1.00 U.S. dollar until September 30, 2010 when the People’s Bank of China allowed a further appreciation of the RMB by 0.43% to 6.798 RMB to 1.00 U.S. dollar. The People’s Bank of China allowed the RMB and U.S. dollar exchange rate to fluctuate within 1% on April 16, 2012 and 2% on March 17, 2014, respectively. On December 31, 2020, the RMB traded at 6.5250 RMB to 1.00 U.S. dollar.

 

There remains international pressure on the Chinese government to adopt an even more flexible currency policy and the exchange rate of RMB is subject to changes in China’s government policies which are, to a large extent, dependent on the economic and political development both internationally and locally and the demand and supply of RMB in the domestic market. There can be no assurance that such exchange rate will continue to remain stable in the future amongst the volatility of currencies, globalization and the unstable economies in recent years. Since (i) our revenues and net income of our PRC operating entities are denominated in RMB, and (ii) the payment of dividends, if any, will be in U.S. dollars, any decrease in the value of RMB against U.S. dollars would adversely affect the value of the shares and dividends payable to shareholders, in U.S. dollars.

 

Inflation

 

To date, inflation in China has not materially affected our results of operations. According to the National Bureau of Statistics of China, the year-over-year percent changes in the consumer price index for December 2020, 2019, and 2018 were increases of 2.5%, 2.9%, and 2.1%, respectively. Although we have not been materially affected by inflation in the past, we may be affected if China experiences higher rates of inflation in the future.

 

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DESCRIPTION OF BUSINESS

 

Overview

 

We are a Nevada company incorporated on August 31, 1992, and conduct our business in China through our wholly-owned subsidiaries.

 

We are engaged in the research, development, manufacturing, sales and servicing of medium to large sized projected capacitive touchscreens. We specialize in large-format touchscreens, which are developed and designed for a wide variety of markets and used in the financial terminals, automotive, POS, gaming, lottery, medical, HMI, and other specialized industries.

 

Our product portfolio comprises medium to large sized projected capacitive touchscreens ranging from 7.0 inch to 42 inch screens. In terms of the structures of touch panels, we offer (i) Glass-Glass (“GG”), primarily used in GPS/car entertainment panels in mid-size and luxury cars, industrial HMI, financial and banking terminals, POS and lottery machines; (ii) Glass-Film-Film (“GFF”), mostly used in high-end GPS and entertainment panels, industrial HMI, financial and banking terminals, and the lottery and gaming industry; (iii) Plastic-Glass (“PG”), typically adopted by touchscreens in GPS/entertainment panels motor vehicle GPS, smart home, robotics and charging stations; and (iv) Glass-Film (“GF”), mostly used in industrial HMI.

 

Maintaining the industry standards for product quality and sustainability is one of our core values. Touchscreens produced by us not only have long life span with low maintenance, but also have strong anti-interference and anti-corrosion solutions, coupled with multi-touch capability and high light-transmittance ratio and stability. As a high technology company, we have received certifications from domestic and international institutions, such as ISO9001 Quality Management Systems (QMS) Certification of Registration, ISO 14001 Environmental Management System (EMS) Certification of Registration, and RoHS SGS Certification (Restriction of Hazardous Substance Testing Certification).

 

We generate revenues through sales of our various touchscreen products. For the six-month periods ended June 30, 2021 and 2020, we recognized approximately $25.9 million and $8.8 million, respectively, in revenues. For the years ended December 31, 2020 and 2019, we recognized approximately $31.3 million and $40 million, respectively, in revenues.

 

We sell our touchscreen products both domestically in China and internationally, covering major areas in China, including but not limited to the eastern, southern, northern and southwest regions of China, Taiwan, South Korea, and Germany. We have established a strong and diversified client base. For the six-month periods ended June 30, 2021 and 2020, our domestic sales accounted for 65.3% and 63.6%, respectively, of our revenues, and our international sales accounted for 34.7% and 36.4%, respectively, of our revenues. For the years ended December 31, 2020 and 2019, our domestic sales accounted for 68.4% and 66.2%, respectively, of our revenues, and our international sales accounted for 31.6% and 33.8%, respectively, of our revenues.

 

As of the date of this prospectus, we have a total of 126 employees. We have no part time employees or independent contractors.

 

Products

 

We offer medium to large sized projected capacitive touchscreens, which can be categorized as set forth below:

 

Product Type Description Application

Product type G+G

 

 

 This is a double glass layer product, with a Solid clear adhesive (SCA) between a layer of conductive glass and a layer of tempered glass. This type of touch screen has the advantage of being able to be easily manufactured, with relatively low cost. However, products of this type in large sizes will require a greater degree of signal penetration and long distance transmission technology which will be more technically challenging to achieve. Medium and high end GPS/car entertainment, finance, POS and lottery machines.

 

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Product type G+F+F

 

 

 This product uses a double layer of conductive films, with an optically clear adhesive (OCA) between a layer of a tempered glass. The product’s functionality comes from the interaction between the multiple layers of conductive film and glass, which does not require extensive coating, lithography and etching. This type of product is anti- explosive and has relatively low manufacturing cost. However, products of this type in large sizes will require greater degree of signal penetration and long distance transmission technology which will be more technically challenging to achieve. Financial, gaming and lottery, and medical industries

Product type P+G

 

 

 This product uses a layer of conductive glass, with an optically clear adhesive (OCA) between a layer of surface intensify PMMA (Poly Methyl methacrylate acid). The product’s functionality relies on the interaction between the layers of conductive glass. Like the G+F+F type, this product does not require extensive coating, lithography and etching and has relatively low manufacturing cost. Motor vehicle GPS, smart home, robots and charging stations

Product type G+F

 

 

 This product uses a layer of conductive film, with an optically clear adhesive (OCa) between a layer of tempered glass. The product’s functionality relies on the interaction between the layers of conductive glass. Like the G+F+F type, this product does not require extensive coating, lithography and etching and has relatively low manufacturing cost. Industrial HMI

 

As of June 30, 2021, product types G+F+F and G+G constitute our main stream products, accounting for approximately an average of 39.43% and 54.03%, respectively, of our total revenues, with product types G+F and P+G and other raw materials accounting for 2.18%, 4.31% and 0.05%, respectively, of our total revenues. As of December 31, 2020, product types G+F+F and G+G constitute our main stream products, accounting for approximately an average of 42.08% and 51.53%, respectively, of our total revenues, with product types P+G and G+F and other raw materials accounting for 4.26%, 2.10% and 0.03%, respectively, of our total revenues. As of December 31, 2019, product types G+F+F and G+G constitute our main stream products, accounting for approximately an average of 42.93% and 47.96%, respectively, of our total revenues, with product types P+G and G+F accounting for an average of 6.27% and 2.84%, respectively, of our total revenues.

 

Applications of the Company’s Products

 

Our products are used and applied in the production of a variety of products in a wide range of industries. Our products’ areas of common application are set out below.

 

Point of Sale (“POS”) Machines

 

 

 POS machines, or point of sale machines, are used in a variety of retailers, including in department stores, supermarkets, convenience stores, boutiques, restaurants, hotels, banks, logistics, telecommunication and other service industries. Due to the frequent use of touchscreens on POS machines, Wetouch has adopted the use of high-end materials which give its products’ a competitive advantage through their anti-scratch, high temperature resistance and long use life qualities.

 

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Car Navigators and Entertainment Systems

 

 

 Touchscreen products for car navigation and entertainment systems take advantage of the popularity of touchscreen consoles in motor vehicles. Wetouch touchscreens are particularly suitable for motor vehicles GPS and entertainment systems, due to their resistance to temperature variation. These touchscreens may be used in both inbuilt and external car systems.

 

ATM Machines and Other Financial Machines

  

  ATMs and other similar machines use touchscreens or have a touchscreen function. The touchscreens need to have high-endurance capacities as they are used by the general public and are often located outdoors, such that these screens must withstand weathering. Wetouch’s products are particularly suited to use in these machines as they are highly durable.

  

Industrial Equipment

 

 

 

 Touchscreens in the industrial sector have broad application, and play an important role in industrial HMI. Industrial HMI systems and equipment often require touchscreen functions. These touchscreens must be resistant to interference, stable and have good touch sensitivity. Wetouch’s products fully meet these requirements, being temperature variation resistant, dustproof and waterproof.

 

Gaming Machines

 

 

 The new generation of gambling machines are commonly adopting a touchscreen function. Gaming machines with a touchscreen function provide an enhanced experience for uses via multi-touch sensory touch systems. Wetouch’s products are therefore popular amongst gambling machine manufacturers.

 

Lottery Machines

 

 

 The self-service lottery ticket vending machine is provided with an operator-oriented touch display device, an input device, a modem, a cash register, printer and security authentication function. The touchscreen display facilitates easy and user-friendly operation of the lottery machine.

 

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Ticket Machines and Kiosks

 

 

 Self-service ticket machines and kiosks contain touchscreen interfaces which are durable and have a long use life. These self-service machines are used in daily lives, and as such there is a continuous demand for high quality and effective touchscreens. Wetouch’s products are widely used in these ticketing machines and kiosks.

 

For the six-month period ended June 30, 2021, we had approximately $7.7 million in revenues generated from the sales of automotive touchscreens, accounting for 29.9% of our total revenues, with industrial HMI touchscreens accounting for 18.6%, gaming touchscreens accounting for 15.0%, POS touchscreens for 3.6%, multi-functional printer touchscreens for 9.0%, medical touchscreens for 13.1% and other touchscreen products (applied in financial terminals, ticket vending machines, and self-service kiosks, etc.) accounting for 0.4% of our total revenues. For the year ended December 31, 2020, we had approximately $10.2 million in revenues generated from the sales of automotive touchscreens, accounting for 32.7% of our total revenues, with industrial HMI touchscreens accounting for 20.1%, gaming touchscreens accounting for 14.9%, POS touchscreens for 13.2%, multi-functional printer touchscreens for 9.3%, medical touchscreens for 9.7% and other touchscreen products (applied in financial terminals, ticket vending machines, and self-service kiosks, etc.) accounting for 0.1% of our total revenues. For the year ended December 31, 2019, we had approximately $15.8 million in revenues generated from the sales of automotive touchscreens, accounting for 39.6% of our total revenues, with industrial HMI touchscreens accounting for 18.6%, gaming touchscreens accounting for 17.6%, POS touchscreens accounting for 9.9%, multi-functional printer touchscreens accounting for 8.2%, medical touchscreens for 5.5% and other touchscreen products (applied in financial terminals, ticket vending machines, and self-service kiosks, etc.) accounting for 0.6% of our total revenues.

 

Customers

 

We have five (5) customers each accounting for more than 10% of our revenues in both 2019 and 2020. For the year ended December 31, 2020, we had a total number of 32 customers. Our top five customers, namely (1) Siemens Industrial Automation Products (Chengdu) Co., Ltd., (2) E-Lead Electronic Co. Ltd., (3) MultimediaLink Inc., Shenzhen Soling Industrial Co., Ltd., (4) Shanghai Sigang Electronics Co., Ltd., and (5) Suzhou Weinview Co., Ltd., accounted for 17.84%, 15.94%, 14.63%, 12.74% and 12.16%, respectively, of our total revenues. For the year ended December 31, 2019, we have a total number of 35 customers, and our top five customers, namely (1) MultimediaLink Inc., (2) E-Lead Electronic Co. Ltd., (3) Siemens Industrial Automation Products (Chengdu) Co., Ltd., (4) Shenzhen Soling Industrial Co., Ltd., and (5) Suzhou Weinview Co., Ltd., accounted for 16.69%, 16.58%, 13.02%, 12.53% and 11.54%, respectively, of our total revenues. Each of our agreements with these customers is subject to the similar terms of the framework agreements described below.

 

The material terms of the sales framework agreements with our top five customers provide:

 

 The term of each sales framework agreement is five (5) years, which may be renewed by a separate agreement upon expiration.
   
 Annual minimum purchase amount for period from January 1 to December 31 each year.
   
  Due to the annual increase of labor costs and other factors that may affect the Company’s business, the unit price of the same product will be increased by 5% annually.
   
  Customer payment period is within 3 months upon delivery of the products and shall make full payments of previous purchase order first before our delivery of products included in their next purchase order. We are entitled to suspend delivery of products and receive a late fee of 0.3% per day for each and every day delays of payment by customer after their receipt of payment notice. If customer refuses to make payments after thirty (30) days of receipt of payment notice, we have the right to bring a lawsuit against customer in the competent court.
   
  Customer’s obligation to provide technique requirements for the purchased products and except for quality issues, no returns of the products in line with customers designated techniques are allowed.
   
  We are required to provide products to customers pursuant to the delivery date, quantity and technique, requirements included in the purchase orders and shall negotiate with customers if we are unable to so provide. Failure to make prior negotiation thus causing losses to customers, we are responsible for a late charge of 0.3% per day for each and every day delay of delivery.
   
  Customers are entitled to compensation of losses due to our failure to provide after-sale services.
   
  Any violation of the terms of the agreements may result in the termination of the agreements and the breaching party shall be responsible for all economic losses.

 

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Minimum Purchase Requirements

 

Although the material terms of our sales framework agreements with our major customers are identical, the minimum purchase amounts differ depending on the particular customer. If the customer fails to purchase the minimum purchase amount in the applicable agreement, the price charged for our products will increase by at least 10% when the agreements are renewed after the term. For MultimediaLink Inc. and E-Lead Electronic Co. Ltd., the minimum purchase amounts are as follows: $6 million for 2019, $7.5 million for 2020, $8.5 million for 2021, $9.5 million for 2022, and $10.5 million for 2023. For Shenzhen Soling Industrial Co., the minimum purchase amounts are approximately $7.8 million for 2019, $9.2 million for 2020, $10.7 million for 2021, $11.4 million for 2022, and $12.1 million for 2023. For Suzhou Weinview Co., Ltd., the minimum purchase amounts are approximately $5.0 million for 2019, $6.4 million for 2020, $7.8 million for 2021, $9.0 million for 2022, and $10.0 million for 2023. For Siemens Industrial Automation Products (Chengdu) Co., Ltd. the minimum purchase amounts are approximately $5.7 million for 2019, $7.1 million for 2020, $8.3 million for 2021, $9.2 million for 2022, and $10.2 million for 2023. For Shanghai Sigang Electronics Co., Ltd., the minimum purchase amounts are approximately $5.7 million for 2019, $7.1 million for 2020, $8.3 million for 2021, $9.2 million for 2022, and $10.0 million for 2023.

 

In 2019, we have supplemental agreements to our sales framework agreements with five (5) customers, namely (1) MultimediaLink Inc., (2) Shenzhen Soling Industrial Co., Ltd., (3) E-Lead Electronic Co. Ltd., (4) Suzhou Weinview Co., Ltd. and (5) Omron (Guangzhou) Automotive Electronics Co., Ltd. Pursuant to these supplemental agreements, the above five customers were entitled to receive 5% concessions from the total purchases they made to us. As a result of these concessions, the above customers received concessions totaling an aggregate of approximately $0.75 million for the year ended December 31, 2019.

 

In 2020, we have supplemental agreements to our sales framework agreements with four (4) customers, namely (1) MultimediaLink Inc., (2) E-Lead Electronic Co. Ltd., (3) Suzhou Weinview Co., Ltd. and (4) Omron (Guangzhou) Automotive Electronics Co., Ltd. Pursuant to these supplemental agreements, the above four customers were entitled to receive 5% concessions from the total purchases they made to us. As a result of these concessions, the above customers received concessions totaling an aggregate of approximately $0.95 million for the year ended December 31, 2020.

 

As of June 30, 2021, other than as provided above, we did not provide any concession to any other customers.

 

For the years ended December 31, 2020 and 2019, we did not provide any extended payment terms to any of our customers. Our customers are required to make full payment within three to five months from delivery date, although our typical payment term is 180 days from delivery. As a result of the COVID-19 outbreak in January 2020, collection activities from some of our customers affected by the pandemic resulted in longer payment terms. We impliedly granted extended payment terms until December 31, 2020 to some of our customers. As of December 31, 2020, we collected all overdue accounts receivable by the end of this year and resumed our typical payment term.

 

We source our customers through multiple channels: (i) from our own research through Search Engine Optimization (“SEO”) and outreach, (ii) through referrals from our present customers, (iii) through our Websites; and (iv) through industry exhibitions/expos.

 

Our main target markets are economically developed countries and regions, including eastern, southern, northern and southwest regions of China, South Korea, and Germany. We believe that we have established a strong client base, including global well-known institutional customers. Overseas sales were $9.9 million in 2020 as compared to $13.5 million in 2019.

 

We target these overseas customers mainly via our online marketing efforts. In order to market our products, occupy more market share and secure more quality customer, we frequently participate in, and promote our products at, specific touchscreen technology exhibitions held internationally.

 

In addition to the top five (5) customers, we also have sales framework agreements with our major customers and direct purchase orders with our other customers. In the past three years, we have entered into approximately 893 orders under both sales framework agreements and through direct purchase orders.

 

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The key terms of the framework agreements with our major customers have similar terms with our top five (5) customers as above mentioned. The key terms of the purchase order provide the following:

 

 The product name, specification, quantity, price, order amount and delivery date are specified in each order.
   
 Delivery method and packaging requirements are specified in each order
   
 Payment terms are specified in each order.
   
 Breach of order terms by customers in some orders.
   
 Guaranty terms in some orders.

 

Pursuant to the purchaser orders, either through frame agreements or direct orders, we are obligated to provide 1) products per the specific requirements of the orders, and 2) unconditional defect guaranty for our products. Any violation of the order terms may result in termination of the orders or replacement of our products.

 

As of the date of the prospectus, we never violated any framework agreements or purchase orders and therefore never incurred any economic losses as a result of our agreements; no penalty has ever been incurred by us due to our delay of delivering products and we always comply with all terms set forth in the frame agreements and purchase orders.

 

For the three-month period ended June 30, 2021, the revenues generated from our domestic customers amounted to approximately $9.8 million, constituting approximately 64.5% of our total revenues, with overseas customers accounting for approximately $5.4 million, constituting approximately 35.5% of our total revenues, respectively. For the six-month period ended June 30, 2021, the revenues generated from our domestic customers amounted to approximately $16.9 million, constituting approximately 65.3% of our total revenues, with overseas customers accounting for approximately $9.0 million, constituting approximately 34.7% of our total revenues, respectively. For the year ended December 31, 2020, the revenues generated from our domestic customers amounted to approximately $21.4 million, constituting approximately 68.4% of our total revenues, with overseas customers accounting for approximately $9.9 million, constituting approximately 31.6% of our total revenues, respectively. For the year ended December 31, 2019, the revenues generated from our domestic customers amounted to approximately $26.5 million, constituting approximately 66.2% of our total revenues. Revenues generated from our overseas customers amounted to approximately $13.5 million, constituting approximately 33.8% of our total revenues.

 

Our Suppliers

 

We have no supply agreements with our suppliers. We can utilize any supplier we determine and there are no minimum purchase requirements when we place orders with our suppliers.

 

We place purchase orders with suppliers of raw materials for the production of our products. In the past two and a half years, we have entered into over twelve thousand purchase orders. The general terms of the purchase order include:

 

 The product name, specification, quantity, price, order amount and delivery date are specified in each order.
   
 Delivery method, packaging, inspection, breach terms and dispute resolution are determined in accordance with each order.
   
 Payment terms are specified in each order.
   
 The products supplied must adhere to the nationally prescribed quality standards or industry standards. Each product order must be accompanied by the supplier’s product quality certification.
   
 The supplier will unconditionally accept returns and refund in full the purchase price for the products or make replacements if the products supplied do not meet industry or nationally prescribed quality standards, are damaged or significantly different than the same product.

 

As of June 30, 2021, we have a total number of 113 suppliers. We do not consider any of our suppliers to be material to our business and we can utilize any supplier we determine at our sole discretion. Although we can utilize any supplier we determine, we believe that we established healthy and stable relationships with our significant suppliers. These suppliers, in the aggregate, accounted for over 30% of our raw material purchases both for the six-month period ended June 30, 2021 and the year ended December 31, 2020. For the six-month period ended June 30, 2021 and the year ended December 31, 2020, three suppliers Sichuan Jiahai Trading Co., Ltd, Xiamen Baijun Photoelectric Technology Co., Ltd, and Zhuhai Super-Win Electronics Technology Co., Ltd, in the aggregate accounted for approximately 35.0% and 37.5%, respectively, of our total raw material purchases. We have no supply agreements with any of them and all of our raw material procurement with them are processed through our own purchase orders. There are no minimum purchase requirements with any of our suppliers, including these three significant ones.

 

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These purchase order forms with our significant suppliers contain the following identical material terms:

 

 The product name, specification, quantity, price, order amount and delivery date are specified in each order.
   
 Delivery method, location and transportation fee arrangements, packaging, payment terms, breach terms and dispute resolution are specified in each order.
   
 Suppliers are responsible for shipment fees and all risks of products in transit.
   
 Inspection standards are specified in each order. The products supplied must adhere to the nationally prescribed quality standards or industry standards, or sample specifications confirmed by the parties. The Company is entitled to request replacement or order cancellation if the supplied raw materials fail to pass the inspection.
   
 Except for force majeure, any party in breach of the order terms is obligated to pay 20% of the contract amount as liquidated damages.

 

Marketing and Sales

 

The Company has adopted a made-to-order production model as follows:

 

 

This process is subject to continuous review and monitoring by the management team in consultation with engineers, electricians and other technical experts to ensure that finished products are of the highest quality and meet customer requirements and ISO9001 Quality Management Systems (QMS) standard.

 

In order to the maintain product safety and a high standard of product quality, the Company implements a strict set of quality control policies and inspection protocols. These policies and protocols are enforced by the Company’s senior management and officers along every step of the production to post-production process. Their management guidelines along with key company quality policies are set out below:

 

The Company has strict production standards in place that governs what constitutes acceptable quality for its products. This ensures that the Company’s products fulfill product certification standards. The production team adheres to the following criteria when making its product standard assessment:

 

Item Industry Standards Wetouch’s Standards
Reaction time Less than or equal to 5 milliseconds Less than or equal to 5 milliseconds
     
Surface hardness 6H 7H~9H
     
Operational temperature 0~70 degrees Celsius -30~80 degrees Celsius
     
EsD requirement 6~12KV 8~15KV
     
Transparency 86% 88%
     
Touch conditions Normal touch and ordinary conditions Waterproof and anti-saline solution and anti-corrosion and Anti interference

 

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The products are inspected before they are delivered and sold to our customers. All products must pass the following inspections:

 

 Cosmetic inspection: conducted under optimum temperatures (20-22 degrees Celsius) and white fluorescent lighting. The product is observed by the naked eye to spot for any defects, scratches and cracks, panel discoloration, opacity, foreign fibers and spots. The Company has in place quantitative standards with respect to each of these areas to determine the level of cosmetic acceptability.
   
 Function tests: all products undergo functionality testing. Touchscreen products are connected electronically via standard cabling systems to computers, to measure and test for effective functionality and to screen for any abnormalities.
   
 Stress testing: all products undergo product stress testing by being subject to humidity, temperature and corrosion stress testing. The products are tested for their functionality in high and low humidity environments as well as in extreme temperatures. The products are inspected to determine whether damage or physical change is caused by exposure to high and low temperatures.
   
 Third party organizations are engaged to conduct independent testing for hazardous substances. The products are also tested for their corrosive resistance to saline solutions.

 

The Company’s products are produced to order and are marketed directly by its own sales personnel. The Company does not rely on distributors to sell its products.

 

Seasonality of Business

 

There is no significant seasonality in our business.

 

Inventory

 

Inventory consists of raw materials, work-in-process and finished goods. Because a large percentage of the Company’s orders require products to be shipped in the same quarter in which the order was received, and because orders in the inventory may be canceled and delivery schedules may be changed, the Company’s inventory at any particular date is not necessarily indicative of actual sales for any succeeding period.

 

Research and Development

 

We are committed to our own research and development projects as well as partnership initiatives in order to continuously and systematically upgrade our touchscreen technology. As of the date of the prospectus, we have 6 employees in our R&D department.

 

Intellectual Property

 

Our business is dependent on a combination of trademarks, patents, domain names, trade names, trade secrets and other proprietary rights in order to protect our intellectual property rights. As of the date of this prospectus, we have one registered trademark in mainland China and ten registered patents in the PRC under our former PRC subsidiary, Sichuan Wetouch.

 

Trademarks

 

Set forth below is a detailed description of our current trademarks:

 

Country Trademark Application Date Registration Number Registration Date Classes Assignment Application Number Assignor Assignee Status
China WeTouch * 09/28/2011 10019079 01/28/2013 9 20210000091399 Sichuan Wetouch Sichuan Vtouch Registered

 

*On February 24, 2021, the trademark “WeTouch” registered with the Trademark Office of China National Intellectual Property Administration (“Trademark Office”) was assigned from Sichuan Wetouch to Sichuan Vtouch with the Application No.20210000091399, pending assignment approval of Trademark Office.

 

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Patents

 

Set forth below is a detailed description of our registered patents under our former PRC subsidiary, Sichuan Wetouch, which we are currently in the process of assigning to our PRC subsidiary, Sichuan Vtouch:

 

Patent Certificate No. Patent No. Patent Name Patent Application Date Patent Type Patent Term Owner Status
2223457 ZL201120357438.7 Low cost capacitive touchscreen 09/22/2011 Utility Model 10 years from Patent Application Date Sichuan Wetouch Registered
2235518 ZL201120357365.1 Capacitive touchscreen uneasily affected by external interference 09/22/2011 Utility Model 10 years from Patent Application Date Sichuan Wetouch Registered
3700175 ZL201420086995.3 Dispenser tube support structure 02/28/2014 Utility Model 10 years from Patent Application Date Sichuan Wetouch Registered
3701522 ZL201420084742.2 Antistatic capacitive touchscreen 02/27/2014 Utility Model 10 years from Patent Application Date Sichuan Wetouch Registered
3703829 ZL201420084735.2 Anti-electromagnetic interference capacitive touchscreen 02/27/2014 Utility Model 10 years from Patent Application Date Sichuan Wetouch Registered
3704079 ZL201420084741.8 High sensitive and projected capacitive touchscreen 02/27/2014 Utility Model 10 years from Patent Application Date Sichuan Wetouch Registered
3704825 ZL201420087006.2 Compression panels of screen laminating machines 02/28/2014 Utility Model 10 years from Patent Application Date Sichuan Wetouch Registered
6146599 ZL201620733872.3 Cooling capacitive touchscreen July 13, 2016 Utility Model 10 years from Patent Application Date Sichuan Wetouch Registered
6204352 ZL201620734173.0 OGS Touchscreen July 13, 2016 Utility Model 10 years from Patent Application Date Sichuan Wetouch Registered
6387677 ZL201620733760.8 Size-adjustable universal type capacitive touchscreen July 13, 2016 Utility Model 10 years from Patent Application Date Sichuan Wetouch Registered

 

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On March 9, 2021, we applied for four (4) patents with the Patent Office of China National Intellectual Property Administration (“Patent Office”). As of the date of this prospectus, they are still pending.

 

Set forth below is a detailed description of our pending patents: 

 

Patent Application No. Patent Name Patent Application Date Patent Type Patent Applicant Status
202120500187.7 Low cost anti-rupture projected capacitive touchscreen 03/09/2021 Utility Model Sichuan Vtouch Pending
202120500188.1 High performance and anti-electromagnetic radiation projected capacitive touchscreen 03/09/2021 Utility Model Sichuan Vtouch Pending
202120500155.7 Full-lamination projected capacitive touchscreen 03/09/2021 Utility Model Sichuan Vtouch Pending
202110256476.1 Anti-scratch glass structure capacitive touchscreen 03/09/2021 Invention Sichuan Vtouch Pending

 

Patents registered in China cannot be enforced in other jurisdictions to which the Company supplies its products. We currently have registered patents only in China. We plan to submit patent registration applications in our target market jurisdictions including United States, Europe, Australia, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, India and Russia. The estimated costs for these patent registrations would be approximately $160,000. We estimate that it may take two to three years to obtain the patent registrations in the above countries.

 

Environmental Issues

 

Our business in China is subject to various pollution control regulations in China with respect to noise, water and air pollution and the disposal of waste. Specifically, the major environmental regulations applicable to us include the PRC Environmental Protection Law, the PRC Law on the Prevention and Control of Water Pollution, the PRC Law on the Prevention and Control of Air Pollution, the PRC Law on the Prevention and Control of Solid Waste Pollution, and the PRC Law on the Prevention and Control of Noise Pollution.

 

We originally received Pollutant Discharge Permit from Renshou County environmental protection agency, which expired on May 15, 2019. Pursuant to a Statement on Change of Pollutant Discharge Permit to Stationary Pollution Source Registration Form dated September 1, 2020, the environmental protection system in Renshou County, Sichuan, was changed from permission to registration due to local administrative division change. Therefore, upon submission of all required documentation, we are registered under the new system by issuance of the Stationary Pollution Source Registration Form. 

 

The Company is not aware of any investigations, prosecutions, disputes, claims or other proceedings in respect of environmental protection, nor has the Company been punished or can foresee any punishment to be made by any environmental administration authorities of the PRC.

 

Competitive Strength

 

We are dedicated to the production of high quality products that are tailored to the customers’ requirements and commercial needs. Our competitive strengths include:

 

Our economy of scale lowers our cost and appeals to big clients with large quantity purchase orders;
  
Our centralized manufacturing facility enables us to produce all different products within the same location with batch consistency and quality assurance;
  
Our proprietary technology allows us to produce touchscreens with high light-transmittance ratio and stability, low maintenance with minimal or no need of recalibration after production, long life span, anti-interference, anti-corrosion and multi-touch capability, supporting up to 20 points of contact with the screen and 20 gestures, and in different structures and sizes for a wide range of different applications.

 

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Our Growth Strategies

 

We will continue to adhere to our business principles of providing high quality and safe products to our consumers and promoting social responsibility. We believe that our pursuit of these goals will lead to sustainable growth driven by our capacity expansion based on market demand, solidify our position in the industry, and create long-term value for our shareholders, employees and other stakeholders.

 

Improve existing technology. We intend to improve our existing technology and occupy more market share. Our products are categorized into the following three main structures: GG (Glass + Glass), GFF (Glass + Film + Film), and PG (Plastic Glass). GG is mainly used in the automobile and banking and finance industries. We plan to make technological improvements on GG structure and mainly focus on improving its production capability and delivering quality products for brand customers. GFF is mostly applied in industrial HMI, and the lottery and gaming industry. We plan to continue to concentrate on high-end industrial HMI products. PG is primarily employed in the smart home, robotics and charging stations industries. We plan to upgrade the production line of PG to improve its production capability and increase its adaptability to changes in product size. We have developed the industry 4.0 intelligent system, which is still under testing as of the date of this prospectus. Upon successfully passing the testing phase and registering the patent, we plan to apply it to various manufacturing industries. As of the date of this prospectus, we have sufficient funds to effectuate our plans.
  
Solidify our industry position by gaining additional market share. Our goal is to strengthen our market position and accelerate our expansion by expanding our scale and gaining additional market share. We plan to increase investment in our business and expand our production capacity through horizontal or vertical acquisitions, strategic partnerships and joint ventures. We plan to invest additional capital in technology research and development and acquiring new equipment to increase production capacity. In addition, we plan to participate in more expos or exhibitions domestically and internationally. With more exposure and promotion, our product and brand will be better recognized. Currently we have no agreements or letters of intent for any acquisitions, partnerships or ventures.
  
Uphold our commitment to product quality. We intend to uphold our commitment to product quality to ensure consistently high standards throughout our operations. We intend to achieve greater traceability of our products and maintain the highest quality standards in all of our business units. To this end, we plan to continue to maintain our quality monitoring systems across the entire operation by strictly selecting suppliers and meeting client’s technology requirements, closely monitoring quality, keeping records of everyday operations, and complying with national and local laws and regulations on product quality, employees, and environment sustainability. We believe such practices largely conform with the industry’s best practices in China.
  
Expand our sales and distribution network. We hope to expand our sales and distribution network to penetrate new geographic markets, further gaining market share in existing markets and accessing a broader range of customers. We will continue to expand our sales network, leveraging our local resources to quickly enter new markets, while also minimizing requirements for capital outlay. We plan to focus on brand clients and concentrate on high-end industries such as industrial HMI, banking and finance, medical instruments, military, aviation, and POS and increase our presence in both new and existing markets.
  
Enhance our ability to attract, incentivize and retain talented professionals. We believe our success greatly depends on our ability to attract, incentivize and retain talented professionals. With a view to maintaining and improving our competitive advantage in the market, we plan to implement a series of initiatives to attract additional and retain mid- to high-level personnel, including formulating a market-oriented employee compensation structure and implementing a standardized multi-level performance review mechanism.

 

Competition

 

The markets for touchscreen products are highly competitive and subject to rapid technological change. The Company believes that the principal competitive factors in its markets are product characteristics such as touch performance, durability, optical clarity and price, as well as supplier characteristics such as quality, service, delivery time and reputation. The Company believes that it competes favorably with respect to these factors, although there can be no assurance that the Company will be able to continue to compete successfully in the future.

 

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Despite that touchscreen products are highly competitive as a whole, we face fewer competitors, as we produce medium to large size touchscreens which are specially tailored to certain industries, such as industrial HMI, gaming, financing, lottery, automotive, medical, and POS, among others, and require more stable supply and longer guaranty and life span, compared with small size touchscreens, which are characterized by shorter life cycles and guaranty but more demand in quantity.

 

We believe the following companies may be our competitors:

 

Apex Material Technology Corp., founded in 1998, is committed to the development and innovation of resistive and projected capacitive (PCI or PCAP) total touch solutions. With its headquarter based in Keelung, Taiwan and a subsidiary located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, it designs and manufactures advanced high-performance touch products for industrial and medical applications. Compared with us, although it has a longer history and geographical advantages, it mainly focuses on resistive touch panels and recently started production of capacitive touchscreens mostly applicable to the industrial HMI and medical industries, while our products are more widely used in a variety of industries.
  
Elo Touch Systems Inc., based and headquartered in the United States, has a history of over 40 years for the production of touchscreens. Its product portfolio includes a broad selection of interactive touchscreen displays from 10-70 inches, all-in-one touchscreen computers, OEM touchscreens and touchscreen controllers and touchscreen monitors. Compared with us, although it has a longer history and geographical advantages when it comes to the competition for U.S. customers and other international customers, it recently started the production of capacitive touchscreens mostly applicable to POS and inquiry machines, while our products are more widely used in a variety of industries.
  
AbonTouch System Inc, established in 2005, mainly focuses on manufacturing and sales of mid to large size (7”~86”) “Projective Capacitive Sensors,” (7”~21.5”) “Five-Wire Resistive Zero-Bezel Touch Panels” and (5”~21.5”) “Five-Wire Resistive Touch Panels.” Compared with us, although it has a longer history and geographical advantages, it mainly focuses on resistive touch panels and recently started production of capacitive touchscreens mostly applicable to POS, inquiry machines and industrial HMI, while our products are more widely used in a variety of industries.

 

Industry

 

Since inception, we have positioned ourselves in the professional touchscreen industry. Touchscreen is an input and output device and layered on top of an electronic visual display of an information processing system, allowing individuals to access information and interact with the device simply by touching the device’s screen with a finger or a specialized tool. Accordingly, the ease of use offered by touchscreen-based systems makes the systems well suited both for applications for the general public and for specialized applications for institutional users and trained computer users.

 

Although touchscreen has become mainstream only over the last decade, the concept of a touch-sensitive computer display was developed as early as 1965. Since the introduction of Apple’s iPhone in 2007, touchscreen technology has made rapid inroads into various electronics markets, with a number of other significant companies also incorporating this technology into their products (as opposed to using a mouse, keyboard, keypad or trackball). Viewed today as the most important tool to facilitate interaction between the individual and machine, touchscreen technology is now an integral part of a wide range of computing products.

 

Employees

 

As of the date of this prospectus, we have a total of 126 employees. We have no part time employees or independent contractors.

 

As required by regulations in China, we participate in various employee social security plans that are organized by local governments, including pension, unemployment insurance, childbirth insurance, work-related injury insurance, medical insurance and housing insurance. We are required under Chinese law to make contributions to employee benefit plans at specified percentages of the salaries, bonuses and certain allowances of our employees, up to a maximum amount specified by the local government from time to time.

 

Our employees are not represented by a labor organization or covered by a collective bargaining agreement. We believe that we maintain a good working relationship with our employees and to date, we have not experienced any significant labor disputes.

 

Real Properties

 

As of June 30, 2021, we owned approximately nine separate buildings covering a total area of approximately 735,745 square feet at No. 29, Third Main Avenue, Shigao Town, Renshou County, Meishan City, Sichuan, China (previously known as 22 Xingan Ave., Section 2, Shigao Town, Sichuan, China) (“Property”) where we maintain our executive offices, research and development facilities, factories and other facilities.

 

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As of the date of the prospectus, we leased back the Property for our business operation. See “Prospectus Summary - Recent Development” for recent changes to the Property.

 

We believe that this Property is sufficient for our current business.

 

Legal Proceedings

 

We know of no material, active, pending or threatened proceeding against us or our subsidiaries, nor are we, or any subsidiary, involved as a plaintiff or defendant in any material proceeding or pending litigation.

 

From time to time, the Company and its affiliates are parties to various legal actions arising in the ordinary course of business. Although Sichuan Wetouch and Hong Kong Wetouch, the previous subsidiaries of the Company, and our Chairman and director Mr. Guangde Cai were named as defendants in several litigation matters, as of the date of this prospectus, all such matters have been settled and Sichuan Wetouch, Hong Kong Wetouch and Mr. Guangde Cai were unconditionally and fully discharged and released therefrom. See “Certain Relationships and Related Transactions, and Director Independence” and Note 13 to the Financial Statements in Item 8. Accordingly, there are no pending material legal proceedings against the Company or Mr. Cai.

 

Corporate History and Structure

 

We were originally incorporated under the laws of the state of Nevada on August 31, 1992 as Gulf West Investment Properties, Inc, and were dormant and had no operations for many years.

 

On February 26, 2019, the Eighth Judicial District Court in and for Clark County, Nevada, Case No. A-19-787151-B, appointed Custodian Ventures LLC, an affiliate of David Lazar, as custodian of the Company (the “Custodian”). Mr. Lazar was appointed as the sole officer and director of the Company. On March 11, 2019, 1,714,286 shares of common stock of the Company were issued to the Custodian in consideration for the payment of cash and the issuance of a promissory note by the Custodian to the Company. Effective as of June 11, 2019, the court discharged the Custodian’s duties.

 

On June 18, 2020, we consummated the transactions contemplated by a Stock Purchase Agreement among the Company, the Custodian, Qixun Samoa and Qihong Samoa (Qixun Samoa and Qixun Samoa are referred to as the “Buyers”). Pursuant to the Stock Purchase Agreement, the Buyers acquired all of the 1,714,286 shares of the Company owned by the Custodian, representing 50.47% of the issued and outstanding shares of the Company. The Custodian and the Company agreed to indemnify the Buyers from any liabilities of the Company occurring prior to June 18, 2020, and the promissory note issued by the Custodian to the Company was canceled. Immediately following the closing, David Lazar resigned as the sole officer and director of the Company and Jiaying Cai was appointed as president, secretary and treasurer of the Company and as the sole director.

 

Name Change/Reverse Stock Split

 

Effective September 30, 2020, we changed our name from Gulf West Investment Properties, Inc. to Wetouch Technology Inc. by filing an Amended and Restated Articles of Incorporation with the Nevada Secretary of State to give effect to a name change. The Amended and Restated Articles also effectuated a reverse split of our authorized, issued and outstanding shares of common stock on a 70 for 1 new basis whereby each 70 shares of outstanding common stock was exchanged for one (1) share of new common stock (the “Reverse Split” and, for avoidance of doubt, all share amounts set forth herein shall be post Reverse Split unless otherwise specified) and, consequently, our authorized common stock increased to 300,000,000 shares of common stock and 10,000,000 shares of preferred stock, and our then issued and outstanding common shares decreased from 237,742,066 to 3,396,394 shares, all with a par value of $0.001. All share and per share numbers relating to our common stock prior to the effectiveness of the Reverse Split have been adjusted to give effect to the Reverse Split.

 

As a result of the name change, we changed our trading symbol from “GLFW” to “WETH”, effective November 3, 2020.

 

Acquisition of BVI Wetouch

 

On October 9, 2020, we entered into a Share Exchange Agreement with BVI Wetouch and “BVI Shareholders, to acquire all the issued and outstanding capital stock of BVI Wetouch in exchange for the issuance to the BVI Shareholders an aggregate of 28,000,000 shares of our common stock. In the Reverse Merger, each ordinary share of BVI Wetouch was exchanged for 560 shares of common stock of Wetouch. Immediately after the closing of the Reverse Merger on October 9, 2020, we had a total of 31,396,394 issued and outstanding shares of common stock. As a result of the Reverse Merger, BVI Wetouch is now our wholly-owned subsidiary.

 

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On October 12, 2020, Guangde Cai was appointed as an additional director and Chairman of the Company. On October 12, 2020, Mr. Zongyi Lian was appointed as president and chief executive officer of the Company, and Mr. Yuhua Huang was appointed as chief financial officer of the Company. On the same day, Jiaying Cai resigned from the capacity of president and treasurer of the Company, but remains the secretary and director of the Company.

 

BVI Wetouch was established under the laws of British Virgin Islands on August 14, 2020 to acquire all the shares of Hong Kong Wetouch. On September 11, 2020, BVI Wetouch acquired all the outstanding shares of Hong Kong Wetouch from the shareholders of Hong Kong Wetouch in consideration of HK$10,000 pursuant to instruments of transfer in accordance with Hong Kong law. As a result of the acquisition, Hong Kong Wetouch became a wholly-owned subsidiary of BVI Wetouch. The shareholders of Hong Kong Wetouch became the shareholders of BVI Wetouch in said transaction, and therefore the shareholders who controlled Hong Kong Wetouch became the controlling shareholders of BVI Wetouch.

 

Hong Kong Wetouch was incorporated on May 5, 2016 under the laws of Hong Kong. On July 19, 2016, Hong Kong Wetouch acquired all the shares of Sichuan Wetouch, a PRC company established in Meishan, Sichuan on May 6, 2011. As a result of the acquisition, Sichuan Wetouch became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hong Kong Wetouch.

 

As BVI Wetouch owns all the outstanding shares of Hong Kong Wetouch, which, in turn, owns all the outstanding shares of Sichuan Wetouch, the Company owns indirectly all the business of Sichuan Wetouch. As a result of the Reverse Merger in which the Company acquired all the outstanding shares of BVI Wetouch, Hong Kong Wetouch and Sichuan Wetouch became our indirect wholly-owned subsidiaries.

 

Acquisition of HK Wetouch

 

Hong Kong Wetouch Technology Limited, a limited company organized under the laws of Hong Kong (“HK Wetouch”), an affiliate of Guangde Cai, our Chairman and Director, was incorporated on December 3, 2020 under the laws of Hong Kong. HK Wetouch was established to own all the outstanding shares of Sichuan Vtouch Technology Co., Ltd., which was incorporated on December 30, 2020 (“Sichuan Vtouch”) in Chengdu, Sichuan, under the laws of The People’s Republic of China (“PRC”).

 

On March 12, 2021, BVI Wetouch acquired all the outstanding shares of HK Wetouch from the sole shareholder of HK Wetouch, Guangde Cai, in consideration of the payment of HK$10,000 pursuant to instruments of transfer in accordance with Hong Kong law. As a result of the acquisition, HK Wetouch became a wholly-owned subsidiary of BVI Wetouch. BVI Wetouch owns (i) all the outstanding shares of Hong Kong Wetouch, which, in turn, owns all the outstanding shares of Sichuan Wetouch and (ii) all of the outstanding shares of HK Wetouch, which owns all the shares of Sichaun Vtouch.

 

Disposition of Hong Kong Wetouch

 

On March 16, 2021, Sichuan Wetouch entered into an Agreement of Compensation on Demolition (“Compensation Agreement”) with Sichuan Renshou Shigao Tianfu Investment Co., Ltd, a limited company owned by the local government (Sichuan Renshou”), for the withdrawal of our right to use of state-owned land and the demolition of all buildings, facilities and equipment on such land where we maintain our executive offices, research and development facilities and factories at No. 29, Third Main Avenue, Shigao Town, Renshou County, Meishan City, Sichuan, China (the “Property”). The Property, all buildings, facilities, equipment and all other appurtenances on the Property are collectively referred to as “Properties”. The Compensation Agreement was executed and delivered as a result of guidelines (the “Guidelines”) published by the local government of with respect to local environmental issues and a national overall plan on Tianfu New District, Meishan City, Sichuan, PRC. In accordance with the Guidelines, a project named “Chaisang River Ecological Wetland Park” is under construction in the areas where the manufacturing facilities and properties of the Company are located. As a result, Sichuan Wetouch must relocate. In consideration for such relocation, the owner of the buildings on the state-owned land will be compensated.

 

In order to minimize the interruption of our business, Sichuan Vtouch entered into a Leaseback Agreement with Sichuan Renshou on March 16, 2021. The Leaseback Agreement entitles us to lease back the Properties commencing from April 1, 2021 until December 31, 2021, at a monthly rent of RMB300,000 (approximately $46,154).

 

On March 18, 2021, Sichuan Wetouch received a total amount of RMB115.2 million (approximately $17.7 million) as the total amount of compensation from Sichuan Renshou, including RMB100.2 million ($15.4 million) based upon the appraised value of the Properties plus an extra 15% relocation bonus of RMB15.0 million ($2.3 million).

 

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We are actively searching for an appropriate parcel in Chengdu Medicine City (Technology Park), Wenjiang District, Chengdu for the construction of our new production facilities and office buildings. As of the date of this prospectus, we estimate that our capital needs for this acquisition and construction will be approximately RMB170.0 million (approximately $26.2 million), but there is no assurance that the estimated amount is sufficient to achieve our goals. We may need additional financing for our business development. In addition, we expect that this acquisition and construction will be completed prior to December 31, 2021, but there is no assurance and we may need extended time to achieve our business plan. Pursuant to local PRC government guidelines on local environment issues and the national overall plan, Sichuan Wetouch was under the government directed relocation order to relocate no later than December 31, 2021 and was compensated for RMB115.2 million ($17.8 million) from the local government for the withdrawal of the right to use of state-owned land and the demolition of all buildings, facilities, equipment and all other appurtenances on the land.

 

On March 2, 2021, HK Wetouch acquired all shares of Hong Kong Wetouch. On June 18, 2021, Hong Kong Wetouch submitted its application for dissolution, which requires approximately one year for governmental approval. During such period, Hong Kong Wetouch is no longer engaged in any operations. In addition, as of March 31, 2021, the Company has dissolved Sichuan Wetouch, and its business and operations have been assumed by Sichuan Vtouch.

 

The following diagram illustrates our current corporate structure:

 

 

Regulations

 

Overview

 

We operate our business in the PRC under a legal regime consisting of the National People’s Congress, which is the country’s highest legislative body, the State Council, which is the highest authority of the executive branch of the PRC central government, and several ministries and agencies under its authority, including the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, State Administration for Industry and Commerce (“SAIC”), the State Administration for Market Regulation and their respective local offices.

 

This section sets forth a summary of the most significant rules and regulations that affect our business activities in the PRC.

 

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Regulations Relating to Foreign Investment in China

 

On March 15, 2019, the National People’s Congress promulgated the Foreign Investment Law, which came into effect on January 1, 2020 and replaced three existing laws on foreign investments in China, namely, the PRC Equity Joint Venture Law, the PRC Cooperative Joint Venture Law, and the Wholly Foreign-Owned Enterprise Law, together with their implementation rules and ancillary regulations. The Foreign Investment Law embodies an expected PRC regulatory trend to rationalize its foreign investment regulatory regime in line with prevailing international practice and the legislative efforts to unify the corporate legal requirements for both foreign- and domestic-invested enterprises in China. The Foreign Investment Law establishes the basic framework for the access to, and the promotion, protection, and administration of foreign investments in view of investment protection and fair competition.

 

Pursuant to the Foreign Investment Law, “foreign investment” refers to investment activities directly or indirectly conducted by one or more natural persons, business entities, or otherwise organizations of a foreign country within China, or foreign investors, and the investment activities include the following situations: (i) a foreign investor, individually or collectively with other investors, establishes an Foreign Investment Entity (“FIE”) in China; (ii) a foreign investor acquires stock shares, equity shares, shares in assets, or other similar rights and interests of an enterprise within China; (iii) a foreign investor, individually or collectively with other investors, invests in a new project in China; and (iv) investments in other means as provided by laws, administrative regulations, or the State Council.

 

Investment activities in the PRC by foreign investors are principally governed by the Guidance Catalogue of Industries for Foreign Investment, or the Catalogue, which was promulgated and is amended from time to time by the Ministry of Commerce, or the MOFCOM, and the National Development and Reform Commission, or the NDRC. Restricted and prohibited industries are listed in the Catalogue. The Catalogue sets out a unified basis for the special administrative measures for foreign investment access. Fields not mentioned in the list for foreign investment access, including touchscreen manufacturing, are administered under the principle of equal treatment for domestic and foreign capital.

 

Industries not listed in the Catalogue are generally deemed as constituting a “permitted” category. According to the Catalogue, touchscreen manufacturing is classified as industry where foreign investments are permitted.

 

Furthermore, the Foreign Investment Law provides that FIEs established according to the existing laws regulating foreign investment may maintain their structure and corporate governance within five years after the implementation of the Foreign Investment Law.

 

In addition, the Foreign Investment Law also provides several protective rules and principles for foreign investors and their investments in China, including, among others, that local governments must abide by their commitments to the foreign investors; FIEs are allowed to issue stocks and corporate bonds; expropriation or requisition of the investment of foreign investors is prohibited except for special circumstances, in which case statutory procedures must be followed and fair and reasonable compensation must be made in a timely manner; mandatory technology transfer is prohibited; and the capital contributions, profits, capital gains, proceeds out of asset disposal, licensing fees of intellectual property rights, indemnity or compensation legally obtained, or proceeds received upon settlement by foreign investors in China may be freely remitted inward and outward in Renminbi or foreign currencies. Also, foreign investors or FIEs should be imposed legal liabilities for failing to report investment information in accordance with the requirements.

 

On December 26, 2019, the PRC State Council approved the Implementation Rules of Foreign Investment Law, which came into effect on January 1, 2020. The Implementation Rules of Foreign Investment Law restates certain principles of the Foreign Investment Law and further provides that, among others, (i) if the legal form or the governing structure of an FIE established prior to the effective date of the Foreign Investment Law does not comply with the compulsory provisions of the PRC Company Law or the PRC Partnership Enterprises Law, such FIE should complete amendment registration accordingly no later than January 1, 2025; if it fails to do so, the enterprise registration authority will not process other registration matters of the FIE and may publicize such non-compliance; and (ii) the provisions regarding transfer of equity interests, distribution of profits and remaining assets as stipulated in the joint venture contracts of an existing FIE may survive the Foreign Investment Law during its joint venture term.

 

Regulations on Environmental Protection

 

Environmental Protection Law

 

The Environmental Protection Law of the PRC, or the Environmental Protection Law, was promulgated and effective on December 26, 1989, and most recently amended on April 24, 2014, which amendments became effective January 1, 2015. This Environmental Protection Law has been formulated for the purpose of protecting and improving both the living environment and the ecological environment, preventing and controlling pollution, other public hazards and safeguarding people’s health.

 

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According to the provisions of the Environmental Protection Law, in addition to other relevant laws and regulations of the PRC, the Ministry of Environmental Protection and its local counterparts take charge of administering and supervising said environmental protection matters. Pursuant to the Environmental Protection Law, the environmental impact statement on any construction project must assess the pollution that the project is likely to produce and its impact on the environment, and stipulate preventive and curative measures; the statement shall be submitted to the competent administrative department of environmental protection for approval. Installations for the prevention and control of pollution in construction projects must be designed, built and commissioned together with the principal part of the project.

 

Permission to commence production at or utilize any construction project shall not be granted until its installations for the prevention and control of pollution have been examined and confirmed to meet applicable standards by the appropriate administrative department of environmental protection that examined and approved the environmental impact statement. Installations for the prevention and control of pollution shall not be dismantled or left idle without authorization. Where it is absolutely necessary to dismantle any such installation or leave it idle, prior approval shall be obtained from the competent local administrative department of environmental protection.

 

The Environmental Protection Law makes it clear that the legal liabilities of any violation of said law include warning, fine, rectification within a time limit, compulsory cease operation, compulsory reinstallation of dismantled installations of the prevention and control of pollution or compulsory reinstallation of those left idle, compulsory shutout or closedown, or even criminal punishment.

 

Order on Ecosystem by The Ministry of Ecology and Environment 2019 Classification-based Management on Fixed Pollutant Source

 

Pursuant to the Order on Ecosystem by The Ministry of Ecology and Environment, which was issued on July 28, 2017 and most recently amended on December 20, 2019, The Ministry of Ecology and Environment implements a classification-based management on the environmental impact assessment, or EIA, of pollutants according to pollutant amount and the impact of the pollutants on the environment as below

 

For those pollutant discharge units with large amount of pollutants and significant environmental impacts, the key management on a pollutant discharge permit is required;
  
For those pollutant discharge units with small amount of pollutants and small environmental impacts, the simplified management on a pollutant discharge permit is required; and
  
For those pollutant discharge units with very small amount of pollutants and very small environmental impacts, the pollutant discharge registration form is required.

 

The touchscreen manufacturing is classified as to fill in a Registration Form. Pursuant to a Statement on Change of Pollutant Discharge Permit to Stationary Pollution Source Registration Form by the local government dated September 1, 2020, the environmental protection system in Renshou County, Sichuan, was changed from permission to registration due to local administrative division change. Therefore, upon submission of all required documentation, we are registered under the new system by filling in Stationary Pollution Source Registration Form.

 

Regulations on Consumer Rights Protection

 

Our business is subject to a variety of consumer protection laws, including the PRC Consumer Rights and Interests Protection Law, which was amended in 2013 and became effective on March 15, 2014. It imposes stringent requirements and obligations on business operators. Failure to comply with these consumer protection laws could subject us to administrative sanctions, such as the issuance of a warning, confiscation of illegal income, imposition of fines, an order to cease business operations, revocation of business licenses, and potential civil or criminal liabilities.

 

As of the date of this prospectus, we are not aware of any warning, investigations, prosecutions, disputes, claims or other proceedings in respect of customer rights protection, nor have we been punished or can foresee any punishment to be made by any government authorities of the PRC.

 

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Regulations on Intellectual Property Rights

 

Regulations on Trademark

 

Trademarks are protected by the PRC Trademark Law adopted in 1982 and subsequently amended as well as the Implementation Regulations for the Trademark Law of the PRC in 2002 and subsequently amended in 2014. The Trademark Office under the SAIC handles trademark registrations. Trademarks can be registered for a term of ten years and can be extended for another ten years if requested upon expiry of the first or any renewed ten-year term. The PRC Trademark Law has adopted a “first-to-file” principle with respect to trademark registration. Where a trademark for which a registration application has been made is identical or similar to another trademark which has already been registered or been subject to a preliminary examination and approval for use on the same type of or similar commodities or services, the application for such trademark registration may be rejected. Any person applying for the registration of a trademark may not prejudice the existing right first obtained by others, nor may any person register in advance a trademark that has already been used by another party and has already gained a “sufficient degree of reputation” through such another party’s use. Trademark license agreements must be filed with the Trademark Office or its regional offices. As of June 30, 2021, we had 1 registered trademark in China.

 

Regulations on Patent Law

 

According to the PRC Patent Law (2008 Revision), the State Intellectual Property Office is responsible for administering patent law in China. The patent administration departments of the provincial, autonomous region, or municipal governments are responsible for administering patent law within their respective jurisdictions. The PRC patent system adopts a first-to-file principle, which means that when more than one person files different patent applications for the same invention, only the person who files the application first is entitled to obtain a patent of the invention. To be patentable, an invention or a utility model must meet three criteria: novelty, inventiveness, and practicability. A patent is valid for twenty years in the case of an invention and ten years in the case of utility models and designs. As of the date of this prospectus, we had 10 registered patents under our former PRC subsidiary Sichuan Wetouch, which we are in the process of assigning to our PRC subsidiary Sichuan Vtouch and 4 pending patents in China under our PRC subsidiary Sichuan Vtouch.

 

Regulations on Foreign Exchange

 

General Administration of Foreign Exchange

 

Under the PRC Foreign Currency Administration Rules promulgated on January 29, 1996 and most recently amended on August 5, 2008 and various regulations issued by the SAFE, and other relevant PRC government authorities, Renminbi is convertible into other currencies for current account items, such as trade-related receipts and payments and payment of interest and dividends. The conversion of Renminbi into other currencies and remittance of the converted foreign currency outside China for capital account items, such as direct equity investments, loans, and repatriation of investment, requires the prior approval from the SAFE or its local office.

 

Payments for transactions that take place in China must be made in Renminbi. Unless otherwise approved, PRC companies may not repatriate foreign currency payments received from abroad or retain the same abroad. FIEs may retain foreign exchange in accounts with designated foreign exchange banks under the current account items subject to a cap set by the SAFE or its local branch. Foreign exchange proceeds under the current accounts may be either retained or sold to a financial institution engaged in settlement and sale of foreign exchange pursuant to relevant SAFE rules and regulations. For foreign exchange proceeds under the capital accounts, approval from the SAFE is generally required for the retention or sale of such proceeds to a financial institution engaged in settlement and sale of foreign exchange.

 

Pursuant to the Circular of the SAFE on Notice of State Administration of Foreign Exchange on Further Improvements and Adjustments to Foreign Exchange Control Policies for Direct Investment, which was promulgated on November 19, 2012, became effective on December 17, 2012, and was further amended on May 4, 2015, October 10, 2018, and December 30, 2019, approval of the SAFE is not required for opening a foreign exchange account and depositing foreign exchange into the accounts relating to the direct investments. This circular also simplifies foreign exchange-related registration required for foreign investors to acquire equity interests of PRC companies and further improve the administration on foreign exchange settlement for FIEs.

 

The Notice of the State Administration of Foreign Exchange on Further Simplifying and Improving the Foreign Exchange Management Policies for Direct Investment, or SAFE Circular 13, which became effective on June 1, 2015 and was amended on December 30, 2019, cancels the administrative approvals of foreign exchange registration of direct domestic investment and direct overseas investment and simplifies the procedure of foreign exchange-related registration. Pursuant to SAFE Circular 13, investors should register with banks for direct domestic investment and direct overseas investment.

 

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The Notice of the State Administration of Foreign Exchange on Reforming the Administration of Foreign Exchange Settlement of Capital of Foreign-invested Enterprises, which was promulgated on March 30, 2015, became effective on June 1, 2015, and was amended on December 30, 2019, provides that an FIE may, according to its actual business needs, settle with a bank the portion of the foreign exchange capital in its capital account for which the relevant foreign exchange administration has confirmed monetary capital contribution rights and interests (or for which the bank has registered the injection of the monetary capital contribution into the account). Pursuant to this circular, for the time being, FIEs are allowed to settle 100% of their foreign exchange capital on a discretionary basis; an FIE should truthfully use its capital for its own operational purposes within the scope of its business; where an ordinary FIE makes domestic equity investment with the amount of foreign exchanges settled, the FIE must first go through domestic re-investment registration and open a corresponding account for foreign exchange settlement pending payment with the foreign exchange administration or the bank at the place where it is registered.

 

The Notice of the State Administration of Foreign Exchange on Policies for Reforming and Regulating the Control over Foreign Exchange Settlement under the Capital Account, which was promulgated and became effective on June 9, 2016, provides that enterprises registered in China may also convert their foreign debts from foreign currency into Renminbi on a self-discretionary basis. This circular also provides an integrated standard for conversion of foreign exchange under capital account items (including, but not limited to, foreign currency capital and foreign debts) on a self-discretionary basis, which applies to all enterprises registered in China.

 

On January 26, 2017, SAFE promulgated the Notice of State Administration of Foreign Exchange on Improving the Check of Authenticity and Compliance to further Promote Foreign Exchange Control, which stipulates several capital control measures with respect to the outbound remittance of profit from domestic entities to offshore entities, including: (i) banks should check board resolutions regarding profit distribution, the original version of tax filing records, and audited financial statements pursuant to the principle of genuine transactions; and (ii) domestic entities should hold income to account for previous years’ losses before remitting the profits. Moreover, pursuant to this circular, domestic entities should make detailed explanations of the sources of capital and utilization arrangements, and provide board resolutions, contracts, and other proof when completing the registration procedures in connection with an outbound investment.

 

On October 25, 2019, the SAFE promulgated the Notice of the State Administration of Foreign Exchange on Further Promoting the Facilitation of Cross-border Trade and Investment, which, among other things, allows all FIEs to use Renminbi converted from foreign currency-denominated capital for equity investments in China, as long as the equity investment is genuine, does not violate applicable laws, and complies with the negative list on foreign investment. However, since this circular is newly promulgated, it is unclear how the SAFE and competent banks will carry it out in practice.

 

According to the Regulations of the PRC on Administration of Company Registration, which were promulgated by the State Council on June 24, 1994, became effective on July 1, 1994, and were amended on February 6, 2016, and other laws and regulations governing FIEs and company registrations, the establishment of an FIE and any capital increase and other major changes in an FIE should be registered with the State Administration for Market Regulation or its local counterparts and filed via the enterprise registration system.

 

Pursuant to SAFE Circular 13 and other laws and regulations relating to foreign exchange, when setting up a new FIE, the enterprise should register with the bank located at its registered place after obtaining the business license, and if there is any change in capital or other changes relating to the basic information of the FIE, including, without limitation, any increase in its registered capital or total investment, the FIE must register such changes with the bank located at its registered place after obtaining approval from or completing the filing with relevant authorities. Pursuant to the relevant foreign exchange laws and regulations, such foreign exchange registration with the banks will typically take less than four weeks upon the acceptance of the registration application.

 

Based on the foregoing, if we intend to provide funding to our wholly foreign-owned subsidiaries through capital injection at or after their establishment, we must register the establishment of and any follow-on capital increase in our wholly foreign-owned subsidiaries with the State Administration for Market Regulation or its local counterparts, file such via the enterprise registration system, and register such with the local banks for the foreign exchange related matters.

 

Regulations on Offshore Financing

 

Under the Circular of the SAFE on Issues Concerning the Foreign Exchange Administration over the Overseas Investment and Financing and Round-Trip Investment by Domestic Residents via Special Purpose Vehicles, or SAFE Circular 37, effective on July 4, 2014, PRC residents are required to register with the local SAFE branch prior to the establishment or control of an offshore special purpose vehicle, which is defined as an offshore enterprise directly established or indirectly controlled by PRC residents for investment and financing purposes, with the enterprise assets or interests PRC residents hold in China or overseas. The term “control” means to obtain the operation rights, right to proceeds, or decision-making power of a special purpose vehicle through acquisition, trust, holding shares on behalf of others, voting rights, repurchase, convertible bonds, or other means. At the same time, the SAFE has issued the Operation Guidance for the Issues Concerning Foreign Exchange Administration over Round-Trip Investment regarding the procedures for SAFE registration under SAFE Circular 37, which became effective on July 4, 2014 as an attachment of SAFE Circular 37.

 

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The PRC residents are also required to amend the registration or filing with the local SAFE branch any material change in the offshore company, such as any change of basic information (including change of such PRC residents, name and operation term), increase or decreases in investment amount, transfers or exchanges of shares, or merger or divisions. On February 28, 2015, SAFE promulgated the Notice on Further Simplifying and Improving Foreign Exchange Administration Policy on Direct Investment, or SAFE Notice 13, which became effective on June 1, 2015. Pursuant to SAFE Notice 13, instead of applying for approvals regarding foreign exchange registrations of foreign direct investment and overseas direct investment from SAFE as required under current laws, entities and individuals will be required to apply for such foreign exchange registrations, including those required under the SAFE Circular 37, from qualified banks. The qualified banks, under the supervision of SAFE, will directly examine the applications and conduct the registration.

 

Failure to comply with the registration procedures set forth in the SAFE Circular 37, or making misrepresentation on or failure to disclose controllers of foreign-invested enterprise that is established through round-trip investment, may result in restrictions being imposed on the foreign exchange activities of the relevant onshore company, including the increase of its registered capital, the payment of dividends and other distributions to its offshore parent or affiliate and the capital inflow from the offshore entities, and may also subject relevant PRC residents to penalties under PRC foreign exchange administration regulations. PRC residents who directly or indirectly hold any shares in our company from time to time are required to register with SAFE in connection with their investments in us. We have requested PRC residents holding direct or indirect interest in our company to our knowledge to make the necessary applications, filings and amendments as required under the SAFE Circular 37 and other related rules.

 

As of the date of this prospectus, the PRC residents have either not completed, or have not applied for, foreign exchange registration under the SAFE Circular 37 and other related rules. Although they are either in the process of making foreign exchange registration or plan to make foreign exchange registrations, they may still be faced with the above possible fines in accordance with the PRC Laws.

 

Regulations on Dividend Distribution

 

The principal laws and regulations regulating the distribution of dividends by FIEs in China include the PRC Company Law, as amended in 2004, 2005, 2013, and 2018, and the 2019 PRC Foreign Investment Law and its Implementation Rules. Under the current regulatory regime in China, FIEs in China may pay dividends only out of their retained earnings, if any, determined in accordance with PRC accounting standards and regulations. A PRC company is required to set aside as statutory reserve funds at least 10% of its after-tax profit, until the cumulative amount of such reserve funds reaches 50% of its registered capital unless laws regarding foreign investment provide otherwise. A PRC company cannot distribute any profits until any losses from prior fiscal years have been offset. Profits retained from prior fiscal years may be distributed together with distributable profits from the current fiscal year.

 

We currently intend to retain most, if not all, of our available funds and any future earnings to fund the development and growth of our business. As a result, we do not expect to pay any cash dividends in the foreseeable future. Therefore, you should not rely on an investment in our common stock as a source for any future dividend income.

 

Regulation on M&A Rules

 

In August 2006, six PRC governmental agencies jointly promulgated the Provisions on Foreign-funded Mergers and Acquisitions of Domestic Enterprises, or the M&A Rule, as most recently amended in 2009. The M&A Rule requires offshore special purpose vehicles formed to pursue overseas listing of equity interests in PRC companies and controlled directly or indirectly by PRC companies or individuals to obtain the approval of the China Securities Regulatory Commission (“CSRC”) prior to the listing and trading of such special purpose vehicle’s securities on any stock exchange overseas.

 

The application of the M&A Rules remains unclear. We believe that, to our understanding, based on the current PRC laws, rules and regulations, prior approval from the CSRC is not required under the M&A Rules for the listing and trading of our shares. because (i) the CSRC currently has not issued any definitive rule or interpretation concerning whether offerings under the document are subject to the M&A Rules; (ii) the PRC Subsidiary is directly established as wholly foreign-owned enterprises, and the Company has not acquired any equity interest or assets of a PRC domestic company owned by PRC companies or individuals as defined under the M&A Rules that are the Company’s beneficial owners after the effective date of the M&A Rules. However, uncertainties still exist as to how the M&A Rules will be interpreted and implemented and our opinions summarized above are subject to any new laws, rules and regulations or detailed implementations and interpretations in any form relating to the M&A Rules.

 

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Regulations on Taxation

 

Enterprise Income Tax

 

On March 16, 2007, the National People’s Congress promulgated the PRC Enterprise Income Tax Law, which was amended on February 24, 2017 and December 29, 2018. On December 6, 2007, the State Council enacted the Regulations for the Implementation of the Enterprise Income Tax Law, which became effective on January 1, 2008 and amended on April 23, 2019. Under the Enterprise Income Tax Law and the relevant implementation regulations, both resident enterprises and non-resident enterprises are subject to tax in China. Resident enterprises are defined as enterprises that are established in China in accordance with PRC laws, or that are established in accordance with the laws of foreign countries but are actually or in effect controlled from within China. Non-resident enterprises are defined as enterprises that are organized under the laws of foreign countries and whose actual management is conducted outside China, but have established institutions or premises in China, or have no such established institutions or premises but have income generated from inside China. Under the Enterprise Income Tax Law and relevant implementing regulations, a uniform corporate income tax rate of 25% is applied. However, if non-resident enterprises have not formed permanent establishments or premises in China, or if they have formed permanent establishment or premises in China but there is no actual relationship between the relevant income derived in China and the established institutions or premises set up by them, enterprise income tax is set at the rate of 10% with respect to their income sourced from inside the PRC.

 

Value-Added Tax

 

The PRC Provisional Regulations on Value-Added Tax were promulgated by the State Council on December 13, 1993, which became effective on January 1, 1994 and were subsequently amended from time to time. The Detailed Rules for the Implementation of the PRC Provisional Regulations on Value-Added Tax (2011 Revision) was promulgated by the Ministry of Finance on December 25, 1993 and subsequently amended on December 15, 2008 and October 28, 2011. On November 19, 2017, the State Council promulgated the Decisions on Abolishing the PRC Provisional Regulations on Business Tax and Amending the PRC Provisional Regulations on Value-Added Tax. Pursuant to these regulations, rules and decisions, all enterprises and individuals engaged in sale of goods, provision of processing, repair, and replacement services, sales of services, intangible assets, real property, and the importation of goods within the PRC territory are VAT taxpayers. On March 21, 2019, the Ministry of Finance, the SAT, and the General Administration of Customs jointly issued the Announcement on Relevant Policies on Deepen the Reform of Value-Added Tax. Sales revenue represents the invoiced value of goods, net of VAT. The VAT is based on gross sales price and VAT rates range up to 17%, starting from May 1, 2018, VAT rate was lowered to 16%, and starting from April 1, 2019, VAT rate was further lowered to 13%.

 

Dividend Withholding Tax

 

The Enterprise Income Tax Law provides that since January 1, 2008, an income tax rate of 10% will normally be applicable to dividends declared to non-PRC resident investors that do not have an establishment or place of business in China, or that have such establishment or place of business but the relevant income is not effectively connected with the establishment or place of business, to the extent such dividends are derived from sources within China.

 

Pursuant to the Arrangement Between the Mainland of China and the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region for the Avoidance of Double Taxation and the Prevention of Fiscal Evasion with Respect to Taxes on Income and Capital, and other applicable PRC laws, if a Hong Kong resident enterprise is determined by the competent PRC tax authority to have met the relevant conditions and requirements under this arrangement and other applicable laws, the 10% withholding tax on the dividends the Hong Kong resident enterprise receives from a PRC resident enterprise may be reduced to 5%. However, based on the Circular on Certain Issues with Respect to the Enforcement of Dividend Provisions in Tax Treaties issued on February 20, 2009, if the relevant PRC tax authorities determine, in their discretions, that a company benefits from such reduced income tax rate due to a structure or arrangement that is primarily tax-driven, such PRC tax authorities may adjust the preferential tax treatment. Pursuant to the Circular on Several Questions regarding the “Beneficial Owner” in Tax Treaties, which was issued on February 3, 2018 by the SAT and became effective on April 1, 2018, when determining the applicant’s status as the “beneficial owner” regarding tax treatments in connection with dividends, interests, or royalties in the tax treaties, several factors, including, without limitation, whether the applicant is obligated to pay more than 50% of his or her income in twelve months to residents in third country or region, whether the business operated by the applicant constitutes the actual business activities, and whether the counterparty country or region to the tax treaties does not levy any tax or grant any tax exemption on relevant incomes or levy tax at an extremely low rate, will be taken into account, and such factors will be analyzed according to the actual circumstances of the specific cases. This circular further provides that an applicant who intends to prove his or her status as the “beneficial owner” must submit the relevant documents to the relevant tax bureau pursuant to the Announcement on Issuing the Measures for the Administration of Non-Resident Taxpayers’ Enjoyment of the Treatment under Tax Agreements.

 

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Regulations on Employment Laws

 

In accordance with the PRC National Labor Law, which became effective in January 1995 and amended from time to time, and the PRC Labor Contract Law, which became effective in January 2008, as amended subsequently, employers must execute written labor contracts with full-time employees in order to establish an employment relationship. All employers must compensate their employees equal to at least the local minimum wage standards. All employers are required to establish a system for labor safety and sanitation, strictly abide by state rules and standards and provide employees with appropriate workplace safety training. In addition, employers in China are obliged to pay contributions to the social insurance plan and the housing fund plan for employees.

 

Recent Regulatory Developments

 

On July 6, 2021, the relevant PRC government authorities published the Opinions on Strictly Cracking Down Illegal Securities Activities in Accordance with the Law. These opinions call for strengthened regulation over illegal securities activities and supervision on overseas listings by China-based companies and propose to take effective measures, such as promoting the construction of relevant regulatory systems to deal with the risks and incidents faced by China-based overseas-listed companies. As of the date of this prospectus, no official guidance or related implementation rules have been issued in relation to these recently issued opinions and the interpretation and implementation of these opinions remain unclear at this stage. We could be subject to additional requirements that we obtain pre-approval of the CSRC and potentially other regulatory authorities to pursue this offering, including a cybersecurity review potentially required under the draft revised Measures for Cybersecurity Review. See “Risk Factors — Risks Related to Doing Business in China.”

 

Based on existing PRC laws and regulations, as advised by our PRC legal advisor, we are not required to obtain any pre-approval from the CSRC to conduct this offering, subject to interpretation of the existing PRC laws and regulations by the PRC government authorities. As of the date of this prospectus, we have not received any inquiry, notice, warning, sanctions or any regulatory objections to this offering from the CSRC.

 

In addition, on July 10, 2021, the Cyberspace Administration of China issued the Measures for Cybersecurity Review (Revision Draft for Comments), or the Measures, for public comments, which propose to authorize the relevant government authorities to conduct cybersecurity review on a range of activities that affect or may affect national security, including listings in foreign countries by companies that possess the personal data of more than one million users. The Measures are soliciting comments and subject to change. As we are neither an “operator of critical information infrastructure” nor a “data processor” carrying out data processing activities that affect or may affect national security, we believe that the Measures are not applicable to us even after they take effect in current form. The PRC government is increasingly focused on data security, recently launching cybersecurity review against a number of mobile apps operated by several US-listed Chinese companies and prohibiting these apps from registering new users during the review period. There are great uncertainties regarding the interpretation and enforcement of PRC laws, rules and regulations regarding data and privacy security. We may be required to change our data and other business practices and be subject to regulatory investigations, penalties, and increased cost of operations as a result of these laws and policies.

 

MANAGEMENT

 

Directors, Executive Officers and Corporate Governance

 

The following table sets forth information regarding our current directors and executive officers:

 

Name Age Position
Guangde Cai 52 Chairman, Director
Zongyi Lian 60 President and Chief Executive Officer
Yuhua Huang 46 Chief Financial Officer
Jiaying Cai 25 Secretary, Director

 

Guangde Cai - Chairman and Director

 

Mr. Cai, age 52, has been our Company’s Chairman and Director since October 12, 2020. Mr. Cai has extensive experience in financing and the touchscreen industry. From August 1992 to August 1996, he worked at Hong Kong Lixin Group, first serving as Financial Manager and later as Financial Director of the group. From September 1996 to June 2003, he worked as Financial Director at Guangdong Midea Group. From July 2003 to December 2015, he worked as Project Manager at Mictouch China, responsible for the research, development, production and sales of infrared touchscreens. In 2006, he co-founded Damai and acted as General Manager, focusing on the research, development, production and sales of high-end five-wire resistive screen. By the end of 2007, Damai was relocated to Chengdu and renamed as Chengdu Wetouch where he works as General Manager. In 2011, he co-founded Sichuan Wetouch and in 2012, he founded Meishan Wetouch. Mr. Cai holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Sun Yat-sen University and a Master’s degree in Economics from Zhongnan University of Economics and Law. Mr. Cai’s management and extensive experience and his role as founder of Sichuan Wetouch led to the conclusion that he should serve as a director.

 

Zongyi Lian - Chief Executive Officer and President

 

Mr. Lian, age 60, was appointed Chief Executive Officer and President on October 12, 2020. He has served as Chief Executive Officer of Sichuan Wetouch since November 21, 2017. In 2006, he co-founded Chongqing Damai Touchscreen Computer Co., Ltd (“Damai”) (later renamed Chengdu Wetouch) and served as Vice Technique General Manager. In 2011, he co-founded Sichuan Wetouch and served as Vice Technique General Manager. Mr. Lian holds a Master’s degree in Automatic Control from National Chiao Tung University.

 

Yuhua Huang - Chief Financial Officer

 

Mr. Huang, age 46, was appointed our Chief Financial Officer on October 12, 2020. He concurrently serves as Chief Financial Officer of Sichuan Wetouch, a position he has held since March 2018. From 2010 to 2013, he worked as an accountant at Liugong Group and, from 2014 to 2017, he served as Financial Manager at Shanghai Oriental Pearl Group Co., Ltd. Mr. Huang holds a Bachelor’s degree in accounting from Sichuan Institute of Industrial Technology. He was qualified as a CPA in China in 2004 and as an auditor in 2014, respectively.

 

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Jiaying Cai - Secretary and Director

 

Ms. Cai, age 25, has been our Company’s Secretary and Director since June 2020. She concurrently serves as the Chief Executive Officer and director of BVI Wetouch, our wholly-owned subsidiary, since its inception on August 14, 2020. From February 2017 to May 2019, Ms. Cai worked at Chengdu Wetouch Technology Co., Ltd, an affiliate of Guangde Cai, which specializes in the research, development, manufacturing and sales of capacitive touchscreens widely used in HMI and military industries, where she served as staff within the financial department, human resources department and purchasing department. In April 2020, she joined Chengdu Haobot Technology Co., Ltd and has been serving as its Legal Representative and General Manager until present. Ms. Cai holds a Bachelor’s degree in Music from The Sichuan Conservatory of Music and an EMBA degree from Sichuan University. Mr. Cai’s role at Chengu Wetouch led to the conclusion that she should serve as a director.

 

Director Independence and Board Committees

 

Nasdaq listing standards require that a majority of our Board be independent. An “independent director” is defined generally as a person other than an officer or employee of the Company or its subsidiaries or any other individual having a relationship which in the opinion of the Company’s Board, would interfere with the director’s exercise of independent judgment in carrying out the responsibilities of a director. Currently, none of our directors qualify as “independent directors” as defined in the Nasdaq listing standard and applicable SEC rules. Upon the effectiveness of the registration statement of which this prospectus forms a part, we will appoint three independent directors to our Board of Directors.

 

Pursuant to Nasdaq listing rules, we will establish three standing committees–an Audit Committee in compliance with Section 3(a)(58)(A) of the Exchange Act, a Compensation Committee and a Nominating and Governance Committee, each comprised of independent directors.

 

Audit Committee. Under the Nasdaq listing standards and applicable SEC rules, we are required to have at least three members of the Audit Committee, all of whom must be independent and financially literate, and one member of the Audit Committee must qualify as an “audit committee financial expert” as defined in applicable SEC rules. Upon the effectiveness of the registration statement of which this prospectus forms a part, we will appoint three independent directors to the Audit Committee.

 

We will adopt an Audit Committee charter, which will detail the purpose and principal functions of the Audit Committee, including:

 

 appoint, compensate, and oversee the work of any registered public accounting firm employed by us;
 resolve any disagreements between management and the auditor regarding financial reporting;
 pre-approve all auditing and non-audit services;
 retain independent counsel, accountants, or others to advise the Audit Committee or assist in the conduct of an investigation;
 seek any information it requires from employees-all of whom are directed to cooperate with the Audit Committee’s requests-or external parties;
 meet with our officers, external auditors, or outside counsel, as necessary; and
 oversee that management has established and maintained processes to assure our compliance with all applicable laws, regulations and corporate policy.

 

Compensation Committee. Upon the effectiveness of the registration statement of which this prospectus forms a part, we will establish a Compensation Committee of the Board. Under the Nasdaq listing standards and applicable SEC rules, we are required to have at least two members of the Compensation Committee, all of whom must be independent, subject to certain phase-in provisions.

 

We will adopt a Compensation Committee charter, which will detail the purpose and responsibility of the Compensation Committee, including:

 

 discharge the responsibilities of the Board relating to compensation of our directors, executive officers and key employees;
 assist the Board in establishing appropriate incentive compensation and equity-based plans and to administer such plans;
 oversee the annual process of evaluation of the performance of our management; and
 perform such other duties and responsibilities as enumerated in and consistent with Compensation Committee’s charter.

 

The Compensation Committee charter will permit the committee to retain or receive advice from a compensation consultant and will outline certain requirements to ensure the consultants independence or certain circumstances under which the consultant need not be independent. However, as of the date hereof, the Company has not retained such a consultant.

 

Nominating and Governance Committee. Upon the effectiveness of the registration statement of which this prospectus forms a part, we will establish a Nominating and Governance Committee of the Board that will comprise independent directors.

 

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We will adopt a Nominating and Governance Committee charter, which will detail the purpose and responsibilities of the Nominating and Governance Committee, including:

 

 assist the Board by identifying qualified candidates for director nominees, and to recommend to the Board of Directors the director nominees for the next annual meeting of stockholders;
 lead the Board in its annual review of its performance;
 recommend to the Board director nominees for each committee of the Board; and
 develop and recommend to the Board corporate governance guidelines applicable to us.

 

Term of Office

 

Our directors hold office until the next annual meeting of shareholders of the Company and until their successors have been elected and qualified. Our officers are elected by the board of directors and serve at the discretion of the board of directors.

 

Family Relationships

 

Ms. Jiaying Cai, the Secretary and Director of the Company, is the daughter of Mr. Guangde Cai. Mr. Guangde Cai, the Chairman and Director of the Company, is the indirect majority shareholder of Qixun Technology (Samoa) Limited and the indirect sole shareholder of Qihong Technology (Samoa) Limited, which together own 21.5% of the issued and outstanding shares of the Company.

 

Except as described above, there are no other family relationships between any of our directors or executive officers. There are no arrangements or understandings between our directors and directors and any other person pursuant to which they were appointed as an officer and director of the Company.

 

Code of Ethics

 

We have adopted a written code of ethics and business conduct that applies to our directors, officers and employees, including our principal executive officer, principal financial officer, principal accounting officer or controller, or persons performing similar functions. A copy of the code of ethics and business conduct will be provided to any person, without charge, upon written request sent to Wetouch Technology Inc., No. 29, Third Main Avenue, Shigao Town, Renshou County, Meishan, Sichuan, China; Attention: Corporate Secretary. Any amendments to or waivers of the code of ethics and business conduct will be promptly reported in a Current Report on Form 8-K, as required by applicable laws.

 

Involvement in Certain Legal Proceedings

 

During the past ten years no current director, executive officer, promoter or control person of the Company has been involved in the following:

 

(1) A petition under the Federal bankruptcy laws or any state insolvency law which was filed by or against, or a receiver, fiscal agent or similar officer was appointed by a court for the business or property of such person, or any partnership in which he was a general partner at or within two years before the time of such filing, or any corporation or business association of which he was an executive officer at or within two years before the time of such filing;

 

(2) Such person was convicted in a criminal proceeding or is a named subject of a pending criminal proceeding (excluding traffic violations and other minor offenses);

 

(3) Such person was the subject of any order, judgment, or decree, not subsequently reversed, suspended or vacated, of any court of competent jurisdiction, permanently or temporarily enjoining him from, or otherwise limiting, the following activities:

 

i. Acting as a futures commission merchant, introducing broker, commodity trading advisor, commodity pool operator, floor broker, leverage transaction merchant, any other person regulated by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, or an associated person of any of the foregoing, or as an investment adviser, underwriter, broker or dealer in securities, or as an affiliated person, director or employee of any investment company, bank, savings and loan association or insurance company, or engaging in or continuing any conduct or practice in connection with such activity;

 

ii. Engaging in any type of business practice; or

 

iii. Engaging in any activity in connection with the purchase or sale of any security or commodity or in connection with any violation of Federal or State securities laws or Federal commodities laws;

 

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(4) Such person was the subject of any order, judgment or decree, not subsequently reversed, suspended or vacated, of any Federal or State authority barring, suspending or otherwise limiting for more than 60 days the right of such person to engage in any activity described in paragraph (f)(3)(i) of this section, or to be associated with persons engaged in any such activity;

 

(5) Such person was found by a court of competent jurisdiction in a civil action or by the Commission to have violated any Federal or State securities law, and the judgment in such civil action or finding by the Commission has not been subsequently reversed, suspended, or vacated;

 

(6) Such person was found by a court of competent jurisdiction in a civil action or by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission to have violated any Federal commodities law, and the judgment in such civil action or finding by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission has not been subsequently reversed, suspended or vacated;

 

(7) Such person was the subject of, or a party to, any Federal or State judicial or administrative order, judgment, decree, or finding, not subsequently reversed, suspended or vacated, relating to an alleged violation of:

 

i. Any Federal or State securities or commodities law or regulation; or

 

ii. Any law or regulation respecting financial institutions or insurance companies including, but not limited to, a temporary or permanent injunction, order of disgorgement or restitution, civil money penalty or temporary or permanent cease-and-desist order, or removal or prohibition order; or

 

iii. Any law or regulation prohibiting mail or wire fraud or fraud in connection with any business entity; or

 

(8) Such person was the subject of, or a party to, any sanction or order, not subsequently reversed, suspended or vacated, of any self-regulatory organization (as defined in Section 3(a)(26) of the Exchange Act (15 U.S.C. 78c(a)(26))), any registered entity (as defined in Section 1(a)(29) of the Commodity Exchange Act (7 U.S.C. 1(a)(29))), or any equivalent exchange, association, entity or organization that has disciplinary authority over its members or persons associated with a member.

 

Shareholder Communications to the Board

 

Shareholders who are interested in communicating directly with members of the Board, or the Board as a group, may do so by writing directly to the individual Board member c/o Secretary, Wetouch Technology Inc., No. 29, Third Main Avenue, Shigao Town, Renshou County, Meishan, Sichuan, China. The Company’s Secretary will forward communications directly to the appropriate Board member. If the correspondence is not addressed to the particular member, the communication will be forwarded to a Board member to bring to the attention of the Board. The Company’s Secretary will review all communications before forwarding them to the appropriate Board member.

 

Compensation of Directors

 

2020 Director Compensation Table

 

Name Fees
Earned
or Paid
in Cash
  Stock
Awards
  Option Awards  Non-Equity
Incentive Plan
Compensation
  Nonqualified
Deferred
Compensation Earnings
  All Other
Compensation
  Total 
Jiaying Cai                 0   0   0   0   0   0   0 
Guangde Cai  0   0   0   0   0   0   0 
David Lazar  0   0   0   0   0   0   0 

 

Ms. Jiaying Cai became a director of the Company on June 18, 2020 and Mr. Guangde Cai became a director of the Company on October 12, 2020. Mr. David Lazar resigned as a director on June 18, 2020.

 

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For the year ended December 31, 2020, no compensation has been paid to our directors in consideration for their services rendered in their capacities as directors.

 

Outstanding Equity Awards at Fiscal Year-End

 

There are no current outstanding equity awards to our executive officers as of December 31, 2020.

 

Long-Term Incentive Plans

 

There are no arrangements or plans in which we provide pension, retirement or similar benefits for directors or executive officers.

 

EXECUTIVE COMPENSATION

 

The following table sets forth information concerning all cash and non-cash compensation awarded to, earned by or paid to our Chief Executive Officer and the other executive officer with compensation exceeding $100,000 during 2020 and 2019 (each a “Named Executive Officer”).

 

SUMMARY COMPENSATION TABLE

 

Name and Principal Position Year  

Salary

($)

  

Bonus

($)

  

Option Awards

($)(2)

  

All Other

Compensation ($)

  

Total

($)

 
                   
Zongyi Lian(1)  2020   0   0   0   0   0 
   2019   0   0   0   0   0 
David Lazar(2)  2020   0   0   0   0   0 
   2019   0   0   0   0   0 

 

(1) Mr. Lian was appointed Chief Executive Officer and President on October 12, 2020.

(2) Mr. Lazar resigned as the sole officer and director of the Company on June 18, 2020.

 

Neither the total compensation paid to Zongyi Lian, our Chief Executive Officer nor to Yuhua Huang, our Chief Financial Officer, is material.

 

Employment Agreements with Key Executives of Sichuan Wetouch

 

On November 21, 2017, Sichuan Wetouch entered into an employment agreement with its Chief Executive Officer, Zongyi Lian, pursuant to which he receives an annual base salary of approximately $23,890 (equivalent to RMB168,000) plus other annual remuneration, including but not limited to position salary of approximately $17,070 (equivalent to RMB120,000), confidentiality fee of approximately $6,828 (equivalent to RMB48,000) and subsidies of approximately $9,104 (equivalent to RMB64,000). Mr. Lian’s employment is for an initial term of three (3) years and may be renewed by the parties within 30 days prior to the expiration of the employment agreement. On November 13, 2020, the employment agreement with Mr. Lian was renewed for another three (3) years until November 20, 2023, with the similar terms and conditions. Amount reflects salary paid to Mr. Lian for services rendered to our former operating subsidiary, Sichuan Wetouch. Such employment agreement has been assigned to our PRC subsidiary, Sichuan Vtouch.

 

On November 1, 2017, Sichuan Wetouch entered into an employment agreement with its Chief Financial Officer, Yuhua Huang, pursuant to which he receives an annual base salary of approximately $11,945 (equivalent to RMB84,000) plus other annual remuneration, including but not limited to position salary of approximately $8,535 (equivalent to RMB60,000), confidentiality fee of approximately $3,414 (equivalent to RMB24,000) and subsidies of approximately $4,552 (equivalent to RMB32,000). Mr. Huang’s employment is for an initial term of three (3) years and may be renewed by the parties within 30 days prior to the expiration of the employment agreement. On November 11, 2020, the employment agreement with Mr, Huang was renewed for another three (3) years until October 31, 2023, with the similar terms and conditions. Amount reflects salary paid to Mr. Huang for services rendered to our former operating subsidiary, Sichuan Wetouch. Such employment agreement has been assigned to our PRC subsidiary, Sichuan Vtouch.

 

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Under these agreements, each of the individuals is employed for a specified time period and is entitled to receive annual salary plus other remuneration, pension insurance, medical insurance, maternity insurance, unemployment insurance, work-related injury insurance, housing provident funds and other benefits pursuant to PRC law. We and the individuals may terminate the employment upon mutual agreement. Provided that the individuals propose earlier termination and the agreement is terminated upon mutual agreement. The persons are not entitled to compensation. The persons may terminate the employment by giving thirty days advance written notice. We may terminate their employment for cause, at any time, without notice or remuneration, for certain acts of the person, such as serious violation of Sichuan Vtouch’s rules and regulations, and gross neglect of duty and misconduct resulting in large economic losses to Sichuan Vtouch. We may also terminate the employment for cause, with thirty days advance written notice and one month’s salary, for certain acts of the executive officer, such as illness or non-work related injury resulting in inability to work in the previous position or newly assigned position after recovery, inability to perform the assigned work and after training or adjustment of position, still failure to perform the assigned work. The employment agreements will be terminated upon (1) expiry of the employment, (2) the entitlement of the named executive officers to the pension insurance, (3) the death of the named executive officers, (4) the bankruptcy of Sichuan Vtouch, and (5) other circumstances regulated by laws and regulations.

 

Each individual is not permitted to (1) hold any side job during the employment, and (2) operate on their own or on behalf of other individuals or enterprises any business providing same or similar competitive products or services.

 

We have entered into confidentiality and non-competition agreements with each of the individuals in November 2017, which were renewed in November 2020. Such agreements have been assigned to our PRC subsidiary, Sichuan Vtouch. Each individual has agreed (1) to keep all confidential information confidential and return them together with any copy to Sichuan Vtouch upon termination of employment; (2) not to disclose the confidential information of Sichuan Vtouch to any third party; (3) not to allow any third party to use or acquire the confidential information of Sichuan Vtouch, except as required in the performance of his or her duties in connection with the employment or pursuant to the instruction of the Company; (4) not to use the confidential information of Sichaun Vtouch for its own benefits; and (4) to keep other confidential obligations. As compensation, each individual is entitled to receive a monthly confidentiality fee at a different rate. Each individual has also agreed to hold, after the termination or expiry of his employment agreement, in strict confidence, any of our confidential information without any extra compensation.

 

Each officer has agreed to be bound by non-competition restrictions during the term of his employment and for two years following termination of the employment. The executive officers are not allowed to (1) directly or indirectly invest, establish, or be hired by, any individual or enterprises engaging in the same or similar business, or competitive business, (2) directly or indirectly persuade, induce, encourage, or cause any employee of the Company to terminate the employment with Sichuan Vtouch or its subsidiaries; and (3) directly or indirectly persuade, induce, encourage, or cause any customers of Sichuan Vtouch to terminate the business relationship with Sichuan Vtouch or its subsidiaries.

 

Each officer is obligated to pay $7,110 to $14,220 (equivalent to RMB50,000 to RMB100,000) as a penalty, together with any earnings generated from the use or disclose of the confidential information, to Sichuan Vtouch for violation of the confidentiality and non-competition agreements.

 

PRINCIPAL STOCKHOLDERS

 

The following table lists, as of October 12, 2021, the number of shares of common stock beneficially owned by (i) each person, entity or group (as that term is used in Section 13(d)(3) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934) known to the Company to be the beneficial owner of more than 5% of the outstanding common stock; (ii) each of our directors (iii) each of our Named Executive Officers and (iv) all executive officers and directors as a group. Information relating to beneficial ownership of common stock by our principal stockholders and management is based upon information furnished by each person using “beneficial ownership” concepts under the rules of the SEC. Under these rules, a person is deemed to be a beneficial owner of a security if that person directly or indirectly has or shares voting power, which includes the power to vote or direct the voting of the security, or investment power, which includes the power to dispose or direct the disposition of the security. The person is also deemed to be a beneficial owner of any security of which that person has a right to acquire beneficial ownership within 60 days. Under the SEC rules, more than one person may be deemed to be a beneficial owner of the same securities, and a person may be deemed to be a beneficial owner of securities as to which he or she may not have any pecuniary interest. Except as noted below, each person has sole voting and investment power with respect to the shares beneficially owned and each stockholder’s address is c/o Wetouch Technology Limited, No. 29, Third Main Avenue, Shigao Town, Renshou County, Meishan, Sichuan, China 620500.

 

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The percentages below are calculated based on 31,811,523 shares of common stock issued and outstanding as of October 12, 2021.

 

  

Shares Beneficially Owned

Prior to this Offering

  

Shares Beneficially Owned

After this Offering

 
Name of Beneficial Owner Shares  Percentage  Shares  Percentage 
Executive Officers and Directors:                
                 
Guangde Cai(1)  6,754,286   21.23%                        
Jiaying Cai(2)  0   0         
Zongyi Lian  0   0         
Yuhua Huang  0   0         
All officers and directors as a group (4 persons)  6,754,286   21.23%        
                 
5% or Greater Holders:                
                 
Qihong Technology (Samoa) Limited(1)(3)  4,497,143   14.13%        
Qixun Technology (Samoa) Limited(1)  2,257,143   7.10%        
Lu Zhongge  2,240,000   7.04%        

 

(1)Mr. Guangde Cai, the Chairman of our Board, is the indirect majority shareholder of Qixun Technology (Samoa) Limited and indirect sole shareholder of Qihong Technology (Samoa) Limited. The number indicated includes the shares of the Company owned by each of Qixun Technology (Samoa) Limited and Qihong Technology (Samoa) Limited.
  
(2)Ms. Jiaying Cai, our director and secretary, owns no shares in the Company. Her father, Mr. Guangde Cai, is the indirect majority shareholder of Qixun Technology (Samoa) Limited and indirect sole shareholder of Qihong Technology (Samoa) Limited. Ms. Cai disclaims beneficial ownership of the shares owned by Qixun Technology (Samoa) Limited and Qihong Technology (Samoa) Limited.
  
(3)Each of Qixun Technology (Samoa) Limited and Qihong Technology (Samoa) Limited purchased 857,143 shares from the Custodian in June 2020. The Samoan corporations are indirectly controlled and partially owned by Mr. Guangde Cai, our Chairman.

 

Changes in Control Agreements.

 

As of the date of this prospectus, we are not aware of any arrangements that may result in “changes in control,” as that term is defined by the provisions of Item 403(c) of Regulation S-K.

 

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CERTAIN RELATIONSHIPS AND RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS

 

In addition to the executive officer and director compensation arrangements discussed in “Executive Compensation,” below we describe transactions since incorporation, to which we have been a participant, in which the amount involved in the transaction is material to our Company and in which any of the following is a party: (a) enterprises that directly or indirectly through one or more intermediaries, control or are controlled by, or are under common control with, our Company; (b) associates; (c) individuals owning, directly or indirectly, an interest in the voting power of our Company that gives them significant influence over our Company, and close members of any such individual’s family; (d) key management personnel, that is, those persons having authority and responsibility for planning, directing and controlling the activities of our Company, including directors and senior management of companies and close members of such individuals’ families; and (e) enterprises in which a substantial interest in the voting power is owned, directly or indirectly, by any person described in (c) or (d) or over which such a person is able to exercise significant influence.

 

On March 11, 2019, the Company issued 1,714,286 shares of common stock to Custodian Ventures, LLC in consideration for the payment of cash and the issuance of a promissory note by the Custodian in the principal amount of $96,025 to the Company. As of December 31, 2019, a total of $97,814, consisted of $96,025 in the principal amount and $1,789 as accrued interest was due to the Company. On June 18, 2020, the Company discharged Custodian from all obligations under the Note, including the payment of the total outstanding principal amount and accrued interest.

 

On June 15, 2020, Custodian entered into a stock purchase agreement (the “Purchase Agreement”) with Qihong Technology (Samoa) Limited and Qixun Technology (Samoa) Limited (each a “Buyer” and, collectively, the “Buyers”). Pursuant to the terms of the Purchase Agreement, on June 18, 2020, Custodian sold and transferred to the Buyers 1,714,286 shares for the total purchase price of $280,000 in cash. In connection with the closing of the transactions pursuant to the Purchase Agreement, David Lazar resigned as the sole officer and director of the Company, and Jiaying Cai was appointed as the sole director, President, Secretary and Treasurer of the Company. This transaction constituted a change of control of the Company. There is no family relationship or other relationship between the Seller and the Buyers. On June 18, 2020, in connection with the closing of the transactions pursuant to the Purchase Agreement, the Consulting Agreement between the Company and Custodian Ventures was terminated, and the Company released and discharged Custodian from all obligations to the Company under the Note, including the principal amount and accrued interest, in consideration for the services provided by Custodian, and Custodian forgave $8,465, the remaining outstanding amount of the loan due to Custodian by the Company. During the period June 16, 2020 through June 30, 2020, $1,800 in OTC registration and state filing fees with the state of Nevada expenses were paid on behalf of the Company by a related party of the company. As of the date of this prospectus, $1,800 has been fully paid.

 

Material Transactions with Related Parties

 

Sales of Products to Related Parties

 

Meishan Wetouch Technology Co.,Ltd (“Meishan Wetouch”)

 

Sichuan Wetouch sells capacitive touchscreens to Meishan Wetouch from time to time. For the six-month period ended June 30, 2021, sales from Sichuan Wetouch to Meishan Wetouch were approximately $87,102. For the years ended December 31, 2020 and 2019, sales from Sichuan Wetouch to Meishan Wetouch were approximately Nil and $184,212, respectively. There are no written agreements between Sichuan Wetouch and Meishan Wetouch. Mr. Guangde Cai, Chairman and director of the Company and our indirect majority shareholder, owns 95% of Meishan Wetouch.

 

Chengdu Wetouch Technology Co., Ltd. (“Chengdu Wetouch”)

 

Sichuan Wetouch sells capacitive touchscreens to Chengdu Wetouch from time to time. For the six-month period ended June 30, 2021, sales from Sichuan Wetouch to Chengdu Wetouch were approximately $10,451. There are no written agreements between Sichuan Wetouch and Chengdu Wetouch. Mr. Guangde Cai, Chairman and director of the Company and our indirect majority shareholder, owns 94% of Chengdu Wetouch.

 

Amounts due from Related Parties

 

For the years ended December 31, 2020 and 2019, and for the six months ended June 30, 2021, the total amounts due from related parties were $76,619, $71,884, and nil, respectively. These advances are non-interest bearing and due on demand. The breakdown of the amount due from related parties are as below:

 

Mr. Guangde Cai

 

As of June 30, 2020, there were $43,453 employee advances granted by the Company to Mr. Guangde Cai, our Chairman. Said advances were the Company’s expenses given to Mr. Cai who utilized such funds on behalf of the Company for international payments to third-party consultants of the Company. Since the employee advances are not loans from the Company to Mr. Cai, no payments are due to the Company from Mr. Cai for these advances. As of December 31, 2020, there is no amount due from Mr. Guangde Cai to the Company. 

 

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Mr. Shengyong Li

 

Mr. Shengyong Li is the general manager of Sichuan Wetouch. For the years ended December 31, 2020 and 2019, and the six months ended June 30, 2021, the employee advances due from Mr. Shengyong Li were nil, $72, and nil, respectively. These employee advances are non-interest bearing and due on demand.

 

Vision Touch Technology AG

 

For the years ended December 31, 2020 and 2019, and the six months ended June 30, 2021, the operating expense advances due from Vision Touch Technology AG were $76,619, $71,812, and nil, respectively. These operating expense advances are non-interest bearing and due on demand. Vision Touch Technology is solely owned by Mr. Yong Yang, a sales director of Sichuan Wetouch.

 

Amounts due to Related Parties

 

For the years ended December 31, 2020 and 2019, and the six months ended June 30, 2021, the total amounts due to related parties were $529,060, $5,000,803, and nil, respectively. These advances are non-interest bearing and due on demand, with the details provided below:

 

Chengdu Wetouch Technology Co., Ltd (“Chengdu Wetouch”)

 

For the years ended December 31, 2020 and 2019, and the six months ended June 30, 2021, the operating expenses advanced by Chengdu Wetouch to Sichuan Wetouch were $134,616, $121,306, and nil, respectively. These advances are non-interest bearing and due on demand.

 

Chengdu Wetouch specializes in the research, development, manufacturing and sales of resistive touchscreens widely used in HMI and military industries. There are no written agreements between Sichuan Wetouch and Chengdu Wetouch. Mr. Guangde Cai is the majority shareholder of Chengdu Wetouch.

 

Meishan Wetouch

 

For the years ended December 31, 2020 and 2019, and the six months ended June 30, 2021, the operating expenses advanced by Meishan Wetouch to Sichuan Wetouch were $68,402, $397,947, and nil, respectively. These advances are non-interest bearing and due on demand. Mr. Guangde Cai, Chairman and director of the Company and our indirect majority shareholder, owns 95% of Meishan Wetouch.

 

Australia Vtouch Technology Co., Ltd. (“Australia Vtouch”)

 

For the years ended December 31, 2020 and 2019, Sichuan Wetouch owed Australia Vtouch, an Australian limited liability company, a total loan amount of nil and $4,233,949, respectively. Mr. Guangde Cai, Chairman and director of the Company and our indirect majority shareholder, owns 35.36% of Australia Vtouch. Those loans were remitted to Sichuan Wetouch by nine (9) individuals, namely Xiancheng Dai, Bo Feng, Hongying Li, Yi Li, Jie Ran, Xue Wang, Qinhong Yang, Junmei Zhang and Ping Zhu who later became shareholders of Australia Vtouch through conversion of their creditor’s rights under these loans pursuant to the loan agreements and supplemental agreements executed between them and Sichuan Wetouch. As a result of the conversion, Sichuan Wetouch was released from those loans to the nine (9) shareholders and Australia Vtouch became the creditor of Sichuan Wetouch. These funds were lent to Sichuan Wetouch for working capital purposes.

 

On November 24, 2020, Sichuan Wetouch repaid $4.3 million (RMB29.5 million) plus interests to Australia Vtouch in full. Upon such repayment, Sichuan Wetouch was fully released and discharged from those loans.

 

Mr. Guangde Cai, Ms. Jiaying Cai and Mr. Shengyong Li

 

For the year ended December 31, 2018, Sichuan Wetouch owed Mr. Guangde Cai, Ms. Jiaying Cai and Mr. Shengyong Li, the related parties of the Company, a total amount of approximately $14,000,000 (equivalent to RMB93.5 million). On July 19, 2016, pursuant to a share transfer agreement, HK Wetouch acquired 100% of Sichuan Wetouch with advances from Mr. Guangde Cai, Ms. Jiaying Cai and Mr. Shengyong Li in the total amount of approximately $14,000,000 (equivalent to RMB93.5 million). These advances were unsecured and non-interest bearing and due on demand. On September 30, 2019, Sichuan Wetouch made full repayment of the $14,000,000 to Mr. Guangde Cai, Ms. Jiaying Cai and Mr. Shengyong Li, respectively.

 

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Mr. Guangde Cai

 

For the years ended December 31, 2020 and 2019, and the six months ended June 30, 2021, Sichuan Wetouch owed Mr. Guangde Cai $326,043, $215,031, and nil, respectively. These advances are non-interest bearing and due on demand.

 

Mr. Yong Yang

 

For the years ended December 31, 2020 and 2019, and the six months ended June 30, 2021, Sichuan Wetouch owed Mr. Yong Yang nil, $32,570, and nil, respectively. These advances are non-interest bearing and due on demand.

 

Guarantees from Related Parties

 

Mr. Guangde Cai, our Chairman, and Sichuan Wetouch had provided guarantees for seven different loans for parties related to the Company and Mr. Cai.

 

As of October 9, 2020, the Company and Mr. Guangde Cai have been unconditionally and fully released from all such guarantees. Set forth below is a description of these related party guarantees:

 

Mr. Guangde Cai

 

On July 5, 2013, Mr. Guangde Cai guaranteed the repayment of a loan owed by Sichuan Wetouch in the principal amount of RMB60,000,000 (equivalent to approximately $8,570,000). Although the principal was paid in full as of December 31, 2018, the default penalties remained unpaid. On September 16, 2020, the default penalties of RMB11.8 million (equivalent to $1.7 million) related to the loan were paid in full and Mr. Guangde Cai was released and discharged from his guarantee.

 

Chengdu Wetouch

 

On July 5, 2013, Chengdu Wetouch guaranteed the repayment of a loan owed by Sichuan Wetouch in the principal amount of RMB60,000,000 (equivalent to approximately $8,570,000). Although the principal was paid in full as of December 31, 2018, the default penalties remained unpaid. As of September 16, 2020, Sichuan Wetouch paid off the default penalties of RMB11.8 million (equivalent to US$1,700,000) in full and Chengdu Wetouch was released and discharged.

 

Guarantor to Related Parties

 

On July 29, 2014, Sichuan Wetouch, Mr. Guangde Cai, his 60% controlled Xinjiang Wetouch Electronic Technology Co., Ltd. (“Xinjiang Wetouch”) and Meishan Wetouch guaranteed the repayment of a loan owed by Chengdu Wetouch to Bank of Chengdu Bank Co., Ltd (“Chengdu Bank”) in the principal amount of RMB17,000,000 (equivalent to approximately $2,600,000) and then to Chengdu SME Credit Guarantee Co., Ltd. (“Chengdu SME”) since they repaid the loan balance on behalf Chengdu Wetouch. Chengdu Wetouch defaulted and litigation was commenced by Chengdu SME on July 2, 2018 at Chengdu Intermediate People’s Court against Chengdu Wetouch, Sichuan Wetouch, Mr. Guangde Cai and other guarantors. On October 9, 2020, Sichuan Wetouch and Mr. Guangde Cai were unconditionally and fully released from such loan.

 

On April 21, 2014 and May 26, 2015, respectively, Sichuan Wetouch and Mr. Guangde Cai guaranteed the repayment of a loan in the principal amount of RMB 9,000,000 (equivalent to approximately $1,300,000) and a loan principal of RMB15,000,000.00 (equivalent to approximately $2,100,000) owed by Chengdu Wetouch to Deyang Bank Chengdu Branch (“Deyang Bank”), the unpaid balance of which was assigned to Tianhong Innovative Assets Management Co., Ltd (“Tianhong Assets”). Chengdu Wetouch defaulted on both loans and litigation was commenced by Tianhong Assets on May 3, 2017 at Chengdu Qingyang People’s Court against Chengdu Wetouch, Sichuan Wetouch, Mr. Guangde Cai and other guarantors. On October 9, 2020, Sichuan Wetouch and Mr. Guangde Cai were unconditionally and fully released from both loans.

 

On July 4, 2014, Sichuan Wetouch and Mr. Guangde Cai guaranteed the repayment of a loan owed by Chengdu Wetouch to Sichuan Tianfu Bank Co., Ltd. Chengdu Wenjiang Branch (“Tianfu Bank”) in the principal amount of RMB15,000,000 (equivalent to approximately $2,100,000). Chengdu Wetouch defaulted and litigation was commenced on April 29, 2016 at Chengdu Intermediate People’s Court against Chengdu Wetouch, Sichuan Wetouch, Mr. Guangde Cai and other guarantors. On October 9, 2020, Sichuan Wetouch and Mr. Guangde Cai were unconditionally and fully released from such loan.

 

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On March 19, 2014, Sichuan Wetouch, Hong Kong Wetouch and Mr. Guangde Cai guaranteed the repayment of a loan owed by Chengdu Wetouch to Chengdu Bank in the principal amount of RMB15,000,000 (equivalent to approximately $2,100,000) and then to Chengdu Hi-tech Investment Group Co., Ltd. (“CDHT Investment”) and Sichuan Renshou Shigaotianfu Investment Co., Ltd. and Renshou Tengyi Landscaping Co., Ltd. who repaid loan balance on behalf of Chengdu Wetouch. Litigation was commenced by CDHT Investment on August 16, 2018 at Chengdu Railway Transport Court against Chengdu Wetouch, Sichuan Wetouch, Hong Kong Wetouch and Mr. Guangde Cai for repayment of the partial loan balance it advanced. On October 9, 2020, Sichuan Wetouch, Hong Kong Wetouch and Mr. Guangde Cai were unconditionally and fully released from such loan.

 

On May 23, 2014, Sichuan Wetouch and Mr. Guangde Cai guaranteed the repayment of a loan owed by Chengdu Wetouch to Agricultural Bank of China Co., Ltd. (“Agricultural Bank”) in the principal amount of RMB20,000,000 (equivalent to approximately $3,700,000). Chengdu Wetouch defaulted and litigation commenced by Agricultural Bank on February 3, 2017 at Chengdu Wenjiang People’s Court against Chengdu Wetouch, Sichuan Wetouch, Mr. Guangde Cai and other guarantors. On October 9, 2020, Sichuan Wetouch and Mr. Guangde Cai were unconditionally and fully released from such loan.

 

On October 21, 2014, Sichuan Wetouch, Chengdu Wetouch, Mr. Guangde Cai and Xinjiang Wetouch guaranteed the repayment of a loan owed by Meishan Wetouch to Meishan Rural Commercial Bank Co., Ltd. (“MRC Bank”) in the principal amount of RMB26,000,000 (equivalent to approximately $3,700,000). Meishan Wetouch defaulted and litigation was commenced by MRC Bank on June 1, 2018 at Meishan Intermediate People’s Court against Meishan Wetouch, Sichuan Wetouch, Mr. Guangde Cai and other guarantors. On October 9, 2020, Sichuan Wetouch and Mr. Guangde Cai were unconditionally and fully released from such loan.

 

Acquisition of HK Wetouch

 

HK Wetouch, an affiliate of Guangde Cai, our Chairman and Director, was incorporated on December 3, 2020 under the laws of Hong Kong, which in turn owns all the outstanding shares of Sichuan Vtouch. Sichuan Vtouch was incorporated on December 30, 2020 in Chengdu, Sichuan, under the laws of PRC.

 

On March 12, 2021, BVI Wetouch acquired all the outstanding shares of HK Wetouch from the sole shareholder of HK Wetouch, Guangde Cai, in consideration of the payment of HK$10,000 pursuant to instruments of transfer in accordance with Hong Kong law. As a result of the acquisition, HK Wetouch became a wholly-owned subsidiary of BVI Wetouch.

 

As BVI Wetouch owns all the outstanding shares of HK Wetouch, which, in turn, owns all the outstanding shares of Sichuan Vtouch, HK Wetouch and Sichuan Vtouch became our indirect wholly-owned subsidiaries.

 

Review, Approval and Ratification of Related Party Transactions

 

Given our small size and limited financial resources, we have not adopted formal policies and procedures for the review, approval or ratification of transactions, such as those described above, with our executive officer(s), director(s) and significant stockholders. We intend to establish formal policies and procedures in the future, once we have sufficient resources and have appointed additional directors, so that such transactions will be subject to the review, approval or ratification of our Board of Directors, or an appropriate committee thereof. On a moving forward basis, our directors will continue to approve any related party transaction.

 

Legal Proceedings

 

We know of no material, active, pending or threatened proceeding against us or our subsidiaries, nor are we, or any subsidiary, involved as a plaintiff or defendant in any material proceeding or pending litigation.

 

From time to time, the Company and its affiliates are parties to various legal actions arising in the ordinary course of business. Although Sichuan Wetouch and Hong Kong Wetouch, the previous subsidiaries of the Company, and our Chairman and director Mr. Guangde Cai were named as defendants in several litigation matters, as of the date of this prospectus, all such matters have been settled and Sichuan Wetouch, Hong Kong Wetouch and Mr. Guangde Cai were unconditionally and fully discharged and released therefrom. See “Certain Relationships and Related Transactions, and Director Independence,Note 13 to the Consolidated Financial Statements as of December 31, 2020 and 2019, and Note 12 to the Consolidated Financial Statements as of June 30, 2021 (unaudited) in Item 8. Accordingly, there are no pending material legal proceedings against the Company or Mr. Cai.

 

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DESCRIPTION OF SECURITIES

 

The following description of our capital stock is only a summary and is qualified in its entirety by the provisions of our articles of incorporation, as amended and bylaws, which have been filed as exhibits to the registration statement of which this prospectus forms a part.

 

Description of Common Stock

 

We are authorized to issue 300,000,000 shares of common stock at a par value of $0.001 and as of the date of this prospectus, we had 31,811,523 shares of common stock issued and outstanding. The voting, dividend and liquidation rights of the holders of shares of common stock are subject to, and qualified by, the rights of the holders of the preferred stock, if any, of the Company.

 

Dividend Rights

 

The holders of outstanding shares of our common stock are entitled to receive dividends out of funds legally available at the times and in the amounts that our board of directors may determine.

 

Voting Rights

 

Each holder of our common stock is entitled to one vote for each share of common stock held on all matters submitted to a vote of stockholders. Cumulative voting for the election of directors is not provided for in our articles of incorporation, which means that the holders of a majority of our shares of common stock voted can elect all of the directors then standing for election.

 

Description of Preferred Stock

 

We are authorized to issue 10,000,000 shares of preferred stock at a par value of $0.001 and as of the date of this prospectus, we had no shares of preferred stock issued and outstanding.

 

Preferred Stock

 

The preferred stock may be issued at any time or from time to time, in any one or more series, and any such series shall be comprised of such number of shares and may have such voting powers, whole or limited, or no voting powers, and such designations, preferences and relative, participating, options or other special rights and qualifications, limitations, or restrictions thereof, including liquidation preferences, as shall be stated and expressed in the board resolutions of the Company.

 

Warrants

 

As of June 30, 2021, the Company had 841,440 warrants outstanding with i) weighted average exercise price of $0.01; ii) weighted average remaining contractual life of 4.45 years; and iii) aggregate intrinsic value of $3.4 million.

 

Underwriter’s Warrants

 

The registration statement of which this prospectus is a part also registers for sale common stock underlying the Underwriter’s Warrants, which warrants are a portion of the underwriting compensation payable to the Representatives in connection with this offering. The Underwriter’s Warrants will be exercisable, in whole or in part, commencing on a date which is one hundred eighty (180) days after the commencement of sales of the Underwritten Offering until the fifth anniversary of the date of the commencement of sales of the Underwritten Offering at an exercise price of $                (125.0% of the public offering price of the shares). Please see “Underwriting—Underwriter’s Warrants” for a description of the warrants we have agreed to issue to the Representatives in this offering, subject to the completion of the offering. We expect to enter into a warrant agreement in respect of the Underwriter’s Warrants prior to the closing of this offering.

 

Other Convertible Securities

 

None.

 

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Transfer Agent

 

The transfer agent and registrar for our common stock is Transhare Corporation.

 

Lock-up

 

Pursuant to certain “lock-up” agreements, we, our executive officers, directors, and security holders holding more than 5% of the Company’s common stock intend to agree, subject to certain exceptions, not to offer, sell, assign, transfer, pledge, contract to sell, or otherwise dispose of or announce the intention to otherwise dispose of, or enter into any swap, hedge or similar agreement or arrangement that transfers, in whole or in part, the economic risk of ownership of, directly or indirectly, engage in any short selling of any common stock or securities convertible into or exchangeable or exercisable for any common stock, whether currently owned or subsequently acquired, without the prior written consent of the Representatives, for a period of 180 days from the date of the final prospectus. In addition, during such period, except for the registration statement of which this prospectus forms a part or a registration statement on Form S-8 in connection with the registration of shares of common stock issuable under any employee equity-based compensation plan, incentive plan, stock plan, dividend reinvestment plan adopted and approved by the Company’s board of directors, we will not file or cause to be filed any registration statement with the Commission relating to the offering of any shares of capital stock of the Company or any securities convertible into or exercisable or exchangeable for shares of capital stock of the Company.

 

Anti-Takeover Provisions

 

Certain provisions of Nevada law and our bylaws summarized below, may have the effect of delaying, deferring or discouraging another person from acquiring control of us.

 

It is possible that these provisions could make it more difficult to accomplish or could deter transactions that stockholders may otherwise consider to be in their best interest or in our best interests, including transactions that might result in a premium over the market price for our shares.

 

These provisions expected to discourage coercive takeover practices and inadequate takeover bids. These provisions are also designed to encourage persons seeking to acquire control of us to first negotiate with our board of directors. We believe that the benefits of increased protection of our potential ability to negotiate with the proponent of an unfriendly or unsolicited proposal to acquire or restructure us outweigh the disadvantages of discouraging these proposals because negotiation of these proposals could result in an improvement of their terms.

 

Nevada Law

 

The Nevada Business Corporation Act (the “NBCA”) contains a control-share acquisition statute that provides that a person who acquires shares in an “issuing public corporation,” as defined in the statute, in excess of certain specified thresholds generally will not have any voting rights with respect to such shares unless such voting rights are approved by the holders of a majority of the votes of each class of securities entitled to vote separately, excluding shares held or controlled by the acquiring person.

 

The NBCA also provides that an “affiliated transaction” between a Nevada corporation with an “interested shareholder,” as those terms are defined in the statute, generally must be approved by the affirmative vote of the holders of two-thirds of the outstanding voting shares, other than the shares beneficially owned by the interested shareholder. The NBCA defines an “interested shareholder” as any person who is the beneficial owner of 10% or more of the outstanding voting shares of the corporation.

 

These laws could delay or prevent an acquisition.

 

Special Stockholder Meetings

 

Our bylaws provide that a special meeting of stockholders may be called by of the Chairman of our board of directors, our CEO, President or the Secretary.

 

Requirements for Advance Notification of Stockholder Nominations and Proposals

 

Our bylaws establish advance notice procedures with respect to stockholder proposals and the nomination of candidates for election as directors.

 

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MATERIAL U.S. FEDERAL INCOME TAX CONSEQUENCES TO NON-U.S. HOLDERS

 

The following discussion is a summary of the material U.S. federal income tax consequences to Non-U.S. Holders (as defined below) of the purchase, ownership and disposition of our common stock, but does not purport to be a complete analysis of all potential tax effects. The effects of other U.S. federal tax laws, such as estate and gift tax laws, and any applicable state, local or non-U.S. tax laws are not discussed. This discussion is based on the Code, Treasury Regulations promulgated thereunder, judicial decisions, and published rulings and administrative pronouncements of the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (the “IRS”), in each case in effect as of the date hereof. These authorities may change or be subject to differing interpretations. Any such change or differing interpretation may be applied retroactively in a manner that could adversely affect a Non-U.S. Holder. We have not sought and will not seek any rulings from the IRS regarding the matters discussed below. There can be no assurance the IRS or a court will not take a contrary position to that discussed below regarding the tax consequences of the purchase, ownership, and disposition of our common stock.

 

This discussion is limited to Non-U.S. Holders that hold our common stock as a “capital asset” within the meaning of Section 1221 of the Code (generally, property held for investment). This discussion does not address all U.S. federal income tax consequences relevant to a Non-U.S. Holder’s particular circumstances, including the impact of the Medicare contribution tax on net investment income or the alternative minimum tax. In addition, it does not address consequences relevant to Non-U.S. Holders subject to special rules, including, without limitation:

 

 U.S. expatriates and former citizens or long-term residents of the United States;
   
 persons holding our common stock as part of a hedge, straddle, or other risk reduction strategy or as part of a conversion transaction or other integrated investment;
   
 banks, insurance companies, and other financial institutions;
   
 brokers, dealers, or traders in securities;
   
 “controlled foreign corporations,” “passive foreign investment companies,” and corporations that accumulate earnings to avoid U.S. federal income tax;
   
 partnerships or other entities or arrangements treated as partnerships for U.S. federal income tax purposes (and investors therein);
   
 tax-exempt organizations or governmental organizations;
   
 persons deemed to sell our common stock under the constructive sale provisions of the Code;
   
 persons who hold or receive our common stock pursuant to the exercise of any employee stock option or otherwise as compensation;
   
 tax-qualified retirement plans;
   
 “qualified foreign pension funds” as defined in Section 897(l)(2) of the Code and entities all of the interests of which are held by qualified foreign pension funds; and
   
 persons subject to special tax accounting rules as a result of any item of gross income with respect to our common stock being taken into account in an applicable financial statement.

 

If an entity treated as a partnership for U.S. federal income tax purposes holds our common stock, the tax treatment of a partner in the partnership will depend on the status of the partner, the activities of the partnership and certain determinations made at the partner level. Accordingly, partnerships holding our common stock and the partners in such partnerships should consult their tax advisors regarding the U.S. federal income tax consequences to them.

THIS DISCUSSION IS NOT TAX ADVICE. INVESTORS SHOULD CONSULT THEIR TAX ADVISORS WITH RESPECT TO THE APPLICATION OF THE U.S. FEDERAL INCOME TAX LAWS TO THEIR PARTICULAR SITUATIONS AS WELL AS ANY TAX CONSEQUENCES OF THE PURCHASE, OWNERSHIP, AND DISPOSITION OF OUR COMMON STOCK ARISING UNDER THE U.S. FEDERAL ESTATE OR GIFT TAX LAWS OR UNDER THE LAWS OF ANY STATE, LOCAL, OR NON-U.S. TAXING JURISDICTION OR UNDER ANY APPLICABLE INCOME TAX TREATY.

 

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Definition of Non-U.S. Holder

 

For purposes of this discussion, a “Non-U.S. Holder” is any beneficial owner of our common stock that is neither a “U.S. person” nor an entity treated as a partnership for U.S. federal income tax purposes. A U.S. person is any person that, for U.S. federal income tax purposes, is or is treated as any of the following:

 

 an individual who is a citizen or resident of the United States;
   
 a corporation created or organized under the laws of the United States, any state thereof, or the District of Columbia;
   
 an estate, the income of which is subject to U.S. federal income tax regardless of its source; or
   
 a trust that (i) is subject to the primary supervision of a U.S. court and all substantial decisions of which are subject to the control of one or more “United States persons” (within the meaning of Section 7701(a)(30) of the Code), or (ii) has a valid election in effect to be treated as a United States person for U.S. federal income tax purposes.

 

Distributions

 

As described in the section titled “Dividend Policy,” we do not anticipate declaring or paying any cash dividends in the foreseeable future. However, if we do make distributions of cash or property on our common stock, such distributions will constitute dividends for U.S. federal income tax purposes to the extent paid from our current or accumulated earnings and profits, as determined under U.S. federal income tax principles. Amounts not treated as dividends for U.S. federal income tax purposes will constitute a return of capital and first be applied against and reduce a Non-U.S. Holder’s adjusted tax basis in its common stock, but not below zero. Any excess will be treated as capital gain and will be treated as described below under the subsection titled “ — Sale or Other Taxable Disposition.”

 

Subject to the discussion below on effectively connected income, dividends paid to a Non-U.S. Holder will be subject to U.S. federal withholding tax at a rate of 30% of the gross amount of the dividends (or such lower rate specified by an applicable income tax treaty, provided the Non-U.S. Holder furnishes a valid IRS Form W-8BEN or W-8BEN-E (or other applicable documentation) certifying qualification for the lower treaty rate). A Non-U.S. Holder that does not timely furnish the required documentation, but that qualifies for a reduced treaty rate, may obtain a refund of any excess amounts withheld by timely filing an appropriate claim for refund with the IRS. Non-U.S. Holders should consult their tax advisors regarding their entitlement to benefits under any applicable tax treaties.

 

If dividends paid to a Non-U.S. Holder are effectively connected with the Non-U.S. Holder’s conduct of a trade or business within the United States (and, if required by an applicable income tax treaty, the Non-U.S. Holder maintains a permanent establishment in the United States to which such dividends are attributable), the Non-U.S. Holder will be exempt from the U.S. federal withholding tax described above. To claim the exemption, the Non-U.S. Holder must furnish to the applicable withholding agent a valid IRS Form W-8ECI, certifying that the dividends are effectively connected with the Non-U.S. Holder’s conduct of a trade or business within the United States.

 

Any such effectively connected dividends will be subject to U.S. federal income tax on a net income basis at the regular rates. A Non-U.S. Holder that is a corporation also may be subject to a branch profits tax at a rate of 30% (or such lower rate specified by an applicable income tax treaty) on such effectively connected dividends, as adjusted for certain items. Non-U.S. Holders should consult their tax advisors regarding any applicable tax treaties that may provide for different rules.

 

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Sale or Other Taxable Disposition

 

Subject to the discussion below regarding backup withholding, a Non-U.S. Holder will not be subject to U.S. federal income tax on any gain realized upon the sale or other taxable disposition of our common stock unless:

 

 the gain is effectively connected with the Non-U.S. Holder’s conduct of a trade or business within the United States (and, if required by an applicable income tax treaty, the Non-U.S. Holder maintains a permanent establishment in the United States to which such gain is attributable);
   
 the Non-U.S. Holder is a nonresident alien individual present in the United States for 183 days or more during the taxable year of the disposition and certain other requirements are met; or
   
 our common stock constitutes a U.S. real property interest (“USRPI”), by reason of our status as a U.S. real property holding corporation (“USRPHC”), for U.S. federal income tax purposes.

 

Gain described in the first bullet point above generally will be subject to U.S. federal income tax on a net income basis at the regular rates. A Non-U.S. Holder that is a corporation also may be subject to a branch profits tax at a rate of 30% (or such lower rate specified by an applicable income tax treaty) on such effectively connected gain, as adjusted for certain items.

 

A Non-U.S. Holder described in the second bullet point above will be subject to U.S. federal income tax at a rate of 30% (or such lower rate specified by an applicable income tax treaty) on any gain realized upon the sale or other taxable disposition, which may be offset by certain U.S. source capital losses of theNon-U.S. Holder (even though the individual is not considered a resident of the United States), provided the Non-U.S. Holder has timely filed U.S. federal income tax returns with respect to such losses.

 

With respect to the third bullet point above, we believe we currently are not, and do not anticipate becoming, a USRPHC. Because the determination of whether we are a USRPHC depends, however, on the fair market value of our USRPIs relative to the fair market value of our non-U.S. real property interests and our other business assets, there can be no assurance we currently are not a USRPHC or will not become one in the future. Even if we are or were to become a USRPHC, gain arising from the sale or other taxable disposition of our common stock by a Non-U.S. Holder will not be subject to U.S. federal income tax if our common stock is “regularly traded,” as defined by applicable Treasury Regulations, on an established securities market, and such Non-U.S. Holder owned, actually and constructively, 5% or less of our common stock throughout the shorter of the five-year period ending on the date of the sale or other taxable disposition or the Non-U.S. Holder’s holding period.

 

Non-U.S. Holders should consult their tax advisors regarding any applicable tax treaties that may provide for different rules.

 

Information Reporting and Backup Withholding

 

Payments of dividends on our common stock will not be subject to backup withholding, provided the Non-U.S. Holder certifies its non-U.S. status, such as by furnishing a valid IRS Form W-8BEN, W-8BEN-E, or W-8ECI, or otherwise establishes an exemption. However, information returns are required to be filed with the IRS in connection with any distributions on our common stock paid to the Non-U.S. Holder, regardless of whether any tax was actually withheld. In addition, proceeds of the sale or other taxable disposition of our common stock within the United States or conducted through certain U.S.-related brokers generally will not be subject to backup withholding or information reporting if the applicable withholding agent receives the certification described above or the Non-U.S. Holder otherwise establishes an exemption. Proceeds of a disposition of our common stock conducted through a non-U.S. office of a non-U.S. broker that does not have certain enumerated relationships with the United States generally will not be subject to backup withholding or information reporting.

 

Copies of information returns that are filed with the IRS may also be made available under the provisions of an applicable treaty or agreement to the tax authorities of the country in which the Non-U.S. Holder resides or is established.

 

Backup withholding is not an additional tax. Any amounts withheld under the backup withholding rules may be allowed as a refund or a credit against a Non-U.S. Holder’s U.S. federal income tax liability, provided the required information is timely furnished to the IRS.

 

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Additional Withholding Tax on Payments Made to Foreign Accounts

 

Withholding taxes may be imposed under Sections 1471 to 1474 of the Code (such Sections commonly referred to as the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (“FATCA”)) on certain types of payments made to non-U.S. financial institutions and certain other non-U.S. entities. Specifically, a 30% withholding tax may be imposed on dividends on, or (subject to the proposed Treasury Regulations discussed below) gross proceeds from the sale or other disposition of, our common stock paid to a “foreign financial institution” or a “non-financial foreign entity” (each as defined in the Code), unless (i) the foreign financial institution undertakes certain diligence and reporting obligations, (ii) the non-financial foreign entity either certifies it does not have any “substantial United States owners” (as defined in the Code) or furnishes identifying information regarding each substantial United States owner, or (iii) the foreign financial institution or non-financial foreign entity otherwise qualifies for an exemption from these rules. If the payee is a foreign financial institution and is subject to the diligence and reporting requirements in (i) above, it must enter into an agreement with the U.S. Department of the Treasury requiring, among other things, that it undertake to identify accounts held by certain “specified United States persons” or “United States owned foreign entities” (each as defined in the Code), annually report certain information about such accounts, and withhold 30% on certain payments to non-compliant foreign financial institutions and certain other account holders. Foreign financial institutions located in jurisdictions that have an intergovernmental agreement with the United States governing FATCA may be subject to different rules.

 

Under the applicable Treasury Regulations and administrative guidance, withholding under FATCA generally applies to payments of dividends on our common stock. While withholding under FATCA would have applied also to payments of gross proceeds from the sale or other disposition of stock on or after January 1, 2019, proposed Treasury Regulations eliminate FATCA withholding on payments of gross proceeds entirely. Taxpayers generally may rely on these proposed Treasury Regulations until final Treasury Regulations are issued.

 

Prospective investors should consult their tax advisors regarding the potential application of withholding under FATCA to their investment in our common stock.

 

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UNDERWRITING

 

Subject to the terms and conditions of the underwriting agreement, the underwriters named below, for whom Craft Capital Management LLC and R.F. Lafferty & Co., Inc. are acting as Representatives of underwriters and Craft Capital Management LLC is also acting as the lead underwriter, have agreed to purchase from us on a firm commitment basis the number of shares of common stock indicated below, at the public offering price set forth on the cover page of this prospectus, less the underwriting discounts and commissions:

 

Underwriters Number of Shares 
Craft Capital Management LLC               
R.F. Lafferty & Co., Inc.   
Total   

 

A form of the underwriting agreement will be filed as an exhibit by amendment to the registration statement of which this prospectus is part.

 

The underwriting agreement provides that the obligation of the underwriters to purchase all of the shares of common stock being offered to the public is subject to specific conditions, including the absence of any material adverse change in our business or in the financial markets and the receipt of certain legal opinions, certificates and letters from us, our counsel and the independent auditors. Subject to the terms of the underwriting agreement, the underwriters will purchase all of the shares being offered to the public, other than those covered by the over-allotment option described below, if any of these shares are purchased.

 

We have granted an option to the underwriters exercisable for forty-five (45) days after the date of this prospectus, to purchase up to                additional shares of common stock equal to 15% of the number of shares of common stock sold in the Underwritten Offering at the public offering price, less the underwriting discounts and commission. The underwriters may exercise this option only to cover over-allotments made in connection with the sale of the shares offered by this prospectus. To the extent that the underwriters exercise this option, the underwriters will become obligated, subject to conditions, to purchase, and we will be obligated to sell, the additional shares.

 

Offers and sales for this Underwritten Offering will be conducted both inside and outside the United States through the underwriters and their respective selling agents. All offers or sales in the United States will be conducted by broker-dealers registered with the Commission and members of FINRA. The address of Craft Capital Management LLC is 377 Oak St #402, Garden City, NY 11530. The address of R.F. Lafferty & Co., Inc. is 40 Wall Street, 29th Floor. New York, NY 10005.

 

Underwriting Discount and Expenses

 

The following table shows, for each of the total without over-allotment option and total with full over-allotment option offering amounts, the per share and total public offering price, underwriting discounts to be paid to the underwriters by us, and proceeds to us, before expenses:

 

     Total 
  Per Share  Without Over-Allotment  With Full
Over-Allotment
 
Public offering price $                 $                    $                    
Underwriting discounts (7.5%) $  $  $ 
Proceeds, before expense, to us $  $  $ 

 

We estimate the total expenses payable by us for the Underwritten Offering to be approximately $              , which amount includes (i) various costs and fees incurred by us in connection with the Underwritten Offering, (ii) the underwriting discount of $                     (7.5%), (iii) reimbursement of the accountable, out-of-pocket expenses of the Representatives in connection with the Underwritten Offering, including, but not limited to, “road show” expenses and fees and expenses of their legal counsel, up to $180,000 in the aggregate, of which $50,000 as initial advance have been paid to the Representatives and an additional advance of $50,000 will be paid to the Representatives upon the receipt of the “No Objection Letter” from FINRA, and (iv) $100,000 to be paid to the Representatives for their non-accountable expenses at the closing of the Underwritten Offering.

 

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Underwriter Warrants

 

In addition, we intend to issue warrants to the Representatives to purchase a number of shares of common stock equal to 6.0% of the total number of shares of common stock (including any shares sold in the Underwritten Offering to cover over-allotments) sold in the Underwritten Offering at an exercise price equal to 125.0% of the public offering price. These warrants will not be exercised, sold, transferred, assigned, pledged, or hypothecated, or be the subject of any hedging, short sale, derivative, put, or call transaction that would result in the effective economic disposition of the securities for a period of 180 days beginning on the date of commencement of sales of the Underwritten Offering pursuant to FINRA Rule 5110(e)(1). In addition, these warrants will not be exercisable or convertible for more than five years from the commencement of sales of the Underwritten Offering pursuant to FINRA Rule 5110(g)(8)(A). We have also agreed to grant the Representatives a one-time demand registration right and unlimited “piggyback” registration rights at our expense of the shares of common stock underlying the underwriter’s warrants with a duration of no more than five years from the commencement of sales of the Underwritten Offering.

 

Determination of Offering Price

 

Our common stock is presently quoted on the OTCQB under the symbol “WETH.” On October 8, 2021, the closing bid price of our common stock on the OTCQB was $1,91 per share. We applied to list our common stock on the Nasdaq Capital Market under the symbol “WETH.” We believe that upon the completion of the offering contemplated, we will meet the standards for listing on the Nasdaq Capital Market or other national exchange. However, there can be no assurance that our common stock will be approved for listing on the Nasdaq Capital Market.

 

The public offering price of the shares of common stock offered by this prospectus will be determined by negotiation between us and the Representatives. Among the factors to be considered in determining the public offering price of the shares of common stock are:

 

our history, capital structure and our business prospects;
  
the industry in which we operate;
  
our past and present operating results;
  
the previous experience of our executive officers;
  
the recent trading and closing bid prices of our common stock quoted on the OTCQB; and
  
the general condition of the securities markets at the time of the Underwritten Offering.

 

The offering price stated on the cover page of this prospectus should not be considered an indication of the actual value of the shares of common stock sold in the Underwritten Offering. The values of such shares of common stock are subject to change as a result of market conditions and other factors. We offer no assurances that the offering price will correspond to the price at which our shares of common stock will trade in the public market subsequent to this Underwritten Offering or that an active trading market for our shares will develop and continue after this Underwritten Offering.

 

Lock-Up Agreements

 

Pursuant to certain “lock-up” agreements, we, our executive officers, directors, and security holders holding more than 5% of the Company’s common stock intend to agree, subject to certain exceptions, not to offer, sell, assign, transfer, pledge, contract to sell, or otherwise dispose of or announce the intention to otherwise dispose of, or enter into any swap, hedge or similar agreement or arrangement that transfers, in whole or in part, the economic risk of ownership of, directly or indirectly, engage in any short selling of any common stock or securities convertible into or exchangeable or exercisable for any common stock, whether currently owned or subsequently acquired, without the prior written consent of the Representatives, for a period of 180 days from the date of the final prospectus. In addition, during such period, except for the registration statement of which this prospectus forms a part or a registration statement on Form S-8 in connection with the registration of shares of common stock issuable under any employee equity-based compensation plan, incentive plan, stock plan, dividend reinvestment plan adopted and approved by the Company’s board of directors, we will not file or cause to be filed any registration statement with the Commission relating to the offering of any shares of capital stock of the Company or any securities convertible into or exercisable or exchangeable for shares of capital stock of the Company

 

Price Stabilization, Short Positions and Penalty Bids

 

In connection with the offering, the underwriters may engage in stabilizing transactions, over-allotment transactions, syndicate covering transactions and penalty bids in accordance with Regulation M under the Exchange Act:

 

Stabilizing transactions permit bids to purchase the underlying security so long as the stabilizing bids do not exceed a specified maximum.
  
Over-allotment involves sales by the underwriters of shares in excess of the number of shares the underwriters are obligated to purchase, which creates a syndicate short position. The short position may be either a covered short position or a naked short position. In a covered short position, the number of shares of common stock over-allotted by the underwriters is not greater than the number of shares that may be purchased in the over-allotment option. In a naked short position, the number of shares involved is greater than the number of shares in the over-allotment option. The underwriters may close out any covered short position by either exercising the over-allotment option and/or purchasing shares of common stock in the open market.

 

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Syndicate covering transactions involve purchases of shares of common stock in the open market after the distribution has been completed in order to cover syndicate short positions. In determining the source of shares to close out the short position, the underwriters will consider, among other things, the price of shares available for purchase in the open market as compared to the price at which it may purchase shares through the over-allotment option. If the underwriters sell more shares than could be covered by the over-allotment option, a naked short position, the position can only be closed out by buying shares in the open market. A naked short position is more likely to be created if the underwriters are concerned that there could be downward pressure on the price of the shares in the open market after pricing that could adversely affect investors who purchase in the offering.
  
Penalty bids permit the underwriters to reclaim a selling concession from a syndicate member when the shares of common stock originally sold by the syndicate member is purchased in a stabilizing or syndicate covering transaction to cover syndicate short positions.

 

These stabilizing transactions, syndicate covering transactions and penalty bids may have the effect of raising or maintaining the market price of our shares of common stock or preventing or retarding a decline in the market price of our shares of common stock. As a result, the price of our shares of common stock may be higher than the price that might otherwise exist in the open market. Neither we nor the underwriters make any representation or prediction as to the direction or magnitude of any effect that the transactions described above may have on the price of our shares of common stock. In addition, neither we nor the underwriters make any representations that the underwriters will engage in these stabilizing transactions or that any transaction, once commenced, will not be discontinued without notice.

 

Electronic Offer, Sale and Distribution of Shares

 

In connection with the Underwritten Offering, certain of the underwriters or securities dealers may distribute prospectuses by electronic means, such as e-mail. A prospectus in electronic format may be made available on the websites maintained by one or more underwriters or selling group members, if any, participating in the Underwritten Offering. The Representatives may agree to allocate a number of shares of common stock to underwriters and selling group members for sale to their online brokerage account holders. Internet distributions will be allocated by the Representatives to underwriters and selling group members that may make internet distributions on the same basis as other allocations. Other than the prospectus in electronic format, the information on the underwriters’ websites and any information contained in any other website maintained by the underwriters is not part of this prospectus, has not been approved and/or endorsed by us or the underwriters and should not be relied upon by investors.

 

Other Relationships

 

The underwriters and their respective affiliates are full-service financial institutions engaged in various activities, which may include securities trading, commercial and investment banking, financial advisory, investment management, investment research, principal investment, hedging, financing and brokerage activities. Certain of the underwriters and their respective affiliates have provided from time to time, and may provide in the future, investment and commercial banking and financial advisory services to us and our affiliates in the ordinary course of business, for which they have received and may continue to receive customary fees and commissions. In the ordinary course of their various business activities, the underwriters and their respective affiliates may make or hold a broad array of investments and actively trade debt and equity securities (or related derivative securities) and financial instruments (including bank loans) for their own account and for the accounts of their customers, and such investment and securities activities may involve securities and/or instruments of ours. The underwriters and their respective affiliates may also make investment recommendations and/or publish or express independent research views in respect of such securities or instruments and may at any time hold, or recommend to clients that they acquire, long and/or short positions in such securities and instruments.

 

Indemnification

 

We intend to indemnify the underwriters against certain liabilities, including certain liabilities arising under the Securities Act or to contribute to payments that an underwriter may be required to make for these liabilities.

 

Offers Outside the United States

 

Other than in the United States, no action has been taken by us or the underwriters that would permit a public offering of the shares of common stock offered by this prospectus in any jurisdiction where action for that purpose is required. The shares of common stock offered by this prospectus may not be offered or sold, directly or indirectly, nor may this prospectus or any other offering material or advertisements in connection with the offer and sale of any such shares be distributed or published in any jurisdiction, except under circumstances that will result in compliance with the applicable rules and regulations of that jurisdiction. Persons into whose possession this prospectus comes are advised to inform themselves about and to observe any restrictions relating to the offering and the distribution of this prospectus. This prospectus does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any shares of common stock offered by this prospectus in any jurisdiction in which such an offer or a solicitation is unlawful.

 

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The underwriters are expected to make offers and sales both in and outside the United States through their selling agents. Any offers and sales in the United States will be conducted by broker-dealers registered with the SEC.

 

Australia

 

No placement document, prospectus, product disclosure statement or other disclosure document has been lodged with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (“ASIC”), in relation to the offering. This prospectus does not constitute a prospectus, product disclosure statement or other disclosure document under the Corporations Act 2001 (the “Corporations Act”), and does not purport to include the information required for a prospectus, product disclosure statement or other disclosure document under the Corporations Act. Any offer in Australia of the shares of common stock may only be made to persons (the “Exempt Investors”) who are “sophisticated investors” (within the meaning of section 708(8) of the Corporations Act), “professional investors” (within the meaning of section 708(11) of the Corporations Act) or otherwise pursuant to one or more exemptions contained in section 708 of the Corporations Act so that it is lawful to offer the shares of common stock without disclosure to investors under Chapter 6D of the Corporations Act. The shares of common stock applied for by Exempt Investors in Australia must not be offered for sale in Australia in the period of 12 months after the date of allotment under the offering, except in circumstances where disclosure to investors under Chapter 6D of the Corporations Act would not be required pursuant to an exemption under section 708 of the Corporations Act or otherwise or where the offer is pursuant to a disclosure document which complies with Chapter 6D of the Corporations Act. Any person acquiring shares of common stock must observe such Australian on-sale restrictions. This prospectus contains general information only and does not take account of the investment objectives, financial situation or particular needs of any particular person. It does not contain any shares of common stock recommendations or financial product advice. Before making an investment decision, investors need to consider whether the information in this prospectus is appropriate to their needs, objectives and circumstances, and, if necessary, seek expert advice on those matters.

 

Bermuda

 

The shares of common stock may be offered or sold in Bermuda only in compliance with the provisions of the Investment Business Act of 2003 of Bermuda which regulates the sale of securities in Bermuda. Additionally, non-Bermudian persons (including companies) may not carry on or engage in any trade or business in Bermuda unless such persons are permitted to do so under applicable Bermuda legislation.

 

British Virgin Islands

 

The shares of common stock are not being, and may not be offered to the public or to any person in the British Virgin Islands for purchase or subscription by us or on our behalf. The shares of common stock may be offered to companies incorporated under the BVI Business Companies Act, 2004 (British Virgin Islands) (each a BVI Company), but only where the offer will be made to, and received by, the relevant BVI Company entirely outside of the British Virgin Islands.

 

This prospectus has not been, and will not be, registered with the Financial Services Commission of the British Virgin Islands. No registered prospectus has been or will be prepared in respect of the shares of common stock for the purposes of the Securities and Investment Business Act, 2010, or SIBA or the Public Issuers Code of the British Virgin Islands.

 

The shares of common stock may be offered to persons located in the British Virgin Islands who are “qualified investors” for the purposes of SIBA. Qualified investors include (i) certain entities which are regulated by the Financial Services Commission in the British Virgin Islands, including banks, insurance companies, licensees under SIBA and public, professional and private mutual funds; (ii) a company, any securities of which are listed on a recognized exchange; and (iii) persons defined as “professional investors” under SIBA, which is any person (a) whose ordinary business involves, whether for that person’s own account or the account of others, the acquisition or disposal of property of the same kind as the property, or a substantial part of our property; or (b) who has signed a declaration that he, whether individually or jointly with his spouse, has a net worth in excess of US$1,000,000 and that he consents to being treated as a professional investor. The shares of common stock are not being, and may not be offered to the public or to any person in the British Virgin Islands for purchase or subscription by or on behalf of the Company. The shares of common stock may be offered to companies incorporated under the BVI Business Companies Act, 2004 (British Virgin Islands), but only where the offer will be made to, and received by, the relevant BVI company entirely outside of the British Virgin Islands.

 

Canada.

 

The common stock may be sold only to purchasers purchasing, or deemed to be purchasing, as principal that are accredited investors, as defined in National Instrument 45-106 Prospectus Exemptions or subsection 73.3(1) of the Securities Act (Ontario), and are permitted clients, as defined in National Instrument 31-103 Registration Requirements, Exemptions and Ongoing Registrant Obligations. Any resale of the common stock must be made in accordance with an exemption from, or in a transaction not subject to, the prospectus requirements of applicable securities laws.

 

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Securities legislation in certain provinces or territories of Canada may provide a purchaser with remedies for rescission or damages if this prospectus supplement (including any amendment thereto) contains a misrepresentation, provided that the remedies for rescission or damages are exercised by the purchaser within the time limit prescribed by the securities legislation of the purchaser’s province or territory. The purchaser should refer to any applicable provisions of the securities legislation of the purchaser’s province or territory for particulars of these rights or consult with a legal advisor.

 

Pursuant to section 3A.3 of National Instrument 33-105 Underwriting Conflicts (NI 33-105), the underwriters are not required to comply with the disclosure requirements of NI 33-105 regarding underwriter conflicts of interest in connection with this offering.

 

Cayman Islands

 

This prospectus does not constitute a public offer of the shares of common stock, whether by way of sale or subscription, in the Cayman Islands. Each underwriter has represented and agreed that it has not offered or sold, and will not offer or sell, directly or indirectly, any shares of common stock to the public in the Cayman Islands.

 

Dubai International Financial Center

 

This document relates to an exempt offer in accordance with the Offered Securities Rules of the Dubai Financial Services Authority. This document is intended for distribution only to persons of a type specified in those rules. It must not be delivered to, or relied on by, any other person. The Dubai Financial Services Authority has no responsibility for reviewing or verifying any documents in connection with exempt offers. The Dubai Financial Services Authority has not approved this document nor taken steps to verify the information set out in it, and has no responsibility for it. The shares of common stock which are the subject of the offering contemplated by this document may be illiquid and/or subject to restrictions on their resale. Prospective purchasers of the shares of common stock offered should conduct their own due diligence on the shares of common stock. If you do not understand the contents of this document, you should consult an authorized financial advisor.

 

European Economic Area

 

In relation to each Member State of the European Economic Area which has implemented the Prospectus Directive (each, a Relevant Member State), each underwriter represents and agrees that with effect from and including the date on which the Prospectus Directive is implemented in that Relevant Member State, it has not made and will not make an offer of shares of common stock which are the subject of the offering contemplated by this prospectus to the public in that Relevant Member State other than:

 

to any legal entity which is a qualified investor as defined in the Prospectus Directive;
  
to fewer than 100 or, if the Relevant Member State has implemented the relevant provision of the 2010 PD Amending Directive, 150, natural or legal persons (other than qualified investors as defined in the Prospectus Directive), as permitted under the Prospectus Directive, subject to obtaining the prior consent of the representatives for any such offer; or
  
in any other circumstances falling within Article 3(2) of the Prospectus Directive, provided that no such offer of shares of common stock shall require us or any underwriter to publish a prospectus pursuant to Article 3 of the Prospectus Directive.

 

For the purposes of this provision, the expression an “offer to the public” in relation to any shares of common stock in any Relevant Member State means the communication in any form and by any means of sufficient information on the terms of the offer and the shares of common stock to be offered so as to enable an investor to decide to purchase or subscribe the shares of common stock, as the same may be varied in that Member State by any measure implementing the Prospectus Directive in that Member State, the expression Prospectus Directive means Directive 2003/71/EC (and amendments thereto, including the 2010 PD Amending Directive, to the extent implemented in the Relevant Member State), and includes any relevant implementing measure in the Relevant Member State and the expression “2010 PD Amending Directive” means Directive 2010/73/EU.

 

United Kingdom

 

Each of the underwriters severally represents warrants and agrees as follows:

 

it has only communicated or caused to be communicated and will only communicate or cause to be communicated an invitation or inducement to engage in investment activity (within the meaning of Section 21 of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (FSMA) received by it in connection with the issue or sale of the shares of common stock in circumstances in which Section 21 of the FSMA does not apply to us; and

 

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it has complied with, and will comply with all applicable provisions of the FSMA with respect to anything done by it in relation to the shares of common stock in, from or otherwise involving the United Kingdom.

 

France

 

Neither this prospectus nor any other offering material relating to the shares of common stock described in this prospectus has been submitted to the clearance procedures of the Autorité des Marchés Financiers or of the competent authority of another member state of the European Economic Area and notified to the Autorité des Marchés Financiers. The shares of common stock have not been offered or sold and will not be offered or sold, directly or indirectly, to the public in France. Neither this prospectus nor any other offering material relating to the shares of common stock has been or will be:

 

to any legal entity which is a qualified investor as defined in the Prospectus Directive;
  
to fewer than 100 or, if the relevant member state has implemented the relevant provision of the 2010 PD Amending Directive, 150 natural or legal persons (other than qualified investors as defined in the Prospectus Directive), as permitted under the Prospectus Directive, subject to obtaining the prior consent of the relevant Dealer or Dealers nominated by us for any such offer; or
  
in any other circumstances falling within Article 3(2) of the Prospectus Directive;
  
released, issued, distributed or caused to be released, issued or distributed to the public in France; or
  
used in connection with any offer for subscription or sale of the shares of common stock to the public in France.

 

Such offers, sales and distributions will be made in France only:

 

to qualified investors (investisseurs qualifiés) and/or to a restricted circle of investors (cercle restreint d’investisseurs), in each case investing for their own account, all as defined in, and in accordance with articles L.411-2, D.411-1, D.411-2, D.734-1, D.744-1, D.754-1 and D.764-1 of the French Code monétaire et financier;
  
to investment services providers authorized to engage in portfolio management on behalf of third parties; or
  
in a transaction that, in accordance with article L.411-2-II-1°-or-2°-or 3° of the French Code monétaire et financier and article 211-2 of the General Regulations (Règlement Général) of the Autorité des Marchés Financiers, does not constitute a public offer (appel public à l’épargne).

 

The shares of common stock may be resold directly or indirectly, only in compliance with articles L.411-1, L.411-2, L.412-1 and L.621-8 through L.621-8-3 of the French Code monétaire et financier.

 

Germany

 

This prospectus does not constitute a Prospectus Directive-compliant prospectus in accordance with the German Securities Prospectus Act (Wertpapierprospektgesetz) and does therefore not allow any public offering in the Federal Republic of Germany (“Germany”) or any other Relevant Member State pursuant to § 17 and § 18 of the German Securities Prospectus Act. No action has been or will be taken in Germany that would permit a public offering of the shares of common stock, or distribution of a prospectus or any other offering material relating to the shares of common stock. In particular, no securities prospectus (Wertpapierprospekt) within the meaning of the German Securities Prospectus Act or any other applicable laws of Germany, has been or will be published within Germany, nor has this prospectus been filed with or approved by the German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (Bundesanstalt für Finanzdienstleistungsaufsicht) for publication within Germany.

 

Each underwriter will represent, agree and undertake, (i) that it has not offered, sold or delivered and will not offer, sell or deliver the shares of common stock within Germany other than in accordance with the German Securities Prospectus Act (Wertpapierprospektgesetz) and any other applicable laws in Germany governing the issue, sale and offering of shares of common stock, and (ii) that it will distribute in Germany any offering material relating to the shares of common stock only under circumstances that will result in compliance with the applicable rules and regulations of Germany.

 

This prospectus is strictly for use of the person who has received it. It may not be forwarded to other persons or published in Germany.

 

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Hong Kong

 

The shares of common stock may not be offered or sold in Hong Kong by means of any document other than (i) to “professional investors” as defined in the Securities and Futures Ordinance (Cap. 571) of Hong Kong and any rules made under that Ordinance, or (ii) in other circumstances which do not result in the document being a “prospectus” as defined in the Companies Ordinance (Cap. 32) of Hong Kong or which do not constitute an offer to the public within the meaning of that Ordinance. No advertisement, invitation or document relating to the shares of common stock may be issued or may be in the possession of any person for the purpose of issue, whether in Hong Kong or elsewhere, which is directed at, or the contents of which are likely to be accessed or read by, the public of Hong Kong (except if permitted to do so under the securities laws of Hong Kong) other than with respect to shares of common stock which are or are intended to be disposed of only to persons outside Hong Kong or only to “professional investors” as defined in the Securities and Futures Ordinance and any rules made under that Ordinance.

 

Israel

 

This prospectus does not constitute a prospectus under the Israeli Securities Law, 5728-1968, and has not been filed with or approved by the Israel Securities Authority. In Israel, this prospectus is being distributed only to, and is directed only at, investors listed in the first addendum, or the Addendum, to the Israeli Securities Law, consisting primarily of joint investment in trust funds, provident funds, insurance companies, banks, portfolio managers, investment advisors, members of the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange, underwriters purchasing for their own account, venture capital funds, entities with equity in excess of NIS 50 million and qualified individuals, each as defined in the Addendum (as it may be amended from time to time), collectively referred to as qualified investors. Qualified investors may be required to submit written confirmation that they meet the criteria for one of the categories of investors set forth in the prospectus.

 

Italy

 

The offering of shares of common stock has not been registered with the Commissione Nazionale per le Società e la Borsa(“CONSOB”) pursuant to Italian securities legislation and, accordingly, no shares of common stock may be offered, sold or delivered, nor copies of this prospectus or any other documents relating to the shares of common stock may not be distributed in Italy except:

 

to “qualified investors”, as referred to in Article 100 of Legislative Decree No. 58 of 24 February 1998, as amended (the “Decree No. 58”) and defined in Article 26, paragraph 1, letter d) of CONSOB Regulation No. 16190 of 29 October 2007, as amended (“Regulation No. 16190”) pursuant to Article 34-ter, paragraph 1, letter b) of CONSOB Regulation No. 11971 of 14 May 1999, as amended (“Regulation No. 11971”); or
  
in any other circumstances where an express exemption from compliance with the offer restrictions applies, as provided under Decree No. 58 or Regulation No. 11971.

 

Any offer, sale or delivery of the shares of common stock or distribution of copies of this prospectus or any other documents relating to the shares of common stock in the Republic of Italy must be:

 

made by investment firms, banks or financial intermediaries permitted to conduct such activities in the Republic of Italy in accordance with Legislative Decree No. 385 of 1 September 1993, as amended (the “Banking Law”), Decree No. 58 and Regulation No. 16190 and any other applicable laws and regulations;
  
in compliance with Article 129 of the Banking Law, and the implementing guidelines of the Bank of Italy, as amended; and
  
in compliance with any other applicable notification requirement or limitation which may be imposed, from time to time, by CONSOB or the Bank of Italy or other competent authority.

 

Please note that, in accordance with Article 100-bis of Decree No. 58, where no exemption from the rules on public offerings applies, the subsequent distribution of the shares of common stock on the secondary market in Italy must be made in compliance with the public offer and the prospectus requirement rules provided under Decree No. 58 and Regulation No. 11971.

 

Furthermore, the shares of common stock which are initially offered and placed in Italy or abroad to qualified investors only but in the following year are regularly (“sistematicamente”) distributed on the secondary market in Italy to non-qualified investors become subject to the public offer and the prospectus requirement rules provided under Decree No. 58 and Regulation No. 11971. Failure to comply with such rules may result in the sale of the shares of common stock being declared null and void and in the liability of the intermediary transferring the shares of common stock for any damages suffered by such non-qualified investors.

 

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Japan

 

The shares of common stock have not been and will not be registered under the Financial Instruments and Exchange Law of Japan (Law No. 25 of 1948, as amended) and accordingly, will not be offered or sold, directly or indirectly, in Japan, or for the benefit of any Japanese Person or to others for re-offering or resale, directly or indirectly, in Japan or to any Japanese Person, except in compliance with all applicable laws, regulations and ministerial guidelines promulgated by relevant Japanese governmental or regulatory authorities in effect at the relevant time. For the purposes of this paragraph, “Japanese Person” shall mean any person resident in Japan, including any corporation or other entity organized under the laws of Japan.

 

Kuwait

 

Unless all necessary approvals from the Kuwait Ministry of Commerce and Industry required by Law No. 31/1990 “Regulating the Negotiation of Securities and Establishment of Investment Funds,” its Executive Regulations and the various Ministerial Orders issued pursuant thereto or in connection therewith, have been given in relation to the marketing and sale of the shares of common stock, these may not be marketed, offered for sale, nor sold in the State of Kuwait. Neither this prospectus (including any related document), nor any of the information contained therein is intended to lead to the conclusion of any contract of whatsoever nature within Kuwait.

 

PRC

 

This prospectus has not been and will not be circulated or distributed in the PRC, and the shares of common stock may not be offered or sold, and will not be offered or sold, directly or indirectly, to any resident of the PRC or to persons for re-offering or resale, directly or indirectly, to any resident of the PRC except pursuant to applicable laws and regulations of the PRC. For the purpose of this paragraph, the PRC does not include Taiwan and the Special Administrative Regions of Hong Kong and Macao.

 

Qatar

 

The shares of common stock have not been and will not be offered, sold or delivered at any time, directly or indirectly, in the State of Qatar (“Qatar”) in a manner that would constitute a public offering. This prospectus has not been reviewed or approved by or registered with the Qatar Central Bank, the Qatar Exchange or the Qatar Financial Markets Authority. This prospectus is strictly private and confidential, and may not be reproduced or used for any other purpose, nor provided to any person other than the recipient thereof.

 

Saudi Arabia

 

This prospectus may not be distributed in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia except to such persons as are permitted under the Offers of Securities Regulations issued by the Capital Market Authority. The Capital Market Authority does not make any representation as to the accuracy or completeness of this prospectus, and expressly disclaims any liability whatsoever for any loss arising from, or incurred in reliance upon, any part of this prospectus. Prospective purchasers of the securities offered hereby should conduct their own due diligence on the accuracy of the information relating to the securities. If you do not understand the contents of this prospectus you should consult an authorized financial adviser.

 

Singapore

 

This prospectus has not been registered as a prospectus with the Monetary Authority of Singapore. Accordingly, this prospectus and any other document or material in connection with the offer or sale, or invitation for subscription or purchase, of shares of common stock may not be circulated or distributed, nor may the shares of common stock be offered or sold, or be made the subject of an invitation for subscription or purchase, whether directly or indirectly, to persons in Singapore other than

 

to an institutional investor under Section 274 of the Securities and Futures Act, Chapter 289 of Singapore (the “SFA”),
  
to a relevant person pursuant to Section 275(1), or any person pursuant to Section 275(1A), and in accordance with the conditions specified in Section 275, of the SFA, or
  
otherwise pursuant to, and in accordance with the conditions of, any other applicable provision of the SFA.

 

Where the shares of common stock are subscribed or purchased under Section 275 of the SFA by a relevant person which is:

 

a corporation (which is not an accredited investor (as defined in Section 4A of the SFA)) the sole business of which is to hold investments and the entire share capital of which is owned by one or more individuals, each of whom is an accredited investor; or

 

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a trust (where the trustee is not an accredited investor) whose sole purpose is to hold investments and each beneficiary of the trust is an individual who is an accredited investor, securities (as defined in Section 239(1) of the SFA) of that corporation or the beneficiaries’ rights and interest (howsoever described) in that trust shall not be transferred within six months after that corporation or that trust has acquired the shares of common stock pursuant to an offer made under Section 275 of the SFA except:

 

 (a)to an institutional investor or to a relevant person defined in Section 275(2) of the SFA, or to any person arising from an offer referred to in Section 275(1A) or Section 276(4)(i)(B) of the SFA;
   
 (b)where no consideration is or will be given for the transfer;
   
 (c)where the transfer is by operation of law;
   
 (d)as specified in Section 276(7) of the SFA; or
   
 (e)as specified in Regulation 32 of the Securities and Futures (Offers of Investments) (Shares and Debentures) Regulations 2005 of Singapore.

 

Switzerland

 

This document is not intended to constitute an offer or solicitation to purchase or invest in the shares of common stock described herein. The shares of common stock may not be publicly offered, sold or advertised, directly or indirectly, in, into or from Switzerland and will not be listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange or on any other exchange or regulated trading facility in Switzerland. Neither this document nor any other offering or marketing material relating to the shares of common stock constitutes a prospectus as such term is understood pursuant to article 652a or article 1156 of the Swiss Code of Obligations or a listing prospectus within the meaning of the listing rules of the SIX Swiss Exchange or any other regulated trading facility in Switzerland, and neither this document nor any other offering or marketing material relating to the shares of common stock may be publicly distributed or otherwise made publicly available in Switzerland.

 

Neither this document nor any other offering or marketing material relating to the offering, nor the Company nor the shares of common stock have been or will be filed with or approved by any Swiss regulatory authority. The shares of common stock are not subject to the supervision by any Swiss regulatory authority, e.g., the Swiss Financial Markets Supervisory Authority FINMA (FINMA), and investors in the shares of common stock will not benefit from protection or supervision by such authority.

 

Taiwan

 

The shares of common stock have not been and will not be registered or filed with, or approved by, the Financial Supervisory Commission of Taiwan pursuant to relevant securities laws and regulations and may not be offered or sold in Taiwan through a public offering or in circumstances which constitute an offer within the meaning of the Securities and Exchange Act of Taiwan or relevant laws and regulations that require a registration, filing or approval of the Financial Supervisory Commission of Taiwan. No person or entity in Taiwan has been authorized to offer or sell the shares of common stock in Taiwan.

 

United Arab Emirates

 

(Excluding the Dubai International Financial Center)

 

The shares of common stock have not been, and are not being, publicly offered, sold, promoted or advertised in the United Arab Emirates (“U.A.E.”) other than in compliance with the laws of the U.A.E. Prospective investors in the Dubai International Financial Centre should have regard to the specific selling restrictions on prospective investors in the Dubai International Financial Centre set out below.

 

The information contained in this prospectus does not constitute a public offer of shares of common stock in the U.A.E. in accordance with the Commercial Companies Law (Federal Law No. 8 of 1984 of the U.A.E., as amended) or otherwise and is not intended to be a public offer. This prospectus has not been approved by or filed with the Central Bank of the United Arab Emirates, the Emirates Securities and Commodities Authority or the Dubai Financial Services Authority, or DFSA. If you do not understand the contents of this prospectus, you should consult an authorized financial adviser. This prospectus is provided for the benefit of the recipient only, and should not be delivered to, or relied on by, any other person.

 

We have not authorized and do not authorize the making of any offer of securities through any financial intermediary on our behalf, other than offers made by the underwriters and their respective affiliates, with a view to the final placement of the securities as contemplated in this document. Accordingly, no purchaser of the shares, other than the underwriters, is authorized to make any further offer of shares on our behalf or on behalf of the selling stockholders or underwriters.

 

No action has been taken by us or the Representatives that would permit a public offering of the shares of common stock in any jurisdiction outside the United States where action for that purpose is required. None of our shares of common stock included in the Underwritten Offering may be offered or sold, directly or indirectly, nor may this prospectus or any other offering material or advertisements in connection with the offer and sales of any such securities offered hereby be distributed or published in any jurisdiction except under circumstances that will result in compliance with the applicable rules and regulations of that jurisdiction. Persons who receive this prospectus are advised to inform themselves about and to observe any restrictions relating to the Underwritten Offering of shares of common stock and the distribution of this prospectus. This prospectus is neither an offer to sell nor a solicitation of any offer to buy the shares of common stock in any jurisdiction where that would not be permitted or legal.

 

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DISCLOSURE OF COMMISSION POSITION ON INDEMNIFICATION FOR SECURITIES ACT LIABILITIES

 

In the opinion of the Securities and Exchange Commission, indemnification for liabilities arising under the Securities Act is against public policy as expressed in the Securities Act and is, therefore, unenforceable. Insofar as indemnification for liabilities arising under the Securities Act may be permitted to directors, officers or persons controlling the registrant pursuant to the foregoing provisions, the registrant has been informed that in the opinion of the Securities and Exchange Commission such indemnification is against public policy as expressed in the Securities Act and is therefore unenforceable.

 

LEGAL MATTERS

 

The Crone Law Group, P.C. has opined on the validity of the shares being offered hereby. Bevilacqua PLLC is acting as counsel to Craft Capital Management LLC. Certain legal matters as to PRC law will be passed upon for us by Grandway Law Office and by Jincheng Tongda & Neal Law Firm for Craft Capital Management LLC. The Crone Law Group, P.C. may rely upon Grandway Law Office with respect to matters governed by PRC law and Bevilacqua PLLC may rely upon Jincheng Tongda & Neal Law Firm with respect to matters governed by PRC law.

 

EXPERTS

 

The consolidated financial statements included in this prospectus and in the registration statement for the fiscal years ended December 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019 have been audited by B F Borgers CPA PC, an independent registered public accounting firm, and are included in reliance upon such report given upon the authority of said firm as experts in auditing and accounting.

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

 

We have filed with the SEC this registration statement on Form S-1 under the Securities Act with respect to the shares of common stock being offered by this prospectus. This prospectus, which constitutes a part of this registration statement, does not contain all of the information in this registration statement and its exhibits. For further information with respect to us and the common stock offered by this prospectus, you should refer to this registration statement and the exhibits filed as part of that document. Statements contained in this prospectus as to the contents of any contract or any other document referred to are not necessarily complete, and in each instance, we refer you to the copy of the contract or other document filed as an exhibit to this registration statement. Each of these statements is qualified in all respects by this reference.

 

We are subject to the informational requirements of the Exchange Act and file annual, quarterly and current reports, proxy statements and other information with the SEC. You can read our SEC filings, including this registration statement, over the Internet at the SEC’s website at http://www.sec.gov. You may also read and copy any document we file with the SEC at its public reference facilities at 100 F Street, N.E., Washington, D.C. 20549. You may also obtain copies of these documents at prescribed rates by writing to the Public Reference Section of the SEC at 100 F Street, N.E., Washington, D.C. 20549. Please call the SEC at 1-800-SEC-0330 for further information on the operation of the public reference facilities. You may also request a copy of these filings, at no cost, by writing or telephoning us at: Wetouch Technology Inc., No. 29, Third Main Avenue, Shigao Town, Renshou County, Meishan, Sichuan, China or (86) 028-37390666.

 

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WETOUCH TECHNOLOGY INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

June 30, 2021 (UNAUDITED)

 

INDEX TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets at June 30, 2021 (Unaudited) and December 31, 2020 (unaudited)F-2
  
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income and Comprehensive Income for the three and six months ended June 30, 2021 and 2020 (unaudited)F-3
  
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Changes in Shareholders’ Equity for the three and six months ended June 30, 2021 and 2020 (Unaudited)F-4
  
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows for the six months ended June 30, 2021 and 2020 (Unaudited)F-6
  
Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (unaudited)F-7 - F-13

 

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WETOUCH TECHNOLOGY INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (Unaudited)

 

  As of
June 30,
  As of
December 31,
 
  2021  2020 
       
ASSETS        
CURRENT ASSETS        
Cash $52,594,357  $23,963,861 
Accounts receivable, net  11,590,670   11,926,835 
Inventories  341,549   402,050 
Due from related parties  -   76,619 
Prepaid expenses and other current assets  28,265   228,443 
TOTAL CURRENT ASSETS  64,554,841   36,597,808 
         
Property, plant and equipment, net  45,350   9,491,195 
Intangible assets, net  -   974,696 
TOTAL ASSETS $64,600,191  $47,063,699 
         
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY        
CURRENT LIABILITIES        
Accounts payable $770,649  $891,848 
Short-term bank loans        
Amount due to related parties  -   529,060 
Income tax payable  1,822,258   107,137 
Accrued expenses and other current liabilities  543,467   503,455 
Deferred grants  -   245,211 
TOTAL CURRENT LIABILITIES  3,136,374   2,276,711 
         
Deferred grants-non current  -   433,206 
TOTAL LIABILITIES $3,136,374  $2,709,917 
         
COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES (Note 13)  -   - 
COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY        
Common stock, $0.001 par value, 300,000,000 shares authorized, 31,811,523 and 31,500,693 issued and outstanding as of June 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020, respectively $31,812  $31,501 
Additional paid in capital  4,221,727   1,072,932 
Statutory reserve  3,062,159   3,062,159 
Retained earnings  52,552,950   39,229,282 
Accumulated other comprehensive income  1,595,169   957,908 
TOTAL STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY  61,463,817   44,353,782 
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY $64,600,191  $47,063,699 

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

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WETOUCH TECHNOLOGY INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME AND COMPREHENSIVE INCOME

(Unaudited)

 

                 
  Three-Month Period Ended  Six-Month Period Ended 
  June 30,  June 30, 
  2021  2020  2021  2020 
REVENUES                
Revenue from customers $15,234,885  $5,256,060  $25,850,636  $8,765,152 
Revenues from related parties  -   -   97,553   - 
Total Revenues  15,234,885   5,256,060   25,948,189   8,765,152 
                 
COST OF REVENUES  (7,334,722)  (2,591,100)  (12,906,528)  (4,463,883)
GROSS PROFIT  7,900,163   2,664,960   13,041,661   4,301,269 
                 
OPERATING EXPENSES                
Selling expenses  (125,574)  (26,227)  (213,397)  (44,932)
General and administrative expenses  (812,166)  (351,660)  (1,320,582)  (559,937)
Research and development expenses  (22,588)  (17,957)  (44,768)  (33,299)
Share-based compensation  -   -   (3,149,106)  - 
OPERATING EXPENSES  (960,328)  (395,844)  (4,727,853)  (638,168)
                 
INCOME FROM OPERATIONS  6,939,835   2,269,116   8,313,808   3,663,101 
                 
OTHER INCOME (EXPENSES)                
Interest income  13,375   19,992   35,386   39,609 
Interest expense  -   (2,924)  -   (5,893)
Government grant  1,229   56,335   692,942   127,983 
Late penalty on debt                
Gain on asset disposal  -   -   7,625,165   - 
TOTAL OTHER INCOME  14,604   73,403   8,353,493   161,699 
                 
INCOME BEFORE INCOME TAX EXPENSE  6,954,439   2,342,519   16,667,301   3,824,800 
                 
INCOME TAX EXPENSE  (1,887,339)  (349,043)  (3,238,952)  (571,830)
                 
NET INCOME $5,067,100  $1,993,476  $13,428,349  $3,252,970 
                 
OTHER COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS)                
Foreign currency translation adjustment  809,779   72,252   532,580   (478,166)
COMPREHENSIVE INCOME $5,876,879  $2,065,728  $13,960,929  $2,774,804 
                 
EARNINGS PER COMMON SHARE                
Basic $0.2  $0.1  $0.42  $0.12 
Diluted $0.2  $0.1  $0.42  $0.12 
WEIGHTED AVERAGE NUMBER OF SHARES OUTSTANDING                
Basic*  31,811,523   28,000,000   31,811,523   28,000,000 
Diluted*  32,653,163   28,000,000   32,653,163   28,000,000 

 

*Retrospectively restated for effect of recapitalization, see Note 1

 

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WETOUCH TECHNOLOGY INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CHANGES IN STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY

(Unaudited)

 

                             
  

Common stock at

Par value $0.001

  

Additional

paid-in

  Statutory  Retained  

Accumulated

other

comprehensive

  

Total

stockholders’

 
  Shares  Amount  capital  reserve  Earnings  loss  equity 
                      
Balance at April 1, 2020** $28,000,000  $  28,000  $14,034  $  2,003,569  $  32,616,988  $(2,285,406) $  32,377,185 
Share-based compensation                            
Share-based compensation, shares                            
Appropriation to statutory reserve                            
Recapitalization -10/9/2020                            
Recapitalization -10/9/2020, shares                            
Fraction shares issued due to stock split                            
Fraction shares issued due to stock split, shares                            
Net income                  1,993,476       1,993,476 
Foreign currency translation adjustment  -   -   -   -   -   72,252   72,252 
                             
Balance at June 30, 2020 $28,000,000  $28,000  $14,034  $2,003,569  $34,610,464  $(2,213,154) $34,442,913 

 

*Retrospectively restated for effect of recapitalization, see Note 1

 

  

Common stock at

Par value $0.001

  

Additional

paid-in

  Statutory  Retained  

Accumulated

other

comprehensive

  

Total

stockholders’

 
  Shares  Amount  capital  reserve  Earnings  loss  equity 
                      
Balance at April 1, 2021  31,811,523  $  31,812  $  4,221,727  $  3,062,159  $  47,590,531  $680,709  $  55,586,938 
                             
Net income                  5,067,100       5,067,100 
Foreign currency translation adjustment  -   -   -   -   -   809,779   809,779 
                             
Balance at June 30, 2021  31,811,523  $31,812  $4,221,727  $3,062,159  $47,590,531  $1,490,488  $61,463,817 

 

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WETOUCH TECHNOLOGY INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CHANGES IN STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY

(Unaudited)

 

  

Common stock at

Par value $0.001

  

Additional

paid-in

  Statutory  Retained  

Accumulated

other

comprehensive

  

Total

stockholders’

 
  Shares  Amount  capital  reserve  Earnings  loss  equity 
                      
Balance at January 1, 2020** 28,000,000  $  28,000  $14,034  $  2,003,569  $  31,357,494  $(1,734,988) $  31,668,109 
                             
Net income                  3,252,970       3,252,970 
Foreign currency translation adjustment  -   -   -   -   -   (478,166)  (478,166)
                             
Balance at June 30, 2020  28,000,000  $28,000  $14,034  $2,003,569  $34,610,464  $(2,213,154) $34,442,913 

 

*Retrospectively restated for effect of recapitalization, see Note 1

 

  

Common stock at

Par value $0.001

  

Additional

paid-in

  Statutory  Retained  

Accumulated

other

comprehensive

  

Total

stockholders’

 
  Shares  Amount  capital  reserve  Earnings  (income) loss  equity 
                      
Balance at January 1, 2021  31,500,693  $  31,501  $  1,072,932  $  3,062,159  $  39,229,282  $957,908  $  44,353,782 
                             
Share-based compensation  310,830   311   3,148,795   -       -   3,149,106 
Net income                  13,428,349       13,428,349 
Foreign currency translation adjustment  -   -   -   -   -   532,580   532,580 
                             
Balance at June 30, 2021  31,811,523  $31,812  $4,221,727  $3,062,159  $47,590,531  $1,490,488  $61,463,817 

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

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WETOUCH TECHNOLOGY INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(Unaudited)

 

         
  

For the six-months ended

June 30,

 
  2021  2020 
       
Cash flows from operating activities        
Net income $13,428,349  $3,252,970 
Adjustments to reconcile net income to cash provided by operating activities        
Inventory write-off        
Bad debts reversal  (76,260)  - 
Depreciation and amortization  374,505   509,934 
Share-based compensation  3,149,106   - 
Loss of input VAT credits  354,991   - 
Gain on asset disposal  (7,625,165)  - 
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:        
Accounts receivable  1,286,124   2,840,257 
Amounts due from related parties  83,531   (43,747)
Inventories  89,850   (14,763)
Prepaid expenses and other current assets  216,506   (199,125)
Accounts payable  (186,330)  (10,788)
Amounts due to related parties  (566,737)  (230,879)
Income Tax payable  1,703,667   (289,117)
Accrued expenses and other current liabilities  (351,972)  (111,683)
Deferred grants  (726,730)  (113,762)
Net cash provided by operating activities  11,153,435   5,589,297 
         
Cash flows from investing activities        
         
Purchase of property, plant and equipment  (45,255)  - 
Proceeds from assets disposal  17,804,769   - 
Net cash provided by investing activities  17,759,514   - 
         
Cash flows from financing activities        
Repayment of bank borrowings  -   (426,609)
Repayment of advances from related parties        
Net cash used in financing activities  -   (426,609)
         
Effect of changes of foreign exchange rates on cash  (282,453)  (233,061)
Net increase in cash  28,630,496   4,929,627 
Cash, beginning of period  23,963,861   14,279,797 
Cash, end of period $52,594,357  $19,209,424 
         
Supplemental disclosure of cash flow information        
Cash paid for interest expense $-  $42,661 
Cash paid for income tax $1,521,333  $860,947 
Non-cash investing activities        
 Net liabilities acquired due to recapitalization        

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

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WETOUCH TECHNOLOGY INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (UNAUDITED)

 

NOTE 1 — BUSINESS DESCRIPTION

 

Business

 

Wetouch Technology Inc. (“Wetouch”, or the “Company”, or “we”), is a holding company that is incorporated in Nevada, United States. Through a reverse merger and a series of transactions, Wetouch acquired 100% equity interest of Sichuan Wetouch Technology Co., Ltd. (“Sichuan Wetouch”).

 

For accounting purpose, the acquisition was accounted for as a reverse acquisition with Wetouch (the legal acquirer) identified as the accounting acquiree and Sichuan Wetouch (the legal acquiree) identified as the accounting acquirer. Sichuan Wetouch is a limited liability company established under the laws of the People’s Republic of China (“PRC”).

 

Wetouch, through its subsidiaries, is primarily engaged in the business of research, development, manufacture, and distribution of touchscreen displays to customers both in PRC and overseas through its subsidiaries. The touchscreen products, which are manufactured by the Company, are primarily for use in the computer components.

 

The Company’s operations are primarily conducted through its subsidiaries in the PRC. The Company’s other subsidiaries in the British Virgin Islands (“BVI”) and Hong Kong do not have significant operations.

 

Restructuring

 

Wetouch Holding Group Limited (“BVI Wetouch”) is the sole stockholder of Hong Kong Wetouch Electronics Technology Limited (“Hong Kong Wetouch”) and Hong Kong Wetouch Technology Limited (“HK Wetouch”).

 

Pursuant to local PRC government guidelines on local environmental issues and the national overall plan, Sichuan Wetouch is under the government-directed relocation order to relocate no later than December 31, 2021 and received compensation accordingly.

 

On December 30, 2020, Sichuan Vtouch Technology Co., Ltd. (“Sichuan Vtouch”) was incorporated in Chengdu, Sichuan, under the laws of the People’s Republic of China in order to take over the operating business of Sichuan Wetouch, with HK Wetouch as its sole shareholder.

 

On March 2, 2021, HK Wetouch acquired all shares of Hong Kong Wetouch. Due to the fact that Hong Kong Wetouch and HK Wetouch are both under the same sole stockholder, the acquisition is accounted for under common control.

 

On June 18, 2021, Hong Kong Wetouch started its dissolution process pursuant to the minutes of its special shareholder meeting.

 

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Note 2 — BASIS OF PRESENTATION

 

The accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“U.S. GAAP”). Certain information and footnote disclosures normally included in financial statements prepared in accordance with U.S. GAAP have been condensed or omitted as permitted by rules and regulations of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”). The condensed consolidated balance sheet as of December 31, 2020 was derived from the audited consolidated financial statements of Wetouch. The accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements should be read in conjunction with the consolidated balance sheet of the Company as of December 31, 2020, and the related consolidated statements of comprehensive income, changes in equity and cash flows for the year then ended.

 

In the opinion of the management, all adjustments (which include normal recurring adjustments) necessary to present a fair statement of the financial position as of June 30, 2021, the results of operations and cash flows for the six-month periods ended June 30, 2021 and 2020 have been made. However, the results of operations included in such financial statements may not necessary be indicative of annual results.

 

Use of Estimates

 

The preparation of condensed financial statements in conformity with U.S. GAAP requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets, liabilities, revenues and expenses, as well as the related disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities. Actual results could differ from those estimates.

 

On an ongoing basis, management evaluates the Company’s estimates, including those related to the bad debt allowance, fair values of financial instruments, intangible assets and property and equipment, income taxes, and contingent liabilities, among others. The Company bases its estimates on assumptions, both historical and forward looking, that are believed to be reasonable, the results of which form the basis for making judgments about the carrying values of assets and liabilities.

 

Significant Accounting Policies

 

For a detailed discussion about Wetouch’s significant accounting policies, refer to Note 2 — “Summary of Significant Accounting Policies,” in Wetouch’s consolidated financial statements included in the Company’s 2020 audited consolidated financial statements. During the three-month and six-month periods ended June 30, 2021, there were no significant changes made to Wetouch significant accounting policies.

 

Note 2 — SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES

 

(a) Basis of Presentation and Principles of Consolidation

 

The accompanying consolidated financial statements have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“U.S. GAAP”) and pursuant to the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”). The accompanying consolidated financial statements include the financial statements of the Wetouch and its wholly owned subsidiaries. All significant intercompany transactions and balances have been eliminated upon consolidation.

 

(b) Uses of estimates

 

In preparing the consolidated financial statements in conformity with US GAAP, management makes estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting period. These estimates are based on information as of the date of the consolidated financial statements. Significant estimates required to be made by management include, but are not limited to, the allowance for estimated uncollectible receivables, inventory valuations, useful lives of property, plant and equipment, intangible assets, the recoverability of long-lived assets, provision necessary for contingent liabilities, revenue recognition and realization of deferred tax assets. Actual results could differ from those estimates.

 

(c) Cash and cash equivalents

 

Cash includes currency on hand and deposits held by banks that can be added or withdrawn without limitation.

 

(d) Accounts receivables, net

 

Accounts receivables are presented net of allowance for doubtful accounts. The Company determines the adequacy of reserves for doubtful accounts based on individual account analysis and historical collection trend. The Company establishes a provision for doubtful receivables when there is objective evidence that the Company may not be able to collect amounts due. The allowance is based on management’s best estimate of specific losses on individual exposures, as well as a provision on historical trends of collections. Actual amounts received may differ from management’s estimate of credit worthiness and the economic environment. Delinquent account balances are written-off against the allowance for doubtful accounts after management has determined that the collection is not probable.

 

(e) Inventory

 

Inventory consists of raw materials, work-in-process and finished goods and is stated at the lower of cost or net realizable value. Cost is determined using a weighted average. For work-in-process and manufactured inventories, cost consists of raw materials, direct labor and an allocated portion of the Company’s production overhead. The Company writes down excess and obsolete inventory to its estimated net realizable value based upon assumptions about future demand and market conditions. For finished goods and work-in-process, if the estimated net realizable value for an inventory item, which is the estimated selling price in the ordinary course of business, less reasonably predicable costs to completion and disposal, is lower than its cost, the specific inventory item is written down to its estimated net realizable value. Net realizable value for raw materials is based on replacement cost. Provisions for inventory write-downs are included in the cost of revenues in the consolidated statements of operations. Inventories are carried at this lower cost basis until sold or scrapped. US$66,944 and nil inventory write-off was recorded for the years ended December 31, 2020 and 2019, respectively.

 

(f) Fair value of financial instruments

 

Fair value is defined as the price that would be received to sell an asset or paid to transfer a liability in an orderly transaction between market participants at the measurement date. A three-level fair value hierarchy prioritizes the inputs used to measure fair value. The hierarchy requires entities to maximize the use of observable inputs and minimize the use of unobservable inputs. The three levels of inputs used to measure fair value are as follows:

 

 Level 1 — inputs to the valuation methodology are quoted prices (unadjusted) for identical assets or liabilities in active markets.
 Level 2 — inputs to the valuation methodology include quoted prices for similar assets and liabilities in active markets, quoted market prices for identical or similar assets in markets that are not active, inputs other than quoted prices that are observable and inputs derived from or corroborated by observable market data.
 Level 3 — inputs to the valuation methodology are unobservable.

 

Unless otherwise disclosed, the fair value of the Company’s financial instruments, including cash, accounts receivable, prepaid expenses and other current assets, accounts payable, short-term bank loans, accrued expenses and other current liabilities, taxes payable and due to related parties, approximate the fair value of the respective assets and liabilities as of December 31, 2020 and 2019 based upon the short-term nature of the assets and liabilities.

 

(g)) Property, plant and equipment, net

 

Property, plant and equipment are stated at cost less accumulated depreciation and amortization. Depreciation and amortization of property and equipment is provided using the straight-line method over their expected useful lives, as follows: 

SCHEDULE OF ESTIMATED USEFUL LIFE OF PROPERTY PLANT AND EQUIPMENT

  Useful life
Buildings 20 years
Machinery and equipment 10 years
Office and electric equipment 3 years

 

Expenditures for maintenance and repairs, which do not materially extend the useful lives of the assets, are charged to expense as incurred. Expenditures for major renewals and betterments which substantially extend the useful life of assets are capitalized. The cost and related accumulated depreciation of assets retired or sold are removed from the respective accounts, and any gain or loss is recognized in the consolidated statements of income and other comprehensive income in other income or expenses.

 

(h) Intangible assets, net

 

The Company’s intangible assets primarily includes land use rights and patent right. A land use right in the PRC represents an exclusive right to occupy, use and develop a piece of land during the contractual term of the land use right. The cost of a land use right is usually paid in one lump sum at the date the right is granted. The prepayment usually covers the entire period of the land use right. The lump sum advance payment is capitalized and recorded as land use right and then charged to expense on a straight-line basis over the period of the right, which is normally 50 years.

 

Patents are recognized at cost of acquisition. They have a finite life and are carried at cost less any accumulated amortization and any impairment losses.

 SCHEDULE OF FINITE LIVED INTANGIBLE ASSETS

  Useful life
Land use right 50 years
Patents 10 years

 

i) Impairment of long-lived Assets

 

Long-lived assets, such as property, plant and equipment, land use rights, are reviewed for impairment when events or changes in circumstances indicate that the carrying value of such assets may not be recoverable. Recoverability of a long-lived asset or asset group to be held and used is measured by a comparison of the carrying amount of an asset or asset group to the estimated undiscounted future cash flows expected to be generated by the asset or asset group. If the carrying value of an asset or asset group exceeds its estimated undiscounted future cash flows, an impairment charge is recognized by the amount that the carrying value exceeds the estimated fair value of the asset or asset group. Fair value is determined through various valuation techniques including discounted cash flow models, quoted market values and third party independent appraisals, as considered necessary. Assets to be disposed are reported at the lower of carrying amount or fair value less costs to sell, and are no longer depreciated. There were nil impairment of intangible assets recognized for the years ended December 31, 2020 and 2019.

 

(h) Foreign Currency Translation

 

The Company uses US dollars as the reporting currency. The Company’s subsidiary HK Wetouch’s functional currency for HK Wetouch is Hong Kong dollar. The functional currency of Sichuan Wetouch is the Chinese Yuan (“RMB”). The Company’s consolidated financial statements have been translated into US$. Assets and liabilities accounts are translated using the exchange rate at each reporting period end date. Equity accounts are translated at historical rates. Income and expense accounts are translated at the average rate of exchange during the reporting period. The resulting translation adjustments are reported under other comprehensive income (loss). Gains and losses resulting from the translations of foreign currency transactions and balances are reflected in the results of operations.

 

The RMB is not freely convertible into foreign currency and all foreign exchange transactions must take place through authorized institutions. No representation is made that the RMB amounts could have been, or could be, converted into US$ at the rates used in translation.

 

The following table outlines the currency exchange rates that were used in creating the consolidated financial statements in this report:

 SCHEDULE OF CURRENCY EXCHANGE RATES

  December 31
2020
 December 31,
2019
Year-end spot rate US$1=RMB 6.5250 US$1=RMB 6.9618
Average rate US$1=RMB 6.9042 US$1=RMB 6.9081

 

(i) Revenue recognition

 

The Company adopted Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) 606 using the modified retrospective approach. The adoption of this standard did not have a material impact on the Company’s consolidated financial statements. Therefore, no adjustments to opening retained earnings were necessary.

 

ASC 606, Revenue from Contracts with customers, establishes principles for reporting information about the nature, amount, timing and uncertainty of revenue and cash flows arising from the entity’s contracts to provide goods or services to customers. The core principle requires an entity to recognize revenue to depict the transfer of goods or services to customers in an amount that reflects the consideration that it expects to be entitled to receive in exchange for those goods or services recognized as performance obligations are satisfied.

 

ASC 606 requires the use of a five-step model to recognize revenue from customer contracts. The five-step model requires that the Company (i) identify the contract with the customer, (ii) identify the performance obligations in the contract, (iii) determine the transaction price, including variable consideration to the extent that it is probable that a significant future reversal will not occur, (iv) allocate the transaction price to the respective performance obligations in the contract, and (v) recognize revenue when (or as) the Company satisfies the performance obligation. The application of the five-step model to the revenue streams compared to the prior guidance did not result in significant changes in the way the Company records its revenue. The Company has assessed the impact of the guidance by reviewing its existing customer contracts and current accounting policies and practices to identify differences that would result from applying the new requirements, including the evaluation of its performance obligations, transaction price, customer payments, transfer of control and principal versus agent considerations. Based on the assessment, the Company concluded that there was no change to the timing and pattern of revenue recognition for its current revenue streams.

 

In accordance with ASC 606, the Company recognizes revenue when it transfers its goods and services to customers in an amount that reflects the consideration to which the Company expects to be entitled in such exchange. The Company accounts for the revenue generated from sales of its products primarily to its customers in PRC and overseas, as the Company is acting as a principal in these transactions, is subject to inventory risk, has latitude in establishing prices, and is responsible for fulfilling the promise to provide customers the specified goods, which the Company has control of the goods and has the ability to direct the use of goods to obtain substantially all the benefits. All of the Company’s contracts have one single performance obligation as the promise is to transfer the individual goods to customers, and there is no separately identifiable other promises in the contracts. The Company’s revenue streams are recognized at a point in time when title and risk of loss passes and the customer accepts the goods, which generally occurs at delivery. The Company’s products are sold with no right of return and the Company does not provide other credits or sales incentive to customers. The Company’s sales are net of value added tax (“VAT”) and business tax and surcharges collected on behalf of tax authorities in respect of product sales.

 

Contract Assets and Liabilities

 

Payment terms are established on the Company’s pre-established credit requirements based upon an evaluation of customers’ credit quality. Contract assets are recognized for in related accounts receivable. Contract liabilities are recognized for contracts where payment has been received in advance of delivery. The contract liability balance can vary significantly depending on the timing when an order is placed and when shipment or delivery occurs. As of December 31, 2020 and 2019, other than accounts receivable and advances from customers, the Company had no other material contract assets, contract liabilities or deferred contract costs recorded on its consolidated balance sheet. Costs of fulfilling customers’ purchase orders, such as shipping, handling and delivery, which occur prior to the transfer of control, are recognized in selling, general and administrative expense when incurred.

 

Disaggregation of Revenues

 

The Company disaggregates its revenue from contracts by geography, as the Company believes it best depicts how the nature, amount, timing and uncertainty of the revenue and cash flows are affected by economic factors. The Company’s disaggregation of revenues for the years ended December 31, 2020 and 2019 are disclosed in Note 14 to the financial statements.

 

(j) Selling, General and Administrative Expenses

 

Selling expenses represents primarily costs of payroll, benefits, commissions for sales representatives and advertising expenses. General and administrative expenses represents primarily payroll and benefits costs for administrative employees, rent and operating costs of office premises, depreciation and amortization of office facilities, professional fees and other administrative expenses.

 

(k) Research and Development Expense

 

Research and development costs are expensed as incurred.

 

(l) Share-Based Compensation

 

The Company awards share options and other equity-based instruments to its employees, directors and third party service providers (collectively “share-based payments”). Compensation cost related to such awards is measured based on the fair value of the instrument on the grant date. The Company recognizes the compensation cost over the period the employee is required to provide service in exchange for the award, which generally is the vesting period. The amount of cost recognized is adjusted to reflect the expected forfeiture prior to vesting. When no future services are required to be performed by the employee in exchange for an award of equity instruments, and if such award does not contain a performance or market condition, the cost of the award is expensed on the grant date. The Company recognizes compensation cost for an award with only service conditions that has a graded vesting schedule on a straight-line basis over the requisite service period for the entire award, provided that the cumulative amount of compensation cost recognized at any date at least equals the portion of the grant-date value of such award that is vested at that date.

 

(m) Government grant

 

The Company follows other authoritative accounting guidance since there is no clear guidance with regard to government grants. Government grants are recognized at fair value where there is reasonable assurance that the grant will be received and all grant conditions will be met. Grants relating to expense items are recognized as income over the periods necessary to match the grant to the costs it is compensating. Grants relating to assets are credited to deferred income at fair value and are credited to income over the expected useful life of the asset on a straight-line basis.

 

(n) Income taxes

 

The Company accounts for income taxes in accordance with the asset and liability method. Deferred taxes are recognized for the future tax consequences attributable to temporary differences between the carrying amounts of assets and liabilities for financial statement purposes and income tax purposes using enacted rates expected to be in effect when such amounts are realized or settled. The effect on deferred taxes of a change in tax rates is recognized in income in the period that includes the enactment date. A valuation allowance is established, as needed, to reduce the amount of deferred tax assets if it is considered more-likely-than-not that some portion or all of the deferred tax assets will not be realized.

 

The Company recognizes the effect of uncertain income tax positions only if those positions are more-likely-than-not of being sustained. Recognized income tax positions are measured at the largest amount that is greater than 50% likely of being realized. Changes in recognition or measurement are reflected in the period in which the change in judgment occurs. The Company’s policy is to record interest and penalties related to uncertain tax positions as a component of income tax expense. There were 0 such interest or penalty for the years ended December 31, 2020 and 2019.

 

On December 22, 2017 the Tax Cut and Jobs Act of 2017 (“the Tax Act”) was signed into law, which among other effects, reduces the U.S. federal corporate income tax rate to 21% from 34% (or 35% in certain cases) beginning in 2018, and requires companies to pay a one-time transition tax on certain unrepatriated earnings from non-U.S. subsidiaries that is payable over eight years. No tax was due under this provision. The Tax Act also makes the receipt of future non-U.S. sourced income of non-U.S. subsidiaries tax-free to U.S. companies and creates a new minimum tax on the earnings of non-U.S. subsidiaries relating to the parent’s deductions for payments to the subsidiaries.

 

(o) Value added tax (“VAT”)

 

Sales revenue represents the invoiced value of goods, net of VAT. The VAT is based on gross sales price. Since April 1, 2019, VAT rate was lowered from 16% to 13%. The VAT may be offset by VAT paid by the Company on raw materials and other materials included in the cost of producing or acquiring its finished products. The Company recorded a VAT payable or recoverable net of VAT payments in the accompanying consolidated financial statements.

 

For export sales, VAT is not imposed on gross sales price, but the VAT related to purchasing raw materials is refunded after the export is completed.

 

(p) Earnings per Share

 

The Company computes earnings per share (“EPS”) in accordance with ASC 260, “Earnings per Share” (“ASC 260”). ASC 260 requires companies with complex capital structures to present basic and diluted EPS. Basic EPS is measured as net income divided by the weighted average common shares outstanding for the period. Diluted presents the dilutive effect on a per share basis of potential common shares (e.g., convertible securities, options and warrants) as if they had been converted at the beginning of the periods presented, or issuance date, if later. Potential common shares that have an anti-dilutive effect (i.e., those that increase income per share or decrease loss per share) are excluded from the calculation of diluted EPS. As of December 31, 2020, warrants were included for the dilutive EPS calculation.

 

(q) Comprehensive income (loss)

 

Comprehensive income (loss) consists of two components, net income and other comprehensive income (loss). The foreign currency translation gain or loss resulting from translation of the financial statements expressed in RMB to US$ is reported in other comprehensive income (loss) in the consolidated statements of income and comprehensive income.

 

(r) Recent Accounting Pronouncements

 

The Company considers the applicability and impact of all accounting standards updates (“ASUs”). Management periodically reviews new accounting standards that are issued.

 

In June 2016, the FASB issued ASU 2016-13, Financial Instruments – Credit Losses (Topic 326), which introduces new guidance for the accounting for credit losses on instruments within its scope. The new guidance introduces an approach based on expected losses to estimate credit losses on certain types of financial instruments. It also modifies the impairment model for available-for-sale (AFS) debt securities and provides for a simplified accounting model for purchased financial assets with credit deterioration since their origination. The pronouncement will be effective for public business entities that are SEC filers in fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2022, including interim periods within those fiscal years. Early application of the guidance will be permitted for all entities for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2019, including interim periods within those fiscal years. The Company does not anticipate the guidance will have a material impact on its financial statements.

 

In December 2019, the FASB issued ASU 2019-12, “Income Taxes (Topic 740): Simplifying the Accounting for Income Taxes”. The amendment simplifies the accounting for income taxes by eliminating some exceptions to the general approach in ASC 740, Income Taxes. It also clarifies certain aspects of the existing guidance to promote more consistent application, among other things. The guidance is effective for interim and annual reporting periods beginning within 2021 with early adoption permitted.

 

From time to time, the FASB or other standards setting bodies issue new accounting pronouncements. Updates to the FASB ASCs are communicated through issuance of ASUs. Unless otherwise discussed, the Company believes that the recently issued guidance, whether adopted or to be adopted in the future, is not expected to have a material impact on its consolidated financial statements upon adoption.

 

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NOTE-3- ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE

 

Accounts receivable consists of the following:

 SCHEDULE OF ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE

  June 30, 2021  December 31 2020 
Accounts receivable $11,590,670  $12,002,454 
Allowance for doubtful accounts  -   (75,619)
Accounts receivable, net $11,590,670  $11,926,835 

 

The Company’s accounts receivable primarily includes balance due from customers when the Company’s products are sold and delivered to customers.

 

There was 0 accrual of additional provision or write-off of accounts receivable for years ended December 31, 2020 and 2019. The difference in doubtful account balances is due to foreign currency translation.

 

NOTE 4 — PROPERTY, PLANT AND EQUIPMENT, NET

 

Property, plant and equipment, net, consists of the following:

SCHEDULE OF PROPERTY, PLANT AND EQUIPMENT 

  June 30, 2021  December 31, 2020 
Buildings $-  $10,330,767 
Machinery, equipment and furniture  45,350   5,830,470 
Subtotal  45,350   16,161,237 
Less: accumulated depreciation  -   (6,670,042)
Property, plant and equipment, net $45,350  $9,491,195 

 

Depreciation expense was nil and $238,710 for the three-month period ended June 30, 2021 and 2020, respectively, and $260,943 and $481,116 six-month period ended June 30, 2021 and 2020, respectively.

 

Pursuant to local PRC government guidelines on local environment issues and the national overall plan, Sichuan Wetouch is under the government directed relocation order to relocate no later than December 31, 2021 and received compensation accordingly. On March 18, 2021, pursuant to the agreement with the local government and an appraisal report issued by a mutual agreed appraiser, Sichuan Wetouch received compensation of RMB115.2 million ($17.8 million) (“Compensation Funds”) for the withdrawal of the right to use of state-owned land and the demolition of all buildings, facilities, equipment and all other appurtenances on the land. During the six-month period ended June 30, 2021, the Company recorded a gain of $7,625,165 for the asset disposal including intangible assets.

 

On March 16, 2021, in order to minimize interruption of our business, Sichuan Vtouch entered into a leasing agreement with Sichuan Renshou Shigao Tianfu Investment Co., Ltd., a limited company owned by the local government, to lease the property and all buildings, facilities and equipment thereon (“Demised Properties) of Sichuan Wetouch, commencing from April 1, 2021 until December 31, 2021, at a monthly rent of RMB300,000 ($46,366) for the use of the Demised Properties.

 

NOTE 5 – INTANGIBLE ASSETS, NET

 

Intangible assets, net mainly consist of the following:

 SCHEDULE OF INTANGIBLE ASSETS

  June 30, 2021  December 31, 2020 
Land use rights $-  $1,016,215 
Patents  -   417,919 
Subtotal  -   1,434,134 
Less: accumulated amortization for patents  -   (310,393)
Accumulated amortization for land use right  -   (149,045)
Subtotal  -   (459,438)
Intangible assets, net $-  $974,696 

 

Amortization expense was nil and $14,295 for the three-month period ended June 30, 2021 and 2020, respectively, and $113,562 and $28,818 for the six-month period ended June 30, 2021 and 2020, respectively. The Company accelerated the amortization expense for the three-month period ended March 31, 2021 due to the relocation pursuit to the Compensation Fund agreement with the local government. See Note 4. As the Company plans to deregister Sichuan Wetouch and the newly set up Sichuan Vtouch will use new techniques with new equipment, the Company estimates no remaining useful life for the existing patents.

 

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NOTE 6 – RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS

 

The related party transactions are summarized as follows:

 SCHEDULE OF RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS

  

Three-Month Period Ended

June 30,

  

Six-Month Period Ended

June 30,

 
  2021  2020  2021  2020 
  US$  US$  US$  US$ 
Revenues resulting from related parties:                
Sales to Chengdu Wetouch Technology Co., Ltd (“Chengdu Wetouch”) $-  $-  $10,451  $- 
Sales to Meishan Vtouch Electronics Technology Co., Ltd. (Meishan Wetouch)  -   -   87,102   - 
Total Revenue $-  $-  $97,553  $- 

 

The Company sells capacitive touchscreens to Chengdu Wetouch and Meishan Wetouch from time to time. There are no written agreements between the Company and Meishan Wetouch. Mr. Guangde Cai, Chairman and director of the Company and our indirect majority shareholder, owns 94% and 95% of Chengdu Wetouch and Meishan Wetouch, respectively.

 

Amounts due from related parties are as follows:

 

Amounts due

from related

parties

 Relationship 

June 30,
2021

  

December 31,
2020

  Note
Vision Touch Technology AG 100% owned by Mr. Yong Yang, Sales Director of Sichuan Wetouch $-  $76,619  Operating expense paid on behalf of the related party/Company

 

Amounts due to related parties are as follows:

 

  Relationship 

June 30,

2021

  

December 31,

2020

  Note
Chengdu Wetouch Technology Co., Ltd (“Chengdu Wetouch”) 94% owned by Mr. Guangde Cai & 2% by Mr. Shengyong Li $-  $134,616  Operating expense paid on behalf of the Company
Meishan Vtouch Electronics Technology Co., Ltd. 95% owned by Mr. Guangde Cai and 5% by Chengdu Wetouch  -   68,402  Operating expense paid on behalf of the Company
Chengdu Vtouch Intelligence Science & Technology Co., Ltd. 100% owned by HK Vtouch Holding Group Co., Ltd.  -   -  Operating expenses paid on behalf of the Company
Mr. Guangde Cai Chairman and CEO of the Company  -   326,042  Payable to employee
Total   $-  $529,060  4.2 

 

NOTE 7 - INCOME TAXES

 

Wetouch

 

Wetouch Technology Inc. is subject to a tax rate of 21% per beginning 2018, and files a U.S. federal income tax return.

 

BVI Wetouch

 

Under the current laws of the British Virgin Islands, BVI Wetouch, subsidiary of Wetouch, is not subject to tax on its income or capital gains. In addition, no British Virgin Islands withholding tax will be imposed upon the payment of dividends by the Company to its shareholders.

 

Hong Kong

 

HK Wetouch is incorporated in Hong Kong and is subject to profit taxes in Hong Kong at a progressive rate of 16.5%.

 

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PRC

 

Pursuant to an approval from the local tax authority in October 2017, Sichuan Wetouch became a qualified enterprise located in the western region of the PRC, which entitled it to a preferential income tax rate of 15% from October 11, 2017 to October 11, 2020.

 

On October 21, 2020, Sichuan Wetouch was granted on a case-by-case basis by Sichuan Provincial government as preferential tax treatment High and New Technology Enterprises (“HNTEs”), which entitled it to a reduced income tax rate of 15% beginning October 21, 2020 until October 20, 2023.

 

Sichuan Vtouch is entitled to 25% of income tax rate.

 

The effective income tax rates for the six-month periods ended June 30, 2021 and 2020 were 19.4% and 15.0%, respectively. The effective income tax rate for the six-month period ended June 30, 2021 differs from the PRC statutory income tax rate of 25% primarily due to Sichuan Wetouch’s preferential income tax rate.

 

The estimated effective income tax rate for the year ended December 31, 2021 would be similar to actual effective tax rate of the six-month periods ended June 30, 2021.

 

NOTE 8- ACCRUED EXPENSES AND OTHER CURRENT LIABILITIES

 

Accrued expenses and other current liabilities consist of the following:

SCHEDULE OF ACCRUED EXPENSES AND OTHER CURRENT LIABILITIES

  June 30, 2021  December 31, 2020 
Advance from customers $169,040  $9,493 
Accrued payroll and employee benefits  97,036   105,801 
Advance 0.9 $-  $- 
Accrued interest expenses  -   - 
Other tax payable (i)  277,098   325,719 
Penalty related to a loan default (ii)  -   - 
Others (ii)  293   62,442 
Accrued expenses and other current liabilities $543,467  $503,455 

 

(i)Other tax payables are mainly value added tax payable.

 

(ii)Others mainly represent accrued employee reimbursement payable and other accrued miscellaneous operating expenses.

 

NOTE 9- DEFERRED GRANTS

 

On January 14, 2013 and January 27, 2014, Sichuan Wetouch received RMB11.2 million (equivalent to US$1.8 million) and RMB4.8 million (equivalent to US$0.8 million) government subsidies, respectively, from Sichuan Provincial Government in supporting the initial set-up and construction of its production facility. The Company completed the construction of the plant in June 2013 and there were no other unfulfilled conditions and/or other contingencies attaching to government assistance which has been recognized as income.

 

Since the funding is related to the construction of long-term assets, the amounts were recognized as government grant, which is included in deferred grants on the consolidated balance sheets, and to be recognized as other income in the consolidated statements of comprehensive income (loss) over the periods and in the proportions in which depreciation expense on the long-term assets is recognized.

 

During the six-month period ended June 30, 2021, the Company recognized the remaining balance of deferred grant as income due to the government directed relocation order disclosed in Note 4.

 

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NOTE 10- SHARE BASED COMPENSATION

 

As of June 30, 2021, the Company had 841,440 warrants outstanding with i) weighted average exercise price of $0.01; ii) weighted average remaining contractual life of 4.45 years; and iii) aggregate intrinsic value of $3.4 million.

 

On January 1, 2021, the Board of Directors of the Company authorized the issuance of an aggregate of 310,830 shares and 631,080 warrants to a third party service provider for consulting services that had been rendered. The five-year warrants are exercisable at one cent per share.

 

The Company awards common stock and stock options to employees, consultants, and directors as compensation for their services, and accounts for its stock option awards to employees, consultants, and directors pursuant to the provisions of ASC 718, Stock Compensation. The fair value of each option award is estimated on the date of grant using the Black-Scholes Merton valuation model. The Company recognizes the fair value of each option as compensation expense ratably using the straight-line attribution method over the service period, which is generally the vesting period.

 

The 310,830 shares of common stock and 631,080 warrants were vested on January 1, 2021 and no warrants were exercised. The fair value of above award was estimated at the grant date using Black-Scholes model for pricing the share compensation expenses. The fair value of the Black-Scholes model includes the following assumptions: expected life of 2.5 years, expected dividend rate of 0%, volatility of 51.3% and an average interest rate of 0.12%.

 

For the three-month periods and six-month periods ended June 30, 2021, the Company recognized relevant share-based compensation expense of nil and $1,041,281 for the vested shares, and nil and $2,107,825 for the warrants, respectively.

 

NOTE 11- RISKS AND UNCERTAINTIES

 

Credit Risk – The carrying amount of accounts receivable included in the balance sheet represents the Company’s exposure to credit risk in relation to its financial assets. No other financial asset carries a significant exposure to credit risk. The Company performs ongoing credit evaluations of each customer’s financial condition. The Company maintains allowances for doubtful accounts and such allowances in the aggregate have not exceeded management’s estimates.

 

The Company has its cash in bank deposits primarily at state owned banks located in the PRC. Historically, deposits in PRC banks have been secured due to the state policy of protecting depositors’ interests. The PRC promulgated a Bankruptcy Law in August 2006, effective June 1, 2007, which contains provisions for the implementation of measures for the bankruptcy of PRC banks. The bank deposits with financial institutions in the PRC are insured by the government authority for up to RMB500,000.

 

Interest Rate Risk – The Company is exposed to the risk arising from changing interest rates, which may affect the ability of repayment of existing debts and viability of securing future debt instruments within the PRC.

 

Currency Risk - A majority of the Company’s revenue and expense transactions are denominated in RMB and a significant portion of the Company’s assets and liabilities are denominated in RMB. RMB is not freely convertible into foreign currencies. In the PRC, certain foreign exchange transactions are required by law to be transacted only by authorized financial institutions at exchange rates set by the People’s Bank of China (“PBOC”). Remittances in currencies other than RMB by the Company in China must be processed through the PBOC or other China foreign exchange regulatory bodies which require certain supporting documentation in order to affect the remittance.

 

The following table outlines the currency exchange r