When doing business with a Chinese company you will often be supplied with a China Customs Registration Certificate.
This article provides some background information on this certificate and gives an explanation of its relationship with the Foreign Trade Registration Certificate.
This is what the certificate looks like if you have ever received a scan or photo of the original document before.
On the left-hand side of the certificate the information presented is:
On the right-hand side of the certificate from top to bottom the fields are as follows:
A China Customs Registration Certificate is issued to a company through their local Customs Branch. Chinese Customs are also responsible for issuing Import and Export Licenses which are additionally required for many types of restricted goods.
This certificate is not required for all Chinese companies; only for those engaged in importing and exporting.
If you are importing products from a Chinese company be sure to check that they have a legitimate China Customs Registration Certificate. Manufacturers not holding this certificate may be using a trading company to export goods.
Note that companies engaging in international trade, must also hold a Foreign Trade Registration Certificate. This document is issued by the Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China.
China Checkup offers verification of the China Customs Registration Certificate, you can click the webpage to view our service.
Apart from the ubiquitous sourcing b2b platform alibaba.com, do you know any of the other Alibaba ecommerce platforms?
This article gives an overview of the Alibaba ecommerce platforms, most of which are aimed squarely at China's domestic market - notably the country's largest online marketplace Taobao.
Conducting China market research can be very challenging for foreign companies, due to the shortage of reliable information available in the English language.
From researching many topics for our articles, we have however found some websites which we go back to time and again, and decided it would be a good idea to share these with our readers.
Although many factory's have their own laboratories, few of these are independently certified so requesting testing by external testing body is a wise move in many circumstances.
These testing bodies should be accredited and you can make sure of this by requesting a copy of their China laboratory accreditation certificate.