For a Chinese company to engage in the import and export of goods on their own, one critical document they need is the “China Foreign Trade Registration Certificate”.
This article provides some background information on this certificate and an overview of why it is so important to Chinese exporters.
This is what the certificate looks like if you have ever received a scan or photo of the original document before.
From top to bottom and left to right, the fields are as follows:
A China Foreign Trade Registration Certificate is issued to a company through the Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China (MOFCOM) or an alternate authority appointed by MOFCOM.
The China Foreign Trade Registration Certificate is not required for all Chinese companies; only for those engaged in importing and exporting.
When doing business with a Chinese company, be sure to check they have a legitimate China Foreign Trade Registration Certificate as well as a China Customs Registration Certificate. If a foreign trade operator fails to hold this documentation, customs will not carry out the procedures for declaration, inspection and release of the imported or exported goods.
We have previously explained how to distinguish between different Chinese Trade and Customs documents.
If a company provides you with a foreign trade registration certificate or even just their registration number, it may be possible to verify this with records in the official government database.
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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.
Most large economies have systems in place for categorizing their companies, and China is no different.
The China Industry Classification system is widely used in the collection of official statistical data on companies and organizations throughout Mainland China.
With so many products being made in China it comes as no surprise that China shipping ports are among the busiest in the world.
We've looked up the figures, and in this article present the 8 China shipping ports which handle the most shipping containers.