Introduced in October 2015, the new 18-digit Chinese business registration number is being quickly adopted by companies across Mainland China.
Appearing on the Chinese business license, this new number is the most clear manifestation of the huge overhaul of the company registration system, carried out by authorities in their impressive modernization drive.
Nearly all countries operate a company register and China is no exception. The China company register records all of the companies that have been officially registered for business in Mainland China and is managed by the State Administration for Industry and Commerce (SAIC).
We regularly get asked about the existence of a China company registration search website, or whether we offer such functionality ourselves.
These sorts of services are quite common in other countries (such as Companies House in the UK) and the good news is that China now also has a nationwide system, which we will introduce in this article.
Carrying out a China company registration check is very doable but requires some knowledge of both the Chinese company registration system and the Chinese language. We’ve put together this useful guide on making such checks to help you through the process.
We’ve put together this list of the various Chinese AIC company search websites (National Enterprise Credit Information Publicity System) and Chinese AIC branch websites (工商行政管理局 or just 工商局) for each province / administrative region in China.
If any of the links are broken or out of date, or we’re missing any, please leave a comment to let us know!