Before doing business in China it is important to make sure you are dealing with a legitimately registered business, but how exactly can you do that?
Travelling across the world to visit Chinese factories is a hugely time consuming and expensive process, so asking suppliers to provide, and then checking documentation is a better option.
We’ve previously written about how to find out the name of the legal representative of a Chinese company via their business license.
We’ve noticed that some other company verification providers claim in their reports that anyone who isn’t the legal representative "is not authorised to represent" the company in question.
Today is the first working day with the new Chinese business registration system in effect. We’ve translated a Chinese news piece about the changes below.
If you’ve been given a 15-digit China business registration number, you may be wondering how you can go about verifying it.
That’s certainly possible, but you might not be aware that you can also get quite a lot of information from a China business registration number simply by knowing how to break it down.
All Mainland China companies should be registered and have a China business license, so there is a good chance you will have seen or received a copy of this certificate.
But what does the license represent and what information does it contain? This article explains all.
Checking a Chinese company registration number is a common preliminary task when doing business with Chinese companies. The registration number of a company appears on its business license, and there’s a procedure you can go through to confirm the registration details.
Foreign companies wishing to do business in China do not necessarily need to establish any kind of organisation in China. If they do want to set up a ‘China arm’, it can be one of the following types of entity:
1. JV (joint venture)
2. WFOE (wholly foreign owned entity)
3. RO (representative office)