Safer, Better Business in China

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China ISO 9001 Certificate - An Introduction

China ISO 9001 Certificate - An Introduction

by Matt Slater July 12, 2016

The China ISO 9001 certificate is a commonly received document when dealing with Chinese companies, which if verified, indicates that the organisation’s quality management system has been certified.

With more certifications in China than any other country, these certificates are far from rare, but regrettably we have found that there are many expired, adjusted, or simply fake certificates out there.

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China Trademark Registration Certificate - An Introduction

China Trademark Registration Certificate - An Introduction

by Matt Slater April 21, 2016

If your Chinese supplier has a trademark on their products, this implies that they should have China Trademark Registration and in turn a China Trademark Registration Certificate.

With more and more Chinese companies becoming aware of the importance of trademarks, they will choose to register their trademarks officially so as to protect their intellectual property.

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China Tax Registration Certificate - An Introduction

China Tax Registration Certificate - An Introduction

by Matt Slater April 13, 2016

When doing business with a Chinese company, a China tax registration certificate may be included in the paperwork exchanged by the Chinese party.

Verifying this certificate can help you identify if the company is registered and whether or not it is actually from the Mainland.

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China Foreign Trade Registration Certificate - An Introduction

China Foreign Trade Registration Certificate - An Introduction

by Matt Slater February 26, 2016

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.

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China Customs Registration Certificate - An Introduction

China Customs Registration Certificate - An Introduction

by Matt Slater February 25, 2016

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.

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China CCC Certificate - An Introduction

China CCC Certificate - An Introduction

by Matt Slater February 22, 2016

The China CCC certificate is a document issued to suppliers whose products are licensed to use the CCC mark.

This article gives an introduction to the use of this mark, which is commonly seen on products in both China and overseas, how and why the certificate is issued, and by whom.

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China Bank Account Certificate - An Introduction

China Bank Account Certificate - An Introduction

by Matt Slater January 20, 2016

A China bank account certificate is a permit which allows a Mainland China-registered company do open a corporate bank account and conduct financial business in China.

When doing business with a Chinese company, asking them to provide you with a copy of this certificate allows you to ensure they have a bank account in China and you can even insist on making payments to this account.

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China Organization Code - An Introduction

China Organization Code - An Introduction

by Matt Slater December 17, 2014

You may have received a copy of a China Organization Code certificate from your Chinese supplier and wondered what it is?

Chinese companies usually provide potential buyers with a copy of their business license in order to demonstrate that they are a legitimate businesses.

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China Bill of Lading - An Introduction

China Bill of Lading - An Introduction

by Matt Slater November 28, 2014

If you are planning on doing business in China, including importing or exporting merchandise, you will at some point almost certainly come across a China Bill of Lading document.
This is an official legal document used to ensure that all merchandise exported out of the country is correctly delivered.

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China Business License - An Introduction

China Business License - An Introduction

by Matt Slater January 22, 2014

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.

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Chinese Company Verification