Monday, 30 August 2021
Saturday, 17 July 2021
Friday, 2 July 2021
Thursday, 1 July 2021
Company Verification (Checkup) Service -- Checking Out Your Partners Online Without Inspecting in China
What is a Chinese Company Checkup (Verification) Service?
Chinese Company Verification service is a kind of services checking out the Business License and Export License with local officials in China, this service can stop the client from professional scammers before formal cooperation as STIN staff shall contact local officials for confirmation and verification in person. There are too many fake certificates, licenses or even diplomas and also 85% of the trade companies disguise themselves as a real manufacturers online, this is why lot of so-called Gold members online turned out to be a professional scammer after a deep investigation sometimes.
A basic Company Verification service can assure the client that whether his supplier or buyer is a legitimate company or not before signing the contract. This service is catered for small orders and short term business relationship in China. Their full registered information, basic export or import qualifications, business scopes, shareholder details, IPR details, company size, boss name, registered capital, bank account and other information shall be disclosed in this service.
Why do you need a Chinese Company Verification service in China?
What can you do if you're defrauded by your supplier from China? Yes, you can report your case to local officials and ask for official assistance. You can also take legal actions against your Chinese partners with enough proof. You can report his bad credit to local police station and get them jailed. But please note that China is NOT an English speaking country and no matter what measures you will take against your Chinese partner, you have to know their full registered information both in Chinese and English first. This is why you need a Company Verification service from us if you know nothing about Chinese. Local officials have to check their full registered information in Chinese first before helping you out. It is always important for you to know the registered information of your business partner in China before formal cooperation as there are lot of 'fake' of Business Licenses.
How to check out a company in China without inspecting in person?
To check out an exporter or importer in China, basically you have to check out their Business License and Export License. Please simply check the ways below:
1. How to check their Business License ?
Step One: Open the link below (National Enterprise Credit Information Publicity System): http://www.gsxt.gov.cn/index.html
You will see a screenshot like this:
Step Two: Type (Input) the full company name in Chinese or their unique company Tax ID, See the screenshot like this:
Step Three: Verification result showed like this：
You can get all their registered information related online, covering their tax ID, business scopes, shareholder details, IPR details, company size, boss name, registered capital etc.
2. How to check their Export License ?
Step One: Open the link below (MOFCOM, Ministry of Commerce)
You will see a screenshot like this:
Step Two: Type (Input) the full company name in Chinese or their unique company Tax ID, See the screenshot like this:
You will find out their export license details online.
If your order is very big, then an On-site Supplier Inspection and Auditing service is a must before placing any orders in China. STIN is a professional business service company here in China and our mission is to save you more time and cost, reducing the risks in your business in China. Any question is welcome.
Saturday, 29 May 2021
Thursday, 27 May 2021
Friday, 26 March 2021
“China Compulsory Certification”, abbreviated as CCC or 3C. The CCC certification mark is“CCC”, which was formulated by the National Certification and Accreditation Administration Committee in accordance with the “Compulsory Product Certification Management Regulations” (Order No. 5 of the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine of the People's Republic of China).
China Compulsory Certification (CCC) is similar to other certifications for product quality standardization–such as the European CE system–but there are important differences. The CCC certificate was introduced in 2002 and applies to imported goods as well as to Chinese products. Products which require certification may only be imported, sold and/or used in business activities in China, after a China Compulsory Certification has been obtained. Since October 2019 there is a CCC-Self-Declaration or a voluntary certification for certain product groups.
The new compulsory product certification system came into force since May 1, 2002. To ensure the smooth transition between the new and the old system, the original product safety certification system and import safety and quality licensing system would be abolished from 1 May 2003.
According to relevant documents concerning the national compulsory product certification (hereinafter referred to as “3C Certification”), since May 1, 2003, if products that were included in the first directory of 3C Certifications (namely, of the 19 categories of 132 kinds of products) failed to obtain 3C logo, they cannot be for sale, import, and used in business activities. But for exceptional cases in production, import and business activities, Certification and Accreditation Administration of the People's Republic of China issued Notice No. 8 of 2002 and stipulated that some products can apply for exemption from 3C certification.
Here are some key questions related:
What products need to apply for compulsory product certification?
The First Catalogue of Products Subject to Compulsory Certification (hereinafter referred to as “the catalogue)”, which refers to the attachments in General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine of the People's Republic of China Announcement (2OO1, No.33 ) and 132 products divided into 19 categories jointly announced by China Certification and Accreditation Administration Commission.
1 ) Wire & Cable (5 types in total ); 2 ) Circuit switching and protection or electrical device connections( 6 types in total ); 3 ) Low Voltage electric apparatus (9 types in total); 4 ) Fractional electric motor (1 type only ); 5 ) Power tools (16 types in total ); 6 ) Electric welder (15 types in total ); 7 ) Household and similar appliances and equipment (18 types in total ); 8 ) Audio and video equipments ( not including audio equipment for broadcasting purpose and car audio equipment ) (16 types in total ); 9 ) IT equipment (12 types in total ) ;1O) Lighting equipment ( not including lighting equipment whose voltage is below 36V) ( 2 types in total); 11 ) Telecommunications Terminal Equipment (9 types in total );12 )Motor vehicles and safety parts (4 types in total); 13 ) Motor vehicle tires (5 types in total ); 14 ) Safety glass (5 types in total );15 ) Agricultural machinery ( 1 type in total ); 16 ) Latex products ( 1 type in total ); 17 ) Medical Devices (7 types in total ); 18 ) Fire control products (3 types in total) 19 ) Security and Protection products (1 type in total)
For more informatio related, please check it on: https://www.cqc.com.cn/www/chinese/cprz/CCCcprz/
What are the procedures for CCC?
The certification procedures include all or part of the following steps; 1 ) Certification Application and Acceptance; 2 ) Type test; 3 ) Factory inspection; 4 ) Sampling; 5 ) Evaluation of certification results and approval; 6 ) Supervision after obtaining certification.
You can also apply CCC via a qualified agent in China, for more informatio related, please check it on: https://www.cqc.com.cn/www/chinese/cprz/CCCcprz/
What technical materials should be provided by enterprises in the application?
The following documents are generally required. 1) general assembly drawing, electrical schematic diagram, circuit diagram. 2) key components and/or list of main raw materials. 3) the difference descriptions of the products of all sizes in the same application unit. 4) other required documents. 5) CB Certificate and report (if available), for more information please refer to the Implementation Rules for Compulsory Certification for the products.
How long is the certification cycle?
In general, CQC will identify the certification and inform the applicants in one to three months since its formal acceptance of the application.
What is the cost of CCC?
In accordance with national standards, the fee for CCC shall be collected by CQC. The applicant should submit the required fee for CCC to CQC according to the items, amount and back account listed by the CQC. The certification fee shall be slightly different with different certification bodies.
Here is the an example CCC certificate for your reference:
Tuesday, 23 March 2021
1.What is the Automatic Import License
Automatic Import License refers to the import license for goods that require automatic import management legally issued by the issuing agency authorized by the Ministry of Commerce of the People's Republic of China.
In the automatic import licensing system, there is no limit to the number of the import licenses to be issued to the importer, that is, for all goods listed under the license, the importer could import as long as they apply. The purposes of automatic import license are statistic collection and supervision, providing the government with information about major goods that could possibly do harms to domestic industry.
The application of automatic import license is free of charge. Normally speaking, the function of such licenses is not to restrict the import of products, but to provide statistics for import trade. Import License Program Agreement classifies import licenses into automatic and non-automatic licenses. Article 2 of the agreement regulates that“all members of the party acknowledge that if there is no other suitable procedures available, the use of automatic import license is necessary.” Therefore, the agreement allows each member to maintain the automatic import license. At the same time, the agreement stipulates the applicable rules and operation procedure of the automatic import license: the implementation of automatic import license shall not put restrict on goods listed under the license when the use of such license is necessary. Any individual, firm or organization in the business of automatic import could is qualified to apply for the license under the premise of fulfilling the law requirements of the importer. The letter of application could be submitted on any working day prior to the customs clearance of goods. As long as the application procedures are complete, approval can be made upon receiving the application within the management practicable. It takes no more than 10 working days.
2.What items need to apply for Automatic Import License
In the year of 2013, goods listed under automatic import license are as follows:
I. Non-electromechanical products: beef, pork, by-products, lamb, chicken, milk, milk powder, soybean, canola, vegetable oil, tobacco, acetate tow, copper, coal, paper, scrap, aluminum, copper, iron ore, bauxite, crude oil, refined oil, natural gas, aluminum, fertilizer and steel, etc.
II. Second, machinery and electronic goods, including:
a. Product with commodity code issued by the Ministry of Commerce: CD production equipment, tobacco machinery, mobile communication products, satellite radio, television equipment and key components, automotive products, aircraft, ships and game consoles, etc;
b. Product with commodity code issued by local departments or office: steam turbine, engine (not for vehicles in Chapter 87) and key components, hydro-turbine and other power equipment, chemical equipment, food machinery, engineering machinery, paper machinery, textile machinery, metal smelting and processing equipment, metal processing machine tools, electrical equipment, railway locomotives, automotive products, aircraft, marine and medical equipment, etc.
3.How to apply Automatic Import License
The first step is to download and fill the registration form from the website of the Ministry of Commerce. The form should be stamped and signed or stamped by legal representative. The organization code certificate should also be provided.
Step two is to take stamped copy of business license to the Department of Commerce. Details of procedures and required documents could also be found on the official website of the Ministry of Commerce. Requirements for foreign companies and domestic ones are different.You can also ask a local agent to help you out if you are not clear.
4.Non-automatic Import License
Non-automatic import license is also known as special import license. To import goods listed under non-automatic import license, application must be submitted to relevant departments. And the import could only be conducted after the approval and license are issued. Normally speaking, there is quantity limit in non-automatic import license. Relevant departments of the importing country puts limit on the import quotas for goods from different countries or regions. The amount of import may also be decided according to the sequence of submitting applications. The importer shall not import unless he get the import quota and import license.
Non-automatic import License
Non-automatic import license is essentially an administrative method to limit import amount. It is a common method of non-tariff barriers. Given the universal protocol of such measures, the agreement does not prohibit it directly. But the agreement does have requirements for the transparency and predictability. Article 3 of the agreement stipulates the detailed procedures of non-automatic import license: non-automatic import licenses should not go beyond the role it should play in the remanufacturing of additional trade restrictions or put further restrictions on trade distortions. If the license is to be used for purpose beyond limit on amount, relevant members should provide sufficient information, including amount, total value of the quota, deadline for the quota and any other adjustments or changes, to other members and traders for better understanding. The importing country shall not discriminate different individuals, firms or organizations that meet legal requirements. The importing country shall provide equal opportunities for application and obtaining the license. For those who fail to get the approval, the right to relief in accordance with domestic procedures should be provided.
In addition, it is suggested in the agreement to establish an“import license committee”composed of representatives in order to provide opportunity of exchange and discussion for the members. Information about the implementation of import license should also be reported to the committee by the members.
5.The validity period of Automatic Import License
Please note that Automatic Import License is valid for six months per time, the importer has to renew on time when necessary.
Tuesday, 9 March 2021
Have you done any business with the top 500 China private companies before ? You do not have to audit them at all. "2020 Top 500 China Private Enterprises" is a list released by ACFIC (All-China Federation of Industry and Commerce) on September 10, 2020. Huawei Investment Holding Co., Ltd ranked first with an operating revenue of 858.833 billion RMB in 2019. Suning and Zhengwei topped second and third respectlively.
According to reports, in 2020, a total of 5761 private enterprises with an annual operating income of more than 500 million yuan participated in the survey. The entry threshold of top 500 private enterprises reached 20.204 billion RBM, an increase of 1.618 billion RMB over the previous year.
Here is the full list:
Here are the top 20 private enterprises on the list:
5.Country Garden: www.countrygarden.com.cn
7.Legendholdings (Lenovo): www.legendholdings.com.cn
13.Weiqiao Pioneering: www.weiqiaocy.com
14.Qingshan Holding: www.tssgroup.com.cn
15.Shagang Group: www.sha-steel.com