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China Company Search Services
Creditreform operates a global specialist International Business credit report service. We have local offices and fully approved international risk analysis experts in every country worldwide. This enables us to provide expert up-to-date business credit report information on businesses anywhere in the world.
Main reasons why our business credit reports are so important they enable clients to trade with confidence.
The local International Business Credit Report Partners are able to:
Assess local businesses trading activities.
Update information immediately if there are any changes.
Give accurate feedback based on the local economies.
Communicate effectively with businesses as they share the same time zones.
Herewith details of our business credit reporting service in China:
Location of China Company Search office?
HQ in Shanghai, other offices a.o. in Beijing and Kushan
Number of China Company Check staff?
Company staff 95, besides nearly 100 temp. staff (final number depending on work load) and outsourced activities
How long have you been operating a China company search service?
What type of business credit reports do you provide in China:
Corporate business credit reports online and offline – Only offline reports
Non limited business credit reports online and offline – Offline reports only
Bespoke investigated business credit reports - Yes
What are the company search report delivery times in China?
Instant Online business credit report - Yes
Express business credit report – 5 Working Days
Normal business credit report – 7-10 Working Days
How many company registries are there in China for businesses (i.e. UK has just 1 central registry)?
50+ (the number changes regular due to reorganisations)
How many registered companies are there in China?
100+ million which includes government institutions etc.
What are the most common type of companies in China? (i.e. in UK we have Private Limited / Public Limited / Sole Proprietors / Partnerships)
Similar to most countries:
joint venture companies
private limited companies
public limited companies
Specifically for non-Chinese: Wholly Foreign-Owned Enterprise (WFOE),
What additional information can be obtained in an investigated business credit report compared to a database report?
In principle no difference as database report in fact is an older investigated report, some elements though can be of a more recent date.
What information is compulsory to be filed in China (i.e. Financials / Shareholders / Share Capital / Directors / Management):
All but not all at the registry office; financials need to be submitted to the tax office (tax authorities have no obligation of sharing financial information)
Do business credit reports in China contain negative information? (for example, bankruptcies, court judgments, insolvency details, negative payment history, etc) / yes, investigated reports do contain negative data when applicable), most data is coming from various courts;
When available payment history data will be shown though in China it is very uncommon to share this kind of information.
Are financials details required to be filed in China?
Yes but only with the tax authorities, larger entities might be required to also file Statistics Office.
If yes, how often are financials required to be filed by China?
Yearly by the end of April; extension is possible but no later than the end of October.
What are the penalties if a company fails to file their financials on time?
Dealt with on an individual bases.
Do you provide a monitoring service in China?
Yes, the principle is that it will cost twice the cost of an investigated report; after issuing date of the investigated report, the company will check minimal once per quarter all the data elements of the report; when one or more of these data elements change, the client will be informed. The monitoring ‘contract’ ends 12 months after the issuing date.
If yes, what information can be monitored for each company?
All data elements.
Do you provide Consumer credit reports / Private Person reports in China?
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International Sanctions – Chinese Credit Reports
International sanctions are not included in our standard credit report. Our report is mainly focus on local blacklist search (Search for blacklists of industry associations, and other institutions, published by the Chinese government, including but not limited to: trustees who have been dishonestly executed, and an invitation to bid or tender, etc.)
Specialist Debt Recovery Service China No Win No Fee
There are many unique requirements to international debt collection services in all countries including China debt collection services which differ from the UK debt collection agency services and therefore it is very important that cases are handled directly by our expert China debt collection agency and not from debt collectors UK. This method of China debt collection sets Creditreform aside from the competition who in many cases will operate an international debt collection service from a UK debt collector only. Using the local China debt collection agency enables us to achieve a far greater success rate and our No Win No Fee service together with competitive commission rates against monies recovered only ensures you get the best service.
China Debtor Tracing Service
Creditreform’s debt collection company service also uses expert international tracing agents including China tracing agent services to locate any absconded debtor.
Specialist Business Credit Report Experts
There are many unique requirements to providing international business credit reports in all countries including China business credit reporting services which differ from Credit Reports UK services. Therefore it is very important that information is obtained directly by our expert international local business credit reporting partners and not from the Credit Report UK services. Our multi lingual local partners are able to provide all business credit reports in English including the bespoke investigated business credit reports.
China Company Registry Name
State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR). Prior to March 2018 it was under the State Administration for Industry and Commerce (SAIC) but this merged into newly created SAMR in 2018.
China Company Registry Addresses
NIM Hepingli campus : 18, Beisanhuandonglu, Chaoyang District, 100029, Beijing
NIM Changping campus : 18, Changchilu, Changping District, 102200, Beijing
Date Company Registry Established in China
Language(s) of China Company Registry
Chinese and English
Number of Company Registries in China
1 central register in China but regional registries for each Chinese province
China Provincial, sub-provincial and municipal registries
Anhui Province – Anhui Administration for Industry and Commerce
Hefei – Hefei Administration for Industry and Commerce
Beijing – Beijing Administration for Industry and Commerce
Chongqing – Chongqing Administration for Industry and Commerce
Chongqing – Chongqing Enterprise Credit Information System
Fujian Province – Fujian Administration for Industry and Commerce
Fujian Province – Fujian Enterprise Credit Information System
Fuzhou – Fuzhou Enterprise Credit Information System
Xiamen – Xiamen Enterprise Credit Information System
Gansu – Gansu Administration for Industry and Commerce
Guangdong – Guangdong Administration for Industry and Commerce
Guangzhou – Guangzhou Administration for Industry and Commerce
Guangzhou – Guangzhou Commercial Registration Information
Shenzhen – Market Supervision Administration of Shenzhen Municipality
Shenzhen – Shenzhen Enterprise Credit Information System
Guangxi – Guangxi Administration for Industry and Commerce
Guizhou – Guizhou Administration for Industry and Commerce
Guizhou Province – Guizhou Enterprise Credit Information System
Guiyang – Guiyang Administration for Industry and Commerce
Hainan – Hainan Administration for Industry and Commerce
Hebei – Hebei Administration for Industry and Commerce
Heilongjiang – Heilongjiang Administration for Industry and Commerce
Heilongjiang Province – Heilongjiang Enterprise Credit Information System
Harbin – Harbin Enterprise Credit Information System
Henan – Henan Administration for Industry and Commerce
Hubei – Hubei Administration for Industry and Commerce
Wuhan – Wuhan Administration for Industry and Commerce
Hunan – Hunan Administration for Industry and Commerce
Hunan Province – Hunan Enterprise Credit Information System
Inner Mongolia – Inner Mongolia Administration for Industry and Commerce
Inner Mongolia – Inner Mongolia Enterprise Credit Information System
Jiangsu -– Jiangsu Administration for Industry and Commerce
Wuxi – Wuxi Enterprise Credit Information System
Jiangxi – Jiangxi Administration for Industry and Commerce
Jilin – Jilin Administration for Industry and Commerce
Liaoning – Liaoning Administration for Industry and Commerce
Liaoning Province – Liaoning Enterprise Credit Information System
Dalian – Dalian Administration for Industry and Commerce
Dandong – Dandong Administration for Industry and Commerce
Shenyang – Shenyang Administration for Industry and Commerce
Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region – Ningxia Administration for Industry and Commerce
Qinghai – Qinghai Administration for Industry and Commerce
Shaanxi – Shaanxi Administration for Industry and Commerce
Shaanxi Province – Shaanxi enterprise credit information system
Xi'an – Xi'an Administration for Industry and Commerce
Shandong – Shandong Administration for Industry and Commerce
Dongying – Dongying Enterprise Credit Information System
Qingdao – Qingdao Administration for Industry and Commerce
Weihai – Weihai Administration for Industry and Commerce
Shanghai – Shanghai Administration for Industry and Commerce
Shanxi – Shanxi Administration for Industry and Commerce
Sichuan – Sichuan Administration for Industry and Commerce
Sichuan Province – Sichuan Enterprise Credit Information System
Chengdu – Chengdu Administration for Industry and Commerce
Tianjin – Tianjin City Administration for Industry and Commerce
Binhai – Binhai company search
Tibet Autonomous Region – Tibet Administration for Industry and Commerce
Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region – Xinjiang Administration for Industry and Commerce
Yunnan – Yunnan Administration for Industry and Commerce
Kunming – Kunming Administration for Industry and Commerce
Zhejiang – Zhejiang Administration for Industry and Commerce
Zhejiang Province – Zhejiang Enterprise Credit Information System
Hangzhou – Hangzhou Administration for Industry and Commerce
Hangzhou – Hangzhou Enterprise Credit Information System
Related Associations in China
Ministry of Commerce – Corporate Credit Rating System
State Administration of Taxation – Corporate credit rating inquiry
National Enterprise Credit Information Publicity System
Can you search companies online for free in China?
Yes but only in Chinese
What information can I view for free at China Company Registry
None but a China company extract/profile will include where available:
China Company name
China Date of registration
China Type of business
China Current status
China Legal address, phone numbers and Mail
China Founder and proprietors
China Tax identification number
China Amount of common stock
China Insolvency information
Do you need to register / sign up at the China Company Registry?
Number of Registered Companies in China
Not Publicly Available in China
How to Register / Incorporate a company in China?
You can register a company in China through a China company formation agent.
Minimum share capital (private limited) in China
USD 1 is minimum share capital in China
What is the Corporate tax rate in China?
25% is corporate tax rate in China
What is the VAT rate payable on sales to local customers in China?
17% is VAT rate in China
Types of Companies in China
有限公司 (Yǒuxiàn Gōngsī): ≈ China Ltd
股份有限公司 (Gǔfèn Yǒuxiàn Gōngsī): ≈ China Plc, joint-stock company, corporation
无限责任公司 (Wúxiàn Zérèn Gōngsī): ≈ China unlimited liability company
有限责任股份公司 (Yǒuxiàn Zérèn Gǔfèn Gōngsī): ≈ China share-holding limited liability company
China Company Documents Available
China Company Commercial Extract
China Certificate of registration
China Report of financial standing
China Certificate of incorporation
China Annual statements
What are the Financial Regulatory Authorities in China?
China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC)
China Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission (CBIRC)
People's Bank of China (PBOC)
What are the Stock Exchanges in China?
Beijing Stock Exchange (BSE) in Beijing which was founded in 2021
Shanghai Stock Exchange (SSE) in Shanghai which was founded in 1990
Shenzhen Stock Exchange (SZSE) in Shenzhen which was founded in 1991
Dalian Commodity Exchange (DCE) in Dalian which was founded in 1993
China Company Registry Search
All local China Company searches can be under taken via our China Company Registry search. Where there is more than one China Company Registry an China company search will be made via a local China company registry search in the city where the company or business is registered. Many China company searches can be made on line but in some cases the China company search needs to search the local China company register in person, post or by email. Creditreform and it’s local company search partners undertake these services on behalf of our international clients.
Can you order a China Apostille Certificate?
No, China has not agreed to the 1961 Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents.
Even though China has not agreed to this China company registry search documents will often still require an Apostille certificate but will then also require further legalisation or attestation via their embassy.
China Company Documents
The China Company Registry hold all company documents on record and many of these can be downloaded instantly if you have registered with the China company registry. Alternatively you can order China company documents, company extracts or any registered document such as the China Memorandum of Association via Creditreform. Creditreform’ s local registered agent will then undertake an China company search on your behalf and we will forward the results via email.
China Certificate of Good Standing
The certificate of Good standing is issued by the local China company registry and in many cases can be downloaded by a registered company agent. Besides the Certificate of Good Standing other specific documents can be purchased such as the China Certificate of Incorporation or the China Memorandum of Association..
China Private Investigation Work
There are many reasons for the need to use our China private investigator or China process server. We partner with fully approved local China private detectors who are experts in their field and provide our clients with a fully confidential service including China skip tracing and China document serving where required.
China Company Formations
There are many reasons why our clients need to use our China company formation services. Through our fully approved local China company registration agent the China company incorporation is made as simple as possible. We will undertake all the necessary China company searches to ensure the chosen name is available and guide you through the necessary documentation required to incorporate the company required.