Enterprises Registration and Licenses

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1.Procedures for Application


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Enterprise name confirmation: the applicant may go to the registration place to hand in the application for administrative licensing. If the related materials are complete and satisfy the regulations, the registration authority could decide on the spot that the business license or other proof of registration will be issued within 10 working days; In the event that the decision can not be made on the spot, the materials will be examined within 5 days. 

(For more specific information: Home page www.zsgs.gov.cn→ online service hall → enterprise registration→ enterprise's name registration-2.registration instruction for confirming the enterprise's name.)

 

Industrial and commerce registration: the applicant or his entrusted agent may make the application at the registration place for enterprise or by the means of posting, fax, electronic data exchange and e-mail. In the event that the application is made at the registration place, and the related materials are complete and satisfy the regulations, the registration authority could decide on the spot that the business license or other proof of registration will be issued within 10 working days; while in case the decision can not be made on the spot, the materials will be examined within 5 days. 

(For more specific information: Home page of www.zsgs.gov.cn→ online service hall → enterprise registration→ foreign-invested enterprise registration-1. foreign-invested enterprise registration.)

 

Registration at the Customs: the applicant or his/her authorised agent can register at the registration place for enterprise with the enterprise chop, business license and enterprise approval certificate issued by the Bureau of Commerce. 

(For more information please contact the phone number 89817380.)


Taxation registration: the approval of national taxes and local taxes should be applied for while registering at the Industrial and Commerce Bureau.


2.Material Requirements


A. Materials needed by foreign-invested manufacturing enterprises

a. Application form(one copy, comments made by township commercial departments are essential)

b. Contracts and regulations(one copy, only regulations are needed if the project is solely invested)

c. Feasibility study report(one copy)

d. Lists of board of directors, executive directors and supervisors, letter of appointment and identification documents(one copy each) 

e. Notarization and certification materials of foreign investors(if the foreign investor belongs to overseas institutions, authorized representative of the investor also need to be notarized) /copy of valid passport of individual foreign investors(one copy)

f. Copy of business license of Chinese investors(one copy, only for joint investment and cooperation projects )

g. The bank credit certificate of all the investors(one copy)

h. Copy of the notice of pre-approved registration of the company name(one copy, issued by industrial and commercial bureau)

i. Power of attorney of business service by the foreign investment company(one copy)

j. Other materials required by approving authorities

Notes: in joint venture projects, if the Chinese party who has already owned an established foreign investment company wants to set up a new investment company, when establishing the new company, regulations about Interim Provisions on Investment of Foreign-funded Enterprises in China are also applied.


B. Materials needed by foreign-invested merchandising enterprises (enterprises running businesses include retail, wholesale, commission agent, import and export and etc)

a. Application form(one copy, suggestions offered by township commercial departments are essential)

b. Contracts and regulations(one copy, only regulations are needed if the project is solely invested)

c. Feasibility study report(one copy)

d. Lists of board of directors, executive directors and supervisors, letter of appointment and identification documents(one copy each) 

e. Notarization and certification materials of foreign investors(if the foreign investor belongs to overseas institutions, authorized representative of the investor also need to be notarized) /copy of valid passport of individual foreign investors(one copy)

f. The bank credit certificate of all the investors(one copy)

g. Copy of the notice of pre-approved registration of the company name(one copy, issued by industrial and commercial bureau)

h. Power of attorney of business service by the foreign investment company(one copy)

i. Copy of business license of Chinese investors(one copy, just for joint investment and cooperation projects )

j. Lists of import and export commodities(include HS CODE) (one copy, just for products in business scope, which includes import and export business)

k. Audit report in the recent one year of all related investment parties audited by accounting firms(one copy, just for enterprises with more than one year's history)

l. Feasibility study report of the planned store, copy of the land-use right certificate and house rental agreement (one copy each, just for setting up a retail store)

m. Other materials required by approving authorities

Notes: in joint venture projects, if the Chinese party who has already owns an established foreign investment company wants to set up a new investment company, when establishing the new company, regulations about Interim Provisions on Investment of Foreign-funded Enterprises in China are also applied.


C. Materials needed by foreign-invested real estate enterprises

a. Application form(two copies, suggestions offered by township commercial departments are essential)

b. Contracts and regulations(two copies, only regulations are needed if the project is solely invested)

c. Feasibility study report(two copies)

d. Lists of board of directors, executive directors and supervisors, letter of appointment and identification documents(two copies each) 

e. Notarization and certification materials of foreign investors(if the foreign investor belongs to overseas institutions, authorized representative of the investor also need to be notarized) /copy of valid passport of individual foreign investors(two copies)

f. The bank credit certificate of all the investors(two copies)

g. Copy of the notice of pre-approved registration of the company name(two copies, issued by industrial and commercial bureau)

h. Non-related description of investors(two copies, just for joint investment and cooperation projects)

i. Copies of ownership files include grant contract of land use right, land use right certificate and etc(two copies)

j. Power of attorney of business service by the foreign investment company(two copies)

k. Computer-based files of Chinese investors(offered by industrial and commercial bureau) and copies of business license(two copies each, just for joint investment and cooperation projects)

l. Archival materials of real estate projects(archival instructions for foreign real estate investors)

m. Other materials required by approving authorities


3. more instructions


1. If the materials are complete and correct, the approval process for projects in need of municipal-level approval is within 7 working days.

2. For the projects need provincial-level approval, double materials should be handed in. And for the projects need national-level approval, triple materials. And the materials will be reviewed within 7 working days and reported to the higher department. The time for reviewing the materials will be regulated by the higher department.

3. In case that the text and signature page of the file are separated, the cross page seal is needed.

4. The application of the “encouraged” items should be made while applying for registration if wanted.

5. Application is free of charge.

6. Related information can be downloaded from: www.boc.gov.cn→Home page → foreign investment→ notification procedures and instructions for newly funded enterprises.