How to verify the authenticity of a Chinese company
How to verify that a Chinese company really exists, rather than defraud a subsidiary company, what should be done? China does not have an organization like the BBB (Business Improvement Bureau) in the United States, where you can check the legality and background of Chinese companies.
China Administration for Industry and Commerce is the governing body responsible for company registration. However, they do not have a national website or database system that can query the public for certification by Chinese companies.
Today, Get China Credit shares how to verify a Chinese company without visiting its premises. We will provide the following suggestions:
1) Do they have a corporate bank account
Only a legally established company can have a commercial bank account. If Chinese companies insist that you only pay for their personal accounts, please be cautious.
2) Visit the local AIC website
Even if the national AIC does not have a national system, you can check the legality of Chinese companies. However, some (not many) local AICs do allow you to use their website to check the legality of Chinese companies.
3) Website and email
If they do not have a website, please use 163, Sohu, Sina and other public email accounts.
4) Hong Kong offshore company
Please note that doing business with Hong Kong companies, but only operating in mainland China. They are shell companies.
An easy way to find when and where Chinese companies are registered
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