C.i. Process Shanghai

Business set-up & Licenses in China

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China business et-up advisory services
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Since 2003, C.i. Process agency based in Shanghai has helped many entrepreneurs, SMEs and large-scale enterprises to establish their business in China: structuring consulting with or without a holding company, comparison of different kind of legal entities suitable for a project, preparation of investment documents, submist feasibility investment reports to the administrations, legal procedures to set up a simple rep office, company or subsidiary involved in services, trading and import-export, production or assembly, retail, e-commerce and online sales.

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Updated on
14 May 2020


Agency ahuthorized by the chinese Administration of Commerce and Industry, we file deal directly with the Chinese authorities for all the
registration cases
of our customers.


China business license

china company license certififate

Why set up a legal entity in China and for what project?

10 typical goals toconsider when set up a business in China:

  1. Expand distribution and generate profits that can be repatriated
  2. Have a buying or sourcing office to secure purchases and ship consolidated LCL/FCL orders
  3. Recruit locally to provide technical / engineering support or equipment maintenance service.
  4. Open a commercial company engaged in wholesale and retail activity
  5. Control and facilitate e-commerce online sales for the Chinese market
  6. Set up a service and repair workshop for products already sold to customers in China
  7. Create an production unit so as to offer competitive China local sales prices + CNY invoicing
  8. Have a warehousing base in China to supply export orders for ASIAPAC customers
  9. Sell ​​services to individuals (B2C) : health services, vocational training, bars, restaurants, etc
  10. Selling business services (B2B) : engineering projects, construction, training, consultancy, etc


Companies legal forms available in 2020 for foreign investors in China

To date, 3 safe legal forms allow a company or an entrepreneur to register its legal entity in China



Understand and compare before setting up in China

In order to optimize a company set-up in sectors framed by some chinese regulations applicable specicically to foreign investments, we conduct preliminary set-up surveys aimed to compare the set-up conditions in industrial parks, districts & cities as well as to check what particular preferential customs or tax status may be granted for your specific project.


Further related Licensing Services in China

With our team and network of partners, we assist our clients with:

The search for industrial premises, dry or regulated warehouses
The search and recruitment of directors, managers, employees and engineers.
Accounting, social declarations, tax + annual audits
practical advisory & solutions for intellectual property and patent matters

Dispute handling & solving with Chinese authorities & administrations:

Problems of expired or insufficient licenses & certificates, fines following inspections or administrative complications with the customs, health control authorities or the tax office in China? Foreign companies established in China with a representative office or a WFOE subsidiary may face major non-compliance issues with the authorities, during a random inspection, an anual audit or, more and more frequently, at the occasion of inspections conducted following a third-party denouncement.

We bring our experience of negotiation and conflict solving with the Chinese administrations so as to reach optimum results whose development and outcome are not left to chance.


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Our added value for the China set up services
Our accreditation and experience in companies set-up, registration & licensing in China
A managing resident for over 25 years in the Chinese world
The complementarities of a Western and Chinese multicultural team
Our networks with Chinese authorities and administrations and the recognition of institutional actors
An extensive knowledge of local practices and cultural codes to conduct serious negotiations
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