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China Trading Company Registration

How to expand your business to China by setting up China Trading Company.

No Real Office Needed

No Registered Capital Required

Set-up in 30 working days


China Trading Company Registration

100% OWNED

Over the past few decades, China has seen a robust growth in its economy, with steady growth on a yearly basis. Helping to fuel this massive economic success is China’s role as the world’s largest exporter of manufactured goods, creating new opportunities for import-export companies to prosper as well. If registering a Chinese trading company is the next step for your company, contact Corporation China today to see if this move is right for your business. A China Trading Import – Export Company, abbreviated Trading WFOE, is a commonly used investment vehicle for mainland China-based businesses. A Limited-Liability type company is also called Wholly Foreign Owned Enterprise. It is a great option for businesses dealing with wholesale and retail. You have to obtain Import-Export License, which  is necessary to establish a Trading WFOE.The registration of a China Company takes about 30 working days to be done.

The unique feature of a WFOE is that the entity is 100% owned, capitalized, and operated by foreign investors without the help of a local partner. A WFOE allows you to maintain greater control over your business operations, and revenue targets. In addition, it allows you to conduct business in China on your own without the need of a local partner. A WFOE is the favorable choice for an overseas company that wants to permanently incorporate into mainland China.

Unlike a Joint – Venture (JV), a WOFE is 100% owned and capitalized by foreign investors and is operated without a local partner.This allows for greater control over your businesses operations, and revenue targets.

The Chinese market is vast, expanding but also relatively complicated for newcomers. Consequently, many companies rely on consulting firms to help them efficiently operate in the Chinese market. The vast majority of Consulting companies entering China focus on overseas property, education consulting, brand consulting, technical services and HR to mention just a few. They are highly regarded and often extremely successful in China.

Corporation China offers Trading companies coming to China a turnkey solution for a quick start. Furthermore, we provide everything you need to conduct business in China, from incorporating your company, registering your trademarks, setting up a virtual office, to fine-tuning your marketing plan. Most importantly, our HR division will help you with recruiting staff, employee relations, payroll, benefits, and training.

What can a China Trading Company do?

A Trading Company designed for Expanding your sourcing platform, direct control of logistics and quality control, and, finally yet importantly, purchase for reselling products overseas. Import of goods to sell directly, either in wholesale or retail in China. Bringing your Brand to China and establishing Chinese Online and offline shops.

100% Owned by Foreign Investors

Protects Intellectual Property& Trademark

Bring your Brand to China

The Chinese market is vast and is still in expansion. For that reason, many companies rely on IT consulting firms to help them operate efficiently in the Chinese market.

Open a Shop

Our team has helped to develop strategies for entrepreneurs, regional managers, and large multinational corporations. So our studies are aimed at empowering our clients to run a robust business plan in China.

Import & Export

Free-trade Zones are perfect for Trading Companies. It’s one of the best zones in China for Export and Import. The biggest feature of Free Trade Zones is the special custom supervision system, meaning your goods can stay in the zone and only pay tax when entering in China..

eCommerce Online Store

A Trading company is a perfect quick start for everything you need to conduct your business in China. From incorporating your company, registering your trademarks to setting up a virtual office.

Setting up a China Trading Company

When setting up a trading company in China, there are numerous things to consider and hence it is important to seek appropriate legal help. Corporation China has developed unparalleled expertise in this area and can provide you with everything necessary to set up your Trading company.  Corporation China offers first-class solutions to all of the following requirements.

Corporation China is the Largest Foreign Direct investment firm in Asia Pacific.  [wikipedia]


In China, prospective clients and business partners will often ask you where is your company located in China. Hence, a good location is an asset. At Corporation China, we offer excellent solutions for this through our Virtual Office System China Presence™ or our China Virtual Entity™ system.

With offices in 44 locations across China, our closest office is never far away.

Bank Account

Corporation China can Guarantee a Bank Account for all our clients.

China Trading Company Registration

Tax Invoice

Chinese companies put a lot of trust in the government and the Chinese legal system. Hence, they are very likely to inquire whether your company is registered in China. This is a way for them to establish the legitimacy of your business and to ensure that you can provide them with a tax invoice locally referred to as a Fapiao.

China Trademark

The Chinese trademark registration system is based on a “first come first serve basis”. Hence, it is important to register your brand’s trademark and logo in China as early as possible. Having an international trademark is not helpful as foreign trademark is not enforced in China.


You should also consider localizing your marketing by using colors and slogans that appeal to Chinese consumers. Having a slogan in Chinese will also help Chinese customers get a better understanding of the strength and appeal of your brand. Above all, Corporation China is in partnership with Brand Asia, offering proven solutions to help you tailor your marketing plan to the Chinese market.

China Import / Export Licence

Imported to China are mainly in 4 categories:

1. Permitted goods

2. Monitored Permitted goods

3. Restricted Goods

4. Prohibited Goods

What products require an import license?

1. Permitted goods
Only need an automatic import license.

Meat products (Beef and Pork)

Textiles & Clothing

2. Monitored Permitted goods
Wine & Spirits
Vegetable oils
Mechanical & Electrical products

3. Restricted Goods
Import limitations due to quotas set by the government

Used Electronic or mechanical products
Substances that damage the ozone layer
Food, fiber, and animal feed products that have health risks

4 Prohibited Goods
Arms, ammunition, and explosives
Lethal poisons
Counterfeit currencies
Animals, food or plants coming from disease-stricken areas

Whats Needed To Start a Trading Company In China

Whats Needed To START a China Trading Company

1. Do your homework.
find out more about the market and if your services or products will do well in China
[ contact a company like Brand Asia that can help you with market research ]

2. Pick a location
Shanghai, Beijing, and Guangzhou are the major business and industrial centers. The type of business may require you set up in one of these cities. Shanghai counts for one-third of China’s GDP and also easy to find staff that speak good English

3. Choose a Chinese Company Structure

Before registering you need to decide what type of business entity to register. The most common for foreign Investment are Wholly Foreign Owned Enterprises (WOFE), Representative Offices (RO) and Joint Ventures

4. Develop a business plan.
A detailed business plan is crucial because once the government approves it, you will be able to operate only within the business scope, but that can also be changed if needed

Business Plan requirements for a China Trading Company

5. Organize the necessary documents.
The documents you’ll need to register for a Company will vary from place to place but mostly is just a few passport and company information.

6. Trademark your intellectual property.
Intellectual property violations can be an issue for foreign investors in China.
Trademark is a first to serve the system and is a simple process

8. Open a Bank Account
Once your company is established, you will need to open a bank account and also apply for a tax invoice ( Fapioa) machine

9. Hire staff (if required)
Hiring staff in China might seem complex ,our Yingke HR Division can help

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Documentation requirements to open a China Trading Company

  • A scan of your passport
  • A Personal Bank Reference Letter
  • Choose a name for the your China WFOE
  • Choose a location for the company in China

  • Notarized copy of Passport of Director and Company Registration Certificate
  • Hong Kong Company Registration Certificate
  • Hong Kong Company Bank Reference Letter
  • The Hong Kong Company will then be the Holding Company for the WFOE We can set up a Hong Kong Company in about 5 days

  • A Passport Scan of the Director(s)
  • A Certificate of Company incorporation
  • A Company Bank Reference Letter – stating no bad record
  • All Documents need to be notarized by the Chinese Embassy.

Bank Account

Opening a China Bank Account

Opening a China Bank Account is a post-licensing service. Corporation China has the knowledge to assist your company during the Bank Account Opening Process. We can Guarantee the China Bank account as we have a partnership with most of the top banks in China. The bank you chose is at your discretion but most of our clients have chosen Bank of China or HSBC. You may contact us for more information about opening a Bank Account and the required documentation must be provided to the Bank during the Process. 


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How much will I need to start ?

Basically the starting fees and Government License fees, Let us know what you intend setting up and we can send you a detailed proposal.

How Fast will the set up take?

Most companies in China quote 3-9 months, BUT Corporation China can normally set it up in under 6 weeks (and we know what the next question will be)

Why can Corporation China set up the Company so quickly?

Its a Chinese word called ” Guanxi. we have been doing this for more than 15 years, have 6000 lawyers and are know as one the top law firms in the world.

What is Registered Capital?

Registered capital is the amount of injected capital that is invested by shareholders in a foreign investment enterprise that is registered in China as is a Tax-Free way to bring capital into China. This registered capital can we used to set up the company and operate it until it starts to make a profit.

How much is the Registered Capital?

NO REGISTERED CAPITAL NEEDED With Corporation China (and only with us) we can arrange a Registered Capital that does not need to be paid up, this means you can choose any Registered Capital, but you never have to inject it, unless you want to.

What is the best structure to use?

The fastest way is setting up a Hong Kong company, as all the documents are already in Chinese and Hong Kong is also a Tax Free zone so all profit can be sent from your China Company to its Holding Hong Kong company, saving of taxes. You can download our WHY HONG KONG PDF 

How to choose a Chinese company name ?

Corporation China can assist your company with that, it can be a “sounds like the English name” ( as in the case of Mcdonalds where it goes by the Chinese name of 麦当劳 Màidāngláo) or a good meaning Chinese company name , but at the end of the day most companies still use their English name for marketing and logos.

Do I need to go to China to get started?

No, we can set 90% up by email at first. You will need to come to open the bank account once the company is near complete, if you are the Legal representative of the company and also to sign some papers at the government office.

Can Corporation China povide a Virtule type office and China Telephone number ?

Yes, we have 44 offices in China, and we can provide you with a Virtual Address to put on your business card and a telephone number answered in your company name  More info

If I contact Corporation China, can you understand me?

At Corporation China we privileged to have staff from all over the world working for us, here are a few the languages we speak: English, Italian, Finnish, Dutch, French, Spanish, German, Portuguese, Russian, Afrikaans, Japanese, Shanghainese, Cantonese and of course Mandarin and some Chinglish (Chinese English).

If I contact Corporation China, can you understand me?

At Corporation China we privileged to have staff from all over the world working for us, here are a few the languages we speak: English, Italian, Finnish, Dutch, French, Spanish, German, Portuguese, Russian, Afrikaans, Japanese, Shanghainese, Cantonese and of course Mandarin and some Chinglish (Chinese English).

Why use Corporation China?

The main reason is not that we the largest, it is that understand your needs as many of our directors are also Foreigner’s that came to China to start a business as you intend to. Yingke began with one office in Beijing and had grown to what it is today. We take that knowledge on how to succeed and use that to help you.

Where are your offices located?

Corporation China has 44 branches in China including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Xiamen, Hong Kong and overseas branch offices in London, Singapore, Switzerland, Lisbon, Cape Town, Dubai and Miami USA See our Contact us

Where are your offices located?

Corporation China has 44 branches in China including  Beijing , Shanghai , Guangzhou , Shenzhen , Xiamen , Hong Kong and overseas branch offices in London , Singapore , Switzerland ,Lisbon, Cape Town ,Dubai and Miami USA See our Contact us

ADDITIONAL SERVICE (exclusively by corporation china)China Trademark Dispute Experts

Trademark Dispute analysis and defense 

If you are discontented with the rejection of your registration, you may file for a rejection review with the Chinese government to regain your chances for accomplishing the registration process.

Filing Trademark dispute

These reports can provide you with a comprehensive protection for your trademark that can allow you to evade unnecessary litigations and disputes.

File Trademark dispute

You may file for opposition on other’s registration, under legal grounds, with the trademark office to prevent confusion and infringement. 


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$17.8 billion in 24Hrs

Chinese consumers online shopping e-retail sales passed $1 trillion, the world’s leading e-commerce market.

  • In 2017 China surpassed the United States of America in total online retail sales with a figure of roughly $750 billion in sales. Single’s Day, on November 11 (11/11) is the largest online shopping event in the world. In 2016, Tmall reported a record of $17.8 Billion USD in 24 hours.
  • Retail web sales totaled 7.18 trillion yuan ($1.149 trillion) in 2017, an increase of 32% from 5.43 billion yuan ($869 billion) in 2016, according to China’s Ministry of Commerce. E-commerce growth accelerated past the 30% mark in 2016
  • China stands to make further ground on the world’s largest retail industry as new market opens up in China.

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