What are the CBBC's Company Check Services?

CBBC offers basic due diligence services which can help UK companies check the status or understand the capabilities of potential Chinese suppliers or partners.

CBBC Company Registration Report – and what it means for you
The local office of the State Administration of Industry and Commerce (AIC) is the Chinese equivalent of the UK’s Companies House. All companies in China are legally required to register with the municipal level AIC bureau to obtain their business licence.

A CBBC Company Registration Report uses the Chinese company’s AIC registration to provide you with the following information:
  • Company name
  • Registered address
  • Registration number
  • Legal representative
  • Registration capital
  • Date of registration
  • Type of enterprise
  • Business scope
  • Shareholder
  • Renewal status
This basic company information will help you determine whether the company is bona fide and is legitimately registered. You will then be in a position to make a more informed decision about whether the Chinese company might be an appropriate business partner and assess what further due diligence may be appropriate.
More in-depth Due Diligence
Conducting a Company Registration Report is the very first level of due diligence one should carry out when researching the background of a Chinese company. You may require access to more detailed information, such as financial, quality and social responsibility information, on a prospective partner in China.

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How much does this service cost?
Company Registration Report costs £250 plus out-of-pocket expenses
Full quotations will be provided before the work is commissioned.
Corporate members receive 20% discount.
For more information about this service contact the Enquiries Team.

Conducting an AIC check is the very first level of due diligence one should carry out when researching the background of a Chinese company. CBBC can also signpost you to other service providers that offer more detailed due diligence, such as financial information. Every effort will be made to ensure that the information given in the check is accurate. However CBBC is acting as a conduit and translation service for information from the State Administration of Industry and Commerce and accepts no responsibility for any errors, omissions or misleading statements in the information and no responsibility is accepted as to the standing of any firm, company or individual mentioned. The British Embassy in Beijing also offers advice on the resolution of business disputes.

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