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Trading Company Establishment can conduct business within its approved business activities described on business license. Amending the business scope requires further application and approval. Generally speaking, different business activities are confined according to different sectors.

Trading Company Establishment-Documents Needed 

1) Identification certificate (such as passport or business registration certificate) of the investor(s);

2) Bank Reference Letter issued by bank of the investor(s);

3) Documents (such as an office tenancy contract) to prove the use right of an office of the company in China;

4) Application Letter for the establishment of the company;

5) Feasibility Study Report on the establishment of the company;

6) Articles of Incorporation (Articles of Association) of the company;

7) Letter with the pre-registered name of the company, issued by the registration authority;

8) Name(s) of the board director(s) of the company;

9) The categories of goods to be traded by the trading company;

10)Agreement between/among the investors.

11)All the above documents shall be in Chinese. If some of them are in foreign language, they need to be translated into Chinese.

Trading Company Establishment-Taxation 
According to the Chinese tax laws and regulations, there are mainly two kinds of tax which a trading company needs to pay. One is called the Value Added Tax (VAT), the other the Corporate Profit Tax.

Generally speaking, there is no export tax for exported goods, except for a few kinds of goods specified by the tax regulations. A trading company may get the Value Added Tax (VAT) refunded for the exported goods after the company has been recognized by the tax authority to be qualified to be a General Tax Payer, whose annual turnover must reach or exceed RMB one million and eight hundred thousand (RMB1,800,000, about USD222,000).

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