1 March 2018
Enquiry: Are Foreign-Funded Enterprises Operating in China Entitled to Import/Export Rights?
Since joining the World Trade Organisation (WTO), China has made significant changes to its foreign trade arrangements. As a consequence, in line with the Measures for the Record-Filing and Registration of Foreign Trade Operators, foreign trade operators – including foreign-invested enterprises (FIEs) – are now free to engage in import/export activity as long as they have registered with the Ministry of Commerce (or its approved affiliates) and have completed all the required record-filing procedures.
Companies looking to complete their registration should log-in to the Ministry of Commerce’s record-filing/registration platform (http://iecms.mofcom.gov.cn/) and download the necessary application forms.