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Enquiry: Can a Foreign Company Establish a Ship Survey Company in China?

Photo: Ship survey company
Photo: Ship survey company

According to the Provisions on the Administration of Survey of Ships, foreign ship survey organisations may establish ship survey companies in China. The business of these companies in China covers the following areas:

1. Conducting statutory surveys and classification surveys of ships and offshore installations flying or intending to fly the national flag of the flag state with the authorisation of the government of this state;

2. Surveying the important equipment, parts and materials used on ships and offshore installations mentioned above;

3. Surveying the marine containers owned by foreign companies;

4. Conducting classification surveys of international voyage vessels of Chinese nationality registered in the free trade zones with the approval of the Marine Safety Administration of the Ministry of Transport within the scope of gradually expanding market access.

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