Department for International Trade in China

The Department for International Trade in China helps UK companies to expand into China and also help Chinese companies to trade with the UK.

The Department for International Trade in China offers expertise and contacts through its extensive network of specialists in the UK, and staff in the British Embassy in Beijing and offices located in Chongqing, Guangzhou, Shanghai and Wuhan.

DIT offices in China

CapitalBeijing
DIT office 1Department for International Trade Beijing
British Embassy
11 Guang Hua Lu
100600 Chaoyang District Beijing
China
Telephone Enquiries +86 (0)10 5192 4000
Emailcommercialmail.beijing@fco.gov.uk

DIT office in Shanghai

DIT office 2Department for International Trade Shanghai
British Consulate-General
British Consulate General Shanghai I 17F Garden Square, 968 West Beijing Rd
200041 Shanghai
China
Telephone+86 (0)21 3279 2000
Emailcommercialmail.beijing@fco.gov.uk

DIT office in Guangzhou

DIT office 3Department for International Trade Guangzhou
British Consulate-General
22/F Guangzhou International Finance Centre, 5 Zhujiang Road West, Zhujiang New Town
510623
China
Telephone+86 (0)20 8314 3000
Emailguangzhou.commercial@fco.gov.uk

DIT office in Chongqing

DIT office 4Department for International Trade Chongqing
Suite 2801, Metropolitan Tower
68 Zuorong Road
400010 Yuzhong District Chongqing
China
Telephone+86 (0)23 6369 1500
Emailbritishconsulate.chongqing@fco.gov.uk

DIT office in Wuhan

DIT office 5Department for International Trade Wuhan
33F, Pingan Finance Centre, 1628 Zhongshan Avenue, Jiang’an District
430010
China
Telephone+86 (0) 27 8270 3600
Emailbritishconsulate.wuhan@fco.gov.uk
Source: GOV.UK

Overseas companies in the UK

An overseas company wants to set up a place of business in the UK must register with Companies House. You must register your overseas company within one month of opening for business in the UK.

If you do not have a base in the UK then you do not need to register.

Our accountants can help you to register your overseas company.

Get information about a British company

You may get information about a British Company from the Companies House in the UK. The information you can get include the following:

  • Signed and approved Company accounts
  • Confirmation statement
  • The company date of incorporation
  • Company names including company name change history, if applicable.
  • Current and past company registered office addresses
  • company registration numbers issued by Companies House.
  • Current and past company directors and secretary’s details
  • The company’s current trading status – active or dissolved
  • insolvency information, if applicable.

Certificate of good standing for a British company

The certificate of good standing certifies that your company has been in continuous, unbroken existence since its incorporation and that no action is currently being taken to strike it off the Companies House register.

When a certificate of good standing is needed?

If you would like to register a branch overseas such as in Hong Kong or Malaysia or Singapore, the Registrar of Companies in the home country would require the certification that your UK company is in compliance and still active. Banks, lenders, a business corporation based overseas that collaborate with your UK company would require you to provide them with a certificate of good standing to prove the existence of your company at the time of entering into a business transaction with you.

Department for International Trade offices worldwide

Click here for other Department for International Trade offices worldwide contact information.

Good luck with your business venture.

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