Suppliers Applying for Mkt Distribution

An Expert's View about Distribution Networks in China

Last updated: 22 Feb 2011

10.3 Points to Note for Suppliers Applying for Entry


1. Suppliers should provide samples of goods.

2. Suppliers should provide the following documents:

•Supplier's operation (distribution) right: the corporate entity business licence, corporation code certificate, tax registration certificate, production licence, health licence, authorisation letter, product distribution licence, special-purpose commodities licence, imported goods tariffs bill, domestic sale licence for branded products processed with supplied materials, and VAT general taxpayer qualification certificate for suppliers who are general taxpayers.

•Product quality: the quality inspection certificate; CCC certification; QS certification; inspection certificate for imported goods, drugs, animals and plants; and GMP certification for drugs.

•Product labelling: trademark; patent; quality certification; patent certificate number; information on the product's ingredients and their proportions; product manual and user instructions; warning signs for dangerous, banned or use-with-care products; and certificates and warranties for after-sale services.
3. Upon receipt of the product samples, the merchandisers would submit the samples for assessment by the company's business evaluation team. Suppliers will be notified of the results of the assessment within one month.

4. If the certificates submitted by the supplier are found to be incomplete or fake in the course of checking, the supplier will bear all legal and economic responsibilities arising therefrom.

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Posted: 21 February 2011, last updated 22 February 2011

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