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Authentication of China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT)


<1>Certificate of Force Majeure

The CCPIT has been issuing certificates of force majeure since the early 1950s, which are applied by Chinese parties to contracts who have encountered unexpected events such as fires, explosions, or earthquakes and want to be exempt from performing the contracts.

The certificates of force majeure issued by the CCPIT/CCOIC which have won authority and reputation internatinally, are prepared by experienced legal experts together with experts in the special fields concerned on the basis of facts and fairness, using the law as the criterion.

<2>Legalizing Foreign-Trade Documents

<2-1> DOCUMENTS for settlement of exchange in banks

  • Commercial Invoices

  • Certificate of Quantity

  • Packing List or Weight of Goods

  • Bill of Lading

  • Certificate of Transportation, such as Certificates of the Shipping Company, Certificates of the Ship's Nationality, Certificates of the Vessel's Age

  • Insurance Policy

  • Inspection Certificates, Quality Certificates

  • Certificates of Slaughtering

  • Other documents or commercial bills used for settlement of exchange

<2-2> Documents for clearance of customs or the others in Foreign Trade:

  • Commercial Contract, Agreements, Price List, Proforma Invoice, Freight Invoice

  • Certificates of Assignments of Commercial Contracts or Agreements

  • Powers of Attorney or Letters of Authorization

  • Business Licenses

  • Certificates of Change of Name or Address of Company

  • Articles of Association

  • Certificates of Bank Credit

  • Business certificates, such as certificates of Registration of Agrochemicals, Certificates of Engineering, Certificates of Sales, Certificates of Analysis, Test Reports, ect.

  • Documents of Financial Qualifications used in foreign related commerce, such as Report on Examination of Assets, Audit Reports, Balance Sheet, Statement of Profit and Loss, etc.

  • Business Letters, Telex, Fax

  • Certificates of Intellectual Property, such as Certificates of Trademark Registration, Patent Certificates and Assignment Agreements or Licensing Agreements of the same 

  • Translations of commercial documents

  • Other commercial documents

Since the 1950s, CCPIT has offered international business and trade-related certification and authentication services for both Chinese and foreign companies. From then on, the organization has won widespread trust and acclaim due to its authority and fairness. After six decades of development, it now primarily issues certificates of origin for exported goods, offers international commerce certification, and helps arrange consular attestation services. The organization has established a service network that covers the whole country and developed close relationships with the ICC, the WCO as well as embassies and consulates in China. Adhering to its objective of serving the government and companies, it has proactively proposed suggestions for China’s legislations on rules of origin as well as rules on commercial certification. It has provided counseling advices to such government bodies as General Administration of Customs, Ministry of Commerce, and Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council.

Service Introduction

Authorized by such laws and regulations as The Regulations of the People’s Republic of China on Origin of Imported and Exported Goods and The Foreign Trade Law of the People’s Republic of China, according to relevant administrative requirements of international trade, CCPIT as well as its local branches issues certificates of origin for exported goods, and certifies commercial documents, papers and facts for China’s import and export enterprises. The certification activities cover a wide range of business sectors such as international trade in goods, services, technologies, engineering contracts, intellectual property, business lawsuits, investment, and maritime affairs.

CCPIT Advantages

  • Extensive

    Having 309 certification and authentication offices, CCPIT boasts an extensive network that covers the whole country.

  • Efficient

    CCPIT offers 100 percent online application and approval of certificates of origin, ensuring companies obtain them in one working day. International commerce certificates are available within three to five working days.

  • International

CCPIT issues the largest number of certificates of origin worldwide. In 2012, it joined the ICC Certificate of Origin Council.

An important platform and bridge to promote foreign trade, CCPIT has maintained close relationships of cooperation with such international organizations as WTO, WCO, and ICC as well as embassies and consulates in China and keeps abreast of the latest information on foreign countries economic and trade policies and regulations. It has participated in a lot of programs, including studies launched by such organizations as the Inter-American Development Bank, cross-border data transmission of electronic certificates of origin, and online training in international trade. CCPIT has helped voice the appeals of Chinese companies in formulating rules in relevant sectors to safeguard their interests, promote international trade facilitation and serve Chinese and international companies.

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