How to establish a company to do food business in China?
Except the business license stated by article of How to establish a company in China, if you want to do food business in China, it is required to apply another license called Food Operation License.
The Food Operation License contains deferent sub licenses, which includes:
1. Food sales business 1.1 Food Wholesale Business (has not own storage, just buy from supplier, then directly ships to client) 1.2 Food Wholesale Business (has own storage) 1.3 Big supermarket 1.4 convenient store 1.5 Standard store 1.6 Grocery store 1.7 Online platform 1.8 ……
You has to specify if you are doing wholesales, or retail, or both. You may add the online sales business as well. If your company applies for Food Wholesales business, your company shall have a real office, shared office may be okay, but the landlord shall provide necessary documents of House Ownership Certificate and etc.
If your office space is very small, for example under 20 sqm. Your company may just able to apply for the Wholesales business (has not own storage, just buy from supplier, then directly ships to client).
2. Restaurant busines 2.1 Super big restaurant 2.2 Big restaurant 2.3 Middle size restaurant 2.4 Small size restaurant 2.5 Beverage store 2.6 ……. The restaurant may be required to apply Fire Certificate, Environment Certificate depends one case.