In this article, I’ll show you a real case of how we checked the lies or exaggerations of a Chinese company. The company in this case is Suzhou ACE Biomedical Technology Co., Ltd. Here are the four aspects of this company that looks suspicious.
On the company’s website https://www.ace-biomedical.com/, the company claims that it was established in 2016. In addition, the company promotes itself as experienced.
However, we searched for this company in the Chinese government database and found out that the company was founded on 2020-06-12 which means it is a new company less than a year old, which also makes its claim of “extensive experience” sounds suspicious.
Number of employees
On this company’s website https://www.ace-biomedical.com/, the company claims that it has 30 professional engineers.
However, in the Chinese government database, we found out that this company doesn’t have insured employees (all legally contracted employees in China should be insured according to Chinese company policy).
Although this doesn’t mean that the company doesn’t have employees, because some enterprises may reduce the cost of the company by hiring temporary workers or reject to pay employees for their social insurance, it is certain that there is no formal employee in the company.
If a company has many illegal employees, then the company is likely to be fined by the Chinese government, or even be put on the list of dishonest companies. Doing business with a company like this is risky to some extent.
1. This certificate (in the following picture) of this company on its website was issued by the TUVRheinland in 2013, seven years before the company was founded.
I think this certificate is very suspicious, so I found the website of this institution according to the link on the lower right corner of the certificate http://www.TUV.com/safety and entered the number of this certificate in the search box.
The result is that this certificate belongs to another company which is called Suzhou ConRem Biomedical Technology Co., Ltd.
What’s more, the result on the institution’s website shows that this certificate is invalid, however, the date of expiry on the certificate is 2022-03-03, as is shown in the following pictures.
So I can determine that this is a fake certificate that is forged by Suzhou ACE Biomedical Technology Co., Ltd.
2. Certificate issued by SGS.
First of all, we can see that the certificate is valid until 2019, and it has expired.
Second, this certificate was issued in 2014, six years before the company was founded.
So this certificate is not only suspicious but also invalid.
Import & export qualification
I navigate to the website of China Customs Import and Export Credit Information Publicity System http://credit.customs.gov.cn/ccppwebserver/pages/ccpp/html/ccppindex.html, to search for this company, but its registration information in customs was not found.
Two possible reasons:
1. This company has no import & export qualification.
2. Maybe it has import & export qualification, but since it’s a new company, and has just recently applied for a qualification, the information hasn’t been updated. If you want to do business with such a company you may need to wait for 1 or 2 months for the company to finalize its application paperwork.
Suzhou ACE Biomedical Technology Co., Ltd. is a brand new company that was established in 2020 without formal employees and valid certificates. In China, there are a lot of companies like this one. So before doing business with a Chinese company, you must do some research to figure out whether this company is totally honest with you. If you have any problems in verifying a Chinese company, feel free to contact us.