As stated by the Zhongshan Administration for Market Regulation, Zhongshan, in recent years, has further optimized and sped up the entire process of starting a business. This was achieved by strengthening information infrastructure and utilizing the "Internet Plus government service" model.
Presently, all matters related to start a business (including company establishment, seal making and invoice application) can be fully handled online. Likewise the average handling time for starting a business is reduced to 2 working days. Moreover, the enterprise establishment registration can be completed within one working day.
Early this year, Zhongshan put its all-process electronic smart platform for business registration and application into trial operation, which has presently become popular in the whole city. The platform has introduced a new identity authentication subsystem (live face detection technology, electronic business license authorization), online signature technology for electronic CA certificate, online preview for application materials, map GIS coordinate positioning and other technologies, with functions such as postal express delivery, service evaluation, and intelligent customer service as well.
Now, the enterprise establishment and the business registration of individually-owned businesses can be completed online through the "paperless + WeChat face recognition signature certification" mode at all registration counters in Zhongshan. The whole process of application for business license, from material submission to business license collection, can be handled online.
The Zhongshan Administration for Market Regulation has also created an online business starting mode of "acceptance at one counter and processing in a parallel manner". All matters related to business starting, such as registration, taxation and banking can be handled at the same counter.