Catering business / food industry:

Catering business needs Food Business License – Catering Service
Food industry needs Food Business License – Food Service

Offline retail:

If there are other items under the qualification category, the corresponding qualifications should be provided. For example, if there is food in the mall, the Food Business License (circulation) is required.

Health care equipment / medical apparatus and instruments / OTC drugs:

Offline stores selling drugs should have the License for Pharmaceutical Trading;
Enterprises selling medical apparatus and instruments should have the Medical Device Distribution Enterprise License.

Medical care:

Practice License of Medical Institution


The stock category needs to apply for the Qualification Certificate for the Securities Investment Consulting Business;
The insurance company should provide the License for Operating Insurance Business and Grading Certificate for Insurance Business Legal Person

Transportation service industry:

Port operation / tallying needs to apply for Port Operation License;
Logistics requires Road Transport License;
Express delivery needs Express Business Operation License;
Refueling service needs one of the three certificates: Approval Certificate for the Wholesale Operation of Product Oil, Approval Certificate for the Storage and Operation of Product Oil, or Approval Certificate for the Retail Operation of Product Oil.

Real estate:

Construction Land Use Permit, Construction Project Planning License, Construction Project Commencement License, State-Owned Land Use Permit, Commercial House Pre-Sale Permit

Entertainment / fitness services:

Recreation hall / KTV / Internet bar needs Entertainment Business License.


Travel agency: Travel Agency Business Operation License;
Air ticket / air ticket agent: Airline Ticket Agent Qualification Certificate
Religious category should provide Site Registration Certificate for Religious Activities

Collection / auction:

Cultural relics business needs Cultural Relics Business License;
Sales of reproductions of cultural relics: Sales License for Reproductions Of Cultural Relics;
Auction: Auction Business License;
Pawn: Pawn Business License

Education / training:
Private and non public schools needs License for Running a School

Professional talent intermediary:
Labor Dispatch Business License, Human Resource Business License

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