The Embassy of the Republic of Cyprus in Beijing does not have an exclusive commercial section. However, the Embassy deals with trade and business related issues between Cyprus and China as well between Cyprus and the countries of parallel accreditation (Japan, South Korea, North Korea, Laos and Cambodia).
The Embassy provides relevant information to interested parties, with the purpose of facilitating contacts and cooperation between the business communities of Cyprus and the countries of our accreditation.
For further information on doing business in Cyprus, please visit the following websites:
Point of Single Contact
Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism
Department of Registrar of Companies and Official Receiver
Department of Customs and Excise
Department of Merchant Shipping
Cyprus Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Cyprus Port Authority
For information regarding investment in Cyprus, please visit the following link:
Cyprus Investment Promotion Agency: Established by a Council of Ministers decision in 2007, the Cyprus Investment Promotion Agency is a registered not-for-profit company limited by guarantee and fully funded by the Government of Cyprus. The Board of 12 Directors (10 from the private sector and 2 from the public sector) was appointed for an initial 4 year term.Operating since January 2008, the Cyprus Investment Promotion Agency has a threefold mandate:
Ø To promote Cyprus as an attractive international investment centre in key priority growth sectors
Ø To advocate reform in Cyprus required to improve the regulatory and business environment and infrastructure
Ø To provide investor support with after care and further development services
For information and guidance on investing in Cyprus, contact CIPA at:
Severis Bldg, 9 Makariou III Ave., 4th Floor
P.O.Box 27032, Lefkosia 1641, Cyprus
Tel.: +357 22 441133, Fax: +357 22 441134
For information on how to do business in China, please visit the following websites:
State Administration for Industry and Commerce of the PR China
Administration for Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine of the PR China (AQSIQ)
General Administration of Customs of the PR China
China Council for the Promotion of International Trade
EU Chamber of Commerce in China
Ministry of Commerce of the People's Republic of China.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: INCIDENTS OF INTERNET FRAUD
The Embassy would like to advise all Cypriot consumers and companies, before ordering or purchasing products through the internet, to check thoroughly the reliability of the selling company.
An increase in the incidents of internet fraud has been noticed in the last few months. In this respect, the Embassy has been made aware that many Cypriot companies are buying products from foreign companies, including Chinese companies, through the internet, via certain specific websites. However, there are often problems with these transactions (for example, the products arrive in Cyprus but are not the correct ones, or they are faulty etc) while sometimes the seller company is proven to be unreliable or even non-existent.
It is for this reason that the Embassy would like to draw the attention of all companies operating in Cyprus to be particularly careful when they purchase or order products through the internet. First of all, the Cypriot company must undertake a thorough research in order to confirm the reliability, legality and existence of its intended commercial partner. The best way to do this is by personally meeting with the directors of the company and by actually visiting the factories/companies/industries. This practice must be applied in all cases where there is an intention to proceed to large purchases on the internet.
The Embassy would also like to draw attention to the fact that some commercial- private- websites do not take responsibility or in any way check the background and reliability of the companies that advertise their products on them. In this sense, all relevant parties are requested to be careful when using commercial websites for the purchase of large amounts of products.
In any case, all interested parties could contact the European Union Chamber of Commerce in Beijing, which can provide information to companies that wish to do business with or in China. The contact details of the EUCCC are as follows:
European Union Chamber of Commerce in China
Beijing Lufthansa Center, Office C412,
50 Liangmaqiao Road,
Beijing, 100125, P.R. China
Tel: +86 (10) 6462 2066
Fax: +86 (10) 6462 2067
Moreover, it is kindly noted that the Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China has a special website (www.ccne.mofcom.gov.cn) where relevant parties, by using a “keyword”, can look through a list of registered companies in China and find an industry in the field that are interested in. From this list, the interested party can also see the profile of each Chinese company and visit the particular company’s website for more information.
Finally, interested parties could also contact the Commercial Department of the Chinese Embassy in Cyprus for more information:
Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Nicosia
Address: 30 Archimidous Street, Engomi, Nicosia, Cyprus
P.O.Box 24531, Nicosia, Cyprus
Telephone: 00357-22352182 (Commercial Department: 00357 22 375 252/ 253)