UK Start Up to do trade in India and China


Hello there,

I am a start up in the UK offering technology services and solutions. I have potential customers in India and China.
It is just a month I have registered my company. Do I need to have a subsidiary in India and China to offer my services there?
Is there a minimum term/scale the company should have traded before opening a subsidiary in India/China?

There is a Chinese company whom wants to offer his products through my company. Is there some process that I need to follow?


Hi Neeraj,

Thanks for your mail.

My colleague Merlin Picardo, Senior Trade & Investment Adviser – ICT will be able to share some information on your request. He will respond you shortly.



Hi Neeraj

Welcome to Open to Export!

UKTI will be able to provide excellent support and assistance. You may also wish to contact the following organisations for guidance:

The China-Britain Business Council (CBBC)
3rd Floor, Portland House, Bressenden Place, London SW1E 5BH
T: +44 (0)20 7802 2000
F: +44 (0)20 7802 2029
E: [email protected]

The British Chamber of Commerce in China
T: (+86) (10) 8525 1111
F:(+86) (10) 8525 1001
E: [email protected]

The UK India Business Council
12th Floor, Millbank Tower
21-24 Millbank London SW1P 4QP
United Kingdom
T: 0207 592 3040
E: [email protected]

British South India Chamber of Commerce
T: 020 8502 1281
E: [email protected]

I hope this helps and good luck with your new venture!

Kind regards

[email protected]


Hi Neeraj,

Merlin is currently travelling and has requested to respond you on his behalf.

Here are the answers to your India related queries:

1. You can provide your services without having a subsidiary in India.

2. There is no minimum term/scale to set up a subsidiary in India.

For any detailed information, you may wish to contact Merlin at [email protected].


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