15 Years in China Business

15 Years in China Business

Cisema celebrates its 15th anniversary – a joyful occasion to take a look at its company history.

The company was founded in 2002 by Stefan Fischer, shortly after China had become the 142nd member of the World Trade Organization (WTO).

China, the world’s most populated country, had just opened its doors and Stefan Fischer knew that this would bring great opportunities and challenges. He decided to build Cisema and to use his knowledge and skills to help companies enter China’s sales and procurement market.

Based on this idea, Cisema has developed a range of services with the main focus on certification, registration and licensing in the People’s Republic of China. Since China’s WTO accession, the Chinese government has made great efforts to adapt non-tariff trade barriers to international guidelines.

For example, in 2003, the current „CCC“ (China Compulsory Certification) was introduced in order to enforce uniform safety standards for electronic components, vehicles and their components. In 2006, the „CML“ (China Manufacturer License), the regulatory framework for pressure vessels, was modernized. New registration regulations for medical technology, pharmacy, cosmetics and nutritional supplements were issued in 2014 by the „CFDA“ (China Food and Drug Administration).

In addition to certification services, it is Cisema’s mission to help its customers make their purchases in China more effective with less effort. Cisema’s service packages include sourcing, supplier audits, pre-shipment inspections, as well as supplier development improving the process capability of Chinese suppliers.

Our customers have succeeded with their missions and have inspired Cisema to succeed and grow over the past 15 years. We started with one office in Munich and have grown to 5 offices across China as well as offices in Vienna, Chicago and Yangon. This makes it clear that Cisema keeps its promises and is always a good partner providing reliable support to its customers in penetrating the Chinese market.