Hong Kong’s testing and certification industry has grown substantially since the 1980s. In 2016, the industry comprised of 770 establishments, most of which were private laboratories, employing a total of 18,000 people. Hong Kong is well positioned to act as an independent third party to provide quality certification and product testing services for mainland enterprises to boost the confidence of overseas and local buyers. More
As part of its commitment to unifying the accreditation process for the country’s inspection/testing institutions, the Certification and Accreditation Administration of China (CNCA) has issued a series of new guidelines. More
The issuance procedures relating to the CCC (China Compulsory Certification) mark are to be subject to two-stage revision process, according to a new directive from the Certification and Accreditation Administration of China (CNCA).
Some 291 new national standards are set to come into force as of 1 January 2019. Jointly endorsed by the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ) and the Standardisation Administration of China (SAC), the standards have been designed to improve quality, ensure the safety of consumers, maintain green and sustainable development, minimise financial risks and help facilitate the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). More
The mainland food industry is being called upon to flag up any overlooked safety concerns or testing shortcomings as the China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) looks to overhaul the country’s food inspection regime. More
All record-filing, risk management and fiduciary management procedures relating to the pre-shipment inspection of imported used mechanical and electrical products will now be the responsibility of the relevant inspection agencies, according to a recent announcement from the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ). More
On 31 August 2017, the European Commission announced that, as of 1 September 2017, new car models must pass a set of new and allegedly more reliable emissions tests before they can be released on European roads. Automobiles will be tested in real driving conditions under the Commission’s Real Driving Emissions (“RDE”) procedure, which compliments the now improved World Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (“WLTP”) laboratory test. More
The Consumer Product Safety Commission is proposing to determine that certain untreated and unfinished engineered wood products do not contain lead, ASTM F963 elements or phthalates that exceed the statutory limits for children’s products, children’s toys and child care articles. More