Guangdong Announces Supplementary Arrangements for Testing, Inspection and Accreditation Services during Pandemic
18 March 2020
Guangdong has recently issued a supplementary notice on testing, inspection and certification services during the Covid-19 prevention and control period (Yue Shi Jian Ren Jian No. 139 ), calling on the market regulation administrations and departments concerned in cities at or above the prefectural level, as well as relevant inspection, testing and certification institutions in the whole province, to do a good job of the accreditation and oversight of inspection and testing institutions in a scientific and orderly manner. A “green channel” will be set up for the accreditation of inspection and testing institutions in areas relating to pandemic prevention and control.
- Scientific and orderly assessment
On-site assessment will be conducted in a timely manner during the Covid-19 outbreak if an application for accreditation of inspection and testing institution meets the requirements for on-site assessment.
- “Green channel” for express approval
For applications for the accreditation of inspection and testing institutions in areas related to pandemic prevention and control, such as accreditation for the inspection and testing of medical devices and protective supplies, the provincial authorities for market regulation will set up a “green channel” to speed up the approval process if the applicants can satisfy the conditions and requirements prescribed by the state.
The above arrangements have taken effect since the date of promulgation and will remain in force until Guangdong’s emergency response to Covid-19 ends.
Source: Guangdong Provincial Administration for Market Regulation
- Quality Inspection and Testing
- Mainland China