With the flourishing manufacturing sector and integration with the global supply chain, Vietnam’s demand for professional services has been on the rise. An HKTDC survey has revealed that Hong Kong is perceived positively by Vietnamese companies as a preferred destination for seeking business partners and professional services. More
A set of 23 new and revised national standards – including The Smart City Guide for Information Technology Operation – has been jointly published by the State Administration for Market Regulation and the Standardisation Administration of China (SAC). More
The EPA is proposing to amend a 12 December 2016 final rule concerning formaldehyde emission standards for composite wood products to address certain technical issues and to further align the final rule requirements with the California Air Resources Board Airborne Toxic Control Measures Phase II programme. More
Details regarding the transitional arrangements relating to products that no longer fall within the remit of the China Compulsory Certification (CCC) system have been released by the Certification and Accreditation Administration of China. More
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