The textile humidity test is usually performed by any AQSIQ licensed and ISO 9001 certified third party quality control company. It concerns many products with one exception: the textile products.
The inspector only checks the humidity visually and by touch. Such procedure contradicts what was said in previous articles about the risks involved with humidity during a shipment. Therefore, let’s look at the actions that could be taken to improve the on-site test. Continue reading
To ensure the success of a factory audit in China, as well as all over Asia there are few steps to carefully follow. One of them is the “orientation meeting”, also called “opening meeting”. It should be cautiously driven for a simple factory audit or an extensive factory audit. Continue reading
The GSM testing methods are used to measure the material mass (or density) per square meter. GSM comes from “Gram per Square Meter”. It is a standard unit of measurement commonly used all over the world, even in countries where the usual unit of measurement is the pound (U.S.A). The reason is that the GSM testing methods are the most accurate ones. Continue reading
During a business trip in Asia we usually visit Hong Kong as well as other cities in China such as Shenzhen. Last week we learnt the basic rules for hailing a taxi in Hong Kong successfully. Is hailing a taxi in Shenzhen working the same way? It is pretty straight forward. We just need to stand next to the road and lift our arm. Every taxi has two lights: a small red light inside, and a big taxi sign on the rooftop. The lights are on when the taxi is available for passengers. Continue reading
When visiting suppliers or trade fairs in Hong Kong we usually need a taxi to move from one point to another. Most of the taxis are very comfortable and clean. Hailing a taxi in Hong Kong is quite easy: stand at the curb, lift your arm and a taxi will stop. However there are some basics to know in order everything goes well. Continue reading
August is always a special month in which organizations such as the China Sourcing Information Center, CSIC, usually take holidays. However they have prepared for us two interesting articles!
Check out China Sourcing Information Center articles selection! Continue reading
ASTM, American Society for Testing and Materials, is one of the globally recognized leader in the development of international safety standards. They have been defining over 12,000 standards since their creation in 1898. Now the company has become global with offices in different continents: USA, Belgium, Canada, China, Mexico. Continue reading
Today is the Krishna Janmashtami day, a public holiday in Hindu countries. This religious event is as important as the Chinese New Year or Christmas, particularly in Indian cultures. The festival celebrates Krishna’s (the god of all hindouist) first appearance on earth.
The Chinese scammer has found yet another trick that is becoming very popular due to its high effectiveness: he sends fake email communications.
An interesting article about it has already been written on the CSIC blog a few months ago. It is worth to be read carefully. Today we will look at technical side of the scam. Continue reading
TüV annually performs independent laboratory tests on randomly selected toys. This year the laboratory chose fifty Inflatable Water Toys and Baby Swim Seats. Twenty failed the test. Those products should be unsellable in the European Union market.
Why the laboratory tests failed? Continue reading