Some suppliers say that their products are conformed with CE, EMC, Reach, RoHS and other specifications. Laboratory Testing by an official “notified body” is necessary for certification. Importers need the certificates to comply with national regulations and sell their goods on the market. Which regulations to comply with? How to arrange laboratory testing for products certification? Continue reading
It is the well-known factory of the world, a place where all kinds of products can be sourced. However, we are all aware there are risks in doing business in China.
In the last years we started reading about China factory relocation in the newspapers: Continue reading
In June 2013, the China Sourcing Information Center (CSIC) presented a very useful article and many interesting videos from conferences held by one of the CSIC contributor: Ming-Global.
We recommend reading and watching the series to everyone new to China. Even experienced buyers will find some new bits and pieces. Continue reading
Established in 2000, WRAP is one of the largest certification programs focusing on ethical manufacturing. Most of the buyers and suppliers interested in this certificate are from the apparel industry. Today, WRAP also attracts all labor-intensive sectors such as hotels, jewelry, furniture, construction and more. Continue reading
Following the article “Protecting your imports from humidity” one question came out: What are the level limits for a product inspection standard humidity test?
Before the shipment, especially during the hot and humid seasons, specifications about humidity levels accepted should be clearly and precisely mentioned to the supplier. General comments should be avoided, such as: “Goods have to be kept away from humidity” or “please check the products are not humid before shipment”. They open the door to misunderstandings and quality issues. Continue reading
How many times have we received shipments with broken goods? How many times did textiles smell bad? And how many times did we ask our Asian partners to send replacements? Even with a good transport insurance, it can be difficult to get reimbursed to transport damage. Continue reading
Alibaba.com and Asia Quality Focus are collaborating to offer an online forum activity on the alibaba platform to discuss “how to find reliable suppliers?”. Asia Quality Focus experts are responsible for interacting with the buyers to share their knowledge and provide tools for a safer sourcing in Asia. Continue reading
When selecting a third party company to perform quality inspections in Asia, the recurrent questions are: how can this quality control company avoid inspector bribery? Continue reading
Conference invitation at Miami Electronics China Sourcing Fair
As a contributor of China Sourcing Information Center, CSIC, Asia Quality Focus invites you to the conference “Identifying suppliers in China” held by Charles B. Kirmuss on June 26th, from 11a.m. to 12 p.m.. To reserve your seat, click here. Continue reading