Quality and Safety Services Sub-working Group Position Paper 2018/2019 - 质量与安全子工作组建议书2018/2019 Go back »

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The quality and safety services (QSS) sector plays a fundamental role in ensuring a high quality of life. Since the release of the 13th Five-year Plan (13FYP) and the China Manufacturing 2025 (CM2025) initiative, as well as the rapid development of cross-border e-commerce, China has stepped up the pace of its market-based reforms to improve the quality and safety of its products. The Quality and Safety Services Sub-working Group wants to see a continuation of these reforms, particularly for the third-party testing, inspection, and certification (TIC) industry.

The sub-working group’s members are primarily European QSS industry leaders who have operated in China for over two decades and have been providing tailor-made, high-end services for Chinese manufacturers for many years. These member companies have contributed significantly to China's market-based reforms, and the CM2025 initiative, by sharing their expertise and advanced management experience with the former General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ) and the Certification and Accreditation Administration of China (CNCA). The sub-working group would like China to further open its market to the TIC industry and provide opportunities for cooperation between China and Europe in the area of quality and safety management.

The Quality and Safety Services Sub-working Group was established in 2012 as a sub-working group of the Standards and Conformity Assessment (SCA) Working Group. The sub-working group consists of European Chamber members in the QSS sector, with the platform providing them an opportunity to exchange their experiences on recent developments in the regulatory environment in their sector. This sector is defined as independent, third-party agencies that provide manufacturers and end users with TIC services and other conformity assessment-related services in relation to their products and management systems, with the aim of improving the safety and quality of products on the market.

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