02 Dec 2013
Although China is considered the “manufacturer of the world”, it does not have a law covering the safety of consumer goods. A law on product quality exists since 2000 and a food safety law since 2009, but now AQSIQ, the Chinese government’s quality control watchdog, is seeking to better protect consumers by introducing a consumer goods safety law. Though only in the beginning stages, it is proposed that companies and governments should be liable, and that fines and punishments be introduced in the event of non-compliance.
This law would entail stricter and more scrutinised safety rules for locally manufactured goods as well as imported goods. To ensure compliance with this upcoming legislation, it is highly recommended that a third party inspection company evaluate and test the safety of products before their sale in China.
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