Quality controls in Hong Kong

Quality controls for importing from Hong Kong and other Asian countries

Factory audits, loading supervision, raw material inspection, inspection during the production process, random end-product inspection, lab testing, help with sourcing new suppliers, etc.

Use our quality controls to confirm that your imports from Hong Kong meet the quality requirements for sale in your country.

QUALITY CONTROL SERVICES IN HONG KONG FOR YOUR IMPORTS

A quality inspection or quality control inspection process checks that products meet purchasing requirements such as technical specifications, quantities, loading processes, regulations and other customer-specific conditions.

All our inspectors are verified and certified by ISO 9001, ISO 27001, AQSIQ and CNAS 17020.
  • FACTORY AUDIT

    An audit combines paperwork and legwork. We review the documents submitted by the supplier such as legal classification, quality certificates, organisation chart, and the workforce. We also go to the factory to inspect the supplier’s real scenario including facilities, environment, production capacity and internal quality management to verify that what the supplier claims matches what we see during our visit.

  • RAW MATERIAL INSPECTION

    Our inspector goes to the facility where the raw materials are stored to check their colour and shape based on specific customer requirements together with shipping markings, packaging and labels.

  • INSPECTION AT THE START OF PRODUCTION

    This looks at the quality of the initial product when production is less than 10% complete and also at prototypes in some special cases. The purpose is to assess the finished products at the initial stage to ascertain whether they meet quality requirements before mass production begins.

  • INSPECTION DURING PRODUCTION

    When production is 30-50% complete, our inspector visits the factory to make sure current production status still complies with the initial production procedure and whether there have been any changes in raw materials, the operators, production lines or specifications. We assess whether the modifications meet quality requirements.

  • FINAL RANDOM INSPECTION

    This is also called pre-shipment inspection. When production is 100% finished and at least 80% of the products are packed, our inspectors call in at the factory for a random inspection to check the appearance, workforce, function, safety, packaging and barcodes of each product against standards along with quality control procedures and special customer requirements.

  • LOADING SUPERVISION

    We visit the loading site when the trailer arrives, checking the condition of the truck, the container and the pallets, and we monitor the entire loading process until the container is sealed. If there are any potential issues which might endanger the cargo during transport, we tell the buyer and let the customer know while also warning the shipper of the potential risks of disregarding these issues.

  • LAB TESTING

    Lab testing is often considered the advanced and extended version of raw material inspection since it usually involves analysing the composition of the actual raw material.

  • SOURCING AND VALIDATING SUPPLIERS

    This service helps our customer to source new manufacturers for their supply chain. Our research analysts use a standard procedure to compile the relevant information such as government registration in the State Administration of Industry and Commerce, legal offices and the supplier in a report for our customers.

MAIN PRODUCTS REQUIRING QUALITY CONTROL IN HONG KONG

Quality control heavy products

Heavy products

Furniture, gardening items, tools, decoration, household goods, sanitaryware, sports equipment, childcare products, camping gear, etc.

Quality control lightweight products

Lightweight products

Clothing, footwear, bags and suitcases, hair accessories, home textiles, fabrics, rugs, bedding, etc.

Quality control electrical and electronic products

Electrical and electronic products

Lighting, household appliances, mobile phones, computers, audio equipment, power tools, medical appliances, safety devices, automotive parts, solar and wind components, etc.

Quality control industrial equipment products

Industrial equipment products

Assemblies and moulds, processing tools and machinery, non-destructive testing, large-scale machinery, industrial sand, etc.

BENEFITS OF CONDUCTING QUALITY INSPECTIONS IN CHINA AND OTHER ASIAN COUNTRIES

  • Benefits of product quality inspection

    The main advantage of pre-import product quality inspection is the time and cost savings made by identifying potential faults/incorrect products in the country of origin. So these inspections are useful for:

    • Revealing defects.
    • Assessing the quality of products and raw materials and whether they meet the required standards.
    • Verifying that shipping markings, packaging and labelling are correct.
    • Checking product functionality.
  • Benefits of loading quality inspections

    Quality inspections during loading involve supervising and identifying any damage to the cargo during the loading process and assessing the container’s condition to see whether it is fit to withstand the shipping voyage. This enables us to:

    • Tell the buyer about any damage.
    • Verify that the products loaded in the container match the quantity of the buyer’s order.
    • Ensure that the products (both internal and external) are packed correctly to withstand the shipping voyage.
    • Confirm that the container is appropriate and that only the customer’s products are loaded in it.
  • Benefits of company quality inspections

    The primary purpose of company inspections is to check the authenticity of the manufacturer to prevent potential fraudsters and also preclude go-betweens operating between the actual manufacturer and foreign buyers who ultimately drive up the cost of importing the products. Therefore, these inspections help to:

    • Make trade improvements.
    • Verify whether the manufacturer has an internal quality control scheme.
    • Ensure the manufacturer complies with current policies and regulations.
    • Get an objective overview.
    • Identify whether the production equipment is suitable for making what is required.
    • Evaluate responsible and efficient resource use.

WHERE WE DELIVER OUR QUALITY CONTROL SERVICES IN ASIA

Find out which other Asian countries we perform quality controls prior to importing, in addition to Hong Kong.

Besides China Mainland and Taiwan, we also conduct quality controls for imports from countries including the Philippines, Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Cambodia, Thailand, India, Sri Lanka and Pakistan.

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SOME EXAMPLES OF OUR QUALITY INSPECTION SERVICES IN HONG KONG

  • SAMPLE ANALYSIS
    Customers send us samples of their specific product. The inspector takes the samples on site to compare them with the quality of new orders.
  • USING BESPOKE MEASUREMENT AND ANALYSIS TOOLS
    Other customers need specific tools to measure, for instance, the size of the goods, especially when we inspect raw materials such as flakes and sand. In these cases, we can provide the inspectors with the right tools, although generally speaking it is up to the supplier to provide the gauges or any other tools needed to inspect their goods.
  • MARKING INSPECTED GOODS
    We usually mark boxes, bags or cartons which have been inspected so that when the customer receives the goods they can tell which packages are in the inspected sample size.
  • INDEPENDENT CERTIFICATION FROM THE COUNTRY OF ORIGIN
    Sometimes when products are sourced from foreign manufacturers, if the products are made by foreign OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers) and ODMs (Original Design Manufacturers), importers need an independent certified quality control provider from the country of origin to conduct an inspection visit to the factory to ensure the products meet requirements.

CONTACT OUR QUALITY CONTROL TEAM IN CHINA

If you’re importing from China or other Asian countries and need to check the quality of your supplier’s production processes and end products, contact our specialist quality control team for importing from Asia and they will study your case.

Quality control in Hong Kong

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