George Huang was born in Nanjing, China and grew up in California and Nevada. George worked at InTouch and later Asia Quality Focus from 2015 until 2019. At 195cm tall, George is an excellent sportsman and can be found running around on the volleyball courts every weekend.
Chinese suppliers don't allow product inspection companies full access to factory operations. Learn the limits to QC inspection in China to better understand your responsibilities as an importer and improve your supplier relationship!
In a select few cases, importers can rely on factory QC staff for product inspection. Most of the time, however, most importers prefer other alternatives, like third-party quality control, because they don't want to face the risks posed by solely relying on factory QC staff.
To complete a puzzle, you need all the pieces. Similarly, there are several key pieces of information your product inspection company will need to effectively check the quality and status of your order before it ships.
There’s no reason why you can’t avoid high product inspection costs and still get the quality assurance you need before shipping. Knowing these five common reasons for high costs will help make sure your products get inspected like they should while keeping to a reasonable budget.
The hazardous potential of lighters makes QC inspection by professionals all the more important before your product reaches the hands of the end-consumer. These five tests for lighters will help you determine if your product is safe enough for distribution to the public. Ensuring there are no issues with components and assembly will help protect the people that ultimately use your product and help you avoid a product recall.
Sometimes you are lucky and find what seems to be a perfect Chinese factory. Their prices are reasonable and you haven't noticed any defects - at least not yet. While everything might appear fine on the surface, a recurring (and usually hidden) issue that plagues factories in China is social insurance violations. This problem might not seem significant at first, but it could be a red flag to your clients' social compliance programs and signify other problems with the supplier you are trying to work with.
Do you know where the pots and pans in your kitchen came from? Do you know what they are made of? Being an importer of cookware products holds you liable for more than just the visible quality aspects of your products. Cookware is a relatively sensitive product type since it deals with high heat and food preparation. Be sure to consider these five lab tests for cookware. They will help you identify potential issues with your product before it leaves the factory.
Porcelain dinnerware is a common household item for many. But the risks to consumers when dinnerware is not tested during inspection before use are lesser known. A porcelain bowl can crack and break if heated too quickly. A casserole dish can shatter in your dishwasher during cleaning. And your favorite porcelain coffee mug advertised as “microwave-safe” can blow up in your microwave.