The “Made in China” tag has been undergoing something of a re-branding recently, with China’s moves to make its leading companies globally competitive, invest in R&D, and move up the value chain. However, the job is not yet complete, according to a report carried by Reuters (quoting officials from the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine) which suggests that:
“More than a fifth of all Chinese goods from dumplings to electric blankets fail to meet quality standards, creating potential health and safety risks”.
The main source of the problem seems to arise from “fake and shoddy goods” made by counterfeiters, and poorly managed, small firms:
“Of almost 9,000 goods sampled by quality inspectors in the first six months of this year, only 78 percent complied with relevant safety rules…For products made by small companies, that dropped to just over 70 percent. For large firms the figure was more than 90 percent.”
So, while China is still a great place to manufacture or source a wide range of low and high-end products, it is still important to carry out effective due diligence and product testing.
Luckily, China Business Services is on hand to do just that. Among other things.
See news source:
China says fifth of all goods not up to scratch
Reuters AlertNet – London,England,UK
… “China is certainly a … “There is naturally a rather large difference in quality between the goods made in China and those in developed countries,” he said. …