China holds QA crash course

China recently assembled more than 1,000 toy company managers and government officials for a crash course in quality supervision
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The seminars, held in the manufacturing hubs of Dongguan and Shenzhen in southern Guangdong province, gave participants a chance to brush up on China's toy licensing system as well as European and US quality and safety standards.

Officials from the Ministry of Commerce and the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine demanded that companies ensure they produce to the standards of the countries they export to.

They urged firms to make clear in contracts their obligations with respect to quality so as to guard against potential losses, as well as to try to develop their own brand names and produce higher-end products, it said.

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