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STC廣西-香港標準及檢定中心有限公司正式成立 (CHI version ONLY)
06 Sep 2019

2019年9月6日下午,香港標準及檢定中心(STC)聯合廣西壯族自治區市場監督管理局在廣西南寧中國-東盟檢驗檢測認證高技術服務集聚區共同舉辦了「攜手合作-共促廣西產品高品質發展論壇」,並舉行了隆重的揭牌儀式,廣西-香港標準及檢定中心有限公司正式成立。香港特別行政區行政長官林鄭月娥、廣西壯族自治區人民政府主席陳武、自治區人民政府常務副主席秦如培、香港政制及內地事務局局長聶德權、自治區市場監督管理局黨組書記馮學軍、局長巫家世、STC總裁馮立中、STC大中華區總監蔡愛寶、廣西產品質量檢驗研究院院長李暄等出席,廣西200家企業代表共約500多人參加了本次論壇。


 


會議正式開始前,林鄭月娥及陳武一行視察了集聚區的建設規劃情況,詳細了解了廣西質檢院、計量院、特設院、標準院服務廣西高質量發展情況、廣西與香港合作情況,參觀了STC廣西檢測認證基地各實驗室。


 


在會上,廣西壯族自治區人民政府主席陳武、香港特別行政區行政長官林鄭月娥分別致辭,在與會領導及嘉賓的見證下,廣西壯族自治區市場監督管理局黨組書記馮學軍與STC總裁馮立中共同簽署了《香港標準及檢定中心落戶廣西戰略合作協議》, STC成功落戶中國-東盟檢驗檢測認證高技術服務集聚區,充分發揮雙方互補優勢,在更大範圍、更寬領域、更高層次上深化合作,服務“一帶一路”,推動廣西積極對接融入粵港澳大灣區,服務桂港兩地經濟高質量發展。


 


簽約儀式結束後,舉行了隆重的揭牌儀式,由香港特別行政區行政長官林鄭月娥、廣西壯族自治區人民政府主席陳武共同為廣西-香港標準及檢定中心有限公司揭牌,標誌著廣西-香港標準及檢定中心有限公司正式成立,STC成功落戶廣西,通過合作共建一系列實驗室,開展檢測認證一體化服務,實現香港優質「正」印認證、香港綠色標誌認證、香港安全標誌認證在廣西“一站式”服務,助推更多廣西產品和檢驗檢測認證服務高效便捷走進香港、走向國際,為桂港兩地經濟高質量發展做出更大貢獻。


 


隨後又舉行了香港高端品質授證儀式,STC總裁馮立中為8家廣西企業代表頒發香港優質「正」印認證證書、香港綠色標誌認證證書和香港安全標誌認證證書。截至目前,已有56家廣西企業獲頒發香港優質「正」印證書,通過香港高端認證,走向國際市場。


 


STC在服務公眾的同時,也不忘肩負起貢獻社會的責任,通過積極參與社會慈善活動,與社區保持深厚關係,在今天的活動現場,STC總裁馮立中向廣西壯族自治區三江侗族自治縣捐贈扶貧資金10萬元,助力該縣經濟發展及民生改善。


STC and CVC Vkan signed a cooperation agreement
28 Aug 2019

The Hong Kong Standards and Testing Centre (STC) signed the “China Compulsory Certification Entrustment Agreement” with CVC Vkan (Vkan Certification & Testing Co. Ltd.) at Guangzhou Science Park Headquarters on Aug 28, 2019, which means that STC officially became CVC Vkan’s China Compulsory Certification (CCC) contracting designated testing laboratory. The collaboration of STC and CVC provide more convenient CCC services for Guangdong and Hong Kong enterprises.


 


Representatives of STC: Mr. Keith Yung, Director of International Operations and Marketing Department; Mr. KC Lee, General Manager; Mr. Peter Sheung, Senior Manager of China Business Development Department; Mr. Kenneth Cheung, Senior Manager of Electrical Products Department.


Representatives of CVC Vkan: Mr. Yeung, Deputy General Manager; Mr. Law, General Manager of Certification Department; Mr. Chu, Deputy General Manager of Certification Department; Mr. Mui, Deputy General Manager of Hong Kong Business.


Guest of Honors: Mr. Cai, the Chief Engineer of The Administration for Market Regulation of Guangzhou Huangpu district; Director of Metrology Division.


 


Under the premise of the “Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area Development Plan” and the “ The Mainland and Hong Kong Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement(CEPA)” service trade agreement, STC and CVC will work together to explore and promote the development of the testing and certification business, provide faster and high-quality product certification testing services for Greater Bay enterprises.


 


Mr. Cai Hong, the Chief Engineer of The Administration for Market Regulation of Guangzhou Huangpu district expressed her close attention to the cooperation between Guangdong and Hong Kong certification and testing institutions. She claimed “This cooperation can expand the existing customers of both parties, increase their influence in Guangdong and Hong Kong, and achieve complementary resources to achieve win-win situation.”


 


Mr. Keith Yung stated “Cooperated with CVC Vkan can build a reginal high-quality certification alliance for both parties. CVC Vkan has a wide range of testing and certification services, and has comprehensive capabilities.”

Food Expo 2019 - Post-event
20 Aug 2019

STC participated in the Hong Kong Food Expo held by the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition on 15-17 August 2019. This time, the focus was on food safety testing, nutrition labeling and testing of proprietary Chinese medicine ingredients.


In addition, a “Testing and Certification Service for Food Seminar” was held on 16 August 2019. Ms. Joey Lau, Senior Manager of the Department of Chemistry, Food and Pharmaceutical of STC, was invited to share the experience of the relevant verification services with the guests.


STC is committed to offering professional, reliable and comprehensive testing services and providing unbiased testing reports to ensure that products comply with relevant technical and safety standards.


For any inquiries, please contact STC Chemical, Food and Pharmaceutical Division at hkcfd@stc.group.


 

Hong Kong Excellent Service Certification (Beauty Industry) Award Ceremony 2019
15 Aug 2019

August 15, 2019 – The Hong Kong Excellent Service Certification (Beauty Industry) Award Ceremony 2019 jointly organized by Hong Kong Certification Centre (HKCC), the Federation of Beauty Industry Hong Kong (FBIHK) and the Hong Kong Beauty Industry Standardization Organization (BISO) was held on August 15, 2019 at HKCEC to accredit corporations in the beauty industries that provide quality services.


 


Hong Kong business community always takes pride in their high-quality services. HKCC’s Excellent Service Certification Scheme ensures high-quality service in various customer service areas. Through mystery shopper or survey programs, the scheme enables distributors, retailers, and service providers to manage or evaluate their services at certain critical points in their stores, such as staff performance, appearance, operation efficiency, shopping environment, etc. It takes a leading role in motivating the industries to deliver excellent service, and enhance the company’s reputation in the market. Up till now, HKCC has issued 1,274 certificates to eligible companies and institutions.


 


Dr. Franki Lee, Director of HKCC said: “We would like to further introduce ‘the Hong Kong Excellent Service Scheme’ to the members of the Association and the public. It encourages the beauty industry to improve its service standards, stimulate consumer sentiments and revitalize Hong Kong economy.”

The 19th International Medical, Hospital & Pharmaceutical Exhibition
04 Aug 2019

Hosted by the Ministry of Health of Vietnam, the 19th International Medical, Hospital & Pharmaceutical Exhibition was held from August 1 to 3, 2019 at Saigon Exhibition and Convention Center (SECC) in Ho Chi Minh City, and it attracted more than 400 exhibitors from 20 countries and territories. Hong Kong Chinese Medicines Association brought more than 20 proprietary Chinese medicine companies to the exhibition, and Vivian Lam, the Product Certification Manager of STC (Hong Kong Standards and Testing Center), was invited to share her experience with the audience.


 


Through the "Belt and Road" initiative, the Hong Kong exhibitors promoted the development of Hong Kong's proprietary Chinese medicine industry, and grip business opportunities. 3 proprietary Chinese medicines and health food companies which their products have been certified by the STC “tested mark”, including Strong Seal Pills from Hong Kong Wing Ming Medical Ltd., Bou Wai Dan from H.K. Ma Sai Leung Tong Medicine Manufacturing Ltd, and Hak Liu Tam from Chaisentong Pharmaceuticals Factory Limited. The exhibition helped to promote Hong Kong's quality and safety products globally, and expand the service scope of the STC “tested mark”.


 


The STC “tested mark” certification mark scheme helps consumers to identify, at a glance, that the product has been tested by STC according to relevant local and international standards. It represents the best quality in the market as type-testing and regular market surveillance is done regularly to ensure product quality. 

STC Is Approved as a Nominated Third-party Testing Laboratory for TRU Kids Brands
02 Jul 2019

STC (Hong Kong Standards and Testing Centre) is delighted to announce that we have officially been approved as a nominated third-party testing laboratory for TRU Kids Brands, in accordance with the TRU Global Testing Protocol.


 


As a nominated third-party lab, STC offers one-stop toy safety testing compliance to US, EU and Asia - including Japan (ST) and China (CCC) - requirements to all TRU Kids vendors. Please click here for the Test Request Form.


 


Founded in 1963, STC is the first independent, not-for-profit testing, inspection and certification organization in Hong Kong. Over the years, our comprehensive conformity assessment services have evolved to cover a wide range of consumer products including toys, children's products, textile, garment, footwear, furniture, electrical and electronic products, medical devices, food, chemical and pharmaceutical products. STC is headquartered in Hong Kong, with testing laboratories and/or offices in Mainland China, Vietnam, Japan, Germany, Italy, and the United States.


 


For more information on our TRU program, please email us at truprogram@stc.group.

STC officially approved and accredited as OECD GLP testing laboratory
02 Jul 2019

STC’s Medical Device Laboratory has officially been approved and accredited as a GLP testing laboratory by the Mexican GLP Regulatory Agency ema-Mexican Accreditation Body, a member of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Ema has conducted a comprehensive review of STC’s medical device laboratories, including organizational structure, personnel, SOP, test products, archives management, experimental facilities and equipment, test implementation process, quality assurance system, etc., and made a comprehensive retrospective inspection on a number of randomly selected studies that complied with OECD GLP specifications.


 


After careful and detailed auditing, the auditors concluded that the GLP system of STC’s Medical Device Laboratory is fully compatible with the requirements of OECD's GLP principles. The standardized experimental institution management, perfect and effective quality assurance system, reliable facilities and equipment, and standardized and complete experimental records have been highly recognized by the auditors, who believe that STC’s Medical Device Laboratory has a good understanding of OECD's GLP principles and has established a quality management system that is both suitable for itself and in line with international standards.At the same time, the inspection team has also given some good suggestions, to help STC’s Medical Device Laboratory to further improve the existing GLP system and enhance its international service capabilities.


 


Recently, STC’s Medical Device Laboratory has also obtained the China laboratory animal use permit for large animal studies, which covers all animal models for biological testing of medical devices. Then STC smoothly passed the latest ISO 17025 revision review and CNAS expansion review. Large animal studies, oral mucosal irritation, brain implantation, and other studies were also successfully recommended and approved. Next, STC will make continuous efforts to improve its quality management level and technical ability in order that we can provide a reliable and fast service platform for the global registration of medical devices, support and promote innovation of medical devices as well as contribute to human health.


 


As a member of the STC Group, STC (Dongguan) is an independent, third-party product testing, inspection and certification body approved by the General Administration of Customs of the People’s Republic of China (GACC). In 2012, STC became the first designated testing laboratory in Hong Kong to provide CCC testing services to local manufacturers and importers. In 2014, STC (Dongguan) became one of the first few non-governmental laboratories in China authorized to undertake CCC testing. In 2015, STC invested in a new animal laboratory in Dongguan and began to provide a full range of biocompatibility testing services for medical device manufacturers at home and abroad. STC has successfully obtained the OECD GLP accreditation in early 2019. Over the years, STC has got worldwide accreditation including China Metrology Accreditation (CMA), China National Accreditation Service for Conformity Assessment (CNAS), US Federal Communications Commission (FCC), US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Govmark Testing Services, Industry Canada, LUCIDEON, SATRA Technology Centre, DAkkS, Nemko, and CPSA, as well as being a CB Testing Laboratory (CBTL) under the IECEE-CB Scheme, earning it a leading position in the testing, inspection and certification industry of southern China.


 


 About STC(Dongguan) Company Limited


Since its establishment in 2005, STC (Dongguan) Company Limited has been serving the industries and supporting the economic growth with our one-stop conformity assessment services in accordance with local and international product safety standards and regulations. The headquarters, STC (Hong Kong Standards and Testing Centre) was established in 1963 as the first not-for-profit testing, certification and inspection organization in the region. In order to meet the global demand for testing and certification services, not only has STC set up testing facilities and customer service offices in China’s major cities such as Dongguan, Shenzhen, Zhongshan, Shanghai, Changzhou and Haerbin, but also in countries like Germany, Italy, USA, Vietnam and Japan. For more information on STC (Dongguan), please visit www.stc.group


 


Media Enquiry:


Kevin Wang                                          


Tel: +86 769 8111 9888 (ext.8633)                                    


Email: kevinwang@stc.group


 


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Jonathan Tang                                       


Tel: +86 769 8111 9888 (ext.8288)                                   


Email: jonathantang@stc.group


 


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Email: rockma@stc.group

To introduce “STC tested” Mark (Macau) product certification program
17 Jun 2019

The Hong Kong Standards and Testing Centre (STC) has always provided testing, inspection and certification services to help the industry monitor and improve the quality, safety and image of products.


 


In line with the blueprint for development of Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area, “STC tested” Mark (Macau) certification program was born in June 2019. At the same time, the Macau Productivity and Technology Transfer Center has also formally added “STC tested” Mark (Macau) certification program to the optional technical review program of the Macau Product Quality Certification Scheme.


 


In order to cope with the development of Macau’s industry, if the applicant holds the “Industrial License” of the Macau SAR Government that is the current Macau production enterprise, it is possible to apply the certification program through the Macau Productivity and Technology Transfer Center. For the eligible applicant, the first and the second product lines of application are fully funded by the Macau government for product testing and factory inspection, with the maximum limit MOP80, 000. The first phase was start from food companies.


 


The Hong Kong Standard and Testing Center (STC) Ms. Anne Chuah, Director of Greater China Operation, and Dr. Lee, General Manager, were invited to attend the seminar of the Macau Product Quality Certification and “STC tested” mark (Macau) which jointly organized by the Industrial Association of Macau and Macau Productivity and Technology Transfer Center.


Ms. Vivian Lam, Product Certification Manager, introduced the relevant application procedures to the production enterprises in Macau during the seminar.


 


Please find the link below for more details:


https://youtu.be/WmrGW2L0nfo


 

2019 Product Safety Carnival cum Certificate Award Ceremony
31 May 2019

STC Chairman Tom Tang and Commissioner of Innovation and Technology Annie Choi Join Celebrity Guest Sammy Leung to Promote Product Safety


 


STC (Hong Kong Standards and Testing Centre), the first not-for-profit testing, inspection and certification organization established in Hong Kong, held the latest annual Product Safety Carnival cum Certificate Award Ceremony today at Domain Mall in Yau Tong. This year’s Ceremony was officiated by Commissioner of Innovation and Technology, Annie Choi, who delivered a speech to encourage the notable enterprises receiving the Hong Kong Safety Mark, "STC tested" Mark, Hong Kong ECO Mark, and Hong Kong Excellent Service Mark certificates.


 


Chairman of STC, Tom Tang, JP, announced the appointment of popular entertainer Sammy Leung as this year's Product Safety Ambassador. In addition to sharing tips of being a smart consumer, Leung effortlessly brought cheers to the guests and audiences with his captivating performance of a couple of classic numbers.


 


Aside from awarding certificates, the Ceremony was the highlight of a 3-day event that brought businesses and consumers together with sales booths offering certified products. In a bid to make product safety education more enjoyable, the event also featured a free 3D photo booth offering a variety of funny props, in addition to a game booth manned by the Electrical and Mechanical Services Department (EMSD).


 


With a history of more than 50 years, STC, as a not-for-profit, independent testing and inspection organization, spares no effort in promotingthe importance of product safety to different levels of the community and enhancing the development of the testing and inspection industry. Over the years, STC has been upholding the safety standards of food and household products by launching various product certification programmes in line with the latest safety standards such as Hong Kong Safety Mark and “STC tested” Mark. STC has expanded its certification servicesby launching the Hong Kong Excellent Service Certificate Mark,which helps citizens to identify customer-friendly merchants; STC’s Hong Kong ECO Mark and Made in Hong Kong Certification Scheme also aim at protecting consumer rights in multiple areas.


 


Tang stressed that STC has successfully extended its professional testing and certification services to other regions, allowing companies offering exceptional products in other places to be recognized by our rigorous certification schemes.

Seminar: Updated Compliance Regulations for Toys Exporting to International Market
29 Mar 2019

 


In order to help manufacturers understand clearly the requirements of US, EU, Japan and China, and overcome the challenge of quality boundaries, design and restricted regulations related to safety compliance, STC Vietnam – a subsidiary of STC Group – has arranged the seminar "Updated compliance regulations for toys and children products exporting to US, EU, Japan and China".


 


During the seminar, technical experts from STC has provided updates on the safety compliance for toys and children's products exporting to US, EU, Japan and China, shared their knowledge and experience on regulation requirements and international standards from US, EU, Canada, and Asia for toy safety, and analyzed the advantages of manufacturers and entrepreneurs to understand clearly and apply these regulations effectively. More than 50 participants, including CEOs, managing directors, QA managers, export–import managers, lab managers from toy manufacturers, and raw material suppliers, have shared their difficulties in exporting toys to international market.


  


Pham Thi Ngoc Tuyen: "Besides a toy testing laboratory which was set up in 2018, we have 3 accredited laboratories including textile, chemical and flammability in Ho Chi Minh City, which were established within 3 years from 2016 until now, proving our commitment to continuously invest in the Vietnam market and bring modern testing techniques from Hong Kong to Vietnam to assist companies and manufacturers in a supply chain”.


 


STC is an independent, not-for-profit testing, inspection and certification organization headquartered in Hong Kong, China. Not only do we possess state-of-the-art testing facilities in big cities around the world, our technical experts have fulfilled a wide range of requirements from consumer product manufacturers.

STC as a Supporting Organization of the 23rd Macao International Trade and Investment Fair Forum on “The Future of Cross Border New Retail – O2O Commerce + Supply Chain Finance + Verification for All”
19 Oct 2018

 


The 23rd Macao International Trade and Investment Fair (MIF) takes place from October 18-20, 2018. MIF is the first local exhibition in Macao certified by the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry (UFI), and is one of the most reputable annual international economic and trade events in Macao. Under the theme of “Cooperation - Key to Business Opportunities”, MIF leverages on Macao’s advantages as a World Centre of Tourism and Leisure as well as a premium business and trade services platform between China and Portuguese-speaking countries to facilitate business development, transformation and entrepreneurship for its participants. MIF covers exhibition, forum/conference, business matching and SME platform in one event.


 


STC is delighted to be a supporting organization of the MIF forum on “The Future of Cross Border New Retail – O2O Commerce + Supply Chain Finance + Verification for All”, which was held on October 19. Participants of the forum discussed the challenges and opportunities along with other issues concerning O2O commerce development, including market barriers, cultural differences, financial support, anti-counterfeiting and traceability. Dr. Franki Lee, STC’s Director of Corporate Sales and Business Development, was one of the guest speakers of this event.


 


“We are committed to participate in this international economic and trade event in Macao. Established in 1963, STC has been dedicated to meeting the latest commerce development, providing professional, reliable and comprehensive testing, inspection and certification services. Being an accredited third-party compliance organization, STC will fully support the development of the entire cross-border new retail system,” said Dr. Lee.

STC Webinar: China Compulsory Certification (CCC) – Requirements & Application Procedures
21 Sep 2018

 


This webinar will tell you everything you need to know about CCC – China Compulsory Certification requirements for consumer products entering the China market.


HIGHLIGHT OF THIS WEBINAR:



  • Legal requirements of CCC

  • Application process

  • How to avoid unnecessary delays & failures


SESSION 1 - TOYS


Date: October 24th, 2018


Time: 12nn-1pm, EDT


Registration: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6999808074907237890


SESSION 2 – ELECTRICAL PRODUCTS


Date: November 22nd, 2018


Time: 12nn-1pm, EDT


Registration: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1611933917700147458


Speaker: Norman Aronowitz, Sales Director


 


About STC:


STC is the first independent, not-for-profit testing, inspection and certification organization in Hong Kong. Since its establishment in 1963, STC has been dedicated to providing professional, reliable and comprehensive testing and inspection services, and issuing the highest quality reports to ensure compliance with relevant technical and safety requirements while keeping pace with the development of trade and industry.

STC attends the 9th China International Medical Device Regulatory Forum
15 Sep 2018

China, September 15th, 2018 - The 9th China International Medical Device Regulatory Forum is being held at the Fuzhou Strait International Conference and Exhibition Center from September 13th to September 16th, 2018. This afternoon (September, 15th), Mr. Jonathan Tang, Director of Research & Development, STC Medical Device Testing Department was invited to share his in-depth knowledge and expertise through leading an informative seminar on “How to Use Chemical Characterization Testing in the Evaluation Process of Medical Devices” which provided forum attendees valuable insight in the biological evaluation field of medical devices.


Successful held for eight consecutive years, the annual China International Medical Device Regulatory Forum has played a pivotal role in promoting China’s policies and regulations on medical devices and enhancing the international exchange and cooperation among foreign medical device regulatory authorities and evaluation bodies. STC’s participation in this significant forum provided many opportunities for mutual learning and experience exchanges to further strengthen the development and progression of China’s medical device testing capabilities and standards.


STC (Dongguan), a member of the STC Group was founded in 2005 as an independent, third-party product Testing, Inspection and Certification body approved by the General Administration of Customs of the People’s Republic of China (GACC). Since 2012, STC became the first designated testing laboratory in Hong Kong to provide CCC testing services to local manufacturers and importers. In 2014, STC (Dongguan) became one of the first few non-governmental laboratories in China authorized to undertake CCC testing for electric, plastic, metal, projectile and doll toys. In 2015, STC invested in a new animal laboratory in Dognguan and began to provide a full range of biocompatibility testing services for medical device manufacturers locally and abroad. Over the years, STC (Dongguan) has received worldwide accreditation including China Metrology Accreditation (CMA), China National Accreditation Service for Conformity Assessment (CNAS), US Federal Communications Commission (FCC), US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Govmark Testing Services, Industry Canada, LUCIDEON, SATRA Technology Centre, DAkkS, Nemko, etc., as well as being a CB Testing Laboratory (CBTL) under the IECEE-CB Scheme and earning a leading position in the southern China testing industry.


 


About STC


STC (Hong Kong Standards and Testing Centre) was established in 1963 as the first not-for-profit testing, certification and inspection organization in the region. STC provides a wide range of professional conformity assessment services, covering toys, children’s products, textiles, apparel, footwear, furniture, electrical and electronic products, medical devices,foods, chemicals and pharmaceutical products. STC’s headquartered is located in Hong Kong, with testing laboratories and offices in mainland China, Vietnam, Japan, Germany, Italy and the United States.For more information on STC, please visit www.stc.group.


About Mr. Jonathan Tang


Currently as STC’s Director of Research & Development for Medical Device Testing, Mr. Tang established STC's first medical device biocompatibility testing laboratory. With an advance educational background in Animal Medicine and extensive experience as a biologist, Mr. Tang is a knowledgeable technical expert in the field of biological risk assessments for medical devices.


Media Enquiry:


Kevin Wang                                     Tel: +86 769 8111 9888 (ext.8633)                    Email: kevinwang@stc.group

STC Experts attend the 6th Forum on China-ASEAN Technology Transfer and Collaborative Innovation
11 Sep 2018

China, September 11th, 2018 - The 6th Forum on China-ASEAN Technology Transfer and Collaborative Innovation was held in Nanning, Guangxi on September 11th to September 15th. Ms. Joey Lau, Senior Manager of the STC’s Chemistry, Food and Pharmaceuticals Department and Mr. Andy Wang, Manager of STC (Dongguan)’s Chemical, Food and Pharmaceutical Products Divisionwere invited to attend the annual forum and share their expertise.


Hosted by the Ministry of Science and Technology of China and the People's Government of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, the annual forum is jointly organized by The Guangxi Science and Technology Department and the China-ASEAN Technology Transfer Center. Ms. Joey Lau, delivered a keynote speech on September 11th (Time: 16:35-16:45) to share her knowledge and introduce STC's specialty in drug testing. Additionally, Prof. Shen Yuandong, Vice Chairman of the ISO Chinese Medicine Technical Committee, personally read the “Traditional Chinese Medicine Standardization Regional Collaborative Proposal” and called on “One Belt, One Road” Countries to work together and promote the collaborative innovation and development of Chinese medicine through mutual exchanges, recognition and integration of traditional Chinese medicine standards.


The Forum on China-ASEAN Technology Transfer and Collaborative Innovation has become a significant platform for China, ASEAN and other countries along the Maritime Silk Road to develop scientific and technological collaboration and is an important high-level forum in China organized under the framework of the ASEAN Expo. STC’s participation in this meaningful event, has not only strengthened the exchange of expertise and mutual learning between STC and experts in the field of International Chinese medicine, but has also helped foster and promote the orderly circulation and integration of knowledge between China and ASEAN.


STC (Dongguan), a member of the STC Group was founded in 2005 as an independent, third-party product Testing, Inspection and Certification body approved by the General Administration of Customs of the People’s Republic of China (GACC). Since 2012, STC became the first designated testing laboratory in Hong Kong to provide CCC testing services to local manufacturers and importers. In 2014, STC (Dongguan) became one of the first few non-governmental laboratories in China authorized to undertake CCC testing for electric, plastic, metal, projectile and doll toys. In 2015, STC invested in a new animal laboratory in Dognguan and began to provide a full range of biocompatibility testing services for medical device manufacturers locally and abroad. Over the years, STC (Dongguan) has received worldwide accreditation including China Metrology Accreditation (CMA), China National Accreditation Service for Conformity Assessment (CNAS), US Federal Communications Commission (FCC), US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Govmark Testing Services, Industry Canada, LUCIDEON, SATRA Technology Centre, DAkkS, Nemko, etc., as well as being a CB Testing Laboratory (CBTL) under the IECEE-CB Scheme and earning a leading position in the southern China testing industry.


 


About STC


STC (Hong Kong Standards and Testing Centre) was established in 1963 as the first not-for-profit testing, certification and inspection organization in the region. STC provides a wide range of professional conformity assessment services, covering toys, children’s products, textiles, apparel, footwear, furniture, electrical and electronic products, medical devices,foods, chemicals and pharmaceutical products. STC’s headquartered is located in Hong Kong, with testing laboratories and offices in mainland China, Vietnam, Japan, Germany, Italy and the United States.For more information on STC, please visit www.stc.group.


Media Enquiry:


Kevin Wang                                          Tel: +86 769 8111 9888 (ext.8633)                       Email: kevinwang@stc.group


 


 

STC experts will attend the Ninth China International Medical Device Regulatory Forum
29 Aug 2018




China, August 29th, 2018 – The Ninth China International Medical Device Regulatory Forum will be held in Fuzhou Strait International Conference & Exhibition Center from Sep 13th to 16th, 2018. Mr. Jonathan Tang, the Director of STC Medical Device Testing and Development, who was invited to attend the forum for the second time, will share his comments on biological evaluation of medical device. The experts from STC will gather together with Chinese and foreign medical device regulatory authority representatives, making a further discussion on the topic of medical device testing.


Speech Topic:


Sep 15th 15:30-16:00    How to Use Chemical Characterization of Medical Devices to Support Biological Safety Evaluation (By Mr. Jonathan Tang)


China International Medical Device Regulatory Forum, founded by China Center for Food and Drug International Exchange (CCFDIE) since 2010, is the largest forum on medical device in China. The forum has been held for eight years and become a good platform for policy interpretation, hot discussion and experience exchange in the industry. Participating in this forum will enhance international exchange and cooperation on international medical device supervision regulations and technical specifications between STC and medical device accreditation department, to promote the development and progress of the medical device supervision in China.


STC (Dongguan), a member of the STC Group founded in 2005, is an independent, third-party product testing, inspection and certification body approved by the General Administration of Customs of the People’s Republic of China (GACC). Since 2012, STC has become the first designated testing laboratory in Hong Kong to provide CCC testing services to local manufacturers and importers. In 2014, STC (Dongguan) became one of the first few non-governmental laboratories in China authorized to undertake CCC testing for electric, plastic, metal, projectile and doll toys. In 2015, STC invested in a new animal laboratory in Dognguan and began to provide a full range of biocompatibility testing services for medical devices manufacturers at home and abroad. Over the years, STC  (Dongguan) has received worldwide accreditation including China Metrology Accreditation (CMA), China National Accreditation Service for Conformity Assessment (CNAS), US Federal Communications Commission (FCC), US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Govmark Testing Services, Industry Canada, Lucideon, SATRA Technology Centre, DAkkS, Nemko, etc., as well as being a CB Testing Laboratory (CBTL) under the IECEE-CB Scheme, earning it a leading position in the testing industry in southern China.


 


About STC


STC (Hong Kong Standards and Testing Centre) was established in 1963 as the first not-for-profit testing, certification and inspection organization in the region.  STC provides a wide range of professional conformity assessment services, covering toys, children’s products, textile, garment, footwear, furniture, electrical and electronic products, medical devices, food, chemical and pharmaceutical products.  STC is headquartered in Hong Kong, with testing laboratories and offices in mainland China, Vietnam, Japan, Germany, Italy and the United States. For more information on STC, please visit www.stc.group


 


About Jonathan Tang


Mr. Jonathan Tang, Study Director of STC, is the founder of the corporate first medical device biocompatibility testing laboratory. His tertiary education in veterinary medicine combined with experiences working as Biologist and Technical Specialist made him an expert in medical device biological risk assessment.


 


Media Enquiry:


Kevin Wang       Tel: +86 769 8111 9888 (ext.8633)         Email: kevinwang@stc.group

STC Laboratory Open Day: Medical Device Testing
17 Aug 2018

On August 17, 2018, STC, together with Shenzhen Search Material Network Technology Co, Ltd, and Shenzhen Joyantech Consulting Co.Ltd. successfully held an open day on Medical Device Testing facility at STC’s (Dongguan) testing laboratory with over 120 attendees representing medical device manufacturers from all over the country.


During the event, Mr. Jonathan Tang, the Director of STC Medical Device Testing & Development, Mr. Sky Yan, Technical Manager of STC Chemical, Food & Pharmaceutical Division, and special guests from Shenzhen Joyantech Consulting Co. Ltd, Ms. Xusha and Ms.You Xiaoyao, gave detailed explanations on how to improve the biology evaluation and material safety testing of medical polymer products.


Q & A sessions and laboratory tours were given to allow attendees to communicate with laboratory experts first hand and answer any questions they might have regarding laboratory testing processes and the latest medical deviceregulations and requirements.


Established in 2005, STC (Dongguan) is an independent, third-party product testing, inspection and certification body approved by the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine of the People's Republic of China (AQSIQ). Since 2012, STC has become the first designated testing laboratory in Hong Kong to provide CCC testing service to local manufacturers and importers. In 2014, STC (Dongguan) became one of the first few non-governmental laboratories in China authorized to undertake CCC testing for electric, plastic, metal, projectile and doll toys. In 2015, STC invested in a new animal laboratory in Dognguan and began to provide a full range of biocompatibility testing services for medical device manufacturers at home and abroad. Over the years, STC (Dongguan) has received worldwide accreditation including China Metrology Accreditation (CMA), China National Accreditation Service for Conformity Assessment (CNAS), US Federal Communications Commission (FCC), US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Govmark Testing Services, Industry Canada, Lucideon, SATRA Technology Centre, DAkkS, Nemko, etc., as well as being a CB Testing Laboratory (CBTL) under the IECEE-CB Scheme, earning STC a leading position in the testing industry in southern China.


About STC


STC (Hong Kong Standards and Testing Centre) was established in 1963 as Hong Kong’s first independent and not-for-profit testing,inspection and certification organization.  STC provides a wide range of professional conformity assessment services, covering toys, children’s products, textiles, apparel, footwear, furniture, electrical and electronic products, medical devices,food, chemical and pharmaceutical products.  STC’s headquartered is located in Hong Kong, and has testing laboratories and offices in mainland China, Vietnam, Japan, Germany, Italy and the United States.For more information about STC, please visit www.stc.group.


Media Enquiry:


Kevin Wang                                           Tel: +86 769 8111 9888 (ext.8633)                              Email: kevinwang@stc.group

STC Webinar: China Compulsory Certification (CCC) for Toys and Electronics
23 May 2018
STC Webinar: China Compulsory Certification (CCC) for Toys and Electronics:

Date: July 17, 2018
Time: 12nn-1pm, EDT
Registration: :
Please click here

Event Details:
The webinar will open your door to the China market by introducing the requirements and application procedures for China Compulsory Certification (CCC).

Description:
To import, trade and sell toy and electronic products in China, it is mandatory for all manufacturers, traders and retailers to ensure their products are certified in accordance with CCC requirements.

As the FIRST non-governmental lab in China approved for CCC testing, STC is the professional in the field, able to guide you into the China market.

Audience:
Anyone in the toy and electronics industry wishing to step into the China market including
• Compliance officers and their staff
• Designers of products intended for sale in China
• Production managers responsible for Chinese factories

Highlights of this webinar:
• Understand the current products that require a CCC
• Legal requirements of CCC
• How to prepare for the application process
• What you need to do to comply and how to avoid unnecessary delays and failures

Speaker:
Norman Aronowitz
Director of North America
STC

With over 30 years’ experience in the Toy, Sporting Goods and Juvenile products industries Mr. Aronowitz is spearheading the expansion of STC services in North America for testing, Inspections and customer service for all consumer product certifications for North American companies and their manufacturing facilities worldwide.

About STC:
STC is the first independent, not-for-profit testing, inspection and certification organization in Hong Kong. Since its establishment in 1963, STC has been dedicated to providing professional, reliable and comprehensive testing and inspection services, and issuing the highest quality reports to ensure compliance with relevant technical and safety requirements while keeping pace with the development of trade and industry.
STC Webinar: China Compulsory Certification (CCC) for Toys and Electronics
14 Feb 2018
STC Webinar: China Compulsory Certification (CCC) for Toys and Electronics

Date: April 4, 2018
Time: 12nn-1pm, EDT
Registration:
Please click here

Event Details
The webinar will open your door to the China market by introducing the requirements and application procedures for China Compulsory Certification (CCC).

Description:
To import, trade and sell toy and electronic products in China, it is mandatory for all manufacturers, traders and retailers to ensure their products are certified in accordance with CCC requirements.

As the FIRST non-governmental lab in China approved for CCC testing, STC is the professional in the field, able to guide you into the China market.

Audience:
Anyone in the toy and electronics industry wishing to step into the China market including
• Compliance officers and their staff
• Designers of products intended for sale in China
• Production managers responsible for Chinese factories

Highlights of this webinar
• Understand the current products that require a CCC
• Legal requirements of CCC
• How to prepare for the application process
• What you need to do to comply and how to avoid unnecessary delays and failures

Speaker:

Norman Aronowitz
Director of North America
STC

With over 30 years’ experience in the Toy, Sporting Goods and Juvenile products industries Mr. Aronowitz is spearheading the expansion of STC services in North America for testing, Inspections and customer service for all consumer product certifications for North American companies and their manufacturing facilities worldwide.

About STC

STC is the first independent, not-for-profit testing, inspection and certification organization in Hong Kong. Since its establishment in 1963, STC has been dedicated to providing professional, reliable and comprehensive testing and inspection services, and issuing the highest quality reports to ensure compliance with relevant technical and safety requirements while keeping pace with the development of trade and industry.
WPI’s Interactive Qualifying Project on Halal Certification supported by STC
08 Jan 2018
As one of the sponsors in Asia Pacific for the Interactive Qualifying Project (IQP) offered by the Worcester Polytechnic Institute WPI) in the United States, we are pleased to commence the year of 2018 by welcoming four students from WPI, Mr. Zubillaga, Ambrose, Rose and Ms. Rivas, for kick-starting a research project on Halal Certification.

The IQP is one of the most distinctive elements of the WPI Plan and WPI’s signature project-based curriculum, giving every WPI student the experience of working in interdisciplinary teams to solve a problem or need that lies at the intersection of science and society. STC has been embracing corporate social responsibility for its actions towards the community especially for the ethnic minorities in the territory. It is indeed our privilege to support the research project titled “Halal Demand in Hong Kong” so as to investigate the availability of Halal products and importance of certification for the benefit of the ethnic minorities.”

Ms. Candy Chan, Senior Manager of STC's Chemical, Food and Pharmaceutical Products Division, complimented these young adults on their passions for the project.

“They have been immersing themselves into the Halal community, as far as I know, by patronizing Halal diners, visiting mosques for prayers and joining parties with local Indonesian workers. We are looking forward to the outcome of their project, as well as recommendations to improve Muslims community’s access to Halal consumer products.” said Chan.
STC Webinar: China Compulsory Certification (CCC) for Toys – Requirements and Application Procedures
06 Oct 2017
STC Webinar: China Compulsory Certification (CCC) for Toys – Requirements and Application Procedures

Date: 26th October, 2017
Time: 12-1pm, EDT
Registration:
Please click here

Event Details
The webinar will open your door to the China market by introducing the requirements and application procedures for China Compulsory Certification (CCC).

Audience:
Anyone in the toy industry wishing to step into the China market.

Description:
To import, trade and sell toy products in China, it is mandatory for all manufacturers, traders and retailers to ensure their products are certified in accordance with CCC requirements.

Highlights of this webinar
• Legal requirements of CCC
• How to prepare for the application process
• What you need to do to comply and how to avoid unnecessary delays and failures

As the FIRST non-governmental lab in China approved for CCC toys testing, STC is the professional in the field, able to guide you into the China market.

Speaker:

Norman Aronowitz
Director of North America
STC

With over 30 years’ experience in the Toy, Sporting Goods and Juvenile products industries Mr. Aronowitz is spearheading the expansion of STC services in North America for testing, Inspections and customer service for all consumer product certifications for North American companies and their manufacturing facilities worldwide.

Keith Yung
Director of Toys, Electrical and Children’s Products Group
STC

Overseeing the operations and technical development of STC toys, electrical and children’s products testing division in Hong Kong, China, Asia, EU and the USA, Keith has over 20 year experience in the testing industry. Since 2005, Keith has been a member of the China National Technical Committee of Standardization for Toys and involved in the research, establishment, revision and supervision of China National Standards. STC is one of the world’s leading conformity assessment organizations recognized for providing one-stop global toy safety testing and certification service, including CCC, CPSIA, CE, ST and others.

About STC

STC is the first independent, not-for-profit testing, inspection and certification organization in Hong Kong. Since its establishment in 1963, STC has been dedicated to providing professional, reliable and comprehensive testing and inspection services, and issuing the highest quality reports to ensure compliance with relevant technical and safety requirements while keeping pace with the development of trade and industry.
What are PFCs? How STC (Vietnam) work together with Adidas Group to introduce Adidas’s new PFC-free policy to the supply chain in Vietnam?
17 Mar 2017
Per and Polyfluorinated Chemicals (PFCs) are widely used in products of everyday life such as textiles, clothing and food contact materials for their better water and stain resistance. However, PFCs are very difficult to be decomposed and may impose potential health threats to human.

For help protecting the environment, Adidas Group has committed to phase out PFCs in 99% products sold, including Adidas Golf, Reebok, Five Ten, CCM, and licensees, by December 31, 2017. To meet this goal, suppliers of Adidas have to ensure their products’ compliance with the newly established requirement by conducting Fluorine test in qualified laboratories.

As an international not-for-profit organization specialized in testing, inspection and certification aiming to support global buyers and suppliers in quality management, STC(Vietnam) – a subsidiary of STC Group (Hong Kong Standards and Testing Centre), was in cooperation with Adidas Vietnam License office to host the seminar “Compliance Requirement: PFCs Policy” exclusive for Adidas suppliers on 10th March, 2017. During the Q&A session, a lot of questions related to PFCs’ definition as well as other requirements following Adidas compliance policy were raised by T1 and T2 suppliers, showing us the great interest this topic has generated to our audience.

Should you have any enquiries, please contact Ms. Candy Chan (candychan@stc.group) in Hong Kong or Ms. Tuyen Pham (tuyenpham@stc.group) in Vietnam for further information.
Acquisition of Benchmark Laboratories LLC - STC’s expansion initiative in North America
24 Feb 2017
Hong Kong (23rd February, 2017) – STC today announced the acquisition of Benchmark Laboratories LLC, in New Jersey (‘Benchmark’). With over 16 years of experience in the testing and certification industry, Benchmark is accredited to ISO 17025 and accepted by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). Post acquisition, Benchmark will become a wholly owned subsidiary of STC while continuing to operate as an independent business unit.

“The acquisition of the Benchmark Laboratories marks an important milestone in STC’s history. This expansion will further strengthen our service capabilities and commitment to the North American market. With our network spanning the globe, I am sure that STC will continue to develop and excel, better serving customers, especially for the toys, children’s products and textile industries in the US,” commented Richard Fung, Chief Executive of STC.

“We see significant potential in the US market. With the acquisition of Benchmark, STC (USA) is now STC’s Regional Headquarters in North America, providing local technical consultancy and customer services. This complements our current service network in Europe, Southeast Asia and Mainland China providing comprehensive support to the global supply chain,” Fung added. “We will also keep expanding our scope of services to meet the growing demand for professional conformity services in the United States as well as other countries around the world. ”


About STC
STC (Hong Kong Standards and Testing Centre) was found in 1963 as the first not-for-profit testing, certification and inspection organization in the region. STC provides a wide range of professional conformity assessment services, covering toys, children’s products, textile, garment, footwear, furniture, electrical and electronic products, medical devices, food, chemical and pharmaceutical products. STC is headquartered in Hong Kong, with testing laboratories and offices in mainland China, Vietnam, Japan, Germany, Italy and the United States.


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