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.”
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.
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.”
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 will be exhibiting at Food Expo 2019.
Date: 15-17 AUG 2019
Venue: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
Booth No.: 5C-A22
Please join us at the upcoming seminar on food testing and certification!
Date: 16 AUG 2019 (Fri)
Time: 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Venue: The Forum, Hall 5E
Speaker: Ms. Joey Lau
Come visit us for all you need to know about food testing and certification!
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
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STC and the Macau Productivity and Technology Transfer Center have jointly launched a professional and independent certification program to enable certified Macau company to obtain the Macau Product Quality Certification Scheme and "STC tested" Mark (Macau), aims to provide an unambiguous definition of product quality for Macau products and strengthen consumers confidence.
STC is now at The 11th Food & Household Products Expo 2019.
Date: 28-30 June 2019
Venue: The Venetian Macau Hall A, Booth No: H3
Come & check out the latest information of "STC tested" mark(Macau).
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:
STC is now at International Tokyo Toy Show 2019.
Date: 13-14 June, 2019
Venue: Tokyo Big Sight West Halls, 3-11-1, Ariake, Koto-ku, Tokyo, Japan Booth No: 1-24 (Hall 1)
Come & check out the latest toy safety requirements!