(Yicai Global) Jan. 10 – China will step up its efforts to ensure proper health and safety rules are in place for many key products and goods that dominate people's daily lives. China's General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ) will improve safety standards, increase number of random inspections and further develop relevant quality and safety monitoring systems for key products, including children's products, electronic appliances, automotive products and food.
It will also introduce a punitive compensation system to address quality issues in such products.
AQSIQ Administrator Zhi Shuping said the AQSIQ, which is a ministerial-level department under the State Council, will launch a quality enhancement campaign in 2017, state-run Xinhua news agency reported yesterday. Good and products particularly for women, children and students, including textiles, food and agricultural products will be under close scrutiny in an effort to raise the pass rates of the key products to more than 90 percent during random national inspections, Zhi said.
He said that the AQSIQ will work together with the National Development and Reform Commission and other relevant industry regulators this year to improve product and service quality in the fields of tourism, civil aviation, railway, postal service, rural supplies and marketing, pension service and e-commerce, as well as in high-tech businesses like inspection and certification, standardization and measurement and testing.