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On January 9, 2007, the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification organization--SGS Group cooperated with to launch “Audited Suppliers” certification service. This is a kind of standardized auditing certification service for the external-oriented Chinese suppliers to show their production and trade capacity and quality management system. SGS will be responsible for the field audit work of audited suppliers.
Through this service, the Chinese suppliers can get the on-site certification by well-known certificate authority. Meanwhile, the corresponding audit report will also be shown on (including the obvious Audited Supplier mark). This can better show an enterprise’ overall strength to the target buyers (export capacity and quality control) and thus enhance the cooperation confidence between the suppliers and the buyers. For buyers, this service can improve the efficiency of selecting the suppliers, save the time and expense to review the supplier by themselves and reduce the B2B risks. The service will be helpful to promote the rate of trade success for the buyers and the sellers.
SGS and share the common ideas and concepts on how to serve the buyers and sellers better in the field of international trade, and they have the professional service capacity and superior advantages in their own special fields. Based on the buyers’ demands in the process of international purchase, the sellers’ advertising and following the market demands, SGS and recommend the certification audit service for the Chinese enterprises so that they can exploit the foreign business through E-business.
With the fierce competition of Chinese trade market, the trade credit has been the most important issue that effects the E-business development. According to the statistics from iResearch, the number of enterprises engaging in B2B on internet totaled 1.53 million up to the end of 2005. How to outshine competitors and gain the trust of foreign purchasers has been an urgent question to be settled by Chinese suppliers.
It is known to all that the suppliers hope their products to be more familiar to purchasers in the international trade and commercial activities, while the purchasers expect to know more about the product suppliers so as to find the most proper suppliers and partners. In this process, the quality problems and credit crisis have always been obstacles . The launch of “AS” service is just to follow the E-business development trend of B2B, aiming at offering the international buyers more reliable purchase assurance by auditing the qualifications of foreign suppliers on The audit report which passes the strict certification of SGS, “AS certification” and gains the solely SGS serial number will definitely be an important factor for the enterprises and products to enter the international markets and win the recognition of international markets.