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Recently, the 2015 China Foreign Trade Service Market Research Report announced that SGS was again honoured as top of the list of “China Most Reliable Testing and Certification Company”, and this is the eight successive championships for SGS.

The China Foreign Trade Service Market Research Report is prepared by Imp-Exp Executive Magazine in April – September every year through questionnaire and the result is published.  The enterprises invested include export related corporations like manufacture and trader. The investigation mainly focuses on current status of foreign trade enterprises, and important foreign trade fields including certification, exhibition, finance and logistics, and it is the only domestic foreign trade service provider brand list. Statistics in 2015 shows that main bases for foreign trade enterprise to select a testing and certification company include brand recognition (35.3%), meet demand from purchaser (28%), price (21.8%), and service altitude (12.1%). Brand recognition is the first factor for foreign trade enterprise to select a testing and certification company, and the price factor is decreased in proportion compared with that of last year. Comprehensive excellent performance of SGS in brand credibility, profession, service altitude and providing timely and needed service for adapting to changed market conditions , benefits an extremely high appraisal, and thus such a great honour is awarded. 

No matter when global economy is in a fast development, or slow growth of main economic entities in the world, professional testing and certification technology and service of SGS keeps being a guarantee for foreign trade enterprises to break through international trade barrier, to enter target market, to enjoy the trust of consumers and to realize a sustainable development in the environment of the global and China economic market getting more complicated and changeable, and a verification means and approach with extreme credibility and persuasion for enterprises to  make good on promise of ensuring quality safety for global consumers.

At the early stage of stepping into China, main business of SGS was to provide services like pre-shipment inspection on exported products, factory on-site inspection and audit on government contracts. Along with continuous development of local manufacturing in China, SGS keeps expanding diversified business mode and realizing a development of industry in depth and breadth; its market focus changes from export-orientated type in the past to a balanced development trend featuring combined of exportation with domestic market demand. The scope of service expands from the earlier single testing and certification to each element of industrial supply chain. Besides product testing and certification service, SGS also provides a serial service including management training, management system certification and technological consultation. 

At present, in the China market, the services of SGS covers various fields in industry, construction, automotive, mining, petrochemical, agriculture and food, softlines & footwear and clothing, electrical & electronics, household appliances, toy & juvenile products, life sciences, cosmetics and personal healthcare products, medical devices. From the traditional market to e-commerce, SGS provides a serial inspection, testing and certification solutions for entering global market, and that ensured the exported products satisfying a serial of complicated certification system and product standards, and strengthened global credibility and favourable impression of market and consumers on product, service and brand provided by the Chinese enterprises.  

Currently, on one hand, import and export enterprises of China are facing various pressures from weak domestic and foreign demand, rise in price of domestic labour and land. On the other hand, China is actively working out a serial combination blow to stabilize foreign trade and the policies like “Made in China 2025” and “One Belt One Road” to provide more and new opportunities for future foreign trade enterprises to achieve a stable and sustainable development. By virtue of China turning from world factory into huge consumption market and “made in China” changed to “Made with Wisdom”, the Chinese foreign trade enterprises “make great efforts” in product service quality, forge “upgraded” quality of China trade, and improves quality management efficiency.  That makes for the foreign trade enterprises to further control trade risk, lower cost, to enhance international trade and brand credibility, to speed up success in trade and to race to control commercial opportunities.

For more information, please contact:

Maggie Huang

T:+86 (0)21 6115 2265

About SGS

SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 80,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 1,650 offices and laboratories around the world.