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JIS Marking – What it really means and why you need it when exporting parts to Japan


Imagine a scenario where you finally managed to ship that goods worth 10000 USD to Nagoya. Long time off work has finally paid off, but all of a sudden you get terrible news. The goods are rejected and seized by the Japanese Customs. In the best case, the goods are sent back, in the worst case demolished. I keep my fingers crossed that you will never experience a situation like this. But, it’s not rare for Western business owners to face these kind of issues when their products can’t meet required certification standards.

This article is dedicated to business owners who plan for exports to Japan, but never heard about the JIS-mark. In this guide I present valuable information concerning application processes, product categories that need the JIS-mark, testing and costs. But let me start with an introduction of the JIS-mark.

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CIQ – China Inspection and Quarantine services


Do you plan to export commodities in China, but not heard about CIQ? Then I recommend you to read this blog post. CIQ is the organ that can reject imports of your products to China, if you can’t comply with the standards required. If that’s the case, additional time and costs emerge as the Chinese customs stores your products until you provide the documents needed. In worst case, the goods might be demolished or sent back.
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AQSIQ – One of the major quality management institutes in China


In recent years, China has implemented stricter import regulations due to various reasons. The increased number of imported goods, domestic scandals and adoptions of Western standards are just some of them. Exporters often lack sufficient knowledge about governing organs that introduce these new regulations and standards. In this article, I present one of the biggest quality management institute in China.

The institute is called AQSIQ (The General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine) and grants approval for imports of a wide range of products. Moreover, it controls inspections, quality controls and has a great power in decision making. Continue Reading →

China standards & certification processes

China certification

Before you start exporting to China, your products must undergo a series of applications and tests for quality assurance and final certification. As you, I understand the importance to comply with the regulations and standards required. Even though we see a trend of internationalization of Chinese standards, there are still unique regulations that foreign companies must follow.
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