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Huge amount of consumer goods arrive to Russia from abroad, mostly from China. Unstable quality is typical for many supplies from China even within one consignment, deviations from contractual specifications are frequent, there are also defects resulting from transportation.

In view of the increasing requirements from Russian importers towards their Chinese counterparts SGS experts have developed Supplier Credibility & Capacity Audit scheme. This type of audits is conducted on the supplier selection stage and allows to extend and specify importer’s awareness regarding potential risks in case of initiating cooperation with a new Chinese supplier. Audits are conducted by SGS China spanning all industrially developed provinces of the Republic of China. 

This service aims at reducing commercial risks for Russian importers. During the audits legitimacy of activities is verified, human resources, export capabilities, production capacity, quality management system and quality control system are assessed. The report contains photocopies of relevant documents and photographs of production facilities and product samples. 

Svetlana Akhapkina, CTS Operations Manager at SGS Vostok Limited, the Russian subsidiary of SGS: ‘The Russian importer does not need to search for Chinese representatives of SGS to solve problems in China. The Russian and Chinese offices of SGS are working as a single team. After receipt of the inquiry from a Russian client we agree with him upon every detail of the audit and consequent expenses. Then jointly with our Chinese colleagues we organize the process. Our Chinese colleagues conduct the audit of the Chinese supplier in question and send us the report, which is being translated into Russian and forwarded to the client’. 

Further Information

Svetlana Akhapkina
Operations Manager
Consumer Testing Services
SGS Vostok Limited
тел: +7 (495) 775 44 55

The SGS Group is the global leader and innovator in inspection, verification, testing and certification services. Founded in 1878, SGS is recognized as the global benchmark in quality and integrity. With 67,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 1,250 offices and laboratories around the world.