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Inspection Process

Everything about the Pre-Shipment Inspection

A Pre-Shipment Inspection (PSI) is a quality control procedure carried out at a supplier’s premises by either your QC department or an independent quality control ... Continue Reading

Inspection Process

What does AQL 2.5 mean ?

The term “AQL 2.5” forms part of hundreds of purchase orders sent to Chinese manufacturers however what does AQL 2.5 mean? Buyers and suppliers understand ... Continue Reading

AQL 2.5
Inspection Process

Ceramic Goods Inspection Checklists & Potential Defects

While an importer’s specs and list of expected product defects are vital to perform an adequate inspection, reputable inspection firms like AQF have internal inspection ... Continue Reading

Quality Management

The origin of AQL standard: An Historical View

Acceptable Quality Limit standard (AQL) is used by many Quality Control Inspection firms to determine a proper sampling size and the number of allowable defects. While ... Continue Reading

Quality Management

Major/Minor/Critical defects: what are they?

As discussed in the article “What Does AQL Mean?”, the AQL standard has 3 kinds of defects: minor, major and critical. But what qualifies as ... Continue Reading

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Quality Management

Quality control on High-risk items: Children’s toys

Quality control on High-risk items: Children’s toys When importing goods that will be used by small children, risk is at an all-time high. Accountability is ... Continue Reading

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