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If you are starting to looking for 3rd party verification companies, to make sure that the quality of shipments is in conformity with your purchasing contract when importing from China, we’re here to make recommendations.

Our Inspection Guide’s resources will help you understand the different types of verification companies, answer the most common inspection questions, and provide tips on how to make the inspection decision for your business.

Top inspection Companies in China

SGS in China

SGS-CSTC Standards Technical Services Co. Ltd. was founded in 1991 as a joint venture between SGS Group and China Standard Science and Technology Group. With an extensive network of 78 branches and over 150 laboratories, SGS has more than 15,000 professionals at work.


SGS’s comprehensive range of world-leading inspection and verification services, such as checking the condition and weight of traded goods at transshipment, help you to control quantity and quality, and meet all relevant regulatory requirements across different regions and markets.

TÜV Rheinland in China

TÜV Rheinland is a global leader in independent inspection services, founded 145 years ago. The group maintains a worldwide presence of more than 20,000 people; annual turnover is nearly EUR 2 billion. The independent experts stand for quality and safety for people, technology and the environment in nearly all aspects of life.


TÜV Rheinland inspects technical equipment, products and services, oversees projects, and helps to shape processes and information security for companies. Its experts train people in a wide range of careers and industries. To this end, TÜV Rheinland employs a global network of approved labs, testing and education centers.

Intertek in China

Intertek is a world leading provider of quality and safety solutions, for more than 130 years. Intertek China helps to increase the value of products, gain competitive advantages, minimize adverse environmental impact and build respected brands.


Intertek provides a systemic approach to supporting customers’ Quality Assurance efforts in each of the areas of their operations including R&D, raw materials sourcing, components suppliers, manufacturing, transportation, distribution and retail channels, and consumer management. Time to market starts with partnership, and for more than 50 years, Intertek has been partnering with medical device manufacturers to develop product assurance and global regulatory solutions for testing, certification and auditing.

Bureau Veritas in China

Established since 1828, Bureau Veritas is global provider in Testing, Inspection and Certification services. The company maintains 17,000 employees and 130 offices and laboratories in China.


Bureau Veritas can provide testing, inspection, auditing and consultancy service on quality assurance and supply chain management for consumer products, such as softlines, hardlines, toys, automotive, food and cosmetics, etc.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What are the benefits of using a 3rd party to control the quality of my products?


There is no way 100% to stop defective products, but you can reduce your risks to acceptable levels if you hire an independent 3rd party inspection services when you are importing goods from China. Benefits are:

Professionalism: Working procedures developed for each product category.

Reliability: Objective results based on International Inspection standards.

Integrity: No conflict of interest.

2. How long can I get my 3rd party report?


It depends on the companies you work with and the type of certificate. Please contact your 3rd party company for more details.

3. How about the cost?


It depends on the type of certificate and products as well. Please contact your 3rd party company for more details.

4. Does KP offer inspection service?


No, KP focuses on providing a platform for both buyers and suppliers, we don’t communicate any info of 3rd party inspection companies. All information we provide above is just for recommendation.

5. More 3rd party companies for reference?


For reference, more 3rd party companies like CCIC, Qima, CIS may also be a good try. If you need more advice, feel free to contact KP team.

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