Hong Kong Trade Development Council

The trusted online marketplace now comes with Compliance Verification

hktdc.com understands buyers’ need to connect with trustworthy and capable suppliers. A new set of checking indicators namely ‘Compliance Verification’ is added into the supplier search results for buyers’ review and selection.

Key Features:
- Multi-dimensional view on suppliers
- Manufacturing capability checking
- Operational controls and capabilities checking
- Verification on Quality, Social, Environmental and Security Compliance

The service can help suppliers demonstrate their integrity by displaying the essential information which buyers concern when doing online sourcing, and forge more genuine business connections.

With the new set of Compliance Verification Indicators, buyers will get hold of additional supplier information, including
manufacturing information, operational controls and capabilities.

Always look for the 4 indicators below on key compliance areas for assurance in our supplier credibility.

Area of verification:
- Quality policy statement
- System procedures
- Third-party certification

Examples of verification
- Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP)
- Global Partnership for Good Agricultural Practice (GAP)
- British Retail Consortium (BRC)
- Halal Certification

Hear what buyer says
All necessary qualification available online
"It is important for suppliers to list out all necessary qualification on the website, especially Quality Compliance."

Mr. Hazem Agiza
Operation Supervisor, Red Ribbon, Qatar
Area of verification
- Social responsibilities
- Employee ages
- Working hours

Examples of verification
- Social Accountability International Std (SA8000)
- Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production (WRAP)
- International Council of Toy Industries (ICTI)
- Workplace Condition Assessment (WCA)(Intertek program)

Hear what buyer says
Social Compliance is particularly important for specific industry
"Recently, we have seen factory Social Compliance rise in importance among our corporate clients. I think it is definitely helpful and important to have a legitimate partner like hktdc.com to provide the preliminary research and data on suppliers. Having easy access to this service makes my job easier as I now have a qualified partner to go through."

Miss Minh-Huye Nguyen
Sustainability Officer, Cotton Candy Inc., Canada

Save time to source high-quality suppliers
"A lot of our customers require Social Compliance and verification on product quality to meet certain levels. If the products do not meet the standard, they simply don’t buy from us. We are thus looking for suppliers with the highest compliance in all areas. It is definitely very helpful with hktdc.com offering Compliance Verification on the suppliers’ profiles, such as the quality certificate and various kinds of verifications. It saves me a lot of time and makes my sourcing process easier and more effective."

Mr. John Lee
President, JF Sports, Canada
Area of verification
- Environmental policy statement
- Pollutants management

Examples of verification
- Tool (EPEAT-Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool)-Silver or Gold
- Recycled PET Product Conformity Certification (RPET-PCC) (Intertek Program)
- Global Organic Textile Standard
- Rainforest Alliance Certified

Hear what buyer says
Precise search from the start
"We are searching for eco-friendly goods and quality products. It is important to have the certification like ISO9000, organic certificates, etc. The Compliance Verification on hktdc.com enables us to ensure from the beginning that we can have the required certificate for customs clearance. It saves me a lot of time, and helps focus my time for sourcing."

Ms Begum Ugurluoglu
Brands & Marketing Director, Bilsar, Turkey
Area of verification
- Supply Chain Security System assessment
- Market-specific compliance on security

Examples of verification
- US Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT)
- Authorized Economic Operators (AEO) for EU
- Partners in Protection (PIP) for Canada
- Global Security Verification (GSV) (Intertek)


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