Upcoming Briefing Seminar “Doing Business with China – How to Ensure Strong Quality Control Procedures”

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Date(s) - 05/03/2022
16:00 - 18:00

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The European Institute for Asian Studies is delighted to invite you to its Briefing Seminar “Doing Business with China – How to Ensure Strong Quality Control Procedures”, organised in cooperation with the Belgian-Chinese Chamber of Commerce (BCECC). It will discuss matters surrounding quality assurance, arising when ordering or manufacturing goods in China, or during their shipment to the EU. This Briefing Seminar will be an in-person event, hosted at the EIAS premises on Tuessday 3 May 2022 from 16:00 PM to 18:00 PM CEST (GMT+2). The discussion will include an interactive Q&A session between the panellists and the audience, and will be followed by a networking reception.

Date: Tuessday, 3 May 2022
Time: 16:00PM – 18:00PM CEST (Brussels time, GMT+2)
Registration: From 15:30PM CEST
Venue: EIAS, Rue de la Loi 26, 10th Floor, B-1040 Brussels

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Doing Business with China – The Need for Good Quality Control Procedures” 

When importing from countries such as China, it is essential to mitigate the possible risks of subcontracting, manufacturing and ordering goods. Although there are many excellent suppliers and manufacturers in China, it is of key importance for companies to adhere to a comprehensive quality assurance framework so as to avoid potential costly consequences in the case anything goes wrong. This briefing seminar will provide an in-depth overview of the main issues surrounding quality control and compliance mechanisms in doing business in and with China, including how to ensure the efficient shipment of goods , and how to establish and maintain relationships with suppliers and manufacturers. For companies it is vital to have their products inspected in China according to their standards and needs and to minimise risks with high standard quality control procedures. This particularly in regard to supply chains and pre-shipment, most notably during production, packaging, and labelling processes, compliance with regulatory and phytosanitary requirements, as well as to loading and shipment supervision, quantity verification, documentation, and information for customs purposes, allowing for the correct assessment of import duties and taxes and smooth and effective shipping.


15:30 – 16:00    Registration

16:00 – 16:10    Opening Remarks:

Bernard DEWIT, Chairman of the Belgian-Chinese Chamber of Commerce, Brussels (BCECC) 

16:10 – 18:00  Panel Discussion
A discussion by the speakers, followed by an interactive Q&A session with the audience
Axel GOETHALS, CEO, European Institute for Asian Studies – EIAS, Brussels
Vincent DE SAEDELEER, Vice-President Port Authority Bruges-Zeebrugge
Karel PERRIENS, General Manager China & Far East, Marshalls plc, Xiamen, China

18:00  Networking Reception

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