The Hong Kong Council for Testing and Certification (HKCTC), Hong Kong Accreditation Service (HKAS) and Trade and Industry Department (TID) co-organized a seminar named “Latest Development of Testing and Certification under CEPA” held on 31st Jan 2018. Two liberalization measures related to certification were introduced under the CEPA Agreement on Economic and Technical Cooperation signed in June 2017. The Implementation Guide for the Articles Relating to Certification and Accreditation in the CEPA Agreement on Trade in Services promulgated in Sep 2017 included new liberalization measures in the areas of China Compulsory Certification (CCC) and factory inspection. In the beginning, Prof. Albert Yu (Chairman, HKCTC) gave a welcoming remark. He said CEPA related to T&C industry to open T&C market in China since 2010. More and more agreements were signed to extend the scope so as to achieve one certificate and one test in Mainland China.
Mr. Chen Haiyang (陳海洋巡視員) (Director General, Department for International Cooperation, Certification and Accreditation Administration of the People’s Republic of China (CNCA)) gave an opening speech. He said the part related testing and certification in CEPA could help the industry development and enhance made in China quality as well as convenience for trade.
Then all guests took a group photo.(Left: Mr. KW Chen (HKAS), Ms. Bella SW Ho (Executive Administrator, HKAS), Ms. Jane Lee (Secretary-General (Test & Certification), HKCTC). Mr. Liu Xin (CQC), Mr. Chen Haiyang (CNCA), Prof. Albert Yu (Chairman, HKCTC),M. Wang Yali (CNCA) and TID representative)
Mr. Wang Yali (王亞力先生) (Department for Certification Supervision, CNCA) was the first speaker and his topic named “New Liberalization Measures introduced under the Implementation Guide for Articles Relating to the Certification and Accreditation of the CEPA Agreement on Trade in Services. He firstly introduced the history of the CEPA arrangement since 2003. Until 2010, the supplementary VII was signed and Hong Kong T&C industry was allowed to join CCC task in Mainland China under limited scope. Then the supplementary VIII (2011), IX (2012) and X (2013) were also signed to enhance the scope of CCC for Hong Kong T&C industry.