The factory audit that is part of the SELO-Certification Process (also known as China Manufacturer License) can lead to big difficulties if the requirements of the Chinese authorities are not met. It is therefore important to understand beforehand what happens during an audit and what the inspectors pay special attention to.
In general, the on site conditions are inspected and the producer’s ability to ensure the quality and safety of his products as well as their conformity to SELO-Regulations is ascertained over the course of the audit. The audit lasts several days and is conducted by Chinese inspectors.
Special attention is paid to the observance of the Quality Manual, that has been handed in beforehand and is drafted in compliance with the Chinese regulation TSG Z0004. This way long-term adherence to the relevant standards shall be ensured as well as the effective operation of procedures for finding and handling errors. At the time of the factory inspection products intended for the Chinese market should be present.
With sufficient preparation you can avoid problems during the audit as well as the ensuing delays and extra costs.
Feel free to contact us if you have further questions regarding the SELO Audit.