Service Description

QIMA (formerly AsiaInspection) is a leading provider of supply chain compliance solutions, that partners with brands, retailers and importers to secure, manage and optimize their global supply network.

Why Product Inspections and Testing are Critical for Amazon Sellers:
Your Customers: Almost one-third of online returns are due to damaged or poor quality products
Your Profits: Reducing returns can increase your profits by up to 50%
Your Responsibility: As a seller, you are responsible for ensuring your products comply with your market’s laws and regulations (REACH, CPSIA, Prop 65, etc.)

How QIMA Helps with Amazon FBA:
Pre-Shipment Inspections for Amazon FBA sellers

Design the quality checklist for your product: choose from thousands of off-the-shelf options or develop your specifications from scratch with the assistance of QIMA product experts
Book your inspection online: use our intuitive booking system, online and on mobile
Verify product quality before it leaves the factory: within 48 hours of your order, inspectors specialized in your product arrive onsite to check your shipment against your specifications
Get the full picture: a detailed inspection report with photographs and defect descriptions is sent to you the same day as the inspection
Accept or reject with one click: make the decision for your shipment, even if you’re on the go
Never pay for defective products again

FBA Product Lab Testing
Just the tests you need: get expert advice on the exact lab tests and/or certifications necessary for your product and your market
No surprises: instant test quotes emailed to you before you order
One-stop shop for product testing: book your tests online, no need to juggle multiple labs
Hassle-free samples: samples are securely shipped to our fully accredited labs, located close to manufacturing hubs
Industry-leading report delivery: get your lab test reports within 4 days of sample receipt
Protect yourself from fines and recalls

Company Introduction

QIMA has on-the-ground presence in 85 countries, combining industry-leading experts for onsite inspections, supplier audits and lab testing with a digital platform that brings accuracy, transparency and intelligence for quality and compliance data.

For all our clients in 120 countries who use the QIMA platform and benefit from 24/7 support in over 20 languages, QIMA is Your Eyes in the Supply Chain ™.

Your Eyes in the Supply Chain!™
Founded in Hong Kong under the name AsiaInspection, QIMA has 20 offices, over 2,300 employees from 60 nationalities and operates in over 85 countries. Need to contact us? Find an office next to you here.

In 2018, we have changed our name from AsiaInspection to QIMA, to better reflect our global coverage and the tech-enabled services we provide.

The company has invested heavily from the start in developing an industry-leading IT service infrastructure. This investment makes it easy for our clients to quickly and easily manage scheduling, access reports and gather supply chain intelligence online, via the web or QIMA Mobile Application.

It's a process designed for all supply chain professionals involved in sourcing, product quality and safety, supplier management and compliance. Within 48 hours of booking, an inspector or auditor is on the factory premises, compiling a detailed report available online, the same day as the inspection.

With over 2,000 inspectors and auditors classified by product range and account managers speaking over 20 languages, QIMA is Your Eyes in the Supply Chain!™

Commitment to Quality
All auditors and inspectors are trained a minimum of 100 hours per year and managed by quality control and auditing specialists to ensure compliance with international standards ISO9000 and SA8000.

QIMA is a member of the International Federation of Inspection Agencies, is ISO 9001:2015 certified and AQSIQ licensed – you can learn more about our accreditations here.

Our Corporate Values
QIMA services rely greatly on the quality of our people. That is why we have carefully defined, developed and fine-tuned over the years the values that we want our staff to embody and promote. Among them are putting client first, enforcing integrity and growing our people.

Learn more about our company values.

Custom Description & FAQ

Why Choose QIMA as Your FBA Inspection and Testing Partner
Amazon approved: we are members of the Amazon Service Provider Network and have a true understanding of Amazon requirements for sellers
Fast and flexible: inspectors onsite in 48 hours, same-day inspection reports, lab reports delivered within 4 days
Online and mobile: access your orders, reports and testing data anywhere, any time
Global coverage and strong local presence: we operate in 85 countries and are leaders for QC in China
Transparent pricing: flat rates for inspections, instant quotes for tests, with no hidden fees
Product expertise: we are experts in all major consumer goods, including garments, accessories, footwear, toys, electronics, promotional products, and more
Right for your business: with extensive experience with small and medium business, and Amazon sellers specifically, we understand the needs of your business

Certifications & Awards

ISO 9001:2015 Certified
QIMA protocols are certified compliant with ISO Standard 9001:2015 (No.04619Q12914R0M), the international standard for quality management best practices. This certification represents a strict adherence to ISO requirements and a commitment to enhance client satisfaction. ISO 9001:2015 Certification has been implemented by over one million organizations in 176 countries.

IFIA | International Federation of Inspection Agencies
IFIA is not-for profit a trade federation that represents over 40 of the world’s leading international testing, inspection and certification companies. IFIA aims to improve the methods, standards, safety procedures and rules used by its members for the benefit of both them and their stakeholders.

All applicants for IFIA membership are required to implement the IFIA Compliance Code, and members’ continuing compliance is independently audited on an annual basis.

Ask us about our Compliance Code and send us inquiries, complaints or feedback: compliance@qima.com.

ANAB
QIMA (US), LLC (formerly ANSECO Group, LLC) (No. AT-1407) and QIMA Testing (HK) Limited (formerly ANSECO Group (HK) Ltd. )(No. AT-1500) are accredited by the ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board (ANAB) to issue test reports with the ANAB endorsement for accredited activities. This accreditation confirms that both laboratories meet the requirements of the international standard ISO/IEC 17025:2005, while demonstrating technical competence in the field of testing.

ANAB (formerly ACLASS) is a non-profit organization that provides accreditation to testing and calibration labs, inspection and certification bodies, reference material producers, and proficiency test providers. Through its accreditation efforts, ANAB aims to eliminate redundant audits and tests and facilitate international trade while ensuring the safety of goods, services, and the environment.

CPSC (CPSIA)
QIMA is CPSC-accepted to provide third-party testing services in accordance with the requirements of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (accreditation certificates under QIMA (US), LLC (formerly ANSECO Group, LLC) (lab code 1199), QIMA Testing (HK) Limited (formerly ANSECO Group (HK) Ltd.) (lab code 1322) and QIMA (Hangzhou) Testing Co., Ltd. (lab code 1195).

Founded over 40 years ago, the CPSC (U.S. Consumer Product Safety Committee) regulates the manufacture and sale of over 1,500 consumer products. Its mission is to protect consumers from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard, by establishing safety requirements, researching potential hazards, as well as by means of ban and recall of dangerous products.

HOKLAS
QIMA Testing (HK) Limited (formerly ANSECO Group (HK) Ltd. ) has been accredited by Hong Kong Accreditation Service (HKAS) under the Hong Kong Laboratory Accreditation Scheme (HOKLAS). Our HKAS accreditation is an independent third-party formal demonstration that we have the competence in performing the activities included in our HKAS scope of accreditation. All conformity assessment bodies accredited by HKAS are required to implement effective quality assurance measures to assure the quality of their accredited activities.

Operating since 1985, Hong Kong Accreditation Service provides accreditation for laboratories, certification bodies and inspection bodies located in Hong Kong. Its goals include upgrading the standards of operation of conformity assessment bodies and increasing efficiency in conformity assessment through mutual recognition and endorsement.

RJC
QIMA is accredited by the Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) to verify compliance with the RJC Code of Practices and the Signet Responsible Sourcing Protocol. RJC accreditation confirms that QIMA is an impartial third-party auditor with the experience and expertise necessary to carry out ethical audits in jewelry manufacturing, wholesale, and retail.

The Responsible Jewellery Council is a not-for-profit standard-setting and certification organization that includes over 800 companies involved in every step of the jewelry supply chain. The RJC Code of Practices is an international standard on responsible business practices in the jewelry supply chain, including human rights, labor rights, environmental impact, and other key considerations.

ICS (Initiative for Compliance and Sustainability)
QIMA is one the partner auditing bodies of ICS (Initiative for Compliance and Sustainability), accredited to carry out ethical audits that assess suppliers’ compliance with the ICS Code of Conduct.

Founded in 1998, ICS is a group of twenty retailers that work together to sustainably improve working conditions, guided by the universal human rights principles and local social regulations. The ICS Code of Conduct covers key areas of suppliers’ social performance and manufacturing ethics

Memberships

Footwear Distributors and Retailers of America
QIMA is a member of Footwear Distributors and Retailers of America (FDRA) which supports nearly 500 companies and brands worldwide, representing 80% of total U.S. footwear sales. FDRA is governed and directed by footwear executives and is the only trade organization focused solely on the footwear industry.

Associate Auditor Group - Sedex
QIMA is a member of the Sedex Associate Audit Group (AAG), a non-profit made up of commercial auditing companies and non-government organizations driving ethical improvements in global supply chains.

ICPHSO
ICPHSO was founded in 1993 as a global forum for health and safety professionals. Its annual symposiums and regional workshops facilitate international dialogue on the issues of product safety, and offer manufacturers, retailers, NGOs, and all other stakeholders a venue to share experience.

Promotional Products Association International
QIMA is a member of the Promotional Products Association International (PPAI), the oldest and largest international not-for-profit promotional products association that brings together over 13,000 companies. PPAI is dedicated to promoting growth and innovation in the promotional products industry, operates the leading safety and compliance program for promotional products, and runs the industry’s largest trade show, the annual PPAI Expo.

ASTRA
QIMA is a member of the American Specialty Toy Retailing Association (ASTRA), the largest association in the specialty toy industry with over 1,700 members. In their mission to “lead the way through play”, ASTRA is committed to providing children with safe, high-quality toys of great play value, while supporting its members and encouraging cooperation in the specialty toy industry.

Toy Industry Association
QIMA is an associate member of Toy Industry Association, a not-for-profit trade association that represents all businesses involved in creating toys and youth entertainment products. TIA helped develop the first comprehensive toy standard over 35 years ago, and remains the industry’s advocate on legislative and trade issues with a focus on safety and philanthropy.

American Apparel & Footwear Association
QIMA is a member of the American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA), representative of over 1,000 world famous name brands and voice of the U.S. apparel and footwear industry. The AAFA provides its members with the information needed to make smart businesss decisions that enhance profitability and mitigate risk.

Global Supply Chain Council
QIMA is a member of Global Supply Chain Council, arguably the most powerful media, content and technology provider to the B2B supply chain industry in Asia. Chain Media combines industry expertise with global coverage to deliver excellence in supply chain reporting to key industry members worldwide.

China Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Association
QIMA is officially deputized to act on behalf of the China Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Association (CIQA), an administrative body of the State Administration of Market Regulation of China. The CIQA is primarily committed to improving the quality and safety of import and export commodities.

Association of Professional Social Compliance Auditors (APSCA)
QIMA is a member of the Association of Professional Social Compliance Auditors (APSCA), a practitioner-led initiative created to promote the use of independent social compliance audits to improve working conditions worldwide. APSCA’s mission is to enhance the professionalism, professionalism, consistency and credibility of the individuals and organizations performing independent social compliance audits.

amfori Business Social Compliance Initiative (BSCI)
Established by amfori (formerly the Foreign Trade Organization) in 2013, the Business Social Compliance Initiative aims to improve social performance in the increasingly complex global supply chains. Being an accredited provider of BSCI amfori audits, QIMA helps international brands and retailers ensure fair working conditions in their supply chains and achieve compliance with the BSCI amfori Code of Conduct.

Pricing & Budget

Inspections & Audits Pricing includes:
Auditor / Inspector transportation, meal and accommodation expenses.
Overtime, weekend and holiday services.

Lab Testing Pricing includes:
All inclusive price for lab tests necessary for the product. No fee for first review and quotation.

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  • tobias33333
    June 14, 2018 at 10:38 am

    Fair pricing, fast service (Quality Inspection), quick response. recommended!

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