With the global development and closer economic integration, for most countries, including developed and developing, international trade is one of the most important aspects of their international activities. The TIC council, or Testing, Inspection and Certification (TIC) council, provides services include inspection, testing, factory audit, supplier evaluation, verification, quality control, certification and other conformity assessments to global brands and buyers alike.
So why are independent TIC companies playing an increasingly important part in international trade and quality control? This is because most developing countries and emerging economies, have major challenges with their manufacturing industries, such as, an unskilled labor force, different manufacturing standards, poor internal quality control and many other factors all contributing to the need for quality assurance and management control. When foreign buyers source from developing and emerging countries, cooperation with a reliable third party TIC company based locally is one of most cost effective methods of solving quality problems in their supply chain.
In order to provide better TIC services to international brands and customers, the TIC Council is a great organization with thousands of TIC industry members, intent on strengthening quality awareness, building up awareness and connecting people with the right partners who stand for best practices and the highest standards in safety, quality, health, ethics and sustainability, in the industry.
TIC Council features 90-member companies from former global TIC industry organizations, such as IFIA and CEOC and TIC Council members are now active in more than 160 countries. The network of members covers the entire globe and services cover a wide range of industries, including energy, chemical, consumer goods, electronics, industrial products, commodities, aerospace, foods and agricultures, etc. As one of the active members in TIC Council, HQTS Group is proud to be part of that effort.
TIC Council held the first annual summit on 19 Jun 2019 in Brussels, Belgium’s capital. Two HQTS representatives, Key Account Manager Mr. Edwin Deverille and HQTS VP Mrs. Jennifer Chen, attended the Summit. During the meeting, representatives from different countries stated their opinions on the future of the TIC industry and discussed existing problems, for example, climate change, trust etc.
All TIC Council members agree the TIC industry has great future potential, and that new technology will continue to inject fresh vitality to great development and prosperity. TIC Council members should take all opportunities and be bold in introducing new service categories into practice and blazing new trails as well as adding value to society and the world.
HQTS representatives Mr. Edwin Deverille (left) and Mrs. Jennifer Chen (right) pictured with other TIC members