14 Sep 2022

Hong Kong – Intertek (or the “Group”), a leading Total Quality Assurance provider to industries worldwide, is pleased to announce the launch of Global Market Access, a one-stop digital knowledge portal to expediate global market access of soft goods, hard goods and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). The knowledge portal provides comprehensive information needed for complying with different market regulations around the world, accessible 24/7, anytime anywhere.

With regulations for consumer products ever-changing and retailers and brands selling their products to more markets through cross-border eCommerce, regulatory compliance remains a challenge for many. There are ongoing recalls and safety incidents in different parts of the world. Non-compliance not only puts consumer safety at risk but can also tarnish reputation in today’s interconnected world.

With the purpose of providing a convenient one stop knowledge database to support our customers in complying with global regulations, Intertek has developed the Global Market Access portal which covers over 180 consumer product types for 40 different markets. Soft goods such as apparel, footwear, home textiles, and hard goods such as childcare products, cookware, food contact materials, furniture, health and beauty products, toys, etc., and PPE are well covered. This self-help portal allows compliance and quality managers to get all regulatory, testing, and recall information in one single portal with just a few simple clicks.

Currently, there are four e-Services offered on Global Market Access portal, including Regulatory Sheet, Test Plan, Recall Summary and Gap Analysis, providing all-round compliance information for expediating global market access of consumer products.

Christina Law, President of Global Softlines and Hardlines, Intertek, said: “The launch of Global Market Access once again shows Intertek’s commitment in providing innovative solutions for our customers. Leveraging our decades of expertise in global regulatory compliance, this new online knowledge database provides curated and accurate regulatory information to our customers 24/7 so that they can rest assured that their products’ compliance is monitored and managed well throughout the entire product lifecycle. It is an indispensable tool for quality and compliance practitioners to navigate the complex regulatory landscape in today’s world and to facilitate rapid access of consumer products to new international markets in order to remain competitive.”

With Global Market Access, users can be aware of compliance information that is of interest to them, saving time and manpower cost in managing product compliance, shortening time to market, while also improving product safety and quality and reducing risks of recalls.

Anyone interested in Intertek Global Market Access can sign up to the portal for free and start searching for information. Users will be charged on-demand in tokens which can be purchased through Intertek.

Global Market Access – Your One-Stop Knowledge Portal To Expediate Global Market Access

For more information, please visit: https://gma.intertek.com/

For Media Information

Please contact:
Shelly Lo
Marketing Director, Global Softlines and Hardlines
P: +852 2173 8848
E: shelly.lo@intertek.com

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