KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia Malaysian companies are urged to utilise the China Certification and Inspection (CCIC) Traceability System to ease market access into China.
Deputy International Trade and Industry Minister Dr Ong Kian Ming said this traceability system is a service which provides support for complete supply chain traceability information, from production to consumption.
The system is accessible by the public which allows the consumers and other users to scan and generate a QR code using their mobile phones.
This helps consumers in China verify the authenticity of the products within just three seconds, he told reporters at the Speed Up Your Market Access To China Via CCIC Malaysia seminar here yesterday.
With the use of the traceability system, the inspection and verification of products could be performed before their arrival at ports, and the data from the inspection used to expedite the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ) clearance process.
Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation Chief Executive Officer Dr Mohd Shahreen Zainooreen Madros said the system could improve the brand image and enhance the value of Malaysian products.
The system helps consumers in China overcome the issue of buying fake products and this is a major issue that Malaysian companies should be wary of.
To date, only four Malaysian companies are utilising the CCIC system, and we hope more companies planning to enter China, or are already there, will use it to strengthen the credibility of their products, he said.
From January to May this year, Malaysia’s trade with China increased five per cent to reach RM122.35 billion.
Exports to China were up 6.2 per cent to RM53.12 billion, contributed by higher exports of electrical and electronic products, chemicals and chemical products, manufactured metal products, optical and scientific equipment, and machinery, equipment and parts.
Imports from China increased four per cent to RM69.23 billion.
Source: NAM News Network