Quality control: What is the AQL?
Most of the inspections made in Chinese factories are prepared and conducted by inspectors who follow the AQL standard. This standard defines the accepted defects limits according to the client’s expected quality, hence the name, Acceptance Quality Limit (previously Acceptance Quality Levels).
How to secure orders from Chinese suppliers
I have always wondered how international buyers can still order from Chinese factories without any background check or goods inspection. I even saw that from experienced buyers that rely on their instincts or believe that a long-term relationship will prevent problems.