Supply Chain Quality Control – Industry News

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QIMA Has Acquired World Quality Services (WQS), the Leading Food Certification and Audit Provider

The acquisition expands QIMA's food safety solutions capabilities and American footprint.

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September 18, 2019

QIMA Q3 2019 Barometer: Trade War: US Demand for China-based Inspections Drops by -13% as Other Regions Reap Benefits

Despite new US-China tariff hikes being on hold, the continuing shifting of US sourcing away from China underscores the lingering uncertainty faced by American businesses. European buyers, while less affected by the trade war, have their own reasons to decrease their reliance on...

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July 8, 2019

Q2 2019 Barometer: Safety Concerns Keep Growing as Manufacturing Competition Rages in Asia

Global sourcing in the first quarter of 2019 is still largely shaped by the fallout of 2018, in which US-China trade wars shook up the global sourcing landscape and drove many buyers to new markets in an attempt to escape the worst of tariffs’ hikes and future-proof their...

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April 10, 2019

QIMA Recognized by Sagemcom for Client-First Approach

QIMA, a global quality control and supplier compliance service provider, announced today that it has been named the ‘No. 1 Supplier’ in the client-centric category by French high-tech group Sagemcom. The award was announced during Sagemcom’s annual supplier conference in...

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April 19, 2019

Q1 2019 Barometer: A Look Back at Global Sourcing in 2018: Trade Wars, Diversification, Sustainability Challenges

Between the US-China tariff stand-off and the increasing consumer and governments’ scrutiny on sustainability issues, 2018 proved a challenging year for global sourcing. Many brands and retailers turned towards increased diversification of their sourcing in order to hedge...

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January 9, 2019

In The Press


A look into how the trade war is remapping global supply chains, featuring QIMA barometer data

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The Washington Post

A round-up of US companies pulling out of China, referencing QIMA survey data

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The Seattle Times

QIMA survey featured in analysis of US businesses’ exodus from China

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Sourcing Journal Summit NY 2019
New York, NY, USA
October 17, 2019

PMA Fresh Summit
Anaheim, CA, USA
October 17-19, 2019
Booth Number: TBC

The QIMA Conference
Hong Kong
October 17, 2019

Yiwu Fair/ 义博会
Yiwu, China/ 浙江义乌
October 21-25/ 2019年10月21-25日
Booth Number/ 展位号:E1-G22

Fruit Attraction
Madrid, Spain
October 22-24, 2019
Booth Number: TBC

Canton Fair (Phase Two) / 广交会第二期
October 23-27, 2019/ 2019年10月23-27
Booth Number/展位号: TBC

Looking Beyond the Regulation, Potential Safety Hazards
November 5, 2019

PI Apparel Medellin
Medellin, Colombia
November 6-7, 2019
Booth Number: TBC

HKTDC Optical
Hong Kong
November 6-8, 2019
Booth Number: 1E-D33

AAFA Executive Think Tank
Hong Kong
November 7, 2019
Table Number: 2

IAF World Fashion Convention
Lahore, Pakistan
November 12-13, 2019

The Big5 Dubai
Dubai, UAE
November 25-28, 2019
Booth Number: SS3 F50

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