ERJ staff report (DS)
Beijing -- At a meeting of China's Rubber Industry Association (Tyre branch) on 18 May, details of the new tyre quality scheme were announced by Deng Yali, China Rubber Industry Association Executive Vice President.
He said that after the quality issues revealed at Kumho's Tianjin plant, national authorities, in conjunction with tyre industry representatives have agrees a new quality scheme to apply to all tyre factories.
The scheme will have up to 15 elements, including spot checks on qualit; better sampling methods; strict market access based on certifications and strict penalties against those who breach the guidelines. other aspects will see a new quality reporting system with procedures for voluntary recalls and a blacklist for those who break the rules either on quality or on financial reporting and credit issues.
it is likely to be introduced in three phases; The period from now to June 2011 will be a publicity phase to make sure everyone is aware of the new rules; from July to October the details will be worked out and publicised, with introduction of the scheme by the end of the year.
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Statement from CRIA
Above statement auto-translated into English from Chinese