China’s product-quality watchdog is set to establish a publicly available blacklist of companies that fail to hit acceptable standards, the South China Morning Post reported, citing state media. The move was made in an effort to halt the string of product safety scandals that have hit China over the past year. Sun Bo, the head of the quality management department of the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (GAQSIQ), said that a national network would be established to provide information on supervision, food, measurements, standards, approval, quarantine and inspection. In addition, product quality problems, records of infringement of regulations and warnings would also be available on the blacklist. The list is part of a GAQSIQ plan to set up a "quality credibility system" within three years.
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