China is a leader in product manufacturing and exports. The country produces 28.7% of manufactured products that are distributed around the globe. For US product distributors, partnering with manufacturers in China can be an attractive option due to cost and product availability.


However, what many companies may be unaware of is the regulations when it comes to safety testing an imported product. You may wonder if you are subject to guidelines in the manufacturer´s country, your own, or both. If you distribute your product in multiple markets, the issue can become even more confusing.


In this article we will cover specifications if you are working with a manufacturer in China and how to navigate the world of product safety testing on a global scale.


Importing Products from China: Where Should You Test?

Nothing could be worse for a product distributor than placing a large order for product only to discover that the product is not compliant with local regulations in their intended distribution market.

An easy way to avoid this problem is to do compliance and safety testing in the country where the product is manufactured, prior to import.

Testing in the manufacturer´s country can also help you to avoid costly consequences at customs. Increasingly, the government wants to see that products entering the United States are safe and meet regulatory standards.

ACT LAB offers safety testing in China that can help you to test your products early in the process. Our China-based labs can help to ensure that you meet regulation and certifications in your intended distribution market before you import your product.


Our Global Labs

ACT LAB has three labs in China to meet your product testing needs:

  • Taicang ACT
    • 35 Zhenghe Road, Ludu Town, Taicang City, Suzhou, Jiangsu Province, China 215412
  • Suzhou ACT
    • 3F, B3, 218 Xinghu St., Suzhou Industrial park, 215123
  • Guangzhou ACT
    • RM 716, DongPu Commercial Building A, ZhongShan Avenue No. 282, TianHe District, Guangzhou, China 510665

Our labs are conveniently located in major manufacturing districts to offer you speedy and reliable product testing far before you go to market. We are equipped to test for a variety of global regulations and certifications for all your product needs.



ACT-LAB is an ISO/IEC 17025 accredited laboratory that conducts consumer product safety and compliance testing for an active world. We can help ensure that your products both meet industry standards and are inspected to ensure the utmost quality.

To learn more about our tests contact us today.

Read more about our accreditations here.