Elimination of Multiple Inspections to License Manufacturers to use Certification Mark

Reform Description PSQCA Introduced a Simple Inspection Regime for Licence

Before: PSQCA used to visit the factory multiple times before granting the license, which took several weeks.

After: The entire inspection/ verification process is completed in one day now.

Sector Manufacturing (Food Products, Light Engineering, Automotive, Chemical Products etc.)
Beneficiaries 2500+ Manufacturing units
Jurisdiction/Location Federal (Entire Pakistan)
Department Pakistan Standard & Quality Control Authority (PSQCA)
Date of Implementation 14-06-2021
 Details  Difficulty ● For manufacturing businesses, a license to proceed with production was previously issued after a number of inspections, conducted on different dates by PSQCA.

● This resulted in delays in production and added cost to business.

● The longer the inspections were spaced out, the greater time it would take to obtain a license to start production, halting operations.

 

 Analysis

● It was found that the purposes of inspections were different from each other, but the latter one was not dependent on the result of the preceding one. Hence, the gap between them was avoidable.
 Solution ● After consultations with PSQCA, it was decided that such inspections could be carried out on the same day, cutting down time dedicated to inspections.

● Accordingly, PSQCA notified that inspections, random sampling and verification for issuance of Certification Mark License will be carried out on the same day.

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