The Testing, Inspection and Certification (TIC) sector ensures the safety, integrity and quality of goods and services across different end industries through conformity assessment and assurance. The key roles of TIC are to provide conformity assessment for operational efficacy, catalyse R&D and innovation in emerging areas through verification and validation, establish mutual recognition to facilitate market access and provide quality assurance and trust of Singapore’s products and services. It is a key component in the national Standards & Conformance infrastructure supporting across industries and enterprise value chains.
Update on Remote Assessment Practices
The SMF-TIC Interest Group (IG), Singapore Accreditation Council (SAC) and Enterprise Singapore (ESG) jointly conducted a webinar on Best Practices for Conducting Remote Assessments/Audits which was held on 16 September 2020. The webinar shared the best practices from the international and local accreditation community, and provided guidelines for companies to prepare for remote assessments. At the end of the remote assessment sharing, ESG also presented the available funding support schemes available for TIC players and the areas of collaboration between ESG and SMF-TIC IG. The presentation slides are available for reference.
Update on Myanmar Market Access Sharing
A webinar was jointly organised by ESG, SAC and SMF-TIC Interest Group (IG) on 11 November 2020 to share the market access and market opportunities for TIC players in Myanmar. The scope of the webinar included an overview of the Myanmar business and TIC landscape, requirements for setting up business in Myanmar and ESG’s support schemes for companies looking to internationalise. There was also a sharing by Myanmar TIC company on their experiences and insights on Myanmar’s business environment. Please refer to the presentation slides appended below for more information.
• Myanmar Market Access