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ICTI CARE Process – Key Audit Deadlines for Chinese New Year 2017

 

What’s happening?

ICTI CARE understands that as the Chinese New Year approaches, most factories located in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan will cease production as they close for the festive period and many workers take holiday to reunite with family back in their hometowns.

In order to allow time for Chinese New Year 2017 celebrations, ICTI CARE will communicate with the accredited firms to pause performing audits between January 21st through February 12th  (1 week prior to and 2 weeks after Chinese New Year).

Please note that these arrangements only apply to factories located in China, Taiwan and Hong Kong. Audit arrangements for others parts of the world will be unaffected.


What do I need to do?

We ask all factories located in China, Taiwan and Hong Kong to please pay attention to the following dates:

Last audit date before Chinese New Year Special Arrangement: 20th January 2017(Fri)

First audit date after Chinese New Year Special Arrangement: 13th February 2017(Mon)

 
Since the Initial Annual Audit (IAA) for seal renewal is conducted within 2 months after the renewal application has been received and processed*, we encourage factories located in China, Taiwan and Hong Kong to pay attention to their seal expiry date, and complete their registration in a timely manner to allow sufficient time for their seal renewal process. Otherwise your seal may expire during the period of audit closure during the Chinese New Year.


*This means the registration is verified by ICTI CARE and the factory has settled the audit fee to the assigned audit firm.

 

Should you have any questions, please contact us at (+852) 2111-2462 or via info@icti-care.org.