GuangdongInspection® proposes you to assess the risks of your purchase and if necessary to improve the performances of your suppliers. We propose you three kinds of audits: First Assessment Audit, Monitoring Audit and Social Audit. Contact us to arrange your audit.

Audit Services: First Assessment Audit

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What is a First Assessment Audit in China?

The First Assessment Audit (FAA) is a single-day supplier inspection service that takes place prior to ordering from a new Chinese supplier. This quality control service is performed at the supplier’s site (available in Mainland China).

What does FAA offer?

Although our main offering is the 2-day Full Monitoring Audit (FMA), the First Assessment Audit (FSA) is based on the same standard, ISO 9001. We especially recommend a FMA if this is the first time you are engaging a Chinese supplier. This can help your company establish a strategic relationship with your supplier by assuring that they understand your needs and that they have production capacities to answer them. This aspect cannot be understated in today’s complex globalized sourcing environment. It is important that both parties work towards a common goal.


●      Avoid poorly performing Asian suppliers.

●      Make better sourcing decisions

●      Audit suppliers for proper documentation (i.e. certificates and licenses).

●      Evaluate your supplier’s manufacturing capabilities

What do we look for during a First Assessment Audit?

1.     Quality Assessment: We will visit the production site and give you a first-hand report on your factory quality    control measures

2.     Factory Snapshot: official business name, ownership, organization chart, contact details, production line status, production capability and capacity

3.     Human Resources: policies, management, and working/accommodation conditions.

4.     Experience: business history, client information, available samples

5.     Documentation Verification: review of licenses and certificates

Why should I request Guangdong Inspection FSA quality service?

Arranging a visit to your Asian supplier’s production site by one of our professional auditors is the only to verify whom you’re working with. Its value cannot be understated.

Where do we audit?

We carry out inspections / factory audits in most cities of China:

Audit in Shenzhen, Dongguan, Guangzhou (Canton), Foshan, Zhongshan, Zhuhai, Ningbo, Shanghai, Qingdao, Shenzhen, Tianjin, Wenzhou.


  • " As a Quality Manager, I recognize the necessity of timely and accurate inspection reports. When it comes to GuangdongInspection, the professionalism of their staff, the promptness of communication and the rich detail included in every report are exactly what I need to stay on top of every aspect of my production. Without hesitation I have and will continue to recommend your services to my peers and colleagues. ", France
  • " In support of its high standards for social responsibility and conduct, the Canton de Vaud uses GuangdongInspection to conduct social compliance audits to ensure that our supplier network abides by the highest health, social and safety standards. ", Canton de Vaud, Suisse
  • " Just the mention of GuangdongInspection got me instant results. When I told my factory representative in China that I was sending in a team from GuangdongInspection, the agent hesitated and then reluctantly admitted that there was no factory, despite pictures of a busy factory on their website. Lesson learned, I never start production without sending GuangdongInspection in first. ", Brest, France