The State-run Quality Assurance and Testing Centre No 3, or Quatest 3, has become a member of the Asia Network Forum (ANF), an Asian forum for quality assessment bodies.

In a statement released at a ceremony held to receive the Labour Order, First Grade,last week, the quality certification agency said its membership was approved at an ANF general council meeting in Tokyo in November.

It was the result of the centre’s active participation in the ANF's technical activities related to its evaluation and certification services for electronic, electrical, and telecom products, Quatest 3 said.

ANF currently has five other members – Japan Quality Assurance, Korea Testing Laboratory, China Quality Certification Centre, Electronics Testing Centre of Taiwan and TUV SUD PSB Singapore.

Quatest 3 has established relations with other conformity assessment agencies like UL (the US), Nemko (Norway), NDV (Japan) and Kriss (the Republic of Korea).

Its activities aim to facilitate firms' operations by improving the quality of their products and productivity through testing, inspection, certification,and calibration services.

It also serves as a conformity assessment agency in testing, inspection and certification for products imported into Vietnam.

"We will try our best to develop solutions expected to be recognised world-wide and to better support enterprises and Government agencies to make their products better known in local and international markets," said Tran Van Dung, director of Quatest 3./.