May 04, 2009 - HONG KONG--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Intertek, a leading provider of quality and safety solutions serving a wide range of industries around the globe, has partnered with the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) to offer innovative and exclusive verification services for manufacturers, suppliers and exporters advertising on the HKTDC website.

HKTDC, the Hong Kong Trade Development Council, is the global marketing arm and public service hub for Hong Kong-based manufacturers, traders and service exporters. The HKTDC connects millions of international buyers and sellers quickly and efficiently, offering different value-adding combinations of trade facilitating services across the globe. HKTDC activities are especially geared to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) - the chief drivers of Hong Kong’s trade.

Intertek’s verification services (IVS), verify a range of certificates from HKTDC advertisers such as GSV, ETL and GS. Once the certificate in question is verified successfully, Intertek offers an Intertek verified seal to be placed directly next to the advertiser’s company name directly on the HKTDC website. As of today, there are more than 110 companies entitled to the Intertek verified seal. To learn more about this innovative new service offering and what companies have taken part in it to date, please go to: http://info.hktdc.com/authentication/

“Intertek’s partnership with HKTDC enhances Hong Kong suppliers’ credibility and attraction to buyers. Intertek’s verification program is precise, accurate, and enables global buyers to make brand-building decisions for the future success of their business.” Mr. Paul Yao, Group Executive Vice President stated.

Intertek’s major areas for verifications are Management, CSR, Product, Security and In-House Laboratory Management. Intertek is able to verify within 5 working days each certificate and HKTDC updates clients directly on the results of each verification.

This strategic new service gives both buyers and suppliers superb advantages. For buyers, Intertek assures the quality of each supplier in question; saving time for the buyer in identifying the validity of each necessary certificate while simultaneously building the buyer’s confidence and overall assurance in sourcing new vendors and production parties. For suppliers, Intertek enhances their competitiveness in the global marketplace by identifying and differentiating themselves from the general population with the IVS seal; signifying their extra effort to ensure their certificates are up to date and accurate for the buyer’s benefit.

About Intertek

Intertek (ITRK.L) is a leading provider of quality and safety solutions serving a wide range of industries around the world. From auditing and inspection, to testing, quality assurance and certification, Intertek people are dedicated to adding value to customers' products and processes, supporting their success in the global marketplace. Intertek has the expertise, resources and global reach to support its customers through its network of more than 1,000 laboratories and offices and over 23,000 people in more than 100 countries around the world.

For more information, visit www.intertek.com

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