On the 20th and 21st of October 2015, German and Chinese experts met in the premises of the Guangdong Inspection and Quarantine Technology Center (IQTC) in Guangzhou to discuss about how to proceed with the joint research of a screening method for Chromium VI as well as the joint development of reference materials.
From the German side, Dr. Reindl from the Bavarian State Office for Health and Food Safety attended and elaborated on a possible development of screening methods for Chromium VI. Both sides agreed on more intensive research in order to find a cost-saving, easy to use and reliable screening method.
During the laboratory tour on the second day the German side was introduced to the various reference materials produced by IQTC. Both sides see great potential for cooperating in the development of reference materials for toys.
Finally, both sides have expressed their interest to organize more technical workshops in the future to exchange ideas and to steadily increase the toysafety in both China and Germany.