Abuse of Quality Control and Specifications in Developing Countries Hafiz Hamza Abuelyamen, Strategy Consultant, Sudan, Member The importance of specifications and quality is obvious. Services and goods which are produced or introduced by organizations or individuals should be in a good quality and specifications. Whether they are aimed at consumers or businesses.
However, quality science is neglected in developing countries. These countries are facing difficulties in quality control. In some of these countries the objectives of quality control is just to collect and increase revenues. All activities of specifications are concentrated on tax policies and levies to increase the revenue. Then quality becomes a cross-cutting issue. In some developing countries, sectors such as health, nutrition and food, shops and restaurants, grocery stores and factories only bother to enforce the collection of fees and fines. They completely neglect quality aspects as far as the customer is concerned.
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