Quality Assurance:

The Fastener Quality Act's Small-Lot Exemption

GAO-01-719: Published: Jun 8, 2001. Publicly Released: Jun 8, 2001.

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This report reviews changes in fastener industry practice "resulting from or apparently resulting from" the small-lot exemption of the Fastener Quality Act. GAO found no evidence that the fastener industry changed any practices resulting from, or apparently resulting from, the small-lot exemption. The Customs Service's limited tests of imported fasteners in 2001 found no evidence of substandard fasteners and no evidence of any decline in the quality of fasteners from the results of tests Customs conducted in 1998.

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