China – Certain Industry Standards Abolished
SAFEGUARDS | Consumer Products NO. 103/17
According to the No. 23 Announcement issued by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of the People’s Republic of China on June 2, 2017, 2749 industry standards were abolished, including certain industry standards relating to softlines. The abolishment has been effective since the issue date of the announcement and should no longer be used. The abolished standards either have corresponding national standards or have overlapping scopes with other industry or national standards.
FZ/T 81003-2003 Children clothing and students wear* is an important product standard for children apparel and students wear, which has been used as a product standard and implemented by some manufacturers. After this standard was abolished, products labelled using this standard need to replace the product standard with an appropriate applicable one. Examples of possible applicable standards are FZ/T 73045-2013 Knitted children’s wear, GB/T 31900-2015 Woven children’s clothing, etc. The implementation standard on the label will need to be adjusted.
FZ/T 01053-2007 Identification of fiber content was implemented on Nov 1, 2007. Many product standards published after Nov 1, 2007 cite this standard for fiber content requirements. After this standard is abolished, manufacturers are advised to apply GB/T 29862-2013 Textiles-Identification of fiber content for the identification of fiber content.
Some of the abolished standards which were important to softlines are listed in the following table. These standards can be divided into five categories based on applicability, including final product, raw material product, accessory product, method, and identification.
|Standard Code||English Name of the Standards||Applicable Object|
|FZ/T 64010-2000||Far infrared radiated textiles||Final product|
|FZ/T 81003-2003||Children clothing and students wear*||Final product|
|QB/T 1470-1992||Export leather shoes, leather slippers and indoor leather sandals*||Final product|
|QB/T 1943-1994||Hand-made, tufted wool latex backed carpet*||Final product|
|FZ/T 81002-2002||Washed feather and down||Raw material product|
|QB/T 1189-1991||Washed down*||Raw material product|
|QB/T 1191-1991||Down*||Raw material product|
|FZ/T 14015-2009||Printed or dyed soybean protein fabrics||Raw material product|
|FZ/T 12043-2013||Regenerated polyester and cotton blended color yarn||Raw material product|
|FZ/T 42008-2005||Bamboo-spun silk yarn||Raw material product|
|FZ/T 52001-1991||Polyvinyl chloride staple fiber*||Raw material product|
|FZ/T 52009-2007||Polynosic stape fibers||Raw material product|
|FZ/T 53001-1993||Vinylon draft cutting yarn*||Raw material product|
|FZ/T 54017-2009||Poly-m-phenylene isophthalamide staple fiber||Raw material product|
|FZ/T 55001-2012||Polyamide 6 dipped tyre cord fabric||Raw material product|
|FZ/T 64004-1993||Light weight bonded nonwoven*||Raw material product|
|FZ/T 64009-2009||Fusible interlining of non-woven fabrics||Raw material product|
|FZ/T 64014-2009||Coated fabrics for membrane structures||Raw material product|
|HG/T 2291-1992||Waterproof rubber coated fabric*||Raw material product|
|QB/T 2171-2001||Metal zipper||Accessory product|
|QB/T 2172-2001||Derlin zipper (injection molded)||Accessory product|
|QB/T 2173-2001||Nylon zipper||Accessory product|
|FZ/T 80001-2002||Testing method for washed feather and down||Method|
|QB/T 1190-1991||Testing method for washed down*||Method|
|QB/T 1192-1991||Testing method for down*||Method|
|FZ/T 01023-1993||Instrument rating method for staining degree of lining fabric*||Method|
|FZ/T 01024-1993||Instrument rating method for color change degree of specimens*||Method|
|FZ/T 01102-2009||Textiles-Soybean protein composite fiber mixtures-Quantitative chemical analysis||Method|
|FZ/T 01075-2010||Inspection method for surface detects on garment interlinings||Method|
|FZ/T 10002-2001||Method of rank score for yarn-dyed denim surface defects||Method|
|FZ/T 50009.1-1998||Testing method for linear density of three-dimensional crimp polyester drawn yarns-Measurement method of filament length*||Method|
|FZ/T 50009.2-1998||Testing method for average length of three-dimensional crimp polyester drawn yarns-Measurement method of filament length*||Method|
|FZ/T 01053-2007||Textiles-Identification of fiber content||Identification|
|FZ/T 01074-2010||Identification of interlinings for garments||Identification|
Remark: *The English names of the standards are without official version.
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