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The economy of China is expanding in leaps and bounds. With the increasing size of the middle-class and purchasing power in society, the demand for and sales of quality apparel, footwear and fashion accessories are on the rise. The People's Republic of China has a stringent surveillance system for monitoring product standards and there is a series of laws governing the safety and quality of products sold in China.

SGS has an ever increasing and comprehensive textile and footwear laboratory network in China that currently covers eight strategic locations – Shanghai, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Ningbo, Qingdao, Changzhou, Nanjing and Xiamen. Our global resources and local expertise have resulted in the recognition of our testing capability, technical consultancy, and training services for both the China domestic and worldwide markets. The laboratories have been accredited by internationally and nationally recognized standards/schemes such as the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), and the China National Accreditation Services for Conformity Assessment (CNAS) and the China Metrology Accreditation (CMA) for a broad range of consumer products.

In addition, our laboratories also are capable of meeting Deutsche Akkreditierungsstelle GmbH (DAkkS), United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) accreditations as well as providing services that are required for EU REACH, US CPSIA, US California Protocol 65, Canada Regulations and JIS for the Japanese market. SGS is certified to deliver international training programs for AATCC, ASTM and SDC.
 
Contact us to find out more about the service specialties of our laboratory network in China, as well as client success stories using our integrated market solutions.

About SGS Softlines

Global Softlines at SGS has an extensive network of over 30 laboratories worldwide and a strong team of committed professionals from multi-disciplinary backgrounds. Our internationally accredited and state-of-the-art testing laboratories offer a comprehensive range of physical, chemical and functional testing services for components, materials and finished products. We can help your company ensure quality, performance, and compliance with international, industrial and regulatory standards worldwide. We understand sustainability as an integral part of doing businesses. With our global reach, local market knowledge and harmonized approach, brands, retailers and manufacturers trust us to deliver hassle-free, safe and expedient solutions throughout the textiles and footwear supply chain, from raw materials to finished products on the shelf.

For more information, please contact:

Ping Tong
SGS Consumer Testing Services
Global Softlines Marketing
t: + 852 2774 7405
Website: www.sgs.com/softlines

ABOUT SGS

SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 70,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 1,350 offices and laboratories around the world.