Follow on Google News
News By Tag
News By Location
Follow on Google News
SGS summarizes China's acceptance testing agency requirements for clothing imports
SGS publishes SafeGuardS looking at China's customs import and export commodity acceptance system for clothing.
Clothing must be tested against mandatory standards GB 18401 and GB 31701 before it can be imported into China. Testing must be conducted by an acceptance testing agency that is either:
- Accredited local laboratory
- ILAC-MRA ISO 17025 accredited non-Chinese laboratory
Reports have a validity of one year and must be uploaded to the China International Trade Single Window platform.
SGS has published SafeGuardS 092.23 to help stakeholders understand the criteria for acceptance testing agencies. It includes details of the requirements for applying to the General Administration of Customs for inclusion in the list of accepted agencies, and the criteria that are applicable to both Chinese and non-Chinese laboratories.
For more information, including details of applicable imported clothing categories for common product types, stakeholders are advised to review SGS's original SafeGuardS 092.23.
SGS operates a network of four laboratories – Shanghai, Changzhou, Qingdao, and Tianjin – accredited by ILAC-MRA to act acceptance testing agencies for businesses looking to export adult and children's clothing to China.
SGS Softlines Services
SGS has a worldwide network of over 40 state-of-the-
SGS SafeGuardS keep you up to date with the latest news and developments in the consumer goods industry. Read the full Acceptance testing agency requirement for clothing imports to China (https://www.sgs.com/
Subscribe here (http://www.sgs.com/
For further information contact:
US & Canada Softlines Business Head
Tel: +1 973 461 7919
LinkedIn: SGS Connectivity & Products (https://www.linkedin.com/
We are SGS – the world's leading testing, inspection and certification company. We are recognized as the global benchmark for sustainability, quality and integrity. Our 98,000 employees operate a network of 2,650 offices and laboratories, working together to enable a better, safer and more interconnected world.