GB Testing

China GB Testing

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Adding value with our service portfolio

What is GB testing and the GB standard?

China’s GB 18401-2010 is the National General Safety Technical Code for textile products. It is a mandatory standard that regulates the safety and quality of textile products in China. The standard applies to the production and sale of textile products such as garments, accessories and home textiles. New entrants into the market must be fully aware of standards and demonstrate that their products are compliant through GB testing.

Why is GB testing important?

Compliance to the GB standard means your product meets all the requirements for access to the textile market in China, ensuring an efficient market entry process. This will let you market and sell your product to China’s enormous consumer market.

Failure to comply could result in your products being banned or impounded and could lead to reputational damage and fines.

TÜV SÜD helps ensure you are compliant with the GB standard

TÜV SÜD has deep expertise with all requirements for the Chinese textile market and can support your company in meeting these requirements. Our knowledgeable experts and partnerships with key government agencies make us well suited to provide practical compliance support to help you enter the Chinese market with confidence.

TÜV SÜD services for ensuring your product’s compliance

TÜV SÜD offers a range of services to help you achieve compliance with the GB 18401-2010 standard, from testing solutions to technical knowledge support:

  • Expert advice – our experts help you understand China’s complex textile regulations. We explain the GB requirements and your obligations under the standard.
  • Multiple market access support – our partnership with CIQ (State Administration for Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine) and QTS (Bureau of Quality and Technical Supervision) ensures the highest acceptance of our ‘one test, three reports’ service throughout China, which provides a cost and time-efficient solution for clients requiring multiple market access support.

3 steps to market entry:

  1. Your products undergo on-site and random inspections and testing at customs, and your company undergoes registration management.
  2. Your CNAS and CMA-approved test reports undergo review.
  3. Industry & Commerce Administration Bureau supervises the circulation of your products within the market and conducts regular and irregular random inspections according to the product quality law.


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