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China: A list of apparel standards came into effect on 1 July 2018

july 2018- Relevant for: softlines

From 1 July 2018, a list of new GB/T standards on products came into effect. These standards were released by the Standardization Administration of the People’s Republic of China on the announcement No.32 of 20171.

The below Table A highlights the standards which are used in apparel. The announcement also stated some other standards which are related to textiles products, testing methods and terminologies. Please refer to the announcement for the list of standards.  All GB and GB/T standards can be accessed via the public system2.

 

Table A. Updated apparel standards

 New Version

 Scope

 Old Version

 Significant Changes

 GB/T 2664-2017

 Suits and coats for males over 3 years old

 GB/T 2664-2009

Scope was updated and excluded the infants apparel

Added the requirements for children's apparel (3-14 years old) in GB 31701

Added the requirements for colourfastness to perspiration and appearance after washing

 

 GB/T 2665-2017

 Suits and coats for females over 3 years old

 GB/T 2664-2009

 GB/T 2666-2017

 Trousers and skirts for aged over 3 years old

 GB/T 2665-2009

 Scope was updated and excluded the infants apparel

Added the requirements for children's apparel (3-14 years old) in GB 31701

Added the requirements for appearance after washing

Revised the requirements of colourfastness to rubbing

 

 

 

[1] The Standardization Administration of the People’s Republic of China - announcement No.32 of 2017

[2] The public system of national standard

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