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The National General Safety Technical Code for Textile Product, GB 18401-2010, is a mandatory standard that was introduced to regulate the safety and quality of textile products in China. The standard outlines the general safety and technical requirements, testing methods, inspection rules and implementation guidelines for the product and sale of textile goods.
Textile products are classified into:
Imported textile products that fall into any of the three categories above undergo a process that begins with checks at customs to random inspection once the product is placed on the shelf.
TÜV SÜD offers a range of services to support your compliance with the GB 18401-2010 standard, from testing solutions to technical knowledge support. Our partnership with CIQ (China Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Bureau) and QTS (Bureau of Quality and Technical Supervision) allow our clients to fully leverage our "one test, three reports" service, providing a cost and time efficient solution for clients requiring multiple market access support.
A solid understanding of GB requirements and your obligations as a manufacturer/retailer is crucial to ensure an efficient market entry process. With our partnership with key government agencies and our knowledgeable experts, we are well-placed to provide practical compliance support to help you enter the market with confidence.
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