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China Implements New National Standard for Water Resistant Outdoor Sportswear

02-15-2017 12:06 PM CET | Business, Economy, Finances, Banking & Insurance

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China Implements New National Standard for Water Resistant

On November 1, 2016, China implemented its first national standard for outdoor sportswear – China National Standard GB/T 32614-2016 Outdoor Sportswear – Water Resistant Garment. The new standard relates to water resistant garments which are mainly made of textile materials.

This comprehensive standard specifies:

• Garment size and type
• Requirements:
o Physical qualities
o Appearance qualities
• Testing methods
• Judgement rules
• Instructions for use
• Packaging
• Transportation
• Storage for water resistant garments

GB/T 32614-2016 does not apply to water resistant garments aimed at children aged 36 months or younger.

Stakeholders are now advised to check their products against the new standard in order to maintain compliance.

SGS Softlines Services
SGS has an extensive network of over 40 laboratories dealing with textiles and clothing worldwide. Their team of committed professionals use internationally accredited state-of-the-art testing laboratories offering a comprehensive range of physical, chemical and functional testing services for components, materials and finished products. SGS helps companies ensure quality, performance and compliance with international, industrial and regulatory standards worldwide. Learn more about SGS’s Softlines Services (www.sgs.com/softlines)

SGS SafeGuardS keep you up to date with the latest news and developments in the consumer goods industry. Read the full China New Product Standard - GB/T 32614-2016 Outdoor Sportswear—Water Resistant Garment SafeGuardS. (www.sgs.com/en/news/2017/01/safeguards-01417-china-new-product-standard-gbt-32614-2016-outdoor-sportswear)

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For further information contact:

Jane Jiang
Global Softlines Technical Director
Tel: +8621 6140 26 99
Email: cts.media@sgs.com
Website: www.sgs.com/softlines

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