China Introduces New Standard for Silk Scarves and Shawls – FZ/T 43014-2018

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March 23, 2019 – China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology implemented a new Industry Standard for silk scarves and shawls on September 1, 2018.

FZ/T 43014-2018 – silk scarf and shawl – covers products that are predominantly made from pure silk or materials blended or interwoven with other yarns or fibers, where the silk content is at least 30%. The standard does not apply to products for children and infants but can apply to silk scarves and shawls with burnt-out effect.

The standard includes, inter alia, requirements for:
• Internal Quality – requirements for fiber content, formaldehyde content, pH value, decomposable carcinogenic arylamines dyes, odor, dimensional changes after washing, dimensional changes after dry cleaning and colorfastness (washing, dry-cleaning, water, perspiration, light, rubbing, and hot pressing)
• Appearance – requirements for dimensional tolerance, color difference, appearance defects, sewing quality and ironing quality

Stakeholders are advised to now ensure they understand the requirements of the new standard.

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Sidney Marin Is a researcher and law student at York University (TORONTO). He has worked as the Director of the Graduate Lawyering Program. He worked for American law firms in Moscow, Russia for three years. Hegraduated from Columbia Law School, Columbia School of International and Public Affairs and Harvard College. He research interest is in human rights and health law, with a particular focus on the law and policy of vaccination.