China Amends Quality Standard for Knitted Sweater Workmanship

Top Quote On April 1, 2017, the Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology implemented Textile Standard FZ/T 73010-2016 - Knitted Sweater Workmanship. The new version of the standard replaces FZ/T 73010-2008. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) June 03, 2017 - The People's Republic of China has amended its standard for knitted sweater workmanship - FZ/T 73010-2016. Approved and issued by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, the new standard was implemented on April 1, 2017, replacing FZ/T 73010-2008.

    Standard FZ/T 73010-2016 is used to ascertain the quality of workmanship exhibited in knitted sweaters. The standard covers garments made of, blended with, or interlaced with cotton, bast fibers, silk and chemical fibers.

    The new standard does not cover clothing for infants aged less than 36 months.

    The new version of the standard includes amendments affecting:
    Application scope
    Product classification
    Product specification and/or size
    Instructions for use
    Formaldehyde limits
    pH limits
    Pilling resistance
    Bursting strength/N
    Wet rubbing fastness/grade
    Textile color fastness
    Appearance after hand washing
    Dimensional stability after washing

    To see a full list of the main changes, view SGS Safeguard 084/17.

    Stakeholders are advised to immediately update their product manufacturing instructions to remain compliant with the amended standard and continue accessing the Chinese market.

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