16 June 2017
China – Update of The Textile Standard for Knitted Workmanship Sweater
Textile standard FZ/T 73010-2016 Knitted workmanship sweater has been approved and issued by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of the People’s Republic of China. The standard was implemented on April 1, 2017. This updated version is based on and replaces FZ/T 73010-2008 Knitted workmanship sweater. The standard is used to identify the quality of workmanship in knitted sweaters made of, blended or interlaced with cotton, bast fibers, silk and chemical fibers. It is not applicable to infant clothing below 36 months.
The application scope and product classification were adjusted in the new version of the standard. The significant technical updates are summarized in the table below:
|Item||FZ/T 73010-2016||FZ/T 73010-2008|
|Product specification or size|
|Instructions for use|
|Wet Rubbing fastness/grade|
|Color fastness for textile accessories|
|Appearance after hand washing|
|Dimensional stability after washing|
| GB 5296.4 was transformed to recommendatory standard GB/T 5296.4 on March 23rd 2017.|
Since the new version of the standard is currently effective, companies should update the instructions for use of their products accordingly and follow the technical requirements in the new standard in order to legally sell their products in the China market.
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