SGS Summarizes New Chinese Industry Standard for Labeling Footwear Products

SGS, the world’s leading testing, inspection and certification company, has published SafeGuardS 040.24 to provide an overview of China’s new industry standard for labeling footwear products – QB/T 2673-2023.

The new standard applies to the labeling of footwear products produced or sold within the borders of the People’s Republic of China. It was issued by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) on July 28, 2023, and came into effect on February 1, 2024, replacing the previous iteration QB/T 2673-2013

QB/T 2673-2023 brings in a number of revisions to the marking requirements for product name, materials, place of origin, enterprise name and contact information, executive standard number and quality level. It also revises marking elements on shoe and inner packaging (including hangtag) and the marking format and requirement. There are also deletions relating to ‘three guarantees’, production date, outer packaging and color.

SGS experts publish SafeGuardS to keep stakeholders informed about regulatory and market changes that may impact their business. SafeGuardS 040.24 provides an overview of the new standard and includes a table detailing the main technical requirements relating to:
– Product name
– Shoe size
– Materials
– Place of origin
– Enterprise name and contact information
– Executive standard number
– Quality level
– Marking location and content
– Marking format and requirement

Stakeholders are advised to review SGS’s original SafeGuardS 040.24 for more information.

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SGS has a worldwide network of over 40 state-of-the-art laboratories, including 10 in China, specializing in testing of apparel, footwear, and home textiles. Their committed team is drawn from multi-disciplinary backgrounds, allowing them to conduct 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. In the end, it’s only trusted because it’s tested. Learn more about SGS’s Softlines Services.

SGS SafeGuardS keep you up to date with the latest news and developments in the consumer goods industry. Read the full China issues updated industry standard QB/T 2673-2023 for labeling footwear products SafeGuardS.

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For further information contact:

Dr. Min Zhu
US & Canada Softlines Business Head – Softlines
Tel: +19734611230
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