SGS Summarizes New Chinese Product Standard for Footwear Used by Older People

SGS, the world’s leading testing, inspection and certification company, has published SafeGuardS 047.24 to provide stakeholders with an overview of China’s new standard covering footwear for older people.

The State Administration for Market Regulation and the Standardization Administration of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) issued product standard GB/T 43587-2023 on December 28, 2023. This is a completely new standard, and it applies to boots intended for general use by older people.

SGS experts publish SafeGuardS to keep stakeholders informed about regulatory and market changes that may impact their business. SafeGuardS 047.24 provides a useful summary of the main technical requirements in GB/T 43587-2023. These include requirements relating to, inter alia, labeling, appearance quality, effective heal height, peeling strength, flexing resistance, adhesion strength, outsole hardness and insulation.

Stakeholders are advised to review SGS’s original SafeGuardS 047.24 for more information.

The new standard will come into effect on July 1, 2024.

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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 Product Standard for Footwear Used by Older People – GB/T 43587-2023 SafeGuardS.

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For further information contact:

Dr. Min Zhu
US & Canada Softlines Business Head – Softlines
Tel: +19734611230
LinkedIn: SGS Connectivity & Products

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