SGS Summarizes Updated Chinese Product Standard for Medical Use Protective Face Masks

SGS, the world’s leading testing, inspection and certification company, has published SafeGuardS 045.24 to provide stakeholders with an overview of China’s updated national product standard for medical use protective face masks – GB 19083-2023.

The new standard was issued by the Standardization Administration of China in November 2023 as part of China’s No. 12 announcement on approved national standards in 2023. It applies to non-powered filter masks, or half masks, designed to filter particulate matter in the air and block droplets, blood, body fluids, secretions, etc. in medical work environments.

The new standard covers all aspects of the medical face mask, including factors relating to material performance, design construction, marking, packaging and storage. It will come into effect on December 1, 2025, replacing the previous iteration – GB 19083-2010.  

SGS experts publish SafeGuardS to keep stakeholders informed about regulatory and market changes that could impact their business. SafeGuardS 045.24 contains a helpful overview of the new standard, including details of the revisions, deletions and additions made in comparison to the previous version.

Stakeholders are advised to review SGS’s original SafeGuardS 045.24 for more information.

SGS Softlines Services
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 PPE solutions.

SGS SafeGuardS keep you up to date with the latest news and developments in the consumer goods industry. Read the full China Releases Updated Product Standard GB 19083-2023 ‘Protective Face Mask for Medical Use’ SafeGuardS.

Subscribe here to receive SGS SafeGuardS direct to your inbox.

For further information contact:

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

About SGS
We are SGS – the world’s leading testing, inspection and certification company. We are recognized as the global benchmark for sustainability, quality and integrity. Our 99,600 employees operate a network of 2,600 offices and laboratories around the world.

Scroll to Top