GB 18401-2010 is the National General Safety Technical Code for textile products. It is a mandatory standard that regulates the safety and quality of textile products in China. The standard applies to the production and sale of textile products such as garments, accessories and home textiles.
These products are classified into:
- Products for babies (0-36 months)
- Products with direct contact to skin
- Products without direct contact to skin
Products fitting into one of the three categories undergo a process that begins with checks at customs and continues with random inspections when the products are placed on the shelf.
Why is GB 18401-2010 important for your business?
GB 18401-2010 meets all the requirements for the textile market in China, ensuring an efficient market entry process.
TÜV SÜD is familiar with all requirements for the Chinese textile market and can support your company in meeting these requirements. Our knowledgeable experts and partnerships with key government agencies make us well suited to provide practical compliance support to help you enter the market with confidence.
Our GB 18401-2010 services
- GB 18401-2010 compliance support
TÜV SÜD offers a range of services to help you achieve compliance with the GB 18401-2010 standard, from testing solutions to technical knowledge support.
- Expert advisory
Our experts help you understand China’s complex textile regulations. We explain the GB requirements and your obligations under the standard.
- Multiple market access support
Our partnership with CIQ (State Administration for Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine) and QTS (Bureau of Quality and Technical Supervision) ensures the highest acceptance of our ‘one test, three reports’ service throughout China, which provides a cost- and time-efficient solution for clients requiring multiple market access support.
With extensive experience in providing testing services and expert advisory for the global textiles industry, TÜV SÜD has a strong reputation as an independent, neutral third-party technical service provider. Our one-stop solution covers the entire textile value chain, from sourcing and production to accessing multiple markets.
We expedite your testing and reporting needs through our partnership with governmental agencies such as CIQ and QTS. In addition, you can enhance your brand reputation and improve product marketability through the use of the widely recognised TÜV SÜD marks and certifications.