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SGS, the world’s leading testing, inspection and certification company, is advising manufacturers of professional track and field clothing that China has issued a new national product standard – GB/T 41174-2021.


The new standard was issued by the Standardization Administration of China in 2021, as part of China’s No. 17 announcement of approved national standards. It came into effect on July 1, 2022.


GB/T 41174-2021 is applicable to track and field garments for professional sportsmen and women. Manufacturers can also refer to it for other non-track and field garments, but it is not applicable to clothing aimed at infants aged 36 months and less. Stakeholders should be aware track and field garments for children must comply with GB 31701.


The standard includes a number of requirements relating to quality, covering appearance and internal quality.


Stakeholders are advised to review SGS’s original SafeGuardS 085.22 to learn more about the scope of internal quality requirements and to access details of the technical content in the standard.


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Consumer and Retail — Softlines

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