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Wenzhou shoe enterprises call for “Chinese standard”

according to media reports, the EU’s anti-dumping case against China’s leather shoes officially launched in October 2006 will expire on March 31, 2011. However, according to the news from the European Commission and the European footwear Union, the EU will continue to be highly vigilant against shoes imported from China and may launch new trade protection measures again. The “green barrier” will be an important factor restricting China’s footwear export

in the relevant testing process, the national Footwear Testing Center found that with the continuous improvement of quality, Chinese shoes can easily pass the physical performance testing items, such as tensile strength, bonding strength, wear rate, etc., while the relative weakness is the safety performance testing of whether the content of heavy metals such as nickel, chromium, cadmium in shoe-making raw materials exceeds the standard and the safety performance testing of resistance value, withstand voltage, wear rate, etc The latter two involve the “green standard” of human health and environmental protection, which is exactly the direction of the “green barrier” of the European Union

EU importers are generally required to issue relevant test reports for shoes in exporting countries. The national footwear testing center can carry out tests according to different requirements of customers according to European EN standards, international 1SO standards, German D1N standards, etc. 1n recent years, with the increase of EU technical barriers and the “poisonous shoes” incident, most domestic enterprises have strict control on the health, safety and environmental protection standards of exported shoes, but it can also be said that the submission of enterprises for inspection is a passive act for the purpose of export. Although the EU’s technical barrier has the factor of trade retaliation, on the other hand, it also reflects the lag of green production technology standards in China’s shoe industry

as China’s shoe industry does not have compulsory standards similar to the national textile basic safety technical specifications, it can only refer to the requirements of the product quality law and the import and export inspection and Quarantine Law, and even children’s shoes with higher requirements have to refer to the toy standards for testing, the export shoes are in the situation of “passive examination” of foreign technical standards, Domestic shoes are more lack of health and environmental protection standards

for shoes, which are directly in contact with human body, people’s requirements have gradually improved from comfort and durability to a new level of health and environmental protection. With an annual output of nearly 10 billion pairs of shoes, China has become a big shoe-making country in the world. However, the “green standard” of China’s shoe-making industry has not been issued yet. Experts believe that China should establish a “green standard” for shoe industry, strengthen the monitoring of shoe environmental protection, let enterprises bear the cost of environmental protection, which is also conducive to improving the added value of brands and promoting the overall image of China’s shoe industry

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