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China draft GB on limits of chemical substances in packaging for express delivery

Covering packaging, fillers, and auxiliary materials

On April 11, 2023, the State Administration for Market Regulation and China’s Standardisation Administration jointly notified the World Trade Organisation of the draft mandatory national standard (GB) “Limits of heavy metals and other harmful substances in express delivery packaging” and began soliciting comments.

The comment period will last for 60 days from the date of the notification.

The draft GB specifies the requirements and test methods for heavy metals and harmful substances in the express packaging made of paper, plastics and textile.

Heavy Metals planned to limit: –

  • Lead
  • Mercury
  • Cadmium
  • Fluorine
  • Benzenes
  • Bisphenol A
  • Phthalates