China – Effective Date and Grace Period for Updated Down and Feather Products Standards

"QB/T 1193-2012 Down & Feather Quilt", "QB/T 1194-2012 Down & Feather Mattress", "QB/T 1195-2012 Down & Feather Sleeping Bag " and "QB/T 1196-2012 Down & Feather Pillow" are 4 updated industry standards that were officially implemented June 1, 2013. 
China's Down Industry Association made the following interpretation further to the official correspondence:
  • All relevant products produced after June 1, 2013 must comply with the updated version.
  • All relevant products produced before June 1, 2013 may still comply with the previous version.
  • From June 1, 2014, all relevant products sold in China market must comply with the updated version.
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