Saturday, March 24, 2007

Childrens' shoe standards

In Beijing this month, there was a meeting to discuss the standards examination and approval for children’s shoes. Participants included represetatives from the China Leather Industry Association (CLIA), the Leather and Footwear Industry Institute, National Center for Quality Supervision and Inspection of footwear, and CAS Institute of Physiochemical Technology. The focus of the meet was to establish clear standards for childrens’ shoes based upon scientific tests to ensure the shoes fully safeguard normal growth of children’s bones, joints, ligaments etc. This information will maximise safety in childrens’ shoes and set the regulated standard for the Chinese leather footwear market. Other aspects under discussions at the seminar included ways by which to obviate certain bacilli in footwear liner and raw materials. These revised industrial standards will be submitted to the National Development and Reform Commission (NDCR) for approval.

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