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AQSIQ Releases Information on the Standards for Disposable Sanitary Products

September 11, 2015

The General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ) of China has released information on standards for disposable sanitary products. The two standards that regulate disposable sanitary products in China are:

  • GB15979—2002 Hygienic Standard for Disposable Sanitary Products
  • GB20810—2006 Bathroom Tissue (including Bathroom Tissue Base Paper)

AQSIQ specifies that sanitary products for human health require inspection and quarantine authorities at all levels by providing the Notification on Legal Inspection & Supervision on Disposable Sanitary Products and Notification on Strengthening Legal Inspection & Supervision of Imported Disposable Sanitary Products.

The following are the specific testing requirements for specific sanitary products:

  • Testing Standard: GB15979—2002 Hygienic Standard for Disposable Sanitary Products
    • A small roll (piece) of paper handkerchief(s) (with its width ≤36cm, in roll, rectangle or other special shape)
    • A small roll (piece) of paper table cover(s) or napkin(s) (with its width ≤36cm, in roll, rectangle or other special shape)
    • Paper clothing and its accessories (made of pulp, paper, cellulose wad-ding and cellulose fiber webs)
    • Paper sheets and similar products for family, hygiene and hospital (made of pulp, paper, cellulose wadding and cellulose fiber webs)
    • Training pants and diapers
    • Sanitary napkins (panty liners) and tampons
    • Diaper padding and similar products under the category
  • GB20810—2006 Bathroom Tissue (including Bathroom Tissue Base Paper)
    • Bathroom tissue, facial tissue, napkins and similar paper (with its width ≤36cm in piece or roll, or length of one side >36cm and that of the other>15cm in rectangle)
    • A small roll (piece) of bath-room tissue paper (with its width ≤36cm, in roll, rectangle or other special shape)
  • GB15979—2002 Hygienic Standard for Disposable Sanitary Products
    • Imported intermediate products under the above codes (exclusive of bathroom tissue and its base paper)

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