China: New regulations on harmful substances in imported wood products

China has rolled out a new regulation aimed at eliminating potentially harmful products from the market, which industry observers say could affect imports of wood products such as fibreboard, laminated wood and wooden furniture entering China after 1 March 2018.

The China National General Administration for Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine will check heavy metal coatings on wooden children’s furniture. They will also be checked for structural safety and fire resistance.

Other items that will be closely checked for formaldehyde emissions and flame retardants also include fibreboard, laminated wood and wooden furniture.

 

Source: ITTO