The Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ) decision to extend inspections to all leather entering the country, shoes included, is recent news.
Brachi Testing Services – a leading laboratory in quality control for the textile and fashion industries, with an internal division dedicated to leather and footwear sectors – has informed its clients for some time, leveraging the advantage represented by the presence of one of its own offices in Hangzhou.
What are the implications of this measure for Italian companies?
According to Giulio Lombardo, Brachi director of sales and marketing, they are not negligible. Not only because leather represents a major share of made in Italy, but also because our products are not always capable of complying with the requirements in the inspection phase.
«Every company in the sector that sells to China - he explains - should establish control plans suitable to evaluating and mitigating the risks of commercialization in that market.
Our laboratories in Prato and Hangzhou provide complete support in this regard, from clarification of the standards required for the type of product being monitored up to the execution of the testing».