China Publishes Notice on Packaging For Government Procurements
The notice gives specific instructions on the following three aspects:
- During the government’s procurement of goods, works and service projects that involves commodity packaging and express packaging, detailed requirements shall be clarified in the procurement documents based on packaging standards
- The procurement documents put forward specific requirements for commodity packaging and express packaging. The government procurement contract shall contain the specific packaging requirements and the relevant provisions of the performance acceptance, while a test report may be requested from the winning bidder if necessary
- The application of packaging standards should be promoted by the supply of government procurement agreement, designated procurement projects and e-stores, while labels might be affixed on products which meet the packaging standards to guide buyers to choose in priority
The electrical and electronic industry has a huge demand for packaging and ‘green packaging’ is the hottest development trend. Two standards were published for government procurement of commodities, which mainly focus on environmental requirements, and the primary provisions are as follows:
|ENVIRONMENTAL REQUIREMENTS||COMMODITIES PACKAGING||EXPRESS PACKAGING||SCOPE OF APPLICATION|
|Heavy metals (Pb, Cd, Hg, Cr(VI))||•||•||Packaging materials|
|Volatile organic compounds (VOCs)||•||•||Printing inks|
|Phthalates||•||Printing inks and plastics|
|Polyvinyl chloride (PVC)||•||Plastics|
|Biodegradation rate||•||Adhesive tapes, plastic bags and inflatable fillers|
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