What is meant by the GB standard?

GB standard

GB standard is the abbreviation of Guojia Biaozhum. It actually means the national standard. GB standards are the Chinese national standards and it is issued by SAC standardization administration of China. It is one of the IEC and ISO, which is the Chinese national committee. The (GB) national standards are designed, manufactured and tested according to the country’s standards.

This standard is used for all kinds of products and many of them have derived from ISO standards. This is one of the good reasons.

GB labeling standards

For some products many of them are edible and they are used by humans. They have safety impacts stricter than GB standards. Not only are the used standards for the product quality. It is use for usage, labeling, storage and more. If anyone wants to export wine to China, there are specific GB standards explaining how bottles are labeled. Information that is required on the label, it is according to the GB labeling standard. They are shown as:

1.   Manufacturing location

2.   Ingredients

3.   Expiry dates

4.   Storage instructions

5.   Others.

GB standards for lab testings

Before you are able to sell your Chinese products, you sometimes have to test products in a lab that is located in China. It works such as:

1.       Products that need Chinese certification they must be then tested in designated Chinese labs

2.       Products on the entry exit list subject to inspection. Quarantine needs to be tested in certified labs. They are so called entry exit inspections. The tests are according to different GB standards. Some of the standards analyze such as corrosion, chemical components and more.

GB standards examples

GB standards are issued for the good range of product categories that includes:

1.       Health and beauty products

2.       Electronics and appliances

3.       Agricultural, beverages, food products

4.       Textiles and clothes

5.       Petroleum products and chemicals

6.       Beauty and health products

7.       Transport and vehicles

8.       Households and home

9.       Public services

10.   Electricity and energy

11.   Network and telecommunication

12.   Urban constructions

What GB standards are needed for the products?

First of all users have to get HS codes. They are used for the products. HS codes are used to classify worldwide products. Number of digits can differ between countries. The Chinese authorities and other customers can judge exactly what kind of products users intend to import into China. Lastly, determining the correct HS codes for the products users are able to find GB standards users need to meet.


GB standard are Chinese national standards that make sure that the product comply with safety, usage and more. These don’t exist for physical products but they also exist for services. 85% of the standards are voluntary and only 15% are mandatory. Most GB standards have western ISO standards. Users’ needs to test your products and they are able to apply ICC mark. All kind of designated test labs also use the GB standards. It determines whether the products are compliant to be used in the Chinese market.


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