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Multinational Technical Trade Measures Against Chinese Ceramic Products Are Escalating

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In 2019, China’s sanitary ceramics products export performance is gratifying, and a record high, continue to become the main driver of China’s building ceramics and sanitary ware products exports, however, as Chinese products continue to enter the world, the resulting trade protectionist measures are becoming more and more intense. 2020, Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Kazakhstan and Malaysia and other sub The World Trade Organization, non-developing countries for ceramic products and issued 21 consecutive technical trade measures notification, is China’s accession to the World Trade Organization, ceramic products suffered from technical trade measures notification history of the most.

1. Sanitary ceramics (to be implemented from April to September 2020)
Tanzania, Uganda, and Rwanda have issued technical trade measures requiring the East African Union standard DEAS 1017-1:2019 “Sanitary Ware – Part 1: General Requirements” to reference the U.S. standard, which sets out new requirements for the appearance, glaze quality, materials, and chemical resistance of sanitary ceramic products, and adds inspection requirements for product and package labeling.

2. Toilet, squat toilet (to be implemented in April-September 2020)
Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda and others issued technical trade measures requiring the Union of East African States standard DEAS 1017-2:2019 “Sanitary Ware – Part 2: Squatting Toilet” to refer to EU standards, and the Union of East African States standard DEAS 1017-4:2019 “Sanitary Ware – Part 4: Squatting Toilet” to adopt EU standards for squatting toilets, adding Requirements and test methods for flushing function.

3. Handwashing sinks (to be implemented April-September 2020)
Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya and Rwanda have issued technical trade measures requiring the Union of East African States (UEA) standard DEAS 1017-3:2019 “Sanitary Ware – Part 3: Handwashing Basins” to strictly specify the size of handwashing basins by reference to the Indian standard. It is intended to be implemented in April-September 2020.

4. Urinals (to be implemented in September 2020)
Uganda, Kenya, and Rwanda have issued technical trade measures requiring the Union of East African States (UEA) standard DEAS 1017-5:2019 “Sanitary Ware – Part 5: Urinals” to adopt the EU standard, adding requirements and test methods for the flushing function of urinals.

5. Ceramic water tanks (to be implemented in September 2020)
Kenya has issued technical trade measures requiring the Union of East African States (UEA) standard DEAS 1017-6:2019 “Sanitary Ware – Part 6: Water Tanks” to adopt the EU standard, adding requirements and test methods for bidet water tanks and accessories.

6. Building ceramics (to be implemented in July 2020)
Kazakhstan issued technical trade measures, requiring imported ceramic products must meet Kazakhstan’s domestic building materials and product safety certification requirements.

7. Ceramics for daily use
Israel issued technical trade measures to revise the use of ISO 4531-1 on lead and cadmium dissolved test methods; Malaysia issued technical trade measures to revise the limit requirements for the dissolved amount of lead and cadmium in ceramic cooking utensils.

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