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Planning to import and sell clothing or textiles in Australia and New Zealand? Keep reading, and learn what you must know about restricted chemicals, labeling requirements, lab testing and more.
Chemicals and Heavy Metals Regulations
During the process of textile manufacturing, hundreds of chemicals are used in the textile industry. It is important to ensure that your products are not violating the substance regulations in Australia and New Zealand.
Banned Chemicals and Heavy Metals
Some chemicals are considered as too dangerous for any use and have been banned by ACCC.
- Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs)
On the other hand, many hazardous chemicals can still be used if appropriate controls are in place. For textile product, the following chemical must not reach a high level due to the harm to humans.
- Azo dyes