With the Communist Party of China (CPC)’s 14th five-year plan period set to begin in 2021, China Leather Industry Association (CLIA) representatives recently travelled to Zhejiang province to survey and discuss the impacts of the plan with leather manufacturers in the cities of Jiaxing and Pinghu, reports Leatherbiz.
In line with central government’s demands for a greener future through increased environmental responsibility, CLIA introduced two new standards for tanneries and finished-product factories: Evaluation requirements for green factories in the luggage and leather industry, and Quality classification standard for travel trolley cases.
Regarding the new quality classification standards, only travel trolley cases and down garments have thus far been listed as participating pilot products from the wider Chinese apparel and accessories sector. (The pilot programme will contribute towards the forming of new quality grouping standards in the country from 2021, onwards.)
CLIA’s actions are the latest in a series of measures taken by the organisation in November to implement the “spirit” of late October’s fifth plenary session of the nineteenth central committee of the CPC.