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Some specific requirements for wood furniture in the U.S., Europe and Japan

12/06/2014


VIETRADE - Vietnam wooden handicraft sector is developing very quickly and became one of the major export sectors in the region. Vietnam wooden handicrafts are exported to over 100 countries around the world and the image of Vietnam are increasingly importers worldwide attention. However, during this time, many imported furniture and fine art in the world are trying to dig into where the market is in a state of saturation. Increasingly fierce competition and importers must meet all requirements of export markets to maintain their position. In this paper, we introduce a number of specific requirements for wood furniture products in the U.S., Europe and Japan.
 
For the European market, sometimes the standard market participants are set for individual countries, but normally the system should consider non-tariff barriers following:
+ Industrial emissions - Prevention and Pollution Control synthesis (IPPC - http://ec. Europa.eu / environment / IPPC / ippc_review_process.htm),
+ The volatile organic compounds (http://ec.europa.eu/environment/air/stationary.htm # 3)
+ Packaging and packaging waste - http://ec.europa.eu/environment/waste/index.htm).
+ Labels ecological community (http://ec.europa.eu/environment/ecolabel/index_en.htm)
+ Safety Explosion: because the timber industry is not subject to a specific legal provisions should the flameproof upholstery furniture obey General guidelines on product safety and take 2001/95/CE responsible for health protection standards for DG customers.
 
For the U.S. market: furniture including chairs, hospital furniture, home furniture, office, closet, bed, table, desk, lamp, and the septum is made of metal ..., wood, plastic, leather, fiber or other material that covers the frame. For these products to be imported:
Satisfying standard consumer product safety council safety of consumer products (CPSC).
For buffer types: standard fire protection under the law for FFA
For the lamps in the house: standards of Underwriter's Laboratory (UL), managed by the CPSC.
These products have a fabric section must comply with the provisions of the origins TFPLA fabric.

For the Japanese market:
The rules and procedures at the time of importation
Basically, there is no regulation about imported furniture. However, under the terms of the Washington Convention (Convention on International Trade in animal and plant species are threatened, commonly known as CITES), the Law on exchange rates and international trade regulations of the DIN plant and animal species listed in the Annex to the Convention. The use of leather furniture of some wildlife species or tortoise scales can be banned from import. For more information about the specific contents of this list may contact the Chamber licensed trade, commerce Management Division, Department of Economic Cooperation and Trade, Ministry of Economy, Trade and career.
 
The regulations and requirements at the time of sale
Some furniture products are subject to the Law labeling for goods quality and product safety law for consumers. Supplies of the skin using a certain type of animal or tortoise scales could be applied objects of the Law of Conservation of wild animal and plant species are threatened.
 
Law labeling for goods quality
This Law regulates the form and label it properly affixed to the quality of products made for daily use in family. The aim is to protect the interests of customers by providing them with information to help them choose products and guide them on how to use the product properly. The products within the scope of the Act is i) the type of table, ii) the chairs and chairs without legs, iii) the drawer. These products must be labeled as specified in Law for quality branded goods. These goods without labels will not be sold.

Source: http://www.vietrade.gov.vn/

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