It is difficult to implement the new national stan

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It is difficult to implement the new national standard when selling mahogany furniture without express card, such as incredibly home

it is difficult to implement the new national standard when selling mahogany furniture without express card, such as incredibly home

August 28, 2013

[China paint information] the general technical conditions GB for mahogany furniture, which is known as the "new national standard" of mahogany furniture, has been enforced since February 1 this year. The national standard stipulates that mahogany furniture manufacturers should guarantee "one book, one card and one certificate" when selling mahogany products, That is, the instructions for the use of mahogany furniture products, the quality express card of mahogany furniture produced until 2025 and the product certificate, otherwise it will be prohibited to sell

however, the enforcement of the "new national standard" has been enforced for more than half a year. A recent visit found that although the rosewood furniture product quality express card is considered to effectively protect the rights and interests of consumers, the implementation of the business is not active. Most of the rosewood furniture distribution stores in the market are still difficult to find furniture "ID cards", and many dealers are afraid of problems with furniture materials, It also used the loopholes in the national standard to play a "word game" on the material description, and the implementation of the "new national standard" was embarrassed

market visit

many furniture have no "express card"

according to the "new national standard to reduce the impact of errors", mahogany furniture manufacturers and sellers must be equipped with mahogany furniture product instructions, mahogany furniture product quality express card (hereinafter referred to as "express card") and product certificate when selling mahogany furniture to avoid the fluctuation of extrusion pressure caused by the fluctuation of plastic temperature, One of the most concerned is the express card

the express card is like the "ID card" of mahogany furniture. It is required to indicate at least the product implementation standard, product classification, product name, product model, specification and production date, product scope of application, main materials of the product, product finishing process, product decoration process and other product information. If the product is inconsistent with the information marked on the express card, consumers can resort to law

however, many dealers have not implemented the "new national standard" for half a year. In the Shilihe store of incredibly home, although located in the mahogany furniture sales area on the sixth floor, most of the sellers have more or less set up some "express signs" on the furniture, but these "express signs" still have a big gap with the Express cards required by the "new national standard". In a mahogany furniture sales store called "niannianhong", I saw that each mahogany furniture was placed with an express card of a province (District, city) that randomly affirmed the supervision and random inspection of each year, indicating the origin, main wood types, prices, production dates, etc. of the furniture, but many information such as specifications, scope of application, finishing process, decoration process, etc. required in the "new national standard" were not mentioned

an interview with red star Macalline, incredibly home, Jimei furniture, etc. found that the "new national standard" has been implemented for more than half a year, and some furniture brands still have no "express card". In the Shilihe store of incredibly home, a mahogany furniture store called "handed down from generation to generation", the clerk asked to check the "express card", and the clerk said that it was being processed. If you buy it, you can send it home with the furniture; Another rosewood sales store called "Huali aristocratic family" said that it did not know that there was "one book, one card and one certificate"

as for other mahogany markets, Express cards are even harder to find. Visiting the rosewood grand view building, Gaobeidian classical furniture street and other rosewood furniture enterprises gathering places, we found that half of them were not equipped with "one book, one card and one certificate", and most of their products were only price tags made in shopping malls, all based on the salesperson's claim that they sold rosewood furniture such as "red sandalwood", "rosewood", "chicken wing wood" and "cross toed yellow sandalwood". Faced with the inquiry of "one book, one card and one certificate", some directly said "no", while others said "let go of finance", "in the manufacturer"...

reasons for obstruction

in order to obtain additional benefits, they were unwilling to express why it was so difficult to implement an express card, and many dealers also gave their own reasons

"there is no difference in my business whether there is an express card or not." A mahogany furniture seller of Red Star Macalline said that it would not matter whether to stick the express card or not, and most people who buy mahogany furniture are experts, so the express card has little effect

some dealers said that the express card has loopholes in the operation process, so "there is no difference between yes and no". According to him, there are 33 species of mahogany belonging to 5 genera, 8 classes, and only 7 species of red sandalwood, including interdigital yellow sandalwood (big red sandalwood), Brazilian yellow sandalwood, and villous yellow sandalwood. Some tree species are very similar in color and texture, which is difficult for non professionals to judge. Lu's ebony is priced at about 300000 yuan per ton, while East African ebony and Brazilian ebony are only about 6000 yuan per ton. It is clearly stated that if only red tamarind is written on the card, the enterprise does not violate the rules, while consumers have no way to distinguish at all

however, these reasons cannot be recognized by insiders. "In fact, businesses are still afraid of taking risks if they are unwilling to issue Express cards." An insider who has worked in the field of mahogany furniture for nearly 40 years told that at present, the supply of mahogany furniture in China is mixed. There are hundreds of mahogany furniture manufacturers, large and small, in Zhongshan, Guangdong, Dongyang, Zhejiang, Xianyou, Fujian and other places. In order to retain some additional benefits of "gray", most of these small manufacturers are unwilling to express "one book, one card and one certificate", The dealers who purchase goods from these channels cannot meet the requirements of the national standard

there are many names of mahogany. Sometimes the name is different by one word, and the price is very different. This has always been an important key for furniture enterprises to make profits. If it is actually written on the "express card", the profit will certainly decline; However, if it is not true, the "express card" will become evidence of consumer rights protection, and businesses are "in a dilemma" and are unwilling to implement the "new national standard"

expert opinion

the new regulations should be implemented in place

"the new regulations do have some loopholes, but they also have an obvious normative effect on the mahogany furniture market." Zhaoshoutian, director of the rosewood professional branch of the China Furniture Association, said that from a professional point of view, it is very difficult to help consumers at a glance only through express cards because of the wide range of rosewood furniture categories and the wide price gap between different categories. At the same time, the product information marked on the express card cannot be truly understood by ordinary consumers, and there are indeed loopholes

but at the same time, he also said that the introduction of the new national standard has played a normative role in the entire mahogany furniture industry, enabling consumers to "know it clearly" when purchasing products, curbing the previous phenomenon of using inferior materials as good ones, and increasing the violation cost of manufacturers and distributors

Caoxinmin, one of the drafters of the new national standard, also said that from the current situation, the implementation and implementation of the new national standard is not easy. In addition to the need to improve the understanding and implementation of the standard by the industry itself, relevant government departments should also strengthen law enforcement, supervise and guide

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