BEIJING—The China Rubber Industry Association has issued the country's first tire labeling administrative provisions and tire grading standard, both effective on Sept. 15.
The standard grades rolling resistance, wet grip and rolling noise for different tire patterns, and online application is now open. A number of large domestic and foreign-owned tire makers have started preparing the tests and documents.
Labels will be issued after such documents are examined and verified within no longer than 20 business days upon the completion of filing. Consumers can expect labeled tires on the market soon, said Shi Yifeng, secretary-general of the China Rubber Industry Association's tire sub-commission.
Consumers can obtain more details about the tire pattern and grading by scanning the QR code at the right bottom of the label.
The provisions are currently enforced on a voluntary basis. “We hope these could become a national law, and we are working on that to make it happen,” Shi Yifeng added.