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China's furniture industry received the first Nordic White Swan certificate, opening a new stage of international cooperation on China's environmental labeling


Recently, with the assistance of the Central Joint Certification Center, the electric lifting table produced by Zhejiang Xinyi Intelligent Drive Technology Co., Ltd. successfully obtained the Nordic White Swan Ecological Mark Certification Certificate, becoming the first product in China's furniture industry to obtain the certification, marking the beginning of a new stage of international cooperation in China's environmental labeling.
The Nordic White Swan Ecological Mark is an official environmental mark scheme for Norway, Sweden, Iceland, Finland and Denmark established by the Nordic Council of Ministers in 1989. It can be recognized by the other four countries through the certification of any country. Based on life cycle assessment, the Nordic White Swan is committed to reducing the environmental impact of product production and consumption, promoting sustainable development, and enjoying a high reputation among governments and consumers. Both the EU and Nordic governments buy products that are certified by White Swan, which is 90% recognized among Nordic consumers. Nordic White Swan now has 58 product groups with more than 25000 different certified products, and this number continues to increase. Obtaining the White Swan eco-label will effectively enhance the international competitiveness of enterprises, become their "green pass" and "gold-lettered signboard" for international trade, and help more products enter the Nordic and European markets.
In international trade, due to different product certification standards in different countries, the same product is exported to different countries, often facing product certification information does not recognize each other, do not trust each other, become a problem in international trade. According to a survey conducted by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), 80% of trade and investment are affected by technical trade measures. As the implementation agency of China's environmental labeling program, the Central Joint Certification Center constantly explores the research and implementation of mutual recognition of environmental labels, promotes green trade facilitation, and is committed to helping Chinese enterprises go abroad. Up to now, Central United has signed bilateral environmental labeling cooperation agreements with 13 countries and regions including Japan, South Korea, Thailand, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Northern Europe, Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Hong Kong, China, and North America. At the same time, Central United, as a member of the Global Ecolabelling Network (GEN), has carried out exchanges and cooperation with GEN members in more than 50 countries and regions around the world through the GEN multilateral mutual recognition mechanism.
     

In the process of obtaining the certificate of this enterprise, based on the cooperation foundation and experience with the Nordic White Swan Council in environmental labeling standards, certification process, and environmental performance for many years, Central United established an effective communication mechanism for the needs of Xinyi Intelligence, and conducted many rounds of communication on the accuracy of standard understanding and the conformity of application materials, especially for in-depth exchanges on the contents with large differences between Nordic and EU and domestic requirements, provide professional technical guidance for enterprises in chemical management, sustainability of key raw materials, energy conservation and emission reduction requirements, and management requirements for suppliers, so that they can continuously improve application materials and finally obtain White Swan certification.
According to the "China Quality Certification International Cooperation Report", my country has built a quality certification service chain that is closely connected with the global industrial chain supply chain, covering various fields such as food and agricultural products, electronic appliances, motor vehicles, and new energy. The scope of international mutual recognition covers areas that account for more than 95% of the global economy, which has significantly improved the degree of trade facilitation. With the increasing global attention to the environment, more and more products seek environmental certification with international influence to enhance the market competitiveness of products and expand the international market. This certification is an important achievement of China Central United's international cooperation for many years. It provides a good demonstration for Chinese furniture products to meet the requirements of international standards, and provides an important reference for more Chinese companies to go abroad, enter the international market, and enhance the competitiveness of Chinese products.

 

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Nordic White Swan Certificate,standing desk