The Restricted Substances List (RSL) produced by the American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA), which addresses product safety and environmental regulations in the US and around the world, has been translated into Chinese.

The list covers chemicals and other substances whose presence in a product is restricted through a government regulation or law, and identifies the most restrictive iteration of that regulation worldwide.

The publication is reviewed and updated every six months and is also available in Vietnamese and Spanish.

“As the leading supplier of apparel and footwear to the global market, China continues to be a vital partner for the US apparel and footwear industry,” explains AAFA president and CEO Kevin Burke. 

“Not only are we making our industry’s global supply chain more visible and efficient by translating the AAFA Restricted Substances List into Chinese, we are fostering greater cooperation between the United States and China.”

The list, together with a growing set of other chemical management tools, can be downloaded for free on the AAFA website.