This Technical Report establishes the performance requirements for accessories (laces and eyelets, metal components and touch and close fasteners) for footwear (not for finished footwear), irrespective of the material, in order to assess the suitability for the end use. It also establishes the test methods to be used to evaluate the compliance with the requirements. This Technical Report applies to accessories (laces and eyelets, metal components and touch and close fasteners) for all kind of footwear as defined in Clause 3. This Technical Report is intended to be used as a reference between the manufacturer and the supplier. It is not intended for third party certification of finished shoes destined for the consumer.