SGS Celebrates Cybersecurity Milestone with Internationally Recognized Accreditation for High Security Evaluations
May 10, 2021

SGS, the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company, has been approved by the BSI (Bundesamt für Sicherheit in ...

SGS Appoints Yvonne Tse as Vice President, Global Softlines at SGS
April 28, 2021

SGS, the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company, has announced the appointment of Yvonne Tse as Vice Presid...

France Suspends Removal of Point Vert from Packaging and Recyclable Products
April 08, 2021

On March 15, 2021, France’s Council of State suspended the enforcement date for the removal of the ‘Point Vert’, or ‘Green Dot’, from packaging ...

New Safety Standard for Cabinet Door and Drawer Child Safety Locks and Latches
April 08, 2021

ASTM International has published a new safety specification standard for child safety locks and latches.Published on February 11, 2021, the new ...

Health Canada Clarifies Enforcement Approach to New Corded Window Coverings Regulations
December 24, 2020


Health Canada has issued guidance to help operators understand how it introduce enforcement of SOR 2019-97, the new Corded Window Coverings Reg...

SGS launches new EDANA NWSP 360.0 method for chemical testing in AHPs
December 24, 2020


SGS, the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company, is leading the way in the detection of chemicals in baby ...

New York State Prohibits PFAS Substances in Plant Fiber Based Food Packaging
December 22, 2020


New York State has signed into law a prohibition on adding perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS substances) to some food packagi...

EU Updates List of Standards Showing Presumption of Conformity to GPSD
December 17, 2020


The European Union (EU) has updated its list of standards for products in support of the General Product Safety Directive (GPSD, Directive 2001...

Norway Identifies Hazardous Substances in Consumer Goods Purchased Online
December 17, 2020


The Norwegian Environment Agency has released a report into hazardous substances found in electrical and electronic equipment (EEE), and sports...

EU Restricts Two Substances Used in Nail Products
December 05, 2020


On December 2, 2020, the European Commission’s new restriction on the use of HEMA and Di-HEMA TMHDC in cosmetics products came into effect. Thi...

EU Adds New Substance to Approved UV Filters in Cosmetic Products
December 04, 2020


The European Commission has published Regulation (EU) 2020/1684 of November 12, 2020, to allow Methoxypropylamino Cyclohexenylidene Ethoxyethyl...

What Does Brexit Mean for Electrical and Electronic Product Restricted Substance Compliance?
November 12, 2020


The UK government has published guidance to help manufacturers and importers placing electrical and electronic (EE) products onto the UK market...

SGS Launches a New Service to Test the Efficacy of Foot Antiperspirant Products
November 11, 2020


SGS, the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company, has launched a bespoke new testing service to enable manu...

EU Introduces New Test Standard for ‘Accelerated Wear and Corrosion for Nickel Release from Coated Items’
November 11, 2020


The European Committee for Standardization (CEN) has published a new method for simulating wear and corrosion for the detection of nickel relea...

Taiwan Issues Revised List of Permitted Colorants for Cosmetics
October 27, 2020


Taiwan has issued a revised list of colorants that are permitted for use in cosmetic products.
 
Released on September 29, 2020 by the Taiwan F...

New Californian Right-to-Know Rules for Cosmetics Manufacturers
October 27, 2020


On September 30, 2020, the US state of California signed into law a right-to-know act that requires cosmetics manufacturers to disclose a speci...

Canadian Competition Bureau Proposes Updates to Textile Labeling and Advertising Regulations
October 21, 2020


Canada’s Competition Bureau is proposing changes to the Textile Labeling and Advertising Regulations (TLAR) that would simplify the labelling o...

China’s Minimum Wage Levels Remain Stable in Response to Epidemic
October 14, 2020


China’s Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security released the Minimum Wage Standards for All Regions on April 26, 2020. The figures go u...

Vermont Issues Guidance for CHCC Reporting Under Children’s Products Rule
October 08, 2020


The US state of Vermont’s Department of Health (DoH) has published guidance to help economic operators in the children’s product sector comply ...

SGS announces new accreditation for energy efficiency certification in Latin America
October 07, 2020


SGS, the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company, has gained accreditation to provide energy efficiency pro...

France Specifies Requirements for Face Masks with Windows
October 07, 2020


On July 22, 2020, the French Government updated its Cross Ministries Note relating to ‘community masks’ to include specific requirements for fa...

SGS to host an online global Juvenile Products Safety Forum
October 05, 2020


SGS, the world's leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company, is hosting 14 webinars from October 19-23, 2020, in their...

‘Made in USA’ Requirements Proposed by Federal Trade Commission
September 18, 2020


On June 22, 2020, the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPR) to define the requirements for making ‘...

Australia Introduces New Compulsory Standard for Toys Containing Magnets
September 18, 2020


Australia registered its new mandatory safety standard for toys containing magnets – Consumer Goods (Toys Containing Magnets) Safety Standard 2...

Mercosur Proposes Changes to Food Contact Plastic Technical Regulations
September 17, 2020


The World Trade Organization (WTO) has circulated two notifications signaling Mercosur’s intention to revise its technical regulations for food...