SGS webinar offers insight on how to successfully enter China’s lucrative retail and e-commerce market
September 15, 2020

SGS, the world's leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company, will hold a free webinar on September 29, 2020, to discuss h...

SGS’s Toy Testing Lab in Hong Kong, China Gains China Compulsory Certification (CCC) Accreditation
September 10, 2020

SGS, the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company, has gained accreditation to test toys against the China Comp...

SGS gets green light to test wider scope of Electrical and Electronic products including Electronic Vehicles
September 10, 2020

SGS, the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company, has gained approval from the US Occupational Safety and Heal...

New French Law for Food Contact Rubber and Pacifiers for Young Children
September 07, 2020

France publishes a new law – Order of August 5, 2020 – covering food contact rubber materials and articles and pacifiers for infants and young chi...

US Introduces Requirement for Hong Kong Goods to Be Labeled Made in China
September 04, 2020

From November 9, 2020, all goods produced in Hong Kong must be labelled ‘Made in China’ when being marketed to consumers in the United States.
 
U...

SGS Considers Different Ways to Define Comfort in Shoes
September 03, 2020

SGS, the world’s leading provider of testing and certification services, offers a comprehensive range of testing services to help manufacturers de...

Upgrade your knowledge on the new ISO sunscreen testing guidelines in an SGS live webinar
September 03, 2020

SGS, the world's leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company, will host a free webinar on September 24, 2020, to discuss t...

China Releases Mandatory VOC Standards for Coatings, Adhesives, Inks and Cleaning Agents
August 28, 2020

China’s State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) and its Standardization Administration have published nine mandatory volatile organic co...

ISO Safety of Toys Standard Aligned with EU and ASTM Standards
August 27, 2020

In June 2020, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) published two amendments to its Safety of Toys standard – ISO 8124-1:2018.
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SGS Helps Hand Sanitizer Manufacturers Understand Regulatory Changes in Response to COVID-19
August 26, 2020

SGS, the world’s leading provider of testing and certification services, offers a range of solutions to help manufacturers produce safe, effective...

E-Commerce Sellers Must Get Ready for EU Regulation 2019/1020
August 25, 2020

European Union (EU) Regulation 2019/1020 on market surveillance and compliance of products will come into force on July 16, 2021. It will have a p...

SGS Launches Service to Help Buyers Inspect International Suppliers
August 25, 2020

SGS, the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company, has launched the Buying Assistance Program, a new service to...

China Overhauls Cosmetics Industry with Supervision and Administration Regulation
August 21, 2020

After a five year wait, the Chinese Ministry of Justice has approved a new Cosmetic Supervision and Administration Regulation, paving the way for ...

US CPSC Establishes a New Safety Standard for Expansion Gates and Enclosures
August 20, 2020

The US Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) has issued a Final Rule that establishes a new safety standard for expansion gates and enclosure...

Online Platform Gives Artisan Producers Access to Consumers Across the Great Britain
August 20, 2020

The MeltedInside.com platform welcomes and features makers from across the UK selling everything from seaweed seasoning produced in Yorkshire by S...

New Knitted Casual Wear Industry Standard Released in China
August 19, 2020

China has issued a new version of its industry standard for knitted casual wear, which came into effect on July 1, 2020.
 
Published by the Minist...

Maine Adds PFOS Chemicals to Reporting Requirements for Children’s Products
August 12, 2020

The US state of Maine’s Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has added perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (PFOS) and its salts to a list of pri...

Oregon Issues Proposal to Phase Out Hazardous Chemicals in Selected Children’s Products
August 07, 2020

In June 2020, the US state of Oregon published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPR) that seeks to establish rules to help manufacturers comply wi...

Brazil Updates Toy and School Supplies Regulations
August 07, 2020

Brazil has revised two pieces of legislation to change the country’s requirements for toys and school supplies.
 
The Brazilian National Institute...

Ecuador Issues Revised Draft Technical Regulation on Food Contact Ceramics
August 06, 2020

Ecuador has announced a revised proposal that, if accepted, will update its technical regulation for food contact ceramics.
 
The latest proposal,...

EU Publishes Draft Revision to CLP Regulation on Substances and Mixtures
August 06, 2020

The European Union (EU) has published a draft regulation that, if accepted, will revise Regulation (EC) 1272/2008 on Classification, Labeling and ...

Stricter Restrictions on Toxics in Packaging Proposed by US TPCH
August 06, 2020

The US Toxics in Packaging Clearinghouse (TPCH) has opened a consultation on its proposal to regulate perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substance...

Mandatory RoHS Requirements Become Effective in Eurasian Economic Union
August 05, 2020

Since March 1, 2020, it has been mandatory for electrical and radioelectronic products being marketed within the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) to...

Consultation Over Revised Draft of Toy Safety Standard Begins in Trinidad and Tobago
July 29, 2020

Trinidad and Tobago has begun a consultation over the revised draft to their toy safety that, if/when accepted, will strengthen its requirements.
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SVHC Candidate List Expanded in European Union
July 24, 2020

The European Chemical Agency (ECHA) has added four new substances of very high concern (SVHC) to the Candidate List under REACH.
 
The four new SV...

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