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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 Regula...

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 dia...

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 packaging ...

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 2001/95...

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. This m...

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 Ethoxyethylcya...

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 af...

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 manufac...

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 release ...

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 Food...

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 specific...

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 of u...

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 up t...

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 wit...

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 produc...

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 face ...

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 Gl...

‘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 ‘Mad...

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 2020...

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 co...

EU-CEN Releases Industry Guidance for Community Face Coverings.
September 16, 2020

The European Committee for Standardization (CEN) has released a Workshop Agreement, CWA 17553:2020, offering industry guidance for reusable fabric...

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...

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