Press Releases

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Jan 24, 2019, 9:35 AM
In September 2018, the Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology implemented its first product standard for silk bedding. Read more...
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Jan 23, 2019, 10:03 AM
Canada has published guidelines to help stakeholders comply with the ‘Prohibition of Asbestos and Products Containing Asbestos Regulations’, which came into effect in December 2018. Read more...
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Jan 23, 2019, 9:48 AM
Stakeholders are reminded China has updated its product standard for trench coats. The new standard came into effect in September 2018. Read more...
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Jan 22, 2019, 2:00 PM
EN 62368-1 becomes mandatory in the EU in December 2020 (UL 62368-1 in North America). SGS explains the general principles and safeguards used in this safety standard for audio, visual, information and communication electronic equipment.Read more...
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Jan 22, 2019, 1:47 PM
A report by BSR has identified the importance of social audits in promoting gender equality in global supply chains. SGS helps businesses understand the problems and viable solutions. Read more...
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Jan 21, 2019, 9:40 AM
The damaging effects of chemical use in the clothing and footwear manufacturing industry is becoming apparent. SGS details the hazards and offers solutions to this global problem.Read more...
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Jan 17, 2019, 8:30 PM
The adoption of electrical medical equipment standard IEC 60601-1, 3.1 edition as Chinese standard GB 9706.1:20xx has been difficult. Find out how it affects businesses. Read more...
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Jan 17, 2019, 8:21 PM
In December 2018, the WTO circulated a proposal by the EU to amend its Toy Safety Directive and strengthen migration limits for aluminum in toys. Read more...
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Jan 17, 2019, 8:15 PM
Fifteen Chinese provinces or cities altered their minimum wage levels in 2018, according to official figures. Read more...
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Jan 17, 2019, 11:13 AM
South Korea updated its safety standards for household goods under the Electric Appliances and Household Goods Safety Management Act in July 2018.Read more...