Press Releases

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Apr 23, 2019, 5:57 PM
SGS expert explains the standard for pet apparel to help manufacturers access China’s growing market for pet clothing.Read more...
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Apr 12, 2019, 11:03 AM
European Commission releases updated guidance documents for toy pools and musical instruments. They provide greater clarity with respect to the Toy Safety Directive.Read more...
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Apr 10, 2019, 9:53 AM
Sedex introduces changes to the way it organizes SMETA sustainability audits Read more...
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Apr 10, 2019, 9:45 AM
Effective March 26, 2019, China has banned the use of four POP chemicals, with some exemptions. Read more...
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Apr 10, 2019, 9:31 AM
France has published in the French Official Journal an updated list of standards that give presumption of conformity to Decree 91-1292 for protecting young children from risks associated with childcare articles.Read more...
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Apr 9, 2019, 10:00 AM
On January 9, 2019, South Korea amended its food contact standards for articles used by young children to include prohibitions on the use of BPA, BBP and DBP. This will become effective on January 1, 2020.Read more...
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Apr 9, 2019, 9:53 AM
Germany announces DIN EN 16516 as the new test standard for formaldehyde emissions from wood-based materials. Read more...
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Apr 4, 2019, 9:40 AM
ECHA calls for public comments on three potential SVHCs. If adopted, the Candidate List will expand to 200 substances.Read more...
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Apr 2, 2019, 9:48 AM
Thailand announces proposal to introduce mandatory standard for food contact plastics made from thermoset plastics derived from formaldehyde.Read more...
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Apr 2, 2019, 9:39 AM
Since the beginning of 2019, several US jurisdictions have introduced bills to restrict or prohibit the use of certain flame retardants in consumer products. SGS summarizes these bills.Read more...