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PCA services for the UAE
Certification services information for businesses and organizations selling MoIAT-regulated products in the United Arab Emirates.

June 13, 2024

SGS IECEE services for Saudi Arabia
An opportunity to learn about regulatory requirements for IECC certification in Saudi Arabia.

June 13, 2024

Expert PVoC services for Tanzania
Details of customized trade facilitation services for Tanzania.

June 13, 2024

EAC-Ready Certification for East African trade success
Introducing unique independent third-party PVoC services for trade compliance in East African markets.

June 13, 2024

SGS opens new furniture testing laboratory in Guadalajara, Mexico
SGS strengthens its furniture testing capability in Mexico with the opening of a new, state-of-the-art testing lab in Guadalajara.

June 13, 2024

SGS Summarizes EU Proposed Restriction on PAH in Clay Targets under REACH
SGS publishes SafeGuardS summarizing the EU’s intention to regulate 18 PAH in clay targets for shooting as a new entry under Annex XVII of REACH.

June 12, 2024

SGS Summarizes Washington Designation of 6PPD-containing Tires a Priority Product under Safer Products Program
SGS publishes SafeGuardS to provide an overview of the state of Washington’s signing into law a bill designating 6PPD-containing tires as a priority product under cycle 2 of its safer products scheme.

June 12, 2024

SGS Summarizes New Peruvian Chemical Restrictions for Baby Products
SGS has published a SafeGuardS to provide stakeholders with a helpful overview of new Peruvian restrictions on chemicals in baby items.

June 11, 2024

SGS to host webinar ‘Clinical Trials for Wound Dressings’
Complimentary webinar for those involved in the development and testing of wound dressings.

June 10, 2024

SGS to host webinar ‘Unlocking the Power of Digital PCR for Food Safety and Authenticity’
Complimentary webinar for technical and quality managers within the food supply chain.

June 10, 2024

SGS Summarizes Revisions to Chinese Product Standard for Knitted T-shirts
SGS publishes SafeGuardS detailing the changes brought in by China’s update to its national product standard for knitted t-shirts – GB/T 22849-2024.

June 7, 2024

SGS Publishes Overview of the Ukrainian CLP Regulation and Revisions to the List of Products for Market Surveillance
SGS publishes SafeGuardS summarizing Ukraine’s new technical regulation for the classification, labeling and packaging of substances and mixtures and updates to the list of goods for market surveillance.

June 6, 2024

SGS Summarizes Japanese Plan to Ban Products Containing PFOA Isomers and PFOA-related Compounds
SGS publishes SafeGuardS summarizing Japan’s draft cabinet order to ban several categories of product if they contain PFOA isomers and PFAS-related compounds.

June 6, 2024

SGS Summarizes Updated Turkish Food Contact Plastics Regulation
SGS publishes summary of amendments to Turkey’s food contact plastics regulation, which will apply from January 1, 2026.

June 1, 2024

SGS Summarizes Maryland Regulation of Lead and PFAS in Playground Surface Materials
SGS publishes SafeGuardS on the US state of Maryland’s regulation on lead and PFAS chemicals in playground surfacing materials.

June 1, 2024

SGS Summarizes US EPA Expansion in Restriction on Methylene Chloride to Cover Most Uses
SGS publishes SafeGuardS to help businesses stay compliant with the new US ban on methylene chloride and stringent workplace requirements.

May 31, 2024

SGS Summarizes US Congress Proposal to Ban All Non-Essential Uses of PFAS
SGS publishes SafeGuardS detailing US federal government plans to phase out all non-essential uses of PFAS in ten years.

May 31, 2024

SGS expands automotive and consumer electronics testing scope with new Munich laboratory
SGS expands EMC, RF and product safety testing and certification scope in Germany with move to a new state-of-the-art facility in Puchheim, Munich.

May 30, 2024

Simplify green claim verification and certification with the SGS Green Mark
The SGS Green Mark, with a market-leading seven environmental attributes, simplifies the process of verifying and certifying product green claims to build trust and minimize the risk of greenwashing.

May 30, 2024

SGS Summarizes German Alignment of Formaldehyde Emission Requirements with the EU
SGS publishes SafeGuardS summarizing Germany’s repeal of its national law on formaldehyde emissions from wood-based panels and other products.

May 29, 2024

SGS Summarizes Revision to Colorado Law on PFAS in Consumer Goods
SGS publishes SafeGuardS on the US state of Colorado’s revision to its law on products containing intentionally added PFAS.

May 29, 2024

SGS Summarizes New Ukraine Rules for Melamine and Polyamide Plastic Kitchenware
SGS publishes SafeGuardS to keep stakeholders informed about Ukraine’s new requirements for food contact polyamide and melamine plastic kitchenware.

May 23, 2024

SGS Summarizes Updated Technical Regulations for Textile Products in Saudi Arabia
SGS publishes SafeGuardS summarizing the key changes brought in by Saudi Arabia’s new edition of its Technical Regulations for Textile Products.

May 22, 2024

SGS Summarizes New Chinese Standards for Food Contact Materials
SGS publishes SafeGuardS on China’s new mandatory food contact material standards for adhesives and solvent residues.

May 22, 2024

SGS Summarizes Australian Consultation Over Listing Two POP Chemicals
SGS publishes SafeGuardS summarizing Australian moves to list Dechlorane Plus® and UV-328 (POP chemicals) under Schedule 6 of the IChEMS Register.

May 21, 2024

SGS Summarizes Indian Quality Control Orders for Several Categories of Food Contact Product
SGS publishes SafeGuardS on India’s mandate for the use of national standards and the standard mark for several categories of food contact product.

May 17, 2024

SGS Summarizes Maine Revision to Law on Products Containing PFAS
SGS publishes SafeGuardS 071.24 to keep stakeholders up to date with recent revisions to Maine’s law governing products containing intentionally added PFAS.

May 17, 2024

SGS Summarizes Indian Quality Control Order for Cookware, Utensils and Food Contact Cans
SGS issues SafeGuardS summarizing India’s mandating of national standards and the standard mark for cookware, utensils and food and beverage cans.

May 16, 2024

SGS Summarizes Minnesota Guideline for Products Containing Lead and Cadmium
SGS publishes SafeGuardS summarizing Minnesota’s guideline for the restriction of lead and cadmium in consumer products.

May 16, 2024

Restricted softlines substances: regulatory update and recent EU, U.S. and Canada recalls webinar
An expert-led event to help softlines businesses plan for regulatory changes on restricted substances in major European and North American markets.

May 16, 2024

SGS Summarizes New ASTM Standard for Beach Umbrellas and Anchor Devices
SGS publishes SafeGuardS covering ASTM’s new consumer safety specification for beach umbrellas and anchor devices.

May 15, 2024

SGS Summarizes Minnesota Guideline for Prohibition on Products Containing PFAS
SGS publishes SafeGuardS summarizing guidance for the first set of prohibitions on products containing intentionally added PFAS.

May 15, 2024

SGS Summarizes UK PSTI Enforcement Penalties
SGS publishes SafeGuardS looking at the UK’s enforcement of PSTI for IoT manufacturers, importers and distributors.

May 15, 2024

SGS Summarizes New Maine Prohibition on PFAS in Nine Food Packaging Types
SGS issues SafeGuardS looking at new restrictions on intentionally added PFAS in nine categories of food contact packaging.

May 14, 2024

SGS and Skylo Announce Global Partnership for Non-Terrestrial Network Certification Testing
SGS will facilitate Skylo’s Non-Terrestrial Network (NTN) certification program through its global network of testing laboratories for 3GPP R17 devices.

May 10, 2024

SGS Summarizes Updated List of Standards for Compliance with UK General Product Safety Legislation
SGS publishes SafeGuardS looking at the UK’s revised list of standards for presumption of conformity with General Product Safety Regulations 2005.

May 10, 2024

SGS keeps businesses informed about US mandatory eFiling for consumer products
Join SGS’s complimentary webinar and be ready for mandatory US CPSC eFiling of consumer products.

May 3, 2024

Wi-Fi 7 testing and inspection solutions webinar
Presenting an expert webinar on the new Wi-Fi 7 wireless technology; its development, implementation and testing challenges.

May 2, 2024

SGS Summarizes US CPSC Proposal for Bassinets and Cradles
SGS publishes SafeGUardS looking at a US CPSC proposal to revise the existing consumer product safety rule for bassinets and cradles.

April 30, 2024

SGS Summarizes Swiss Ban on PFHxS and PFHxS-Related Compounds
SGS publishes SafeGuardS covering Switzerland’s ban on the manufacture and use of PFHxS, its salts and PFHxS-related compounds, which came into effect in November 2023.

April 26, 2024

SGS Summarizes Brazilian Revisions to Technical Regulation for Food Contact Metals and Alloys
SGS publishes SafeGuardS looking at Brazil’s revisions to its technical regulation for food contact metals and alloys, which will become effective on October 29, 2024.

April 26, 2024

SGS Summarizes EU Proposals Over Quality Control Rules for Food Contact Plastics
SGS publishes SafeGuardS summarizing EU proposals to revise food contact plastics and GMP requirements to improve quality control.

April 24, 2024

An expert guide to EAC-Ready product certification webinar
A complimentary webinar exploring SGS’s product certification scheme for businesses trading within the EAC economic bloc.

April 24, 2024

SGS Summarizes Two Brazilian Proposals for Food Contact Materials
SGS publishes SafeGuardS looking at Brazilian proposals to revise its positive lists for certain food contact materials and articles.

April 17, 2024

SGS Summarizes New Cookware Lead Restrictions in Washington, USA
SGS publishes SafeGuardS looking at the US state of Washington’s new law to regulate lead in cookware.

April 16, 2024

SGS helps businesses find solutions for sustainability in plastics
SGS publishes Consumer Compact article looking at the challenges and solutions associated with sustainability in plastics.

April 15, 2024

SGS helps fashion brands navigate the complexities of supply chain traceability
SGS publishes Consumer Compact article looking at the problem of traceability in fashion supply chains and the ways brands and retailers can achieve complete oversight.

April 15, 2024

SGS answers the questions being asked about EU GPSR
SGS publishes Consumer Compact article in which experts answer the questions businesses are asking about the new EU General Product Safety Regulation (GPSR).

April 15, 2024

SGS helps businesses understand the importance of US FCC approval for electronic devices
SGS publishes article to help businesses understand the importance and steps required to achieve FCC compliance for electronic devices destined for US markets.

April 12, 2024

SGS Summarizes Japanese Guidelines on Import Bans for Products Containing Class I Specified Chemicals
SGS publishes SafeGuardS looking at Japan’s English guidelines to assist stakeholders with, inter alia, the import ban on specific products containing class I specified chemical substances.

April 12, 2024