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SGS publishes overview of US mandatory safety standard for consumer products containing button cells or coin batteries
SGS publishes a look at recent developments in button cell and coin battery safety standards for consumer products in the US.

September 27, 2023

Durability in the Textile Circular Economy Webinar
An expert webinar from SGS on EU/French textile lifespan environmental regulations, to help businesses towards successful product compliance.

September 25, 2023

Driving up industry standards through Egyptian training collaboration
As an exclusive training provider for Egypt’s product conformity assessment agencies, SGS is helping to improve safety and quality standards in the country.

September 21, 2023

Elevating East African market access with SGS EAC-Ready certification
Simplifying product certification for East African Community trade, SGS’s EAC-Ready product certification scheme ensures compliance with regional standards.

September 21, 2023

SGS’s new partnership with the CAR provides improved product standards
Announcing SGS’s exclusive CAR PVoC partnership, with a focus on digitalization and collaboration for trade facilitation services.

September 21, 2023

SGS summarizes new EU regulation on batteries and waste batteries
SGS publishes overview of new EU legislation on batteries and waste batteries.

September 21, 2023

Easy access to Kenyan markets through SGS eTrade draft Certificates of Conformity
Vital KEBS conformity assessment documents can be issued digitally in draft form to facilitate quicker access to Kenyan markets.

September 20, 2023

SGS issues world’s first life cycle assessment verification certificate for a washing machine
SGS awards Midea Laundry Appliances with the world’s first LCA verification certificate for a washing machine at IFA Berlin 2023.

September 20, 2023

SGS summarizes ECHA consultation over six substances as SVHC
SGS looks at an ECHA proposal to expand its list of SVHC from 235 to 240 entries.

September 18, 2023

SGS summarizes GB CLP Regulation proposal for stakeholders
SGS publishes SafeGuardS looking at the UK proposal to amend its GB CLP Regulation.

September 18, 2023

SGS Summarizes Japan’s Regulation of Three POP Chemicals
SGS publishes SafeGuardS looking at Japan’s decision to regulate three new POP chemicals.

September 15, 2023

Understand proposed changes to EU toy safety regulations: webinar
An expert online overview of the EU’s new draft proposals on toy safety.

September 13, 2023

SGS Summarizes EU Proposal to Replace Toy Safety Directive
SGS publishes SafeGuardS looking at the EU proposal to replace the Toy Safety Directive.

September 12, 2023

SGS Publishes Overview of US Final Rule for Adult Portable Bed Rails
SGS publishes SafeGuardS looking at the US final rule for adult portable bed rails.

September 8, 2023

SGS Summarizes New Albanian Importing Rules for Certain Plastic Kitchenware from China and Hong Kong
SGS publishes SafeGuardS looking at new Albanian rules for importing polyamide and melamine plastic kitchenware from China and Hong Kong.

September 7, 2023

SGS Explains Latest Delay to Brazil’s Compliance Date for Pacifier Conformity Identification Seals
SGS published SafeGuardS looking at Brazil’s latest extension to the compliance date for pacifier conformity identification seals.

September 7, 2023

SGS Details US Ban on Inclined Sleepers for Infants
SGS publishes SafeGuardS looking at the US ban on inclined sleepers for infants.

September 5, 2023

SGS Summarizes US Ban on Crib Bumpers
SGS publishes SafeGuardS looking at the US CPSC’s final rule banning crib bumpers.

September 5, 2023

SGS Summarizes Update to European Children’s Drinking Equipment Standard
SGS publishes SafeGuardS looking at CEN’s amended version of its children’s drinking equipment standard – EN 14350:2020+A1:2023.

September 4, 2023

SGS Publishes Summary of Thailand’s Proposal to Mandate Standard for Cooking Paper
SGS publishes SafeGuardS looking at Thailand’s intention to mandate TIS 3438-2565 (2022) for cooking paper.

September 1, 2023

SGS Summarizes EU Expansion to Union List Under Food Contact Plastics Regulation
SGS publishes SafeGuardS covering the EU expansion to the Union List under the Food Contact Plastics Regulation.

September 1, 2023

SGS Summarizes New EU Restrictions on PFHxS and PFHxS-related Compounds
SGS looks at EU restrictions on PFHxS and PFHxS-related compounds under the POP Recast Regulation.

August 24, 2023

SGS Summarizes Ban on Five POP Chemicals by China
SGS publishes SafeGuardS looking at China’s prohibition on five POP chemicals.

August 24, 2023

SGS Summarizes Impact of EU Postponement of RED Cybersecurity Regulation Enforcement
SGS publishes SafeGuardS looking at the impact of the EU’s decision to delay enforcement of the RED delegated act for cybersecurity.

August 23, 2023

SGS Publishes SafeGuardS Covering China’s New Standard for Children’s Leather Sandals
SGS issues a SafeGuardS looking at China’s new product standard for children’s leather sandals – QB/T 4546-2021.

May 31, 2022

SGS Publishes Overview of China’s New Product Standard for Children's Athletic Shoes
SGS issues a SafeGuardS looking at China’s new products standard for children’s athletic shoes – QB/T 4331-2021.

May 31, 2022

Ten gift ideas to thoroughly spoil your mum
Online artisan food and drink marketplace Melted Inside provides ten delicious ways to treat your mum on Mother's Day - and there's a special offer!

February 24, 2022

Ten gift ideas to thoroughly spoil your mum
Online artisan food and drink market offers ten delicious ways to indulge your mum this Mothering Sunday - and there's a special offer!

February 24, 2022

SGS Review of California Prop 65 Settlement Agreements for Lead in Consumer Goods
A look at California Prop 65 settlement agreements involving lead in a variety of consumer goods.

January 26, 2022

SGS Publishes Summaries of Multiple California Prop 65 Reformulation of Phthalates Settlement Agreements
A look at several California Proposition 65 settlement agreements for phthalate(s) in consumer goods.

January 26, 2022

Food Contact Inks and Varnishes Regulated in Germany
A look at new German restrictions on printing inks and varnishes in food contact materials and articles.

January 11, 2022

Food Contact Resolutions Updated in Mercosur
A look at Mercosur updates to their regulations covering food contact materials and articles.

December 9, 2021

New Standards for Food Contact Materials and Articles in South Korea
A look at the latest specifications for food contact materials and articles in South Korea.

December 9, 2021

EU Updates List of Standards for Presumption of Conformity with Toy Safety Directive
A look at changes to the list of standards for presumption of conformity with the European Toy Safety Directive.

December 2, 2021

EU Proposes New Restriction on Hexachlorobenzene
A look at European Union proposals to set a limit value for hexachlorobenzene under the POP Recast Regulation.

December 2, 2021

Amendments To Oregon’s Toxic-Free Kids Act Proposed
A look at the proposals to amend the US state of Oregon’ Toxic-Free Kids Act.

December 2, 2021

Formaldehyde in Composite Wood Products – An expert guide to North American standards
Exploring North American legislation on formaldehyde emissions from composite wood products.

November 29, 2021

New School Article Regulations for Brazilian Markets
A look at Brazil’s new ordinance detailing the consolidated conformity assessment requirements for school articles.

November 23, 2021

California Governor Signs Truth in Labeling for Recyclable Materials Bill
A look at Californian Senate Bill 343 that prohibits untruthful, deceptive, or misleading claims relating to product or packaging recyclability.

November 17, 2021

China Updates Industry Product Standard for Jackets
A look at China’s updated industry product standard for jackets – FZ/T 81008-2021.

November 10, 2021

New Chinese Product Standard for Infant and Children’s Knitted Garments
A look at China’s new national product standard for infant and children’s knitted garments – GB/T 39508-2020.

November 10, 2021

SGS Explains How E-Valuator® Helps Governments Beat International Trade Fraud
A look at the problem of international trade fraud and how digitalization is helping governments and customs authorities beat the criminals.

November 5, 2021

SGS Expert Looks at the Issue of Sustainability in the Electronics Industry
A look at the problem of sustainability in the electronics industry and the solutions that are available to improve recycling, reparability and energy efficiency.

November 5, 2021

SGS Publishes Article Looking at Accessing Gas Appliance Markets in North America
A look at the problem of gas appliance safety and the ways manufacturers can successfully access North American markets.

November 5, 2021

SGS Expert Explains How Digitalization Is Helping Clothing Manufacturers Choose the Right Color
A look at the issues surrounding color approval in the textile industry and how digitalization is simplifying the process.

November 5, 2021

Food Contact Plastics in a Circular Economy Webinar
A complimentary webinar on European regulations for renewable food contact materials.

November 3, 2021

Colombia Establishes New Technical Regulation for Food Contact Glass and Ceramics
A look at Colombia’s new technical regulation for food contact glass, ceramics and glass-ceramics.

November 3, 2021

SGS Gains ANSI Accreditation to provide Food Sanitation Testing and Certification to NSF/ANSI standards
ANSI grants accreditation to SGS to provide third-party certification of NSF/ANSI standards.

October 29, 2021

SGS Expands Filtration Performance Testing Capability in China following A2LA Accreditation
A look at SGS's expansion in filtration services at their laboratory in Suzhou, China.

October 29, 2021

New Packaging Waste Sorting Icons for French Markets
A look at France’s new info-tri (sorting information) for consumer product packaging.

October 26, 2021

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