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Jul 28, 2016, 11:49 AM
On June 22, 2016 the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act was signed into law by the US President. The new law updates the previous Toxic Substances Control Act from 1976.Read more...
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Jul 27, 2016, 2:15 PM
SGS’s will present at Battery Power 2016 to discuss the changes to Chinese battery regulations and help manufacturers partner with SGS to help them access international markets. Read more...
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Jul 22, 2016, 1:11 PM
New Zealand extends its ban on the importation of asbestos to include products containing asbestos. Read more...
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Jul 22, 2016, 12:17 PM
France’s DGCCRF has published new document relating to food contact materials made from inorganic materials, excluding metals, and organic materials made from synthetic fibers and plant fibers.Read more...
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Jul 22, 2016, 12:01 PM
In June 2016, France published a revised list of standards relating to the childcare articles. These updated standards give presumption of conformity to Decree 91-1292.Read more...
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Jul 21, 2016, 1:06 PM
Programs introducing new standards and labeling regimes for electrical appliances and electronic equipment deliver the highest energy savings at the lowest cost. Here is an overview of the existing energy efficiency programs in a selection of markets…Read more...
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Jul 21, 2016, 12:49 PM
Catch up with updates to juvenile products standards from 2015 and learn about forthcoming changes planned or anticipated for 2016.Read more...
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Jul 18, 2016, 12:19 PM
Consumers are replacing electrical and electronic products ever more quickly. In response the German Environment Agency (UBA) recommends introducing a minimum of service life to help minimize the impact these products have on the environment.Read more...
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Jul 18, 2016, 12:00 PM
SGS organized a supply chain event to introduce the UK’s textile, clothing and footwear industries to China’s GB standards.Read more...
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Jul 18, 2016, 11:54 AM
Avoid confusion over which rules apply to products that could be classed as either toys or cosmetics. So-called borderline products destined for the EU should be individually assessed and both the Toy Safety Directive and Cosmetic Directive applied where…Read more...