Press Releases

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Aug 25, 2017, 10:06 AM
In September 2016, two new standards, AS/NZS 1067.1:2016 and AS/NZS 1067.2:2016, were published to specify minimum requirements for sunglasses, fashion spectacles and replacement filters that are nominally afocal (plano power) providing protection against…Read more...
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Aug 25, 2017, 9:54 AM
Battery manufacturers supplying India must be registered to IS 16046:2015 after August 31, 2017. Until this date both IS 16046:2012 and IS 16046:2015 will be accepted.Read more...
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Aug 24, 2017, 8:46 AM
China has updated its product standard for washed garments – GB/T 22700. The 2016 version of the standard was implemented on July 1, 2017.Read more...
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Aug 24, 2017, 8:36 AM
Turkey has added new restrictions on chromium VI and DOT in addition to the current phthalates requirement in imported footwear. The new rules came into effect in July 2017.Read more...
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Aug 24, 2017, 8:27 AM
GINETEX has registered five trademarked symbols for textile and garment care in China and India. Read more...
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Aug 23, 2017, 4:47 PM
SGS Art Services has worked with art historians and conservators at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York on a study of a Kru Mask from Ivory Coast.Read more...
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Aug 23, 2017, 4:33 PM
As the world moves away from perc dry cleaning, SGS offers a range of testing and consultancy services to help businesses utilize green dry cleaning solutions and the right fabrics. Read more...
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Aug 22, 2017, 2:09 PM
SGS launches the SGS IC Mark to provide a one-stop solution for independent testing and regulation compliance certification for non-food products.Read more...
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Aug 18, 2017, 2:09 PM
After two years of conservative minimum wage increases, China is reporting eleven provinces have so far increased minimum wages levels in 2017, by an average of 9%. Read more...
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Aug 18, 2017, 9:40 AM
The US state of Maine’s new measures to regulate flame retardants in residential upholstered furniture will come into effect on January 1, 2019.Read more...