Press Releases

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May 17, 2017, 10:33 AM
With Regulation (EU) 2017/752, the EU has strengthened chemical safety in food contact plastics and added nickel to the list of restricted heavy metals. Read more...
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May 17, 2017, 9:59 AM
The EU has added restrictions for phenol in certain toys under the Toy Safety Directive (TSD). These restrictions will become effective on November 4, 2018.Read more...
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May 15, 2017, 9:32 AM
From January 1, 2017, all businesses operating in China are subject to measures designed to evaluate and grade their compliance with laws, regulations and rules concerning labor.Read more...
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May 12, 2017, 1:43 PM
The transitional period for compliance with RoHS Directive 2011/65/EU for industrial monitoring and control instruments ends on July 22, 2017.Read more...
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May 10, 2017, 12:33 PM
The Government of Canada has begun a mandatory survey of approximately 1500 substances as part of the 2017 Inventory Update under CEPA. Relevant data must be submitted by July 17, 2017.Read more...
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May 10, 2017, 12:17 PM
The EU has tightened restrictions on lead migration in toys. The new regulation will come into effective on October 28, 2018, and will strengthen limits by approximately seven-fold.Read more...
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May 8, 2017, 8:14 PM
SGS’s global battery expert, Jody Leber, will be available to discuss a range of battery-related subjects at Battery Power 2017. SGS will also be providing sponsorship and exhibiting at the international conference, and Jody will be speaking about India’s…Read more...
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May 8, 2017, 10:52 AM
Priscille Galceran, global furniture expert at SGS, delivered a speech promoting the importance of sustainability for furniture compliance, safety and performance at Vietnam Wood & Furniture 2017Read more...
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May 8, 2017, 10:41 AM
Correct labeling allows manufacturers and importers to legally sell their products in the USA and/or international markets. Correct labeling can speed up importation and reduce addition costs associated with re-labeling and re-shipment. Read more...
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May 8, 2017, 10:28 AM
The Chinese National Consumer Product Safety Standardization Technical Commission has recently concluded a public consultation on 103 chemical restrictions in a wide-range of consumer products. The consultation started on March 28, 2017, and ran for…Read more...