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Canada Implements MRLs for Spirotetramat in Crops Pest Control Products Act, Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) has notified the WTO that proposed Maximum Residue Levels (MRLs) for Spirotetramat in crops such as stone fruits, tree nuts, carrot roots, sugar beet roots and asparagus are to be implemented. Submitting comments from WTO members are due within 75 days of publication, November 2, 2017. November 27, 2017 Updates
US Customs Warns Importers of Risk of Seizure for Goods Made Using North Korean Labor US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has contacted stakeholders warning them of the possible consequences of importing products where the supply chain includes North Korean workers. November 27, 2017 Updates
NABL Furniture Accreditation for Manesar Our laboratory in Manesar, North India, has received accreditation by the NABL for furniture testing and certification. November 24, 2017 Business News
Art Services Contribute to “The Sense of Beauty” TV Series We have produced a short film to showcase our art services behind the scenes and explain the work more fully. November 22, 2017 Business News
California Lists two PFO Analogues under PROP 65 California has recently listed PFOA and PFOS onto the Proposition 65 list of chemicals. Businesses have until November 10, 2018 to comply with ‘clear and reasonable’ warning requirements. November 22, 2017 Updates
US Fire Safety Standard for Candles, ASTM F2417, Updated to 2017 Version ASTM International has published a revised fire safety standard for candles. November 21, 2017 Updates
What’s new for CFSP? The Conflict-Free Sourcing Initiative (CFSI), which is a multi-industry initiative with over 360 member companies, will become the Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI). In parallel with the CFSI rebrand to RMI, the Conflict Free Smelter Program (CFSP) name has also changed to the Responsible Minerals Assurance Process (RMAP). November 21, 2017 Updates
New York Suffolk County Amends the Toxic Free Toys Act Suffolk County in the state of New York has recently implemented measures to improve the effectiveness of its Toxic Free Toys Act. The new restrictions became effective on November 6, 2017. November 20, 2017 Updates
Conformity Assessment Services for Ivory Coast SGS will perform conformity assessment services for Ivory Coast, protecting the country and consumers from substandard and non-compliant products. November 16, 2017 Business News
IEC 60600-2-26 & 60601-2-40 Approval SGS’s laboratory in Suwanee, Georgia, USA, has been certified by the IECEE, demonstrating its capability of performing certification on electro-medical equipment – IEC 60601-2-26 & 60601-2-40. November 15, 2017 Features