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EU Publishes Directive (EU) 2017/2102 Amending 2011/65/EU on RoHS 2 The EU has issued RoHS 2 amending Directive (EU) 2017/2102 concerning the application scope and the exemption validity period. January 25, 2018 Updates
China Issued a Notice to Include Playmats in the Scope of China Compulsory Certification On December 8, 2017 CNCA issued a notice (No. 41 of 2017) to include playmats in the scope of CCC. From December 1, 2018, only playmats with a CCC certificate can be imported, or placed on the Chinese market. January 25, 2018 Updates
Europe Restricts the Use of D4 and D5 in Wash-off Cosmetic Products The European Commission has published Regulation (EC) 2018/35 to restrict the use of Octamethylcyclotetrasiloxane (D4) and Decamethylcyclopentasiloxane (D5) in “wash-off cosmetic products” as defined in Article 2(1)(a) of Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009. January 25, 2018 Updates
ISO 22301 Certification Helps DGF Resume Operations After Hurricane Maria Compliance with ISO 22301 Business Continuity Management enabled DHL Global Forwarding to bring vital supplies to Puerto Rico in a timely manner. January 23, 2018 Business News
EU – ECHA Adds Seven New SVHCs to the Candidate List and Updates the BPA Entry On January 15, 2018, ECHA added seven new SVHCs to the Candidate List that expands the total number to 181 entries. The BPA entry is also updated to include its endocrine disrupting properties for the environment. January 23, 2018 Updates
Singapore Strengthens Hazardous Chemical Controls Singapore has implemented measures to expand its list of controlled hazardous substances under the Environmental Protection and Management Act. The new amendments will become effective on June 30, 2018. January 23, 2018 Updates
Australia Publishes Swimming and Flotation Aids Safety Standard 2017 Australian Consumer Goods (Swimming and Flotation Aids) Safety Standard 2017 (AS/NZ 1900:2014), published on December 14, 2017 replaces AS 1900:2002 from December 20, 2019. January 23, 2018 Updates
2017 Full Year Results SGS is pleased to announce its Full Year Results for 2017. January 23, 2018 Global Corporate News
Accessing Japan's Toy Market Delivering safe, compliant, and desirable toy products to the Japanese market can be difficult. Our latest podcast will help you appreciate Japanese toy safety standards and find the right way to compliance. January 22, 2018 Features
Choosing the Perfect Down Jacket What makes a down jacket so effective at keeping you warm? We explore the main factors. January 22, 2018 Features