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A new service from SGS, providing manufacturers and importers of electrical and electronics (E&E) products with a one-stop solution to International Type Approval (ITA) Restricted Substance compliance, is now live.

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For E&E organizations, eager to reach new markets quickly and efficiently, 'International Type Approval (ITA) Restricted Substances Service Solution' provides a streamlined and cost-effective way to demonstrate chemical compliance against restricted substance regulations in over 60 countries.

Over recent years an increasing number of countries and regions have implemented their own restricted substance regulations in response to increased global awareness of the environmental damage and risk to human health caused by hazardous chemicals.

Applicable to E&E products including ITE & mobile, household appliances, luminaries, audio/video, medical devices, photovoltaic, power supply, batteries, power tools and machinery products, amongst others, benefits of the new service include:

  • Increased level of product acceptance in the global market – bringing competitive advantage
  • One-stop professional solution to chemical compliance, including testing services and advise on regulatory requirements for different markets
  • Better utilization of resources – saving testing sample time and resources
  • Enhanced brand value of the product and perception about product quality

SGS's Executive Vice President for CRS EE, David Chu, said: "SGS aims to help the electrical and electronics industry reach new markets quickly and efficiently and, for many organizations, the multitude of national and international type standards can be a very real barrier to enterprise. Developing high quality goods that are safe and energy efficient is a necessary yet complex challenge and our ITA Restricted Substances Service Solution cuts through the complexities to support the industry in demonstrating compliance and achieving certification."

Establishing type-approval systems lets countries and regions protect the environment, through a focus on better design, production and disposal phases of the life cycle of electronic products, and the health and safety of their citizenry.

For further information, contact:

Hong Kong:

Carlos Wong
Customer Service Manager
Consumer and Retail – Electrical and Electronics Technology
t: +852 2204 8352

Southern China:

Freddie Chan
Chief Technical Support
Consumer and Retail – Electrical and Electronics Restricted Substance Testing Service
t: +86 (0) 755 2532 8762

Eastern China:

Jason Xuan
Technical Support Supervisor
Consumer and Retail – Electrical and Electronics Restricted Substance Testing Service
t: +86 (0) 21 6140 2660

Taiwan:

Kelly Chang
Specialist – Project
Consumer and Retail – Electrical and Electronics Restricted Substance Testing Service
t: +886 2 2299 3279 3137

Tracey Chen
Sr. Specialist – Project
Consumer and Retail – Electrical and Electronics Restricted Substance Testing Service
t: +886 2 2299 3279 3138

About SGS

SGS is the world's leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 97,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 2,600 offices and laboratories around the world.