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EU Approved CMR Restrictions on Textile and Footwear Products On April 26, 2018, EU member states approved the European Commission proposal to restrict the use of 33 carcinogenic, mutagenic and reprotoxic (CMR) substances in clothing, textiles and footwear. This new entry of Annex XVII to Regulation (EC) No. 1907/2006 will be applicable 24 months after publication in the Official Journal of the European Union (EUOJ). May 28, 2018 Updates
Revision of ASTM D5489-18 Standard Guide for Care Symbols for Care Instructions on Textile Products The American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) recently revised their Standard Guide for Care Symbols for Care Instructions on Textile Products. The 2018 edition was revised to better align with the ISO symbols and to clarify the US Care Labelling Law which cites the ASTM D5489-96c edition. May 28, 2018 Updates
Vietnam Postponed the Regulations on the Requirements of Formaldehyde and Azo Dyes in Textile Products On April 26, 2018, the Vietnam Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT) issued Circular No. 07/2018/TT-BCT to postpone the effective date of Circular No. 21/2017/TT-BCT, the regulation on the requirements of formaldehyde and azo dyes in textile products, from May 1, 2018 to January 1, 2019. May 28, 2018 Updates
Indonesia Proposes to Mandate Testing and Certification for Food Contact Paper & Paperboard Indonesia has published a proposal mandating the use of SNI 8218:2015 for food contact paper and paperboard materials and articles. If approved, the regulations could become effective in 2020. May 28, 2018 Updates
EU GDPR – Top Five Reasons Why Automotive OEMs Should Support Their Dealers OEMs must ensure that their dealers protect customer data. May 25, 2018 Features
SGS Updates Privacy Policy in Light of the GDPR Updated data privacy policies ensure that data is treated in accordance with GDPR and all relevant data protection and privacy laws. May 25, 2018 Global Corporate News
EU GDPR – Automotive OEMs Must Help Dealers Adapt to the New Requirements Automotive OEMs must support their dealers updating their management systems to comply with the EU General Data Protection Regulation. May 24, 2018 Features
Colombia Establishes New Specifications for Toys Colombia has published a completely new piece of legislation for toy testing and certification. The new law will become effective on March 5, 2019. May 24, 2018 Updates
New EU Fire Safety Classification for Cables Used in Construction Requires CE Marking The CPR requires cables for use in construction to be tested against EN 50575 to become CE certified and bear the CE mark. May 24, 2018 Updates
EU GDPR – Its Effect on Automotive OEMs and Their Networks By complying with the EU General Protection Data Regulation, automotive OEMs and their networks will help to enable an age of connected, autonomous and shared mobility. May 23, 2018 Features