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Kosovo References Standards for Presumption of Conformity with Toy Safety Kosovo cites national and European safety standards for presumption of conformity with its toy safety legislation. These became effective in October 2019. November 27, 2019 Updates
EU Strengthens Aluminum Migration Limits in Toys The EU has strengthened the migration limit for aluminum in all three categories of toy materials 2.5-fold. The new restrictions will become effective on May 20, 2021. November 26, 2019 Updates
EU Restricts Formaldehyde in Certain Toys The EU has published legislation to regulate formaldehyde in specific toy materials. The restrictions will become effective on May 21, 2021 November 26, 2019 Updates
China Releases New Standard for Waterproof and Water-Vapour Permeable Garments – FZ/T 81023-2019 China will officially implement the latest version of its industry standard for waterproof and water-vapour permeable garments, FZ/T 81023-2019, on November 1, 2019 November 25, 2019 Updates
China Updated Product Standard QB/T 1615-2018 <Leather Garment> China implemented its updated product standard for leather garment on July 1st, 2019. November 25, 2019 Updates
SGS Helps Uruguay Customs Detect Major Drug Smuggling Operation An illegal drug consignment with a street value of over $740 million was discovered by Uruguay Customs with SGS scanning operations. November 25, 2019 Business News
China RoHS Conformity Assessment System Implements Officially The conformity assessment system of China RoHS has been brought into practice. All products listed in “The Standard Achieving Management Catalog (First Batch)” manufactured and imported after Nov 1, 2019 shall comply with the Implementation Arrangements. November 21, 2019 Updates
2021: SCIP Database for Products Supplied to the EU In the context of the Waste Framework Directive, ECHA will establish the Substance of Concern in Products (SCIP) database in 2021. Suppliers of articles need to provide information to this database on those articles which contain Candidate List substances in a concentration above 0.1% w/w as from January 5, 2021. November 21, 2019 Updates
SGS Academy Develops Digital Portfolio For Modern Workforce Our digital courses can be booked online and are designed to meet the needs of workers in today’s fast-paced work environment. November 21, 2019 Business News
Switzerland Aligns Toy Safety with EU Switzerland revises its Toy Safety Ordinance to align with EU TSD and REACH. The revisions will become effective on December 1, 2019. November 20, 2019 Updates