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EU Revises ANNEX XVII of REACH The EU has revised Annex XVII of REACH. The provisions will be implemented in phases, starting January 5, 2021. December 22, 2020 Updates
EU Strengthens Requirements on Allergenic Fragrances in Toy Safety Directive The EU has revised the two lists of allergenic fragrances in the Toy Safety Directive. The latest revisions will become effective on July 5, 2022. December 22, 2020 Updates
UK Announces Toy Safety Standards for Great Britain The United Kingdom has published the list of toy safety standards for presumption of conformity with its toy legislation in relation to Great Britain. These will become effective on January 1, 2021. December 22, 2020 Updates
Revised European Toy Standard EN 71-2: 2020 Published The latest revision of the European toy flammability standard, EN 71-2, has been published. The changes are mainly related to sample preparation and better definitions of test methods. December 21, 2020 Updates
SGS Acquires a Majority Stake in Ryobi Geotechnique International Pte Ltd This acquisition accelerates our regional growth strategy by supporting quality, safety and compliance services for critical infrastructure and construction. December 21, 2020 Global Corporate News
Introducing EDANA NWSP 360.0 Method for Chemical Testing in AHPs As consumer concerns rise over presence of chemicals in baby diapers, sanitary products and tampons, SGS is proud to launch a new trace chemical detection method. December 21, 2020 Business News
Egypt – A Leading Grain Importer As a pivotal country in the trade of agricultural products worldwide, our team in Egypt works closely with clients to enable them to store, transfer and distribute high quality commodities to their customers with confidence. December 18, 2020 Features
New EU Standards on Safety of Children’s Clothing The European Committee for Standardization (CEN) has developed a set of 4 new documents to evaluate the safety of children’s clothing regarding the mechanical properties on small attached components. December 18, 2020 Updates
Andean Community Amends Technical Regulations on Labelling of Footwear, Leather Goods, Travel and Similar Items The General Secretariat of the Andean Community announced the amendment of Article 13 of Resolution No. 2107 “Andean Technical Regulation for the Labelling of Footwear, Leather Goods, Travel and Similar Items” with a new effective date of enforcement on 15th November 2021, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. December 18, 2020 Updates
Communique on the Inspection of Some Textile, Clothing and Leather Products in Turkey The Turkey Ministry of Trade has published a communique in the Official Gazette No. 31297 on 7th November 2020 regarding the import inspections of products specified in the Customs Tariff Statistics Positions (GTIP) and will be subject to the Free Circulation Regime. Communique will enter into force on 1st January 2021. December 18, 2020 Updates