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New York State Regulates Lead in Children’s Jewelry The state of New York requires a warning statement for lead content in children’s jewelry. The labeling requirement will become effective on January 1, 2021. January 3, 2020 Updates
China Releases an Updated Product Standard for Silk Quilts – GB/T 24252-2019 China issued an updated version of its national standard for silk quilts GB/T 24252-2019. The revised standard will become effective on May 1, 2020. January 3, 2020 Updates
Ban on Halogenated Flame Retardants and Labelling Requirements in EU Ecodesign Requirements for Electronic Displays The European Union (EU) has recently prohibited the use of halogenated flame retardants in plastic enclosures and stands of electronic displays and introduces several new labelling requirements for some hazardous substances. The new regulation will take effect starting March 1, 2021. December 23, 2019 Updates
SGS Ends Share Buyback Program SGS SA announces the end of its share buyback program. The buyback program started on February 4, 2019 and ended on December 19, 2019. December 20, 2019 Global Corporate News
India Revises Import Policy for Toys Effective immediately, India has revised its toy import policy from ‘imported toys have to be tested by an NABL accredited lab’ to ‘randomly selected samples from each consignment for testing in NABL accredited labs for clearance’. This means that it is no longer a mandatory requirement to test with an NABL accredited lab. December 18, 2019 Updates
South Korea Announces New Technical Standard for Plastic Products South Korea regulates plastic products that are in frequent contact with the skin. The new standard will become effective on October 22, 2020. December 18, 2019 Updates
SGS Sells its Pest Management and Fumigation (PMF) Activities in Benelux to Anticimex SGS announces the sale of its Pest Management and Fumigation activities in Belgium and the Netherlands to Anticimex. This sale is in line with the evolution of SGS portfolio focusing on strategic services. December 18, 2019 Global Corporate News
Vietnam Announces New Technical Regulation for Toy Safety Vietnam strengthens its national technical regulation on toy safety to meet modern-day requirements. The new technical regulation will become effective on January 1, 2021. December 17, 2019 Updates
SGS Certifies the Spanish Ministry of Ecological Transition as a Sustainable Manager of COP25 The Spanish Ministry of Ecological Transition implemented a sustainable events management system to ISO 20121 requirements during the organization of the Climate Summit in Madrid. December 17, 2019 Business News
New York State Governor Signs 1,4-Dioxane Bill Restricting Its Use in Household Products On December 9, 2019, New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo signed S.4389-B/A.6295-A, limiting the use of 1,4-Dioxane in Consumer Products. New limits will take effect on cosmetic products as of 2022, alongside personal care and household products. December 13, 2019 Updates