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BIFMA Provides Update on Compliant Program BIFMA has finalized the requirements for its Compliant Program. The implementation date has been delayed several months due to the COVID-19 pandemic. June 9, 2020 Updates
BIFMA Revises Public and Lounge Seating Standard BIFMA releases ANSI/BIFMA X5.4 — 2020 Public and Lounge Seating. Critical revisions include increasing basis weight and widening scope. June 9, 2020 Updates
China Releases Four VOC Standards Relating to the Electrical and Electronics Industry On March 4, 2020, the Standardization Administration of the People’s Republic of China (SAC) released four mandatory national standards on VOCs in coatings, adhesives, inks and cleaning agents. These new standards would affect enterprises using these products in the electrical and electronics industry. June 9, 2020 Updates
SGS and Blue River Analytics to Offer Consultancy & Data Analytics for Energy Companies Data analytics will be integrated with our current upstream consultancy service offering, focused on production optimization, asset valuation and asset integrity. June 9, 2020 Business News
Celebrating World Food Safety Day and World Accreditation Day This year both the World Food Safety Day and the World Accreditation Day promote food safety awareness around the globe. June 7, 2020 Business News
US CPSC Issues a Direct Final Rule for Hand-Held Infant Carriers The US CPSC has published the direct final rule to incorporate the latest version of the ASTM standard for Hand-Held Infant Carriers. June 7, 2020 Updates
Canada and USA Publish New Guidance on Human Factors, Product Design and Risk Mitigation Health Canada and the US CPSC have co-published joint guidance to help consumer product manufacturers integrate human factor principles into product development. June 4, 2020 Updates
SGS Partners with Coperama to Help Ensure Safe Business Recovery for Hotels We’re collaborating on a major hygiene monitoring program. to ensure maximum safety as the hospitality sector returns to business. June 4, 2020 Business News
US CPSC Exempts Certain Fibers from Third Party Testing The US CPSC exempts several unfinished manufactured fibers in toys and childcare articles from undergoing third party testing. The final rule will become effective on July 1, 2020. June 4, 2020 Updates
Denmark Publishes New Order on Certain Packaging Requirements Denmark has published a new Order on certain packaging requirements. The restriction of heavy metals remains unchanged but contains new requirements for charges on certain carrier bags. The new Order will become effective on July 1, 2020. June 4, 2020 Updates