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Spanish Seating Market: SOIVRE Reminder

Before consumer goods are allowed onto the Spanish market, they may be inspected by SOIVRE – Servicio Oficial de Inspección, Vigilancia y Regulación de las Exportaciones. Read More

  1. Hardgoods
July 09 2018

SGS Welcomes CTIA Commitment to OTA Test Plan Certification Road Map

SGS welcomes news that the CTIA, is to publish a road map for CTIA Over-the-Air (OTA) Test Plan certification following a series of recent reviews. Read More

  1. Consumer Goods and Retail
July 09 2018

Saudi Arabia Updates Stakeholders on Energy Efficiency Program and Labeling for Household Appliances

Manufacturers and suppliers operating in the Kingdom’s marketplace must ensure their products comply with the latest household appliance standards. Learn more. Read More

  1. Consumer Goods and Retail
July 09 2018

An Obvious Environmental Problem from an Unobvious Source

Plastic debris is an issue that affects everyone. We look at the issues surrounding microfibers. Read More

  1. Softlines
July 09 2018

Understanding European Requirements on GMP for Food Contact Materials

The goal of all retailers is to provide profitable, safe products to their clients. For suppliers of food and drink, this means not only safe consumables but also safe packaging. Read More

  1. Hardgoods
April 25 2018

What Is A Cosmetic Product?

Personal care products can be categorized differently depending on the definitions used by the target market. Explore the issues with SGS. Read More

  1. Cosmetics, Personal Care and Household
April 25 2018

Answering the Call from East to West – SGS’s US Consumer and Retail Laboratory Network

In this issue, our lab focus article features our consumer goods testing facilities in the United States. Read More

April 25 2018

Making the Right Decision: Buying and Caring for Underwear

Undergarments are no longer seen as the ‘unmentionables’ of time’s past. For many of us they have become more than a protective layer between outerwear and skin, they have become fashion items that display personality and attitude. Read More

  1. Softlines
April 25 2018

Leading Innovation: The Eco-Button

Manufacturers need to give consumers a reason to upgrade their electroical and electronic products. We explore the options. Read More

  1. Consumer Goods and Retail
April 25 2018

Ensuring a Safe Night’s Sleep: Mattress Standards for Cots and Cribs

Sleeping is a potentially risky time for young children, especially babies. A variety of factors can conspire to harm the child. Read More

  1. Hardgoods
April 25 2018