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Higg Index FEM V3 Program: An Introduction Learn more about the Higg Index FEM V3, its background, verification content and process. Oct 15, 2018 Updates
New Agricultural Services in China SGS expands its agricultural services in China adding soil, irrigation water and plant tissue analysis, and fertilizer recommendation at its Dali City laboratory. Oct 11, 2018 Business News
Delaware Becomes First State in US to Restrict Lead-based Paint for Outdoor Structures Delaware became the first state in the US to restrict lead in paint and similar surface coating materials for outdoor structures. The new law will be implemented in phases, starting January 1, 2020. Oct 10, 2018 Updates
Updated China Bag Product Standard – QB/T 1333-2018 < Handbag and knapsack> Bag product standard QB/T 1333 was updated to the 2018 version on September 1, 2018. Oct 09, 2018 Updates
San Francisco Publishes Regulations to Complement Flame Retardant Ordinance San Francisco’s Department of the Environment publishes Regulations SFE-18-01-FR to provide guidelines for compliance and the petition process for flame retardants in upholstered furniture and juvenile products. Sep 20, 2018 Updates
Argentina Proposed New Technical Resolution for Footwear Labelling The Argentina Secretariat of Trade (Secretaría de Comercio) notified the World Trade Organization (WTO) in August 2018 of its draft resolution on “Labelling requirements applicable to all types of new footwear” that are commercialized in the Argentine Republic. The effective date of the Technical Resolution will be 180 days after publication in the Official Gazette. Sep 14, 2018 Updates
Technical Article Sharing - BRC-CP4 Standard Introduction BRC Global standards were set up for the world's leading brands and retailers to meet industrial development and consumer’s requirement. In recent years, BRC Global Standards become the benchmark for the evaluation of leading suppliers or brands. The BRC Consumer Products Standard (Abbr.: BRC-CP) was firstly published in 2003 and now updated to the Fourth version. BRC global standards are developed by industry expert team to ensure strict, detailed and clear attention to the produce safe and legitimate products in accordance with customer quality requirements. Sep 11, 2018 Business News
SGS Supply chain Assessments & Solutions - Updated China Laws and Regulations Comprehending and obeying the laws and regulations timely is the key to the supply chain assessment, thereby the relative updates will be displayed as below. The increasing in minimum wage has always been concerned for enterprises and labours. Until August of 2018, minimum wage standards have been raised in 13 provinces and cities this year. In addition, there are several legislation updates, including "Zhejiang province has improved the enterprise high-temperature allowance standard" "Hunan province implemented " and "Gansu province implemented < Measures for the Implementation of Industrial Injury Insurance>" etc. Sep 11, 2018 Business News
SGS Supply chain Assessments and Solutions - International News on Social Responsibility In recent years, more and more government agencies, international organizations, non-government organizations and multinational corporations start to concern about Corporate Social Responsibility. Hence, the enterprises are supposed to periodically follow up latest information on top of the legislation. The current season's updates are as follow: ILO has launched single biggest project in South-Eastern Europe to promote jobs in Ukraine; two multinational companies have joined the ILO Global Business and Disability Network; the new DWCP was set to ensure work justice in Namibia. Sep 11, 2018 Business News
EU – ECHA Opened its Second SVHC Consultation in 2018 on Six Proposals On September 4, 2018, ECHA launched the second 2018 public consultation on six potential SVHCs. The Candidate List will expand to 197 if these proposals are accepted. Sep 11, 2018 Updates