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China Minimum Wage Updates in 2020 By December 1, 2020, only three provinces had increased their minimum wage standards in the year. The number of provinces and cities that adjusted their minimum wage standards in 2020 declined drastically compared to the previous two years. The average growth rate of monthly minimum wage standards in 2020 is about 7.21%. Jan 07, 2021 Updates
SGS TESTING SERVICE FOR TEXTILE FACE COVERINGS During the epidemic period, social groups gradually developed the habit of wearing masks. Compared with particle filtering respirators and medical masks, community face mask is also widely used because of its good wearing comfort and personalized design, which has become a main mean to prevent the spread of Covid-19. Most of these masks are made of textile fabrics, which can also be called textile face coverings. Jan 04, 2021 Business News
EU Commission Publishes Borderline Working Document on Leave-On Hand Gels The EU Commission has released technical guidance which provides a non-exhaustive list of product claims which would not support the classification of leave-on hydro alcoholic hand gels as cosmetic products due to perception. Dec 31, 2020 Updates
EU Amends Maximum Residue Limits for Pesticides in Certain Products On October 27, 2020, the European Union announced Commission Regulation amending Annexes II, III, IV and V to Regulation (EC) 396/2005 of the European Parliament and of the Council with regard to maximum residue levels (MRLs) for pesticides in, or on, food and feed of plant and animal origin. Dec 31, 2020 Updates
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. Dec 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. Dec 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. Dec 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. Dec 21, 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. Dec 18, 2020 Updates
China Releases a New Product Standard for Knitted Garments Dyed by Vegetable Dyes–FZ/T 73065-2020 China issued a new industry standard for Knitted garments dyed by vegetable dyes FZ/T 73065-2020. The new standard became effective on October 1, 2020. Dec 14, 2020 Updates