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SGS (www.sgs.com) is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 80,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 1,650 offices and laboratories around the world. The company’s history dates back to 1878, when it began offering agricultural inspection services to European grain traders. SGS now consists of 10 business segments operating across 10 geographical regions.


SGS Hosts RAPEX 2018 Meeting at SGS CEBEC Laboratory in Brussels
April 19th, 2018
The European Commission’s annual meeting on RAPEX, the Rapid Alert System for non-food products, recently took place at the SGS CEBEC offices in Brussels (March 12, 2018).

ECHA Publishes Guideline for PAHS under REACH
April 18th, 2018
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has published a guidance document in relation to the restriction of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) under entry 50 to Annex XVII of REACH. This document provides general considerations on the scope and examp…

Canada Proposes to Amend the Products Containing Mercury Regulations for Some Lighting Categories
April 17th, 2018
Amendments to the Products Containing Mercury Regulations of Canada have been proposed to adjust the mercury content limits for fluorescent lamps to align with limits proposed in the UN’s Minamata Convention on Mercury.