Single-Use Plastics Regulations in the United States: An Overview

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Single-use plastic products, such as plastic straws, cutlery, and cups, are slowly being phased out in the United States. In this guide, we explain what American importers and manufacturers must know about single-use plastic regulations, bans, and exemptions in California, New York, Oregon, and many other states. Continue reading Single-Use Plastics Regulations in the United States: An Overview

Single-Use Plastic Regulations in the  European Union: An Overview

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Single Use Plastic Straws

Single-use plastics generally refer to certain types of disposable plastic products. For example, this includes everyday items such as plastic straws, cups, and shopping bags. That said, the single-use plastics are on the way out, and the European Union is taking the lead.

Keep reading, and learn what importers and manufacturers must know about single-use plastics regulations in the European Union.
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Baby Feeding Bottle Standards and Regulations in the EU: An Overview

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Baby feeding bottles are for obvious reasons strictly regulated in the European Union. In this guide, we cover relevant chemical regulations, safety standards, labeling requirements, documentation, lab testing, and more. We also cover safety risks that baby feeding bottle importers and manufacturers must be aware of. Continue reading Baby Feeding Bottle Standards and Regulations in the EU: An Overview

Bisphenol A (BPA) Regulations in the United States: An Overview

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Bisphenol A (BPA) is an organic chemical used to improve durability and heat resistance in plastics. As such, BPA has long been used when manufacturing everything from kitchen utensils and toys to certain medical devices.

That said, studies show that Bisphenol A may interrupt hormones, and cause other damages to the human body. It’s therefore not surprising that Bisphenol A is regulated in the United States.

In this guide, we explain what importers and manufacturers must know about Bisphenol A restrictions for a wide range of products. Continue reading Bisphenol A (BPA) Regulations in the United States: An Overview

Bisphenol A (BPA) Regulations in the European Union: An Overview

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If you are planning to import to the EU plastic food contact materials, toys, or other products that might contain Bisphenol A, then you might benefit by reading this article.

The use of Bisphenol A has been restricted or banned in certain kinds of products due to its toxicity to the human body.

In this article, we briefly introduce several regulations enforced in the EU, as well as national legislation, concerning the use of Bisphenol-A. Continue reading Bisphenol A (BPA) Regulations in the European Union: An Overview

Food Contact Materials Regulations in Hong Kong: An Overview

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Planning to sell food packaging, kitchenware, drinking bottles, or other food contact materials in Hong Kong? In this guide, we introduce you to the Consumer Goods Safety Ordinance, standards, and other requirements Hong Kong-based businesses must comply with.

Mentioned Products

  • Baby bottles
  • Straws
  • Plastic containers
  • Kitchenware
  • Tableware

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Food Contact Materials Regulations in Singapore: An Overview

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Planning to import and sell kitchen products, drinkware, food packaging, or other food contact materials (FCM) in Singapore? In this guide, we introduce you to Singaporean FCM regulations, testing requirements, labeling, documentation, and more.

Mentioned Products

  • Food packaging materials
  • Kitchenwares
  • Tablewares
  • Food containers

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Food Contact Materials Regulations in Canada: An Overview

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Food Contact Material Regulations Canada

Planning to import or manufacture drinkware, cutlery, food packaging, or other food contact materials in Canada? In this guide,  we explain what Canadian businesses must know about substance regulations, product standards, lab testing, labeling requirements, and more.

Mentioned Products

  • Drinkware
  • Cutlery
  • Food packaging
  • Plastic food containers
  • Glass food containers
  • Ceramic food containers
  • Kettles
  • Infant feeding bottles
  • Pacifiers

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Wooden & Bamboo Kitchen Product Regulations in the US: An Overview

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Planning to import and sell wooden or bamboo cutting boards, bowls, cutlery or other kitchen products in the United States? In this guide, you will learn the essentials of pre-import approvals, food contact materials regulations, labeling requirements and much more.

Mentioned Products

  • Wooden spoons
  • Wooden spatulas
  • Wooden cutting boards
  • Wooden rolling pins
  • Wooden forks
  • Bamboo kitchen products
  • Wooden bowls

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EU Declaration of Compliance (DoC) for Food Contact Materials Guide

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Issuing a Declaration of Compliance (DoC) is mandatory when importing plastic food contact materials in the European Union. Notice that this also includes products containing plastic parts, such as stainless steel bottles, or plastic composite materials.

In this guide, we explain how importers can issue a Declaration of Compliance (DoC).

Note: The FCM Declaration of Compliance (DoC) is not the same as the Declaration of Conformity (DoC) required for products covered by one or more “CE marking directives”. You can read more about the CE Declaration of Conformity in this article. Continue reading EU Declaration of Compliance (DoC) for Food Contact Materials Guide