Prefab House Regulations & Safety Standards in the European Union

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Prefab House Regulations in the EU

Prefabricated houses, or prefab homes, refer to construction products that are constructed off-site and transported to the building site to be completely assembled. In this guide, we present what importers and manufacturers must know about regulations and safety standards relevant to the prefab housing market in the European Union.

Construction products that are commonly referred to as “prefabricated” include:

  • Kit homes
  • Modular shipping container homes
  • Prefabricated panels
  • Mobile homes

This guide does not cover electrical appliances (like fridges, or air conditioners). However, we include information about electrical installations (such as electrical wiring).

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Wood and Bamboo Product Regulations in the EU: An Overview

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Wooden Products Regulations in the EU

Wood and bamboo products imported and manufactured in the EU are subject to traceability requirements, chemicals and substance restrictions, safety standards, and labeling requirements.

Examples include European Union Timber Regulation (EUTR), the General Product Safety Directive, REACH, and various EN standards. This guide

Are you planning to sell wood or bamboo products in the European Union? In this guide, we cover what importers and Amazon sellers must know about the European Union Timber Regulation (EUTR), the General Product Safety Directive, REACH, and more.

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Wood & Bamboo Product Regulations in the United States: A Complete Guide

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Wood and bamboo products are subject to various regulations, covering standards, permits, testing, and documentation requirements. In this guide, we explain what American importers must know about compliance requirements applicable to wooden handicrafts, furniture, bamboo products, and more.

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Furniture Flammability Safety Standards in the United States: An Overview

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Furniture Flammability Safety Standards United States

Planning to import or manufacture furniture in the United States? In this guide, we explain what you must know about both federal and state-level furniture flammability safety standards, certification requirements, third-party lab testing, compliance risks, and more. Continue reading Furniture Flammability Safety Standards in the United States: An Overview

European Union Timber Regulation (EUTR) Guide For Importers

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European Union Timber Regulation

Timber and certain wooden products imported to the European Union must comply with the European Union Timber Regulation (EUTR). This regulation’s primary objective is to ensure that timber and some wooden products don’t originate from illegally logged forests.

In this guide, we explain what EUTR means in practice, in terms of covered product categories, supply chain monitoring, and documentation. Continue reading European Union Timber Regulation (EUTR) Guide For Importers

California Technical Bulletin 117-2013 (TB 117-2013): An Overview

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California Technical Bulletin 117-2013

California Technical Bulletin 117-2013 covers flammability requirements for upholstered furniture – such as couches, recliners, and cushions. In this guide, we explain the basics of lab testing, and labeling requirements.

Further, we also cover 16 CFR Part 1640 – Standard for the Flammability of Upholstered Furniture, which is based on TB 117-2013 and applicable to furniture importers and manufacturers in all US states. Continue reading California Technical Bulletin 117-2013 (TB 117-2013): An Overview

Mattress Regulations in the United States: An Overview

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Planning to manufacture or import mattresses in the United States? In this guide, we cover flammability standards, warning labels, chemicals, and heavy metals limits, lab testing options, and much more.

Mentioned Products

  • Crib mattresses
  • Bunk bed mattresses
  • Convertible sofa bed mattresses
  • Futons

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Mattress Regulations in the European Union: An Overview

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Mattress

Planning to import or manufacture mattresses for the EU market? In this guide, we cover the General Product Safety Directive (GPSD), EN standards, flammability, REACH, labeling, and other compliance requirements applicable to mattresses in the European Union.

Mentioned products

  • Queen size mattresses
  • King size mattresses
  • Water mattresses
  • Air mattresses
  • Children’s mattresses
  • Upholstered bed bases

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Azo Dye Regulations in the United States: An Overview

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Azo Dye Regulations United States

Many US states have restrictions concerning azo dyes in apparel, leather goods, food contact materials, and other consumer products. In this guide, we explain what importers and manufacturers must know about US azo dyes restrictions and lab testing requirements.

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Formaldehyde Regulations in the United States: An Overview

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Formaldehyde is a naturally occurring organic compound, found in everything from construction materials and pressed-wood products to clothing textiles. Formaldehyde is also regulated in the United States, meaning that materials must not contain amounts of the substance above certain limits.

In this guide, we explain what importers and manufacturers must know about US formaldehyde regulations, lab testing, and risks. Continue reading Formaldehyde Regulations in the United States: An Overview