OK Compost Certification Scheme: An Overview

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OK compost

Do you plan to affix either the OK compost INDUSTRIAL label or the OK compost HOME label to your products or packaging?

This article explains what importers and manufacturers should know about the OK compost certification scheme, including its application process, required documentation, testing, and labelling.
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Baby Carrier Safety Standards and Regulations in the European Union

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Baby Carrier

Baby carriers imported to and manufactured in the European Union must be designed to comply with applicable safety requirements in mind. There are also chemicals and heavy metals restrictions to factor in. In addition, baby carriers must also be correctly labelled, and documented.

In this guide, we cover what importers and manufacturers must know about baby carrier compliance requirements, including the General Product Safety Directive (GPSD), EN standards, and REACH.
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How much does CE marking cost?

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CE marking costs
The CE marking itself costs nothing in the sense that you do not have to pay a fee to use the CE mark. In addition, you don’t have to pay any form of licensing fee to the authorities.

However, the conformity process that must be followed in order to meet the CE marking requirements includes steps where it is often necessary to engage external consultants, testing companies and notified bodies.

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Lacey Act Guide for US Importers and Manufacturers

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Lacey Act
The Lacey Act is relevant for consumer brands in the sense that it covers wood and other plant products. It also covers animal and other wildlife products. In this guide, you will learn what US companies must be aware of when it comes to its product scope, declaration requirements, and much more.

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List of Safety Data Sheet (SDS and MSDS) Authoring Companies

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Safety Data Sheet Authoring Companies

Need help creating a Safety Data Sheet (SDS) or MSDS? Rather than attempting to create one yourself, you can get help from a professional Safety Data Sheet (SDS) authoring service company.

In this article, we list several leading Safety Data Sheet (SDS) authoring service companies based in the United States and Europe. For each company, we provide a short description, introducing their background, experience, services, and other key details.

Note that an SDS is mandatory when you import or manufacture certain products that are classified as dangerous goods. This includes products such as power banks, batteries, auto parts, essential oils, and more.

Learn more about SDS and MSDS

You can read this article to learn more about Safety Data Sheets (SDS).
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OEKO-TEX® STANDARD 100 Guide for Importers & Manufacturers

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OEKO-TEX STANDARD 100

OEKO-TEX® STANDARD 100 restrics chemicals, heavy metals, and other harmful substances in textiles. While OEKO-TEX® STANDARD 100 is voluntary, it is based on REACH and other regulations which make the standard a preferred choice for many brands.

In this guide, we explain which regulations STANDARD 100 is based on, and the conditions you must meet to use the label. We also cover product classes, certification, and more.

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For how long are lab test reports valid?

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Lab Test Report Validity

Test reports usually don’t have a clearly defined validity date. However, that does not mean that the test report is valid indefinitely. There are many scenarios in which a test report is rendered either outdated or for other reasons no longer applicable to a certain product.
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List of Products Covered by REACH: An Overview

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Products Covered by REACH

REACH restricts chemicals, heavy metals, and other harmful substances in consumer products sold in the European Union. While the REACH regulation does apply to all consumer products, there are categories for which there are higher risks or specific bans or substance restrictions in place.

Product List Creation Methodology

In this guide, we only list products:

a. That are likely to contain one or more Substances of High Concern (SVHC)

b. For which one or more restricted substances exist

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Uniform Packaging and Labeling Regulation (UPLR): A Complete Guide

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Packaging Labeling

The Uniform Packaging and Labelling Regulation applies to product packaging in most US states. It requires importers and manufacturers to include specific information about the product, seller, and packaging contents. In this guide, we explain the basics of UPLR labeling requirements.
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Fair Packaging and Labeling Act (FPLA) for Importers & Manufacturers

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Fair Packaging and Labeling Act

The FPLA covers labeling requirements for consumer products sold in the United States. It requires that packaging content is correctly declared, which includes weight, quantity, and measurements.

That being said, its application can differ depending on the product inside the packaging. In this guide, we explain what US importers and manufacturers must know about the FPLA.

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