Doing business in Asia can be a tricky and expensive effort if sufficient due diligence is not done for a supplier. How much is required may depend on your buyer’s requirements, your personal commitment to social compliance, and other business needs. HQTS provides supplier evaluations and factory audit services from simple evaluation to complex technical and social compliance audits. HQTS staff can work with you to determine your exact requirements and propose a custom solution to best meet your needs.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has published a Final Rule of 16 CFR Part 1252 in Federal Register which exempts the specified engineered wood products (EWPs) from third party testing for compliance with the requirements for lead, ASTM F963 elements or phthalates. This rule shall enter into force from 23 July 2018. CPSC …Continue reading