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STC Webinar: China Compulsory Certification (CCC) for Toys – Requirements and Application Procedures
06 Oct 2017
STC Webinar: China Compulsory Certification (CCC) for Toys – Requirements and Application Procedures

Date: 26th October, 2017
Time: 12-1pm, EDT
Registration:
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Event Details
The webinar will open your door to the China market by introducing the requirements and application procedures for China Compulsory Certification (CCC).

Audience:
Anyone in the toy industry wishing to step into the China market.

Description:
To import, trade and sell toy products in China, it is mandatory for all manufacturers, traders and retailers to ensure their products are certified in accordance with CCC requirements.

Highlights of this webinar
• Legal requirements of CCC
• How to prepare for the application process
• What you need to do to comply and how to avoid unnecessary delays and failures

As the FIRST non-governmental lab in China approved for CCC toys testing, STC is the professional in the field, able to guide you into the China market.

Speaker:

Norman Aronowitz
Director of North America
STC

With over 30 years’ experience in the Toy, Sporting Goods and Juvenile products industries Mr. Aronowitz is spearheading the expansion of STC services in North America for testing, Inspections and customer service for all consumer product certifications for North American companies and their manufacturing facilities worldwide.

Keith Yung
Director of Toys, Electrical and Children’s Products Group
STC

Overseeing the operations and technical development of STC toys, electrical and children’s products testing division in Hong Kong, China, Asia, EU and the USA, Keith has over 20 year experience in the testing industry. Since 2005, Keith has been a member of the China National Technical Committee of Standardization for Toys and involved in the research, establishment, revision and supervision of China National Standards. STC is one of the world’s leading conformity assessment organizations recognized for providing one-stop global toy safety testing and certification service, including CCC, CPSIA, CE, ST and others.

About STC

STC is the first independent, not-for-profit testing, inspection and certification organization in Hong Kong. Since its establishment in 1963, STC has been dedicated to providing professional, reliable and comprehensive testing and inspection services, and issuing the highest quality reports to ensure compliance with relevant technical and safety requirements while keeping pace with the development of trade and industry.
2017 Product Safety Carnival cum Hong Kong Safety Mark and “STC tested” Mark Certificate Award Ceremony
19 May 2017
STC Chairman Tom Tang and Secretary for the Environment, Wong Kam Sing, joining celebrity guest Corinna Chamberlain to promote product safety

STC (Hong Kong Standards and Testing Centre), the first not-for-profit testing, inspection and certification organization established in Hong Kong, held the latest annual Product Safety Carnival cum Hong Kong Safety Mark and “STC tested” Mark Certificate Award Ceremony today at Kai Tin Shopping Centre, Kowloon. This year’s Ceremony was officiated by Secretary for the Environment, Mr. Wong Kam Sing, GBS, JP, who presented Hong Kong Safety Mark and "STC tested" Mark certificates to a number of notable enterprises.

Chairman of STC, Tom Tang, JP, announced the appointment of popular actress, Corinna Chamberlain as this year's Product Safety Ambassador. In addition to sharing tips of being a smart consumer, she spared no effort in entertaining the guests by giving an exhilarating song-and-dance performance.

Aside from awarding certificates, the Ceremony was the highlight of a 3-day event that brought businesses and consumers together with sales booths offering certified products and a game booth promoting product safety manned by the Electrical and Mechanical Services Department (EMSD).

With a history of more than 50 years, STC, as a not-for-profit, independent testing and inspection organization, spares no effort in promoting the importance of product safety to different levels of the community and enhancing the development of the testing and inspection industry. Over the years, STC has been upholding the safety standards of food and household products by launching various product certification programmes in line with the latest safety standards such as Hong Kong Safety Mark and “STC tested” Mark. STC has expanded its certification services by launching the Hong Kong Excellent Service Certificate Mark, which helps citizens to identify customer-friendly merchants; STC’s Bio-degradable Certification Scheme and Made in Hong Kong Certification Scheme aim at protecting consumer rights in multiple areas.

Tang stressed that STC would continue to collaborate with the Government and the Industrial sector to protect the interests of consumers by upholding the high standards of product and food safety in Hong Kong, creating through the various STC certification programmes a quality living environment.
What are PFCs? How STC (Vietnam) work together with Adidas Group to introduce Adidas’s new PFC-free policy to the supply chain in Vietnam?
17 Mar 2017
Per and Polyfluorinated Chemicals (PFCs) are widely used in products of everyday life such as textiles, clothing and food contact materials for their better water and stain resistance. However, PFCs are very difficult to be decomposed and may impose potential health threats to human.

For help protecting the environment, Adidas Group has committed to phase out PFCs in 99% products sold, including Adidas Golf, Reebok, Five Ten, CCM, and licensees, by December 31, 2017. To meet this goal, suppliers of Adidas have to ensure their products’ compliance with the newly established requirement by conducting Fluorine test in qualified laboratories.

As an international not-for-profit organization specialized in testing, inspection and certification aiming to support global buyers and suppliers in quality management, STC(Vietnam) – a subsidiary of STC Group (Hong Kong Standards and Testing Centre), was in cooperation with Adidas Vietnam License office to host the seminar “Compliance Requirement: PFCs Policy” exclusive for Adidas suppliers on 10th March, 2017. During the Q&A session, a lot of questions related to PFCs’ definition as well as other requirements following Adidas compliance policy were raised by T1 and T2 suppliers, showing us the great interest this topic has generated to our audience.

Should you have any enquiries, please contact Ms. Candy Chan (candychan@stc.group) in Hong Kong or Ms. Tuyen Pham (tuyenpham@stc.group) in Vietnam for further information.
Acquisition of Benchmark Laboratories LLC - STC’s expansion initiative in North America
24 Feb 2017
Hong Kong (23rd February, 2017) – STC today announced the acquisition of Benchmark Laboratories LLC, in New Jersey (‘Benchmark’). With over 16 years of experience in the testing and certification industry, Benchmark is accredited to ISO 17025 and accepted by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). Post acquisition, Benchmark will become a wholly owned subsidiary of STC while continuing to operate as an independent business unit.

“The acquisition of the Benchmark Laboratories marks an important milestone in STC’s history. This expansion will further strengthen our service capabilities and commitment to the North American market. With our network spanning the globe, I am sure that STC will continue to develop and excel, better serving customers, especially for the toys, children’s products and textile industries in the US,” commented Richard Fung, Chief Executive of STC.

“We see significant potential in the US market. With the acquisition of Benchmark, STC (USA) is now STC’s Regional Headquarters in North America, providing local technical consultancy and customer services. This complements our current service network in Europe, Southeast Asia and Mainland China providing comprehensive support to the global supply chain,” Fung added. “We will also keep expanding our scope of services to meet the growing demand for professional conformity services in the United States as well as other countries around the world. ”


About STC
STC (Hong Kong Standards and Testing Centre) was found in 1963 as the first not-for-profit testing, certification and inspection organization in the region. STC provides a wide range of professional conformity assessment services, covering toys, children’s products, textile, garment, footwear, furniture, electrical and electronic products, medical devices, food, chemical and pharmaceutical products. STC is headquartered in Hong Kong, with testing laboratories and offices in mainland China, Vietnam, Japan, Germany, Italy and the United States.


Media Contact
Ms. Cynthia Ho
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