May 2021, the American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) published the 22nd
edition of its Restricted Substances List (RSL).
RSL covers regulations and laws operating in major global markets that restrict
or ban specific substances in apparel, footwear and home textiles. The latest
version covers 12 categories of product and over 250 chemicals.
ISO standards on azo dyes for leather and textile
certain flame retardants under Massachusetts House Bill 4900 and Maryland
test method for certain organotin compounds
Dicofol to EU POP 2019/1021 under pesticides
the sum concentration of combined six phthalates in polymeric/plastic materials
for South Korea
the list and information of Appendix I – Reporting
RSL was first published in 2007. Since then, the AAFA’s RSL Task Force, of which
SGS is part, has regularly updated the list to help operatives in the industry
facilitate compliance in global marketplaces.
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