SGS Summarizes US Congress Proposal to Ban the Procurement of Products Containing PFAS

SGS, the world’s leading testing, inspection and certification company, has published an overview of a proposal by the US Congress to ban the procurement of products containing perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) or perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS).

Introduced in July 2023, the proposed act – S.2283 ‘PFAS-Free Procurement Act of 2023’ – would prohibit executive agencies from entering into new procurement contracts for selected products if they contain either substance.

Products within the scope of the proposal:
– Non-stick cookware and cooking utensils
– Furniture, carpets and rugs treated with stain-resistant coatings

The act also directs executive agency heads to prioritize the procurement of products that do not contain any per- or polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) at all.

The proposed effective date for the act is October 1, 2025.

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Dr. HingWo Tsang
Global Information and Innovation Manager
Tel: (+852) 2774 7420

Melanie Tamayo
Senior Technical Manager, SGS NA.
Tel: + 1 312 414 9394

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