In reference to the Certificate No. 1001 released by the Bureau of Accreditation (BoA) of the Ministry of Science and Technology in Vietnam, we are delighted to announce that STC (Vietnam) Company Limited has successfully been registered under the Vietnam Laboratory Accreditation Scheme (VILAS) complying with ISO/IEC 17025. Our laboratory in Ho Chi Minh City has extended its service capabilities to include testing for toys and children’s products. As an accredited VILAS testing laboratory, STC offers professional one-stop service for both detection and analysis of toys and children’s products in compliance with ASTM F963 and CPSIA in the United States, EN 71 in the European Union as well as the Toy Safety Standard (ST Standard) in Japan.
While many medical devices have brought enormous benefits to human life, the increasing utilization and complexity of medical devices have raised public concerns over safety conformity of medical instruments. STC (Hong Kong Standards and Testing Centre) is delighted to invite you to join the “Global Guide for Medical Device Compliance: Complying with the right elements” seminar. The seminar offers a variety of sessions covering the latest regulations, quality assurance and testing standards of the medical device industry. Date: 31st July 2018 (Tuesday) Time: 10:00am – 5:00pm (Registration starts at 9:30am) Venue: BSI Hong Kong, 23/F, Cambridge House, Taikoo Place, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong Language: Cantonese and Mandarin Fee: Free admission For REGISTARTION, please email registration form to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to +852 2664 4353 Deadline for Returning Registration Form: 23rd July 2018
Co-organized by STC Vietnam, a subsidiary of the STC Group, and Handicraft and Wood Industry Association (HAWA), the technical seminar on "Compliance Regulations for furniture products exporting to US and EU markets: fire safety and chemical requirement on flame retardant" was held on June 29th, 2018 in Ho Chi Minh City. The seminar has attracted more than 50 attendants from the furniture industry, as well as local television broadcasters. Experts from STC Group presented the latest US and EU fire safety regulations together with useful tips for furniture product testing and flame retardant treatment. The seminar concluded with a Q&A session where HAWA members, enterprises and manufacturers raised their questions, as well as shared valuable experience about the scope of restricted flame retardants and region-specific requirements. Media coverage by Ho Chi Minh City Television (HTV): • https://youtu.be/TAVKVhsx27o • https://youtu.be/_Hclo1NrMxM
The Korean Testing & Research Institute (KTR) visited STC Hong Kong on June 21, 2018. A leader in Korea’s testing, certification and technical consultation industry, KTR shares a key similarity with STC in that both strive relentlessly to enhance the quality and safety standards of consumer products. Hong Kong is the second biggest importer of Korean cosmetics, personal care and beauty items. This prompted STC to host a conference for the visitors on compliance and technical issues of importing cosmetics products into the PRC and Hong Kong market. On this occasion, the two organizations exchanged regulatory information and explored opportunities for further collaboration. The KTR team expressed appreciation for the host’s reception and invited STC to a return visit. “STC and KTR are indeed comparable in terms of scale and service nature. We are expecting a higher level of cooperation with our Korean counterpart, and it’s certainly not limited to cosmetics registration in China,” said Candy Chan, Senior Manager of STC’s Chemical, Food and Pharmaceutical Department.
With the aim to support enterprises and manufacturers in acquiring deeper understanding of the compliance regulation of US and EU markets, and to enhance their competitiveness by improving product quality, STC Vietnam – a subsidiary of the STC Group – is in collaboration with Handicraft and Wood Industry Association – HAWA to hold the technical seminar: "Compliance Regulations for furniture products exporting to US and EU market: fire safety and chemical requirement on flame retardant" Throughout this seminar, experts from the STC group will share with you the latest fire safety regulations in US and EU markets as well as useful tips for furniture product testing and flame retardant treatment. The seminar will also be a chance for those working in the furniture industry to meet with STC’s technical experts and get valuable advices. Date: 29th June 2018 Time: 08:30 to 11:30 am Venue: Diamond B Hall, 03rd Floor, Central Palace Hotel, 39 Nguyễn Trung Trực Street, Bến Thành Ward, District 1, Hồ Chí Minh City To register, please click here.
Join Us at the HKEIA Seminar on Certification and Testing of Lighting Products for China (CCC/CQC Mark) and Hong Kong Market Date: 21 Jun 2018 (Thu) Time: 15:30 - 17:00 (Registration starts at 15:00) Venue: HKEIA Conference Room, Unit 1201, 12/F, Harbour Crystal Centre, 100 Granville Rd, TST East, Kowloon, Hong Kong Speaker: Mr. Dickson Mak, Senior Technical Manager, STC Language: Cantonese & English Topic: * Regulatory requirements for lighting products in China and HK market * CCC/CQC certification criteria and procedures * Hong Kong market requirements * General technical specifications requirements Free Admission. Click here to register online.
STC Webinar: China Compulsory Certification (CCC) for Toys and Electronics: Date: July 17, 2018 Time: 12nn-1pm, EDT Registration: : Please click here Event Details: The webinar will open your door to the China market by introducing the requirements and application procedures for China Compulsory Certification (CCC). Description: To import, trade and sell toy and electronic products in China, it is mandatory for all manufacturers, traders and retailers to ensure their products are certified in accordance with CCC requirements. As the FIRST non-governmental lab in China approved for CCC testing, STC is the professional in the field, able to guide you into the China market. Audience: Anyone in the toy and electronics industry wishing to step into the China market including • Compliance officers and their staff • Designers of products intended for sale in China • Production managers responsible for Chinese factories Highlights of this webinar: • Understand the current products that require a CCC • 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 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. 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.
Hong Kong, May 9, 2018 – Embracing the latest enactment of European Medical Devices Regulation (MDR), Mr. Jonathan Tang, Study Director of STC, is sharing his insights of statutory improvements and system modernization today at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. The seminar on updates on procurement guidelines and medical device regulations, organized in parallel with Hong Kong International Medical Devices and Supplies Fair, gathered thoughts and ideas of in-service personnel from industries of medical devices, technologies, supplies and healthcare products. “Effective on May 25, 2017, the new regulation primarily affects import of medical devices into the European Union. The MDR will be replacing the EU’s current Medical Device Directive (93/42/EEC) and Directive on active implantable medical devices (90/385/EEC). I hope that my speech could alleviate medical device manufacturers’ concerns towards those significant amendments”, said Jonathan. ------------ About Jonathan Tang Mr. Jonathan Tang, Study Director of STC, is the founder of the corporate first medical device biocompatibility testing laboratory. His tertiary education in veterinary medicine combined with experiences working as Biologist and Technical Specialist made him an expert in medical device biological risk assessment.