SGS Indonesia Approved Laboratory to Perform Sampling and Testing Services for Baby Clothes and Garments

Released on: July 03, 2014, 11:52 am (EDT)
Industry: Apparel & Fashion

Hong Kong, -- /EPR NETWORK/ -- The Indonesian government has introduced Decree of Minister of Industry No. 07/M-IND/PER/2/2014 in relation to the Indonesian National Standard (SNI) certification program for a range of baby garments for children under the age of 36 months old.

Requirements for Baby Garments

Any baby garments that are imported into Indonesia or manufactured domestically for the Indonesian market after 17 May 2014 are subject to these requirements.

Scope of Regulations for Baby Clothes and Garments

As part of the SNI certification procedure, baby clothing within the scope of this regulation is required to be sampled by qualified sampling officers (PPC) and tested at an approved laboratory to ensure conformance to SNI 7617:2013. In case of non-Indonesian made products, the certification procedure must be completed prior to the pre-shipment inspection, which is a government mandated import requirement applicable to most commodities shipped into Indonesia.

The HS codes for garment and accessories for babies, baby clothes made of cotton or synthetic fiber as well as sanitary towels and tampons, diapers, diaper dressing and the likes for babies, made of any materials, are listed in a table within the latest SGS SafeGuardS bulletin (

Textile Testing Services for Imported and Locally Manufactured Baby Clothes

In partnership with Lembaga Sertifikasi Produk (LSPro), the Indonesia Product Certification Body, SGS is offering product sampling and testing both in Indonesia and at a range of overseas locations, covering many major sourcing countries, such as China, Hong Kong, Vietnam, India, Bangladesh, Turkey, South Korea, Philippines and Thailand.

With a strong presence in the main sourcing countries, SGS will be able to assist clients and their importers to navigate the complexity of the certification program as well as conducting sampling and performing testing at SGS state-of-the-art laboratories.

About SGS Softlines Services
SGS Global Softlines has an extensive network of over 40 laboratories worldwide, with a strong team of committed professionals from multi-disciplinary backgrounds. The SGS internationally accredited state-of-the-art testing laboratories offer a comprehensive range of physical, chemical and functional testing services ( for components, materials and finished products. The company helps clients ensure quality, performance and compliance with international, industrial and regulatory standards worldwide.

For further information, please contact an SGS expert.

SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 80,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 1,650 offices and laboratories around the world.

Contact-Details: SGS Consumer Testing Services
Kris Wan
Senior Manager, Global Softlines Development Office
SGS Hong Kong

t: +852 2765 3695

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