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Norm, standard, certification, directive…some terms which sometimes lead to confusion regarding their exact definition or their application within the framework of the promotional items industry and its related products.

All products commercalized by our company are subject to the General product Safety Directive - 2001/95/CE.

Below are listed regulatories & norms which can apply to some of our products, also management audits conducted by some of our subcontractors - available on inquiry depending products and workability.

Others terms and documents definitions which are also quite commonly required in our sector of activity are also displayed for your information. 

Reminder: if your project or order’s specifications must strictly and legally respect a required norm, we must be imperatively informed during your initial inquiry in order to be able to produce your order and conduct the related norm’s test with an accredited subcontractor; price and delivery time can vary.


EU regulation adopted in order to protect human health and environment against risks related to some chemicals materials.

ROHS - RESTRICTION OF HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES: European directive (2011/65/EU) voted in order to limit the use of 6 dangerous substances (lead, Cadmium etc.) and target exclusively electric and electronic products.

EN-71: apply to toys manufactured or imported in the EU. Divided in 13 parts, most frequently quoted are 1-2-3 which correspond to chemicals materials and their rates of presence contained in a product, security and quality, plus flammability.

EN13130-1 & EN1186: norms related to materials and products in contact with food. EN13356: this norm targets requirements and specificities related to optical and surfaces performance used for accessories designed to be used in situation of non-profesionnal activity and in order to visually signal the user’s presence when he is illuminated by a vehicle on the road at night.

ISO 16949:2009      ISO 9001:2000 & 2008      BSCI      SEDEX

Those are quality management systems and standards designed to help organizations ensure that they meet the needs of customers and other stakeholders while meeting statutory and regulatory requirements related to a product, service, conditions of work or environment.

CE LABELLING AND CERTFICAT OF CONFORMITY: this label is exclusively attributed to products which are targeted by the community harmonisation legislation.

Do not apply by products commercialized by our company except if ordered goods are dedicated to be mainly used by children and/or will be distributed as toys.

CERTIFICAT OF ORIGIN: document used in international trade. In a printed form or as an electronic document, it is completed by the exporter and certified by a ecognized issuing body, attesting that the goods in a particular export shipment have been produced, manufactured or processed in a particular country.

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