USA: In­tertek ex­pands ser­vices in Latin Amer­ica for fash­ion and footwear re­tail­ers

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In­tertek, a lead­ing to­tal qual­ity as­sur­ance provider, has ex­panded its ser­vices in Haiti and the Do­mini­can Repub­lic for fash­ion and footwear re­tail­ers and brands that are sourc­ing from the re­gion.

The new ex­panded ser­vices in­clude sam­ple col­lec­tion and com­ple­men­tary courier ser­vice to the Soft­lines lab­o­ra­tory in Gu­atemala City along with in­spec­tion ser­vices for gar­ments and home tex­tiles. This will help in cut­ting down the costs as well as the travel du­ra­tion. Fur­ther­more, a team of tech­ni­cal ex­perts will be of­fer­ing their sup­port in Do­mini­can Repub­lic.

The duty-free ac­cess to the US mar­ket has made Haiti and the Do­mini­can Repub­lic to be the prefer­able sourc­ing des­ti­na­tions for re­tail­ers and brands. “We see tremen­dous growth po­ten­tial in the re­gion and our ex­pan­sion in this re­gion is an im­por­tant step in fur­ther re­in­forc­ing In­tertek’s po­si­tion as a lead­ing to­tal qual­ity as­sur­ance part­ner to Latin Amer­ica’s tex­tiles and ap­parel in­dus­try,” said Rudy Sem­rau, Re­gional Di­rec­tor, Soft­lines, Latin Amer­ica.

With this ini­tia­tive, In­tertek is plan­ning to ex­tend its ser­vices through­out Latin Amer­ica.

In an­other de­vel­op­ment, In­tertek Gu­atemala lab­o­ra­tory has added ser­vices like RSL (Re­stricted Sub­stance Test­ing) for a full range of Azo dyes, dis­perse dyes, short-chain chlo­ri­nated paraf­fins (SCCPs), heavy met­als and APEO/NPEO, as well as high-per­for­mance fab­ric test­ing ca­pa­bil­i­ties, such as anti-bac­te­rial test­ing, dry­ing rate, wa­ter vapour per­me­abil­ity and ul­tra­vi­o­lent pro­tec­tion fac­tor (UPF) of fab­ric.

In­tertek Soft­lines lab­o­ra­to­ries are lo­cated in Mex­ico and Gu­atemala and of­fer in­spec­tion ser­vices in Gu­atemala, Hon­duras, El Sal­vador, Nicaragua, Brazil, Mex­ico, Colom­bia, Peru, Chile, and Ar­gentina.

The duty-free ac­cess to the US mar­ket has made Haiti and the Do­mini­can Repub­lic to be the pre­ferred sourc­ing des­ti­na­tions for re­tail­ers and brands

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