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