Intertek enhances services and capabilities in Latin America to serve growth in fashion and footwear retailers and brands

Inspection and sample collection now available locally in Haiti and the Dominican Republic

July 17, 2018

Chicago - Intertek, a Total Quality Assurance provider to industries worldwide, announces the launch of local services in Haiti and the Dominican Republic to support fashion and footwear retailers and brands who are increasing their sourcing activity in the region.

Intertek’s expansion to Haiti and the Dominican Republic offers local sample collection with complimentary courier service to the Softlines laboratory in Guatemala City. With dedicated technical experts stationed in the Dominican Republic, inspection of softgoods products such as garment and home textiles can be performed both locally and in Haiti to eliminate costly and lengthy travel.

In addition, the Intertek Guatemala laboratory has also recently added new restricted substance testing (RSL) 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 (AATCC 100 and JIS 1902), drying rate (AATCC 201 and 199), water vapour permeability (ASTM E96) and ultraviolent protection factor (UPF) of fabric (AATCC 183), to provide best-in-class testing services for textiles and footwear products produced throughout the entire Latin America region.

“Haiti and the Dominican Republic have become key sourcing countries for U.S. brands and retailers with the passage of the HOPE and HELP Acts, which grant duty-free access to the U.S. market for Haitian textile and apparel exports,” explained Intertek’s Rudy Semrau, Regional Director, Softlines, Latin America. “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.”

Intertek’s increased presence in Haiti and the Dominican Republic will enhance the Company’s strong capabilities throughout Latin America, which include ISO 17025-accredited Softlines laboratories in Mexico and Guatemala, and inspection services in Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Brazil, Mexico, Colombia, Peru, Chile, and Argentina.

 

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Intertek Media Contact:

Fiona Fong
Marketing Manager, Global Softlines
+852 2854 8123
fiona.fong@intertek.com

Intertek Technical Information:

Rodolfo Abraham Martinez
Softlines, Dominican Republic/Haiti
+(502) 2303 5800
rodolfo.a.martinez@intertek.com