A new mobile app has been launched to help retailers, brands, manufacturers and importers to stay up-to-date with the latest regulatory changes and new standards affecting the global textiles and footwear supply chains.

BV Smart has been developed by Bureau Veritas Consumer Products Services (BVCPS) "for anyone looking after the compliance, safety and quality of consumer products."

"The global regulatory landscape of consumer product requirements is ever-changing, with new or updated regulations and standards being released on a continual basis," explains Jonathon Thackray, country chief executive officer for BVCPS UK, Netherlands & Eastern Europe.

"Understanding and being alerted of these changes is critical for our clients in order to make strategic business decisions."

The idea behind the development of the BV Smart application was to put its existing technical bulletins on a mobile platform and make them accessible anywhere and at anytime. Users can be alerted each time a new update has been published, while a search function enables updates to be filtered by product categories and by regions of the world.