Proposed: Andean Regulation for Clothing Labeling


Proposed: Andean Regulation for Clothing Labeling

The Andean Community (Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru) proposed regulation outlines the minimum labeling information to be included for clothing and home textile products. This will apply to products manufactured in or imported into the Andean sub region.

By Bureau Veritas Technical Services 3 minute read

Minimum labeling requirements include:

• Fiber labeling

• Care labeling: In words or ISO 3758: 2012 symbols.

• Identification of the manufacturer or importer

• Country of Origin

• Sizing information

In addition, the mechanics of labeling are addressed. It includes: the required information must be indelible, legible, visible to the consumer or easily accessible, and in the Spanish language. The dimensions must be expressed using the International System of Units of Measure (SI), and alphabetic or numerical sizing is required. Labels containing the required information cannot be covered by any other labels.

Enforcement date will be eighteen (18) months after the date of publication in the Official Gazette of the Cartagena Agreement. Further information will be announced as more details become available.

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