Legal Update - Country of Origin Labelling

Consumer Product Regulatory Law – Country of Origin Labelling – Consumer Products – Consumer Product Safety Regulation   


The EU is moving towards implementing a mandatory system whereby all non-food consumer products must be labelled with their countries of origin.


On 15 April 2014, the European Parliament voted to adopt proposals for a Regulation on Consumer Product Safety (“CPSR”) and a Regulation for the Market Surveillance of Products. Under the CPSR, it will become obligatory for manufacturers to label all non-food goods with their countries of origin.


The idea behind the requirement is to ensure buyers can trace the origins of the products thereby increasing consumer confidence. The Commission anticipates that the proposed regulation will apply in 2015, however it must first be approved by the Council.


The progress of the proposed regulation will be monitored closely. 


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© RT COOPERS, 2014. This Briefing Note does not provide a comprehensive or complete statement of the law relating to the issues discussed nor does it constitute legal advice. It is intended only to highlight general issues. Specialist legal advice should always be sought in relation to particular circumstances





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