Customs Flash (10/07/2013)
New rules concerning the indication of origin
In order to improve the safety of consumer products circulating in the Single Market and to step-up market surveillance concerning all non-food products, including those imported from third countries, the European Commission proposed new rules concerning amongst others the indication of (non-preferential) origin. The draft regulation is currently subject to discussion and foresees under its article 7 that “Manufacturers and importers shall ensure that products bear an indication of the country of origin of the product or, where the size or nature of the product does not allow it, that indication is to be provided on the packaging or in a document accompanying the product.”
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