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Argentina’s Content Declaration Requirements for Textiles, Apparel and Footwear Further Amended

22 June 2018

The Argentinean government has amended certain test report provisions associated with the sworn statement of product composition (DJCP) requirements for domestically-produced and imported textiles, ap...Read More

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ECHA Launches Call for Evidence on Substances Found in, Among Others, Textile and Leather Articles

15 June 2018

On 21 May 2018, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) launched a call for evidence on the use of skin sensitisers, skin irritants and/or corrosive substances in textile and leather articles, hides and ...Read More

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State-Level Efforts to Expand Labelling Requirements for Microfibre Clothing Intensify

25 May 2018

State-level efforts to require clothing containing plastic microfibres to include a label with language warning about the environmental impact of such fibres have seemingly intensified in recent weeks...Read More

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Argentina Amends Content Declaration Requirements for Textiles, Apparel and Footwear

25 May 2018

The Argentinean government has amended in various ways the sworn statement of product composition (DJCP) requirements for domestically-produced and imported textiles, apparel and footwear....Read More

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European Commission Takes Further Action Against Hazardous Chemicals in Clothing, Textiles and Footwear

18 May 2018

On 26 April 2018, the European Commission received backing from the EU’s REACH Committee to take further action against hazardous chemicals known to cause cancer and reproductive health problems....Read More

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VIETNAM: Deadline for Cut in Formaldehyde and Aromatic Amines Levels in All Textiles Postponed Until 2019

8 May 2018

The deadline for cutting the level of formaldehyde and AZO dye-derived aromatic amines in all textile products sold in the country has been extended until 1 January 2019....Read More

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New Label on Polyester Clothing Would be Required Under California Bill

16 March 2018

A new bill in the California State Assembly (AB 2379, introduced on 14 February) would require all clothing made from fabric that is more than 50 percent polyester to bear a conspicuous label warning ...Read More

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New Law on Textile Fibre Names Introduces Changes in Existing Law

23 Feb 2018

Hong Kong’s textiles and clothing exporters should be alerted to a new law, Commission Delegated Regulation 2018/122, which entered into force on 15 February 2018, and concerns EU legislation on texti...Read More

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Textile Rules Amended to Eliminate Obsolete Requirement

2 Feb 2018

The Federal Trade Commission has issued a final rule that effective 22 February will delete an obsolete requirement from the Rules and Regulations under the Textile Fiber Products Identification Act (...Read More

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Canada Seeks Input on Ethical Procurement of Apparel

8 Dec 2017

The Canadian government is seeking input from apparel suppliers by 17 January 2018 to develop guidelines and a collective approach for the ethical procurement of apparel....Read More

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Denmark to Hand out Subsidies to Economic Operators for Eco-labelled Products, Including for Clothing and Textiles

1 Dec 2017

On 3 November 2017, the Danish Environmental Protection Agency opened a round of applications for companies wishing to label their products with the Swan label or the EU Flower. The Swan label and the...Read More

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Colombia Extends High Duties on Apparel and Footwear

24 Nov 2017

The Colombian government has extended for a period of two years its current duty regime for imports of apparel, footwear and textile made-ups....Read More

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European Consumer Organisation Calls for Ambitious EU Rules to Prevent Toxic Chemicals Entering the Circular Economy

3 Nov 2017

Hong Kong traders may be interested to learn that, on 7 August 2017, the Bureau Européen des Unions de Consommateurs (“BEUC”), a leading EU consumer group, issued its response to a European Commission...Read More

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Potential Elimination of Certain NAFTA Flexibilities Could Negatively Affect Mainland China’s Textile Exports to Mexico

27 Oct 2017

Ten trade associations from the United States, Canada and Mexico representing “all parts of the North American textile, apparel and retail supply chains” wrote to the North American Free Trade Agreeme...Read More

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Mexico Amends Care Labelling Standards for Textiles and Apparel

27 Oct 2017

Mexico recently updated its care labelling requirements for textile and apparel products by requiring such products to incorporate the care symbols of NMX-A-3758-INNTEX-2014 rather than those of NMX-A...Read More

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VIETNAM: New Upper Limits Announced for Textile Formaldehyde and Aromatic Amines

26 Oct 2017

New maximum formaldehyde and aromatic amines levels have been announced for all textile products sold in Vietnam. According to recently released Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT) guidelines, the a...Read More

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System to Obtain ID Numbers Used on Apparel Labels Streamlined

29 Sept 2017

As part of Acting Chairman Maureen K. Ohlhausen’s regulatory reform agenda, the Federal Trade Commission has updated the Fur, Textile and Wool Rules to implement web-based electronic filings of reques...Read More

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U.S. Increases Cotton Import Fee

15 Sept 2017

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Marketing Service has issued a direct final rule that will increase the assessments paid by importers of cotton and cotton-containing products under t...Read More

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Brazil Seeks Input on Proposal to Modify Mercosur Labelling Requirements for Textiles and Apparel

15 Sept 2017

Brazil’s National Institute of Technology, Normalisation and Industrial Quality (INMETRO) is seeking input from interested parties by 28 September on a proposal to modify the Mercosur labelling requir...Read More

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German Body Imposes €10.9 Million Fine for Vertical Price-fixing in the Clothing Industry

8 Sept 2017

On 25 July 2017, the German Federal Cartel Office (FCO) fined Wellensteyn, a producer best known for its outdoor jackets, and Peek&Cloppenburg, a retailer based in Düsseldorf, for a competition infrin...Read More

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