- Mandatory Labeling Requirements
- Product Specific Labeling Requirements
- Packaging Markings
- Warning Markings for Dangerous Goods
- Language. Labels must be written on the official language or languages of the country of destination. The exceptions are trademarks registered in the country of import on a language other than official. Most countries allow it.
- Country of origin. Each item must be labeled “Made in <Country of Origin>”, e.g. “Made in China”. Using widely accepted acronyms like the UK, EU or USA is allowed, though PRC for China may be confusing.
- Name and place of business of the manufacturer, packer, or distributor (importer).
- Net quantity of contents (in terms of weight or mass, measure, or numerical count). You must use the most appropriate units for weight and measures (imperial vs. metric system).
- Separate statement with additional information, composition, user instructions where it makes sense.
You can also use following guides for your reference:
- USA: US Fair Packaging and Labeling Act
- Canada: Guide to the Consumer Packaging and Labelling Act and Regulations
- United Kingdom, Ireland and the rest of the European Union: A summary of the EU product labelling rules for goods sold within the Single Market
- Australia: Commerce (Trade Descriptions) Act 1905
- New Zealand: New Zealand Trade and Enterprise Export guide
- South Africa: No general rule, see product specific requirements.
- India: Notification issued by the Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) on November 24, 2000
Notes: * Private or Non-Government source of information.
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