Recently, the Southern Common Market approved and promulgated the "Textile Labeling Technology Regulations" MERCOSUR/GMC/RES. Resolution 62/18 to determine the requirements for textile labels produced or imported for sale by MERCOSUR member States. According to the regulation, member states must incorporate the requirements of the regulations into the national legal system by June 15, 2019.
The Southern Common Market is a South American economic and political agreement between member states such as Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay. Member States of the Agreement have implemented technical regulations for textile labelling requirements through the adoption of MERCOSUR/GMC/RES Resolution 62/18 to promote free trade between member states and to ensure a clear and correct identification of textile ingredients. This Technical Regulation will abolish GMC Resolution 33/07.
According to the new labeling regulations, textile products consisting of at least 80% by weight of textile fibres and/or textile filaments are to comply with this regulation. The product label content requirements include: 1. The name, business name or trademark registered in the consumer country, and the tax identification number of the domestic manufacturer or importer, or any person using its proprietary trademark or company name, or holding the trademark. Licensee. 2. The country of origin is preceded by the words “Hechoen (Made in)” or “Fabricadoen (Manufactured in)” or “Industria (Industry)”, followed by the name of the country of origin. The place of origin is not accepted by economic zone name or national flag. 3. The name and content of textile fibers or textile filaments, the content of which is expressed in mass percent. 4. The care label instructions must conform to the NM ISO 3758:2013 standard and can be represented by symbols and/or text. The care program must be informed in the order described: washing, bleaching, drying, ironing and professional textile care. 5. Size or specifications. The mandatory information listed above must be indicated by permanent, non-erasable, clearly visible labels, stamps, stickers or similar. The information listed must be expressed in the language of the consumer country, but it can also be expressed in one or more other languages without prejudice.
China is the world's largest textile producer and exporter. In 2018, China's textile exports reached US$119.1 billion, an increase of 8.1% over the previous year. Textiles are also an important export industry in Ningbo. According to statistics from Ningbo Customs, Ningbo exported 36.666 billion yuan of textile yarns, fabrics and products in 2018, an increase of 9.87% over the previous year. In order to ensure the normal export of textiles to the region, the Customs and Excise Department recommends that relevant enterprises prepare as soon as possible, collect data for interpretation in time, and have an in-depth understanding of the labeling requirements of related products in the region to avoid the situation of export obstruction.