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SAFEGUARDS | Softlines NO. 154/17

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The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced on September 15, 2017 an update on its website to apply web-based electronic filings of requests to obtain, update or cancel registered identification numbers (RN) under the Fur, Textile and Wool Labeling Rules.

The FTC’s website (RN.FTC.GOV [1]) has been updated to allow real-time data validation for applications and alerts to possible errors to avoid unnecessary delays. The FTC advises businesses with registered identification numbers (RN) to visit the website and verify that their information is accurate.

According to the FTC, the new web-based RN system will streamline the application process for participating businesses and help the FTC increase efficiency in delivering RN to the public on label compliance services.

Under the current Fur, Textile and Wool Labeling Rules, most clothing, fur and textile products must contain a label that identifies the manufacturer or other business responsible for handling and marketing the item. The RN is issued by the FTC to US businesses that manufacture, import, distribute, or sell products under the Rules. The updated RN system will make it easier for businesses to obtain an RN, which can be used on product labels instead of the company name.

Reference:

FTC Press Releases [2]

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