SAFEGUARDS | SoftlinesNO. 180/20
Andean Technical Regulation No. 2107 was passed in November 2019 and was planned to be effective in 12 months after its publication in the Official Gazette of the Cartagena Agreement. With the aim of preventing the spread of COVID-19, member Countries (Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru), have taken action in their respective territories with health emergency declaration and mandatory preventive isolation, and therefore consider it necessary to amend the enforcement date of the Technical Regulation. In accordance with Andean Community Decision 827, the Resolution No. 2107 shall enter into force on 15th November 2021.
Andean Technical Regulation No. 2107 sets forth the requirements concerning the presentation of labelling information that must be included on footwear, leather goods, travel and similar items, and safety conditions in order to prevent practices that may mislead consumers or users about the products sold in the Andean Community.
The content on the label must include at least the following information:
- Predominant materials that make up the product,
- Identification of the Manufacturer or Importer,
- Size (only for footwear), and
- Country of origin or manufacture.
The above information may be presented on one or more labels, must be indelible, legible, visible and easily accessible to the consumer. The information must be presented in Spanish, although additional languages, expressions, abbreviations, symbols or pictograms may be used.
For detailed information and requirements, please refer to the Andean Technical Regulations for the Labelling of Footwear, Leather Goods, Travel and Similar Items – Resolution No. 2107 (in Spanish) and SGS SafeGuardS No. 021/20.
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