The Malta Chamber of SMEs welcomes MCESD Chairperson David Xuereb to its offices
01 February 2024
Malta Chamber of SMEs President Mr Paul Abela and Deputy President Mr Philip Fenech welcomed...
of this consultation is to gather views in particular on the extent of the
problem of labelling of leather products and the relevance and impacts of
Objective of the consultation
problem may arise not only from products that are fraudulently labelled as
leather or are counterfeit but also from products that are labelled with the
term ‘leather' (e.g. ‘eco-leather', ‘synthetic leather') and may induce the
consumer to think that they are of animal origin. Misleading and fraudulent
labelling are not only detrimental for consumers but also for businesses.
consultation covers all leather products (leather being a material of animal
origin) and products which have the aspect of leather but are made of other
materials. Since the labelling of leather shoes is already regulated by Directive
94/11/EC (Footwear Directive), shoes are excluded from the scope of this
consultation will feed into an on-going impact assessment procedure, with a
view of a possible proposal of the Commission on an authenticity leather
labelling system at EU level.
to prepare your answers, a printable pdf-version of the survey can also be
downloaded using the link below.
it can be sent at:
The Malta Chamber of SMEs represents over 7,000 members from over 90 different sectors which in their majority are either small or medium sized companies, and such issues like the one we're experiencing right now, it's important to be united. Malta Chamber of SMEs offers a number of different services tailored to its members' individual requirements' and necessities. These range from general services offered to all members to more individual & bespoke services catered for specific requirements.
A membership with Malta Chamber of SMEs will guarantee that you are constantly updated and informed with different opportunities which will directly benefit your business and help you grow. It also entails you to a number of services which in their majority are free of charge and offered exclusively to its members (in their majority all free of charge).