Fabian Demicoli

EU Consultation on the authenticity leather labelling system at EU level


The objective
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
proposed options.

 

Objective of the consultation

The
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.

The
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.

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.

In order
to prepare your answers, a printable pdf-version of the survey can also be
downloaded using the link below.

http://ec.europa.eu/eusurvey/runner/74d5e248-a4c3-7032-5c09-42e5fd784749?surveylanguage=EN

 

 

Once completed,
it can be sent at:

 

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