As from 8 May 2012, this directive has been repealed and replaced by Regulation (EU) no. 1007/2011 on textile fibre names and related labelling and marking of the fibre composition of textile products.
Directive 73/44/EEC provides for uniform methods for sampling and analysis to be used in Member States for the purpose of determining the fibre composition ternary textile fibre mixtures in order to implement Directive 2008/121/EC on textile names, which requires the labelling of the fibre composition of textile products.
- The Directive gives rules for the preparation of test samples.
- It identifies different methods for the quantitative analysis of ternary fibre mixtures.
- It sets up rules in case no uniform method exists (yet).
- It specifies proceedings for the adaptation to technical progress