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Revision of the legal framework for textile names and labelling


On 27 September 2011, the European Parliament and the Council adopted Regulation (EU) No. 1007/2011 pdf български (bg) czech (cs) dansk (da) Deutsch (de) eesti (et) ελληνικά (el) español (es) Français (fr) Gaeilge (ga) hrvatski (hr) italiano (it) latviešu (lv) lietuvių (lt) magyar (hu) Malti (mt) Nederlands (nl) polski (pl) português (pt) română (ro) slovenčina (sk) slovenščina (sl) suomi (fi) svenska (sv) on textile fibre names and related labelling and marking of the fibre composition of textile products, (Official Journal L 272 of 18.10.2011, p.1).

The Regulation is applicable as from 8 May 2012, repealing and replacing Directives 2008/121/EC, 96/73/EC and 73/44/EC.

The Regulation is based on the previous Directives, revising them in line with recent legislative standards to facilitate its direct applicability and to ensure that citizens, economic operators and public authorities can readily identify their rights and obligations.

The Regulation introduces certain new provisions.

Explanatory note to the regulation 


Proposal for a new Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on Textile Names and Related Labelling of Textile Products.

The Commission decided to revise the legislation on textiles names aiming at simplifying and improving the existing regulatory framework for the development and uptake of novel fibres, with a view to encourage innovation in the textile and clothing sector and to allow fibre users and consumers to benefit faster from innovative products.

In 2009, the Commission proposed a revision of the existing legislation on textile names and labelling, to introduce more flexibility to adapt legislation in order to keep up with the needs of the technological developments expected in the textiles industry.

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