Notification Detail

Decree on the words ‘retouched photography’ accompanying commercial photographs of models whose physical appearance has been altered

Notification Number: 2016/583/F (France)
Date received: 03/11/2016
End of Standstill: 06/02/2017

bg cs da de el en es et fi fr hr hu it lt lv mt nl pl pt ro sk sl sv
bg cs da de el en es et fi fr hr hu it lt lv mt nl pl pt ro sk sl sv


Message 002

Communication from the Commission - TRIS/(2016) 03378
Directive (EU) 2015/1535
Translation of the message 001
Notification: 2016/0583/F

No abre el plazo - Nezahajuje odklady - Fristerne indledes ikke - Kein Fristbeginn - Viivituste perioodi ei avata - Καμμία έναρξη προθεσμίας - Does not open the delays - N'ouvre pas de délais - Non fa decorrere la mora - Neietekmē atlikšanu - Atidėjimai nepradedami - Nem nyitja meg a késéseket - Ma’ jiftaħx il-perijodi ta’ dawmien - Geen termijnbegin - Nie otwiera opóźnień - Não inicia o prazo - Neotvorí oneskorenia - Ne uvaja zamud - Määräaika ei ala tästä - Inleder ingen frist - Не се предвижда период на прекъсване - Nu deschide perioadele de stagnare - Nu deschide perioadele de stagnare.

(MSG: 201603378.EN)

1. Structured Information Line
MSG 002 IND 2016 0583 F EN 03-11-2016 F NOTIF


2. Member State
F


3. Department Responsible
Direction générale des entreprises – SQUALPI – Bât. Sieyès -Teledoc 151 – 61, Bd Vincent Auriol - 75703 PARIS Cedex 13
d9834.france@finances.gouv.fr
tél : 01 44 97 24 55


3. Originating Department
Ministère des affaires sociales et de la santé
Direction générale de la santé.
Sous-direction de la prévention des risques liés à l’environnement et à l’alimentation (SD-EA)
Bureau alimentation et nutrition (EA3)
14 avenue Duquesne
75350 Paris 07 SP
Madame Sylvie Dreyfuss, adjointe au chef du bureau alimentation et nutrition
(+) 33 1 40 56 53 78
sylvie.dreyfuss@sante.gouv.fr


4. Notification Number
2016/0583/F - SERV


5. Title
Decree on the words ‘retouched photography’ accompanying commercial photographs of models whose physical appearance has been altered


6. Products Concerned
Photographs of models for commercial use


7. Notification Under Another Act
-


8. Main Content
This draft Decree is issued pursuant to Article L2133-2 of the Public Health Code, introduced by to Article 19 of Law No 2016-41 of 26 January 2016 on the modernisation of our health system. It lays downs the conditions for applying the obligation to accompany commercial photographs of models whose figure has been altered by image processing software (to make it smaller or larger) by the words ‘retouched photography’, as defined in Article L2133-2.
The notified draft identifies the types of communication and communication media covered by this obligation, defines the conditions for using the words ‘retouched photography’ and specifies the responsibilities of the players concerned. The field in question is governed by self-regulatory mechanisms.


9. Brief Statement of Grounds
The objective of this measure is to avoid the idealisation of models' bodies by forcing advertisers to use the words ‘retouched photography’ on commercial photographs of models if image processing software was used to make their figure smaller or larger. Exposing young people to misleading and unrealistic body images leads to feelings of worthlessness and low self-esteem, which can impact health behaviour. The pressure to be thin is one of the factors involved in the emergence and development of eating disorders.
By tackling the issue of body image in our society, the draft Decree aims to prevent eating disorders, particularly anorexia, among young people.


10. Reference Documents - Basic Texts
Reference(s) to basic text(s): - Article 2133-2 of the Public Health Code, introduced by Article 19 of Law No 2016-41 of 26 January 2016 on the modernisation of our health system


11. Invocation of the Emergency Procedure
No


12. Grounds for the Emergency
-


13. Confidentiality
No


14. Fiscal measures
No


15. Impact assessment
-


16. TBT and SPS aspects
TBT aspect

No - the draft has no significant impact on international trade.

SPS aspect

No - the draft is neither a sanitary nor phytosanitary measure.

**********
European Commission

Contact point Directive (EU) 2015/1535
Fax: +32 229 98043
email: grow-dir83-189-central@ec.europa.eu

Stakeholders Contributions

The TRIS website makes it easy for you or your organization to contribute with your opinion on any given notification.
Due to the end of standstill we are currently not accepting any further contributions for this notification via the website.


No contributions were found for this notification