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Mexico revises textile & apparel labeling standards
Jun '15
The Mexican government has revised standards for labeling of textile and apparel products, which must now comply with appropriate mandatory standards (NOMs) or voluntary standards (NMXs).

Generally, all apparel, apparel accessories, textile products and home textiles with over 50 per cent textile content must comply with the official Mexican standard for mandatory labeling requirements.

In order to allow manufacturers, importers and marketers adjust their production processes to comply with the new requirements; authorities will accept products that are legal before the effective date.

“The items may continue to be sold until as long as they meet the previous standard, NMX-A-099-INNTEX-2007 and comply with the rest of the parameters specified in NOM-004-SCFI-2006,” a SGS press release said.

According to the Official Gazette, NMX-A-2076-INNTEX-2013 ‘Textiles - Chemical fibres – Generic names’ supersedes NMX-A-099-INNTEX-2007 and lists the generic names used to designate the different types of fibres.

“This standard is fully consistent with the International Standard ISO 2076:2010 ‘Textile-Man-Made Fibres- Generic Names’, SGS added.

The major change in this new standard is that the generic names must be written without capital letters.

The other standard NMX-A-6938-INNTEX-2013 ‘Textiles – Natural Fibres – Generic Names and Definitions’ supersedes NMX-A-099-INNTEX-2007.

This new standard provides generic names and definitions for the most important natural fibres in accordance with the fibre constitution or specific origin.

The standard provides a list of names in common, together with the relevant standard designations and consistent with the International Standard ISO 6938:2012 ‘Textile-Natural Fibres-Generic Names and Definitions’.

One important change in this new standard is that the words ‘lana’ (wool), and/or ‘pelo’ (hair), can be now added before the generic name of some animal fibres.

Lana may be added before alpaca, angora, cashmere, camel, guanaco, llama, mohair, vicuna, yak, beaver and otter.

Pelo may be added before cow, deer, goat, horse, rabbit, hare, nutria, seal, muskrat, reindeer, mink, marten, sable, weasel, bear, ermine and arctic fox.

For apparel and apparel accessories, one or more permanent and legible labels must be attached at the collar, waist or any other visible location with the below labeling information in Spanish or in any other language.

The fibre composition standard in accordance with NMX-A-099-INNTEX-2007 has been replaced by NMX-A-2076-INNTEX-2013 and NMX-A-6938-INNTEX-2013 with effect from September 2015.

In case of country of origin, it should have name and address of the manufacturer or importer with a voluntary mention of the RFC number.

This information must be included on the permanent label, a temporary label or the product’s closed packaging.

While for closed packaging, all information pertaining to NOM-004-SCFI-2006 must be permanently labeled on the product and with a temporary label on the packaging. (AR)

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India

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