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Colombia Amends Regulations on Labeling of Footwear and Leather Goods

November 11, 2015

COLOMBIA - The Colombian Minister of Commerce, Industry and Tourism has released Resolution No. 3024, amending Article 5.1 of Resolution No. 933 originally published on April 21, 2008, for the labeling of footwear and some leather goods.  Amendments include:

  • The information must be in Spanish, and may additionally be presented in other languages
  • Expressions, abbreviations, symbols and pictograms can be used
  • The information shall be indicated clearly and can easily be read by the consumer at first glance
  • The information presented on the label must be truthful and not misleading or confusing to the consumer
  • The labeling information may be provided on the label adhered to the product packaging in cases where the information required on the permanent label cannot be stamped, sewn, stenciled, printed or recorded due to the design or material of the product

It also requires the following minimum labeling requirements:

  • Country of origin
  • The composition of the products, such as the upper, lining and outsole for footwear, coating and lining for leather goods
  • Name of the manufacturer and/or importer, including their respective NIT (importer’s tax identification number)
  • The information of country of origin and composition of product must be on the permanent label; any other information must be presented on the non-permanent label

Published on September 22, 2015, the aforesaid decree will take effect on December 22, 2015.