Paraguay Adopts New MERCOSUR Textile Labeling Regulation

Paraguay has approved new textile labeling
requirements by incorporating MERCOSUR’s Technical Regulation on Labeling of
textile Products into its National Legal Order.

MERCOSUR is the South American trade bloc
containing Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, and Uruguay. Its Technical Regulation
on Labelling of Textile Products – MERCOSUR/GMC/RES. No. 62/18 (Repeal of GMC
Resolution No. 33/07) – contains the labeling requirements for textiles and
apparel products that are produced in, or imported into, these countries.

These regulations apply to all products
that contain at least 80% textile fibers and/or textile filaments by weight.
Mandatory information must be indicated via labels, stamps, stickers, or
similar means. These must be permanent, indelible, legible, and clearly

The following information must be included:

  • Name,
    business name or trademark registered in the country of consumption and tax identification of a national manufacturer or importer
  • Country of origin
  • Name of textile fibers or textile filaments with their contents expressed in percentage by mass
  • Care labelling instructions
  • Size or dimensions (as applicable)

This information must be displayed in the
language of the country of consumption. It may also be presented in other

The approval was issued in February 2020
by Paraguay’s Ministry of Industry and Commerce via Decree No. 3383. This partially
repeals Decree No. 12085 of 23 April 2008.

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