EU Origin Marking

COTANCE Submission regarding the EU Origin Marking initiative

COTANCE pleads for an EC Origin Marking Regulation applying to the leather value chain that is linked to a compulsory EU composition-labelling Scheme for all consumer articles made typically of leather where the origin of the relevant components is equally identified.

- the development of an origin marking of the sector’s products where relevant and technically feasible, and an origin certification for all imported sector’s products that qualifies their origin by mentioning the relevant value adding steps conferring origin: tanning, crusting, finishing, cutting & sewing or stitching, assembling…

- the extension of the EU Footwear Labelling rules to Leathergoods, and Leather Clothing and Gloves and the obligation to indicate the origin of the component materials.

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