EU Lawmakers Move To Standardize Import Labeling

Law360, New York (October 21, 2010, 12:23 PM EDT) -- European lawmakers backed new regulations Thursday that would require products imported from outside the European Union to clearly indicate their country of origin in a bid to harmonize practices across the 27-nation bloc.

Supported by an overwhelming majority of the EU Parliament, the proposal calls for all goods made outside of the EU to be marked with the country they came from in English and to standardize penalties for label failings.

The proposed law, which could still face resistance from the EU Council as some member...
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