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The General Secretariat of the Andean Community, a customs union comprising Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru, has announced a delay to the enforcement of Resolution No. 2107 “Andean Technical Regulation for the Labelling of Footwear, Leather Goods, Travel and Similar Items.”

Originally passed in November 2019, it was planned that the technical regulation would be enforced twelve months after it was published in the Official Gazette of the Cartagena Agreement. The COVID-19 pandemic has, however, made it necessary to amend this date and, following Andean Community Decision 827, the new enforcement date is now November 15, 2021.

Andean Technical Regulation No. 2107 covers the requirements concerning the presentation of labelling information for:

  • Footwear
  • Leather goods
  • Travel items and similar goods

It also covers safety conditions and has the objective of prevent misleading practices.

Labels must contain, as a minimum, the following information:

  • Predominant materials that make up the product
  • Manufacturer or Importer identification
  • Size (footwear only)
  • Country of origin or manufacture

This information may be presented on one or more label, which must be indelible, legible, visible and easily accessible to the consumer. The information must be presented in Spanish, although additional languages, expressions, abbreviations, symbols or pictograms may be used.

For more information on Resolution No.2107, view our original Safeguard 021/20.

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