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Labelling and packaging

This page serves as a reference document only for EU-wide product requirements. Extra requirements may apply depending on the destination EU country. Please refer to My Trade Assistant for full details.

Please be aware that in this page, general description of each heading is provided in all EU languages. However, the details are only available in English.

Labelling and packaging guidelines

The categories of products listed below must comply with the EU's labelling requirements which aim at ensuring that consumers get all the essential information to make an informed choice while purchasing

 

Labelling of fishery products

 

Labelling of foodstuffs

 

Labelling of footwear

 

Labelling of energy-related products

 

Labelling of meat products

 

Labelling of textiles

 

Energy labelling of tyres

 

Presentation and labelling of wine and certain wine products

 

Packaging

Packaging marketed within the EU must comply with the general requirements, which aim at protecting the environment, as well as with the specific provisions designed to prevent any risk to the health of consumers

 

Eco-label scheme

The EU Eco-label is awarded to products with the lowest environmental impact in a product range. The aim of the “Flower logo” is to help consumers to identify those products, which contribute significantly to improvements in relation to key environmental aspects. Products can be sold within the EU market without the Flower logo since there are no regulations which oblige to apply for the Eco-label.

 

Eco-label for light sources

 

Eco-label for all purpose cleaners and sanitary cleaners

 

Eco-label for dishwasher detergents

 

Eco-label for dishwashers

 

Eco-label for hard coverings

 

Eco-label for footwear

 

Eco-label for wooden furniture

 

Eco-label for hand dishwashing detergents

 

Eco-label for absorbent hygiene products

 

Eco-label for notebook computers

 

Eco-label for laundry detergents

 

Eco-label for lubricants

 

Eco-label for bed mattresses

 

Eco-label for paints and varnishes

 

Eco-label graphic paper and for tissue paper and tissue products

 

Eco-label for personal computers

 

Eco-label for printed paper

 

Eco-label for rinse-off cosmetic products

 

Eco-label for textile floor coverings

 

Eco-label for textile products

 

Eco-label for televisions

 

Eco-label for growing media, soil improvers and mulch

 

Eco-label for water-based heaters

 

Eco-label for wooden floor coverings

 

Eco-label for sanitary tapware

 

Eco-label for imaging equipment

 

Eco-label for flushing toilets and urinals

 

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