Country of Origin Labelling for Clothing and Footwear - Overview of Mandatory Standard Requirements (New Zealand)

  • Author: Watchdog Compliance
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Study time: 20 minutes
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The Mandatory Standard for Country of Origin Labelling for Clothing and Footwear requires clothing and footwear to meet specific labelling requirements before they can be lawfully sold in New Zealand.

This Guide sets out the steps you need to take to verify the clothing or footwear products that you want to sell meet the requirements of this Mandatory Standard.

It includes:
  • detail on what products must comply;
  • label requirements;
  • some cases and fines.

It also includes a downloadable Supplier Verification Checklist.

Important note:  The information contained in this guide is of a general and simplified nature and is intended only to provide compliance support for individuals and businesses to assist them to understand their Mandatory Standard related compliance obligations in New Zealand. The information in this guide (and the attached supplier verification checklist) is not intended as legal advice, and businesses and individuals should also seek their own information and advice (in addition to this guide) as is appropriate to their unique circumstances.