Enabling you to identify and mitigate the intrinsic risk in your operations, supply chains and business processes.
Evaluating how your products and services meet and exceed quality, safety, sustainability and performance standards.
Validating the specifications, value and safety of your raw materials, products and assets.
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has amended 16 CFR 303, Rules and Regulations under the Textile Fiber Products Identification Act. The rule was published in Federal Register on April 4, 2014, and becomes effective May 5, 2014. The amended rule clearly identifies scope of the rule by providing product coverage and exclusions in 16 CFR Section 303.45 (a) and (b) respectively. In addition to the clarification of scope, some of the major amendments to the rule pertain to:
Fiber Content Disclosure:
Country of Origin:
Rule was amended to update and clarify that an imported product’s country-of-origin as determined under the laws and regulations enforced by Customs and Border Protection (CBP) shall be the country where the product was processed or manufactured.
E-Commerce and Textile Guaranties:
To better address electronic commerce, the definition of the terms invoice and invoice or other paper was amended. Specifically the rule:
To address the concerns about the Rule’s continuing guaranty provisions, the requirement to sign continuing guaranties under penalty of perjury is replaced with requirement that acknowledges that providing a false guaranty is unlawful.
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Dr. Pratik Ichhaporia