GLOBAL: PROD­UCT LA­BELLING RE­QUIRE­MENTS DATA­BASE OF 49 COUN­TRIES IS NOW AVAIL­ABLE

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World Fed­er­a­tion of the Sport­ing Goods In­dus­try ( WFSGI), an in­de­pen­dent non- profit as­so­ci­a­tion, has col­lab­o­rated with Sports and Fit­ness In­dus­try As­so­ci­a­tion ( SFIA) on a new project to launch the WFSGI Com­pli­ance La­belling Re­quire­ments ( CLR) data­base. The data­base will be op­er­a­tional by the end of this month.

Sports and fit­ness com­pa­nies around the world face dis­crep­an­cies with dif­fer­ent prod­uct la­belling re­quire­ments that change from coun­try to coun­try. The idea be­hind the launch was to bring the com­pa­nies on a com­mon plat­form where la­belling re­quire­ments of 49 coun­tries are avail­able.

The on­line data­base will pro­vide the sub­scribers with com­pre­hen­sive in­for­ma­tion about the prod­uct and pack­age la­belling re­quire­ments for the sports and fit­ness in­dus­try along with the other sec­tors. The data­base will cover six dis­tinct prod­uct cat­e­gories such as ap­parel & tex­tile, footwear, con­sumer elec­tron­ics ( wear­ables), per­sonal pro­tec­tive equip­ment and sport­ing equip­ment and bi­cy­cles. Sub­scribers can cre­ate and down­load cus­tomised re­ports based on their spe­cific needs. No­ti­fi­ca­tion via email alerts will also be sent to users to en­sure them of any reg­u­la­tion change.

Asics, Columbia Sports­wear, New Bal­ance Ath­let­ics, Nike, Pent­land Brands, Un­der Ar­mour, VF Cor­po­ra­tion are some of the com­pa­nies who are al­ready com­mit­ted to the data­base. Con­tent with the launch, Rob­bert de Kock, Pres­i­dent and CEO, WFSGI an­nounced that SFIA is their key Am­bas­sador in Amer­ica for the pro­mo­tion of the WFSGI CLR data­base. Tom Cove, SFIA, CEO and Pres­i­dent said, “It’s an easy-ac­cess, com­pre­hen­sive, on­estop shop for com­pa­nies and their teams to keep up with the most re­cent, or the most ob­scure la­belling re­quire­ments, and ev­ery­thing in be­tween.”

Many sports and fit­ness com­pa­nies have funded the project. Com­pli­ance & Risk, which is re­spon­si­ble for han­dling the sys­tem as well as pro­vid­ing their sub­scribers sub­ject re­lated ex­per­tise, has also given its co­op­er­a­tion for build­ing the data­base.

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