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Q: Do you know where I can find laws on product compliance related to labeling requirements for textiles and apparel?

Specifically, I'm looking for laws that would dictate these requirements for goods sold into these countries: Malaysia, Singapore, Kuwait, Qatar, UAE, and Hong Kong. Is this something you're able to help with? I'm struggling to find what I need through a basic Google search.

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James L. Arrasmith
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A: I can provide some general guidance on where to find information about textile and apparel labeling requirements for the countries you mentioned.

1. Malaysia: The Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (MDTCA) oversees labeling requirements.

2. Singapore: The Consumer Protection (Trade Descriptions and Safety Requirements) Act and the Consumer Protection (Consumer Goods Safety Requirements) Regulations govern labeling.

3. Kuwait: The Public Authority for Industry is responsible for labeling requirements.

4. Qatar: The Qatar General Organization for Standards and Metrology (QS) sets labeling requirements.

5. UAE: The Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrology (ESMA) is responsible for labeling standards.

6. Hong Kong: The Trade Descriptions Ordinance and the Consumer Goods Safety Ordinance regulate labeling.

You may need to navigate through these websites to find the specific regulations related to textile and apparel labeling. If you have trouble locating the information or need further assistance, consider reaching out to the relevant government agencies directly or consulting with a legal professional familiar with the requirements in each country.

Additionally, you can search for "textile labeling requirements" or "apparel labeling regulations" along with the country name to find more targeted results. Some international organizations, such as the International Trade Administration (https://www.trade.gov/), may also provide country-specific guides on labeling requirements.

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