Things to know
- Pre-packaged consumer products must comply with labelling requirements, such as generic product descriptions, metric measurement/quantity declarations and manufacturer’s or distributor’s identity and address.
- All labelling on product packaging in Québec (and accompanying materials) must be in French and have at least equal prominence to any other language.
- Products sold elsewhere must have some bilingual labelling (e.g., product description and measurement/quantity declarations) – limited exceptions exist.
- Country of origin marking requirements (applicable to some products, including toys and batteries) are set out in the Customs Tariff.
- Examples of other products that are or may be subject to additional labelling requirements include: electronics, radiocommunications devices, articles made of precious metals, textiles and apparel, stuffed articles, food and drugs, natural health products, cosmetics, medical devices, jewellery and candles
Things to do
- Ensure prepackaged consumer products comply with all applicable labelling requirements,
including rules as to placement and font size of mandatory declarations.
- Identify and comply with any applicable country of origin marking requirements.
- Avoid making false or misleading representations on product packaging or materials accompanying a product.
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