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Labelling FAQs

Below are common questions about labelling requirements.

Q: Do I need to use a a CA Number?
A: No, you may include your address on the label instead of the CA number

Q: Is the CA number accepted in the US?
A: No, in previous years US Customs did allow garments labelled with a CA number to enter into the US.  This is no longer the case.

Q: Do I have to label a garment bilingually even if I will not be selling it in Quebec?
A: The Competition Bureau's position is that: "All fibre content information on the label must be bilingual, except in areas where only one official language is used in consumer transactions.  The requirement for French labelling does not apply only to goods sold in Quebec, and in practical terms it is always better to label in both languages.  Retailers' demands usually exceed the law in this area.

Q: Do I have to use the newly revised care labelling symbols for garments sold in Canada?
A: No.  There is no requirement that you include care instructions at all.  However if you do provide instructions they must be understandable and accurate.  This can be accomplished by written instructions, or symbols.

Q: Can I register for a RN number if I don't have an address in the US
A: No.

Q: Can I label a garment Dry Clean Only even if I think it can be washed by other means.
A: In general you should include all methods of washing that are appropriate.  This is especially true in the United States.  

There is a clear set of guidelines in the USA.  You must have a reasonable basis for all care instructions, including warnings. That means you must have reliable evidence to support the care instructions. For example, you cannot say "Dryclean Only" unless you have proof that washing by other means is harmful to the garment.

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