This note is not part of the regulations, but is intended to indicate their general effect.
These regulations, which come into force on 1 July 1993, prescribe, pursuant to section 27 of the Fair Trading Act 1986, a consumer information standard in relation to clothing and footwear.
The regulations apply to clothing and footwear other than that described in the Schedule and second-hand clothing and footwear.
The regulations require articles of clothing and footwear to be labelled or marked so as to show the country of origin and prescribe requirements in relation to such labelling and marking.
It is an offence under section 40 of the Fair Trading Act 1986 to supply, or offer to supply, or advertise to supply goods in respect of which a consumer information standard has been prescribed unless that standard is complied with.
In addition, that Act provides for the granting of injunctions, and specifies other remedies that may be obtained, against persons who contravene Part 2 of the Act.