Consumer Packaging and Labelling Regulations (C.R.C., c. 417) – What are they and why is Amazon asking for compliance with these regulations?
By: Kirsten Alcock, Manager of Product Safety, email
Many of our clients are FBA’s with Amazon, a “Fulfillment by Amazon Seller”. As an FBA, there are requirements that Amazon advises must be on the label to be sold in Canada. One of these requests is to ensure that your packaging is in compliance with the Consumer Packaging and Labelling Regulations (C.R.C., c417). This is not something that is just required of Amazon sellers, it is something required by all companies looking to sell their products into the Canadian realm.
The consumer packaging and labelling regulations advises on the requirements for what is needed on your label IN ADDITION to other requirements that may be required. For example, if your product is hazardous by the CCCR criteria, (Consumer Chemicals and Containers Regulations, 2001), your package must have all the requirements for the CCCR as well as the packaging and labeling requirements.
Requirements under the Consumer Packaging and Labelling Regulations include but are not limited to:
- Net quantity declaration. When you are selling your product to Canada, the net quantity must be metric.
- Metric Abbreviations. Ensure they are those that are accepted by the Government of Canada.
- Bilingualism. The official languages of Canada are English AND French. You must ensure that the French you are using is Canadian French.
- Requirements for Principal Display Panel.
If you are not able to provide sufficient information to Amazon, your product may be pulled from their inventory and returned to you or possibly destroyed.
Contact us for further information on how we can help you meet your label compliance for Amazon in Canada. We have the experience to know what Amazon is looking for and can provide you with a report that will meet their fulfillment needs. We can also help provide properly translated labels into Canadian French.
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