The International Trade Committee of the European Parliament today voted that the European Union must make the use of “made in” origin labels mandatory on goods imported from third countries.
The committee objected to the European Commission’s plan to withdraw the proposed “made in” regulation.
Most of the member states pointed out that countries such as Brazil, China and the U.S. have compulsory origin marking schemes for imports of these goods.
“We cannot have double standards in the globalized market,” said Cristiana Muscardini, who led Parliament’s co-legislative work on the “made in” proposal. “We must ensure that the rules are fair for our citizens, consumers and manufacturers.”