PACKAGING AND DISTRIBUTION OF GOODS (ICS code(s): 55)
Labelling of goods - Prepackaged goods - Compulsory requirements; (14 page(s), in English)
This standard specifies requirements for the information to be included on labels of goods prepackaged for use in Trinidad and Tobago, the method of display of such information, and where necessary, the wording and units of measurements to be used.
This standard does not apply to the following:
a) goods or classes of goods for which labelling requirements have been prescribed in national regulations issued by other Government Ministries and agencies; inter alia:
i) goods or classes of goods for food, drugs, cosmetics and medical devices;
ii) goods or classes of goods for pesticides and toxic chemicals.
b) goods or classes of goods for which specific labelling requirements have been prescribed in compulsory National Standards; and
c) goods or classes of goods for agricultural produce.
NOTE 1 Regulatory activities (including standards-related matters) pertaining to food, drugs, cosmetics and medical devices fall under the purview of the Chemistry, Food and Drugs Division, Ministry of Health which is so empowered under the Food and Drugs Act, (Chapter 30:01) and relevant regulations.
NOTE 2 Regulatory activities (including standards-related matters) pertaining to pesticides and toxic chemicals fall under the Chemistry, Food and Drugs Division, Ministry of Health which is so empowered under the Pesticide and Toxic Chemicals Act, (Chapter 30:03) and relevant regulations.
d) goods intended for export only which comply with the requirements of standards or laws on labelling enforced in the country to which they are being exported;
e) goods that are sold unpackaged, or in an open or uncovered package;
f) goods that are weighed, measured or counted in the presence of the purchaser with or without being packaged;
g) gift-wrapped goods; and
h) markings on shipping containers.