A total of 40 Yucatecan textile companies received training to comply with NOM-004-SCFI-2006, regarding labeling, as part of the linking strategies carried out by the Directorate of Investment Promotion and Trade of the Ministry of Economic Development (Dirección de Promoción de Inversiones y Comercio de la Secretaría de Fomento Económico: Sefoe).
The workshop “Labeling requirements for textiles and clothing” was held in partnership with the National Chamber of the Clothing Industry (Cámara Nacional de la Industria del Vestido: Canaive) of the state of Yucatán, and SGS de México, a company that offers specialized commercial solutions, through inspection services, certification and tests for all industrial sectors.
“It is an Official Mexican Standard of national application for all producers and importers,” said Marco Antonio Méndez Padilla, who heads the Accredited Verification Unit of the firm and has 13 years of experience in Commercial Information Verification.
In addition, the instructor explained that two of the most important requirements for labeling are the composition, which must be determined by laboratory analysis, and care instructions, derived from the nature of the textile fibers used to manufacture the items.
“The correct implementation of commercial information avoids any mishap with the authorities of the Federal Consumer Procurator’s Office (Procuraduría Federal del Cosumidor: Profeco), a government agency in charge of verifying and reviewing labeling and make sure that products comply with the standard”he explained.
According to the head of the department of Sefoe, María Fernanda Molina Patrón, the objective is to provide companies with the information and tools they need to develop the labels of their garments, in accordance with the corresponding parameters.
This course is part of the actions carried out by the State Government through this dependency, to bring growth opportunities to local firms. Thanks to the strategic alliances with business organizations, the Directorate of Investment Promotion and Trade of the Sefoe, offers constant training on different topics, such as marketing, negotiations and export logistics.
TYT Newsroom with information from Secretaría de Fomento Económico.