By  on February 22, 2013

After years of fumbling over how to regulate labels on clothing and other non-food consumer products, the European Union is stepping toward a more harmonized system. On Feb. 13, the European Commission, Europe’s executive branch, proposed a package of new rules aimed at improving market transparency, including laws that would require labeling product origin on imported goods — a topic that has caused member states to clash in the last decade.

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