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GINETEX update: New labelling rules in Vietnam


New product labelling requirements have come into force in Vietnam under Decree No. 111/2021/ND-CP, which amends Decree No. 43/2017/ND-CP. This text sets new requirements for all goods put into circulation in Vietnam.

The labels of textile products placed on the Vietnamese market must include the following information in Vietnamese:

  • Name of the goods
  • Contact details of the manufacturer/ importer /marketer
  • Origin of the goods by affixing the “made in” label

Under entry 25 of annex I of the decree, the following additional information is required on the labels of textile products placed on the Vietnamese market:

  • Fibre composition
  • Care instructions
  • Year of production
  • Technical features
  • Warnings

The decree, which came into force on February 15, 2022, specifies that this information must be in Vietnamese. Importers in the textile industry must therefore make sure that they comply with these labelling rules when they market their products on the Vietnamese territory.

This update was provided by GINETEX, the international textile-labelling organisation that owns the widely-used care symbols. The symbols are registered trademarks in over 80 countries, including the UK and all major European markets and UKFT is responsible for the use of the GINETEX symbols in the UK.

Get a care label licence from UKFT

Companies must have a licence to use the care symbols and UKFT can provide a care labelling licence that allows the use of the symbols throughout the world. The symbols used in ISO 3758 are also the GINETEX symbols and are also covered by the trademarks. UKFT can also provide translations for a wide range of fibres, standard wash care instructions and other labelling requirements as part of this service.

Find out about UKFT’s labelling services here