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Packaging and labelling regulation in Mexico

The official Mexican list of standards and regulations NOM-050-SCFI-2004 provides information regarding the general labeling of products.
Labels must contain: manufacturer's name, importer's name, description of its components, risk warning if applicable, etc.
Refer to NOM labeling regulations
Languages Permitted on Packaging and Labeling
It has to be written in Spanish, but it can also include expressions in other languages.
Unit of Measurement
The metric decimal system must be used. Conversion to other units of measurements can also be included.
Mark of Origin "Made In"
It must always include the phrase "Produced in..", "Made in....", "Fabricated in....." or other similar phrases.
Labeling Requirements
There are specific regulations for goods such as mass volume products, living animals, books, magazines and press publications, among others.
Specific Regulations
NOM-050-SCFI-2004, and NOM- 008-SCFI-2002 .

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Commercial and industrial norms in Mexico

National Standards Organisations
Ministry of the Economy: Competitiveness and Standards
Integration in the International Standards Network
Mexico is a member of the following: International Organisation for Standardisation, International Electromechanical Commission, International Union of Telecommunication and Pan-American Commission for Technical Standards.
Obligation to Use Standards
The Mexican Official Standards (NOM) are mandatory. They are issued by government agencies. There are also voluntary standards (NMX.CC) that can be applied on local, regional or national levels. These are the equivalent to ISO 9000 standards. Certificates and laboratory analysis are recognised by the National System of Accreditation and by The National Laboratory of the Construction .
Classification of Standards
Official stamp 'NOM' with the name of the ministry of state that issued it.
Assessment of the System of Standardization
Mexicans respect standards and consider them a signal of quality and safety for products and services. However, national standards are less known than the Standard ISO 9000.
Online Consultation of Standards
Catalog of Official Mexican Standards (NOM's)
Certification Organisations
Association of Standards and Certification
Mexican Institute of Standards and Certification
NYCE Electronics Standards and Certification Organisation
National Organisation for Building and Construction Standards and Certification

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