National Regulations Governing Labels:

In Mexico there are a number of official standards that govern consumer product labels. In general a product that is not covered by its own specific Mexican standard (NOM) falls under the labeling criteria of NOM-050-SCFI-2004. The following are examples of product specific NOM’s that set out specific labeling criteria for the consumer products that fall under their mandate:

NOM-189-SSA1/SCFI – Household cleaning products
NOM-141-SSA1 – Packaged beauty supplies and perfumes
NOM-116-SCFI – Gas and Diesel engine oil
NOM-055-SCFI – Flame retardant materials

 

Additional Regulations:

It is recommended that product labels receive a Constancia de Verificacion to ease facilitation through Mexican customs. The Constancia is a document that certifies a product meets the appropriate Official Mexican Standards.

 

GHS Implementation Status:

In June 2011, Mexico released NMX-R-019-SCFI-2011 based on the UN GHS standards. Compliance with NMX-R-019-SCFI-2011 is currently voluntary, but may be used as an alternative to the NOM-018-STPS-2000 mandatory standard.

 

Language for required text:

English
Spanish

 

Multi-Jurisdiction Label Options:

N/A

 

Extra language comments:

All specific hazard text provided in Spanish or English. Hazard text can be provided in additional languages upon request. Marketing text translation can be provided upon request.

Ken. L. Watt, Kleen-flo Tumbler Industries Ltd.

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