The proposed Textile Development Act, 2004, aims at protecting and safeguarding
the consumer's right to information, and comprehensive labelling including
the fibre content and traceability of the source of the fabric. A 'standard
procedure' should be made mandatory for all textiles and garments sold in
the country, said EAN India CEO Ravi Mathur.
out the importance of globally accepted and endorsed traceability standards
in labelling, he said, "Traceability of the source of the fabric / garment
is internationally facilitated through use of barcodes and EAN product identification
standards. If incorporated into the proposed Act, it will help industry provide
information as per international best practices."
is important for enhanced global market shares in post-MFA quota regime.
EAN India provides international standards and solutions that facilitate complete
product traceability. These standards are developed, endorsed and adopted
by global apparel and textile manufacturers. The company is an affiliate of
EAN International, Belgium, which has 101 EAN organisations representing 155
countries across the world.
one million companies across the world use EAN.UCC standards, with over five
billion barcodes being scanned each day at retail point of sale outlets world-wide,
making them the de-facto
standards in retail. EAN India represents a joint industry-government collaborative
initiative to bring international best practices into India.