Modifications to the Mexican Foreign Trade Law Removes Prior Exemptions to Front-of-Package Labeling
Nov 02, 2020
On October 1, 2020 Mexico modified its Foreign Trade Law Agreement to comply with its new Front-of-Package Labeling (FOPL) law that also went into effect on October 1. The modifications require shipments of prepackaged food products previously exempted from labeling to immediately comply with the new labeling law by removing exemptions for: imported goods that would not be sold to the public in the form in which they were imported; imported goods to be used directly by a company not subject to commercialization; products destined to remain in the border area or regions of Mexico; and products imported by those who carry out marketing activities and provides restaurant, hotel, leisure, cultural, recreational, sports, educational services, research, medical and social assistance. Prepackaged products within those categoriesâincluding foodservice productsâmust now comply with the new labeling standard.
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