CH: New EU labelling regulation triggers uncertainty
The European Union is demanding that from December 13 all packaged food in Switzerland must carry the address of an EU producer or seller. But many details remain unclear and the government has yet to find a pragmatic solution.
A spokesman for the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) said SECO was in contact with the EU, which says the step is about consumer protection, in the search for a solution that prevents harm to Swiss exports. Ultimately the EU is pushing for a wide-ranging treaty for the food sector, but because no treaties are planned for the near future Switzerland is looking for a temporary solution (Swissinfo.ch, 7 December 2014).
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