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Act containing provisions relative to the labelling and nature of goods (Commodities Act).

Type of law
Date of original text

This Act, consisting of 37 articles in its last consolidated version, applies to: goods, intended as movable property including foodstuffs, chewing preparations other than tobacco, and drinks; foodstuffs, as referred to in Article 2 of Regulation (EC) No. 178/2002 of the European Parliament and of the Council laying down the general principles and requirements of food law, establishing the European Food Safety Authority and laying down procedures in matters of food safety; technical products. The Act provides for indications related to handling, packaging, treatment, transport and processing of goods in the interests of public health, safety, fair trade; requirements and prohibitions to trade certain goods; inspection of goods.
Date of consolidation/reprint
Consolidated version of the Act of 1935 as last amended by the Act of 2 November 2022 containing rules for implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1020 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 June 2019 on market surveillance and product conformity and other Regulations, published in the Official Gazette (Staatsblad) no. 66 of 01 March 2023.
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Legislation Amendment
Original title
Wet houdende voorschriften betreffende de hoedanigheid en aanduiding van waren (Warenwet).