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Fur Products Name Guide to be Discussed at Dec. 6 Hearing

Thursday, November 17, 2011
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

The Federal Trade Commission will hold a public hearing Dec. 6 to obtain input on whether to amend its guide that lists the common animal names allowed on fur labels. The Fur Products Name Guide is part of the FTC's Fur Labeling and Advertising Rules, which require fur manufacturers and retailers to label fur products with certain information, such as the animal's name, the name of the manufacturer and the garment’s country of origin. The hearing will solicit input on all aspects of the Name Guide, including using the Integrated Taxonomic Information System to determine an animal’s true English name and whether the FTC should modify, add or delete names for several specific species.

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