The Working Group on Technical Barriers to Trade is responsible for legislation on textiles contained in Annex II, Chapter XI of the EEA Agreement.
The textiles sector covers both textiles and clothing. The diversity of the sector is large, covering the end products as well as the industrial processes, enterprises and market structures.
The regulatory framework for the Internal Market concerns labelling. The objectives for this legislation are twofold: firstly, variations regarding name, composition and labelling could create obstacles to the principle of free movement of goods; secondly, it is important that information concerning a product is correct in order to protect consumer interests.
DG Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG GROWTH) - Textiles and clothing legislation