New Requirement for French Market: Triman Logo and Sorting Information

On 1 February 2022, the label requirement of the Triman logo and the sorting information as per the article 17 of the French AGEC law & Decree n° 2021-835 of 29 June 2021, was validated. It applies to all clothing, household linen and footwear products imported into the French market.

In order to comply with the new mandatory regulatory requirements, below main elements must be displayed:

  1. The Triman symbol
  2. A pictogram symbolising one product category or the three product categories
  3. The URL link to the Ademe’s website
  4. The letters FR to specify that this measure is governed by French regulations.

The Triman symbol and sorting information must be physically present at the point of sale. These can be displayed on different media, including the textile label showing the fibre composition, on the temporary label (such as stickers or hangtags), printed or embroidered onto the product, on the packaging in which the product is sold to customers (name tag, box, bag, etc.). The symbol can be used horizontally or vertically.

All clothing, household linen and footwear products sold in France must bear the Triman symbol and sorting information starting from 1 February 2023 (or 1 August 2023 for products manufactured or imported before 1 February 2023).

Timeline for implementing the Triman logo & related sorting info (CITEO, 2022)

The recycle sorting info required to print on the package has wide variety of components and designs, which creates various unnecessary guesses for both brands and suppliers. You are recommended to consult with a professional body to ensure your products’ packaging fulfill this mandatory requirements when importing to France.

Bureau Veritas is an authorized lab to provide the related consultation as well as labelling review service for the above Triman mark. To design optimized solutions for your global market access needs, you are welcomed to contact us

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