South Africa - Regulation Amendment on Container Labels of Alcoholic Beverages 2015

South Africa

Report Highlights: On September, 4, 2014, the Minister of Health, proposed two amendments to the regulations relating to health messages on container labels of alcohol beverages. South Africa has proposed that the health messages on container labels must cover at least one eight (1/8) of the total size of the container. Secondly, health messages shall be exhibited with equal regularity to each other within a twelve months cycle. The proposed amendment to the regulation was notified to the WTO TBT Committee on December, 3, 2014, and WTO members have 90 days for comments via the TBT enquiry point route. The deadline for comments is March, 3, 2015.

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