Type of Notification
regular notification
Date of Distribution
WTO Country
Agency Responsible
Saint Lucia Bureau of Standards
Notified Document Details
<p style="margin:2px !important;">SLNS 1-2:2018 Specification for labeling of commodities – Part 2: Labelling of prepackaged goods (CRS 66: 2016, MOD)</p>
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Description of Content

This standard specifies requirements for the information to be included on labels of goods pre-packaged for sale, the method of display of such information, and where necessary, the wording and units of measurements to be used.

This standard does not apply to the following:

a) goods that are sold unpackaged, or in an open or uncovered package;


b) goods that are weighed, measured or counted in the presence of the purchaser with or without being packaged;


c) goods in packages not intended for retail sale;


d) goods or classes of goods where different or additional information is prescribed by any National Standard;


e) goods intended for export only which comply with the requirements of standards or laws on labelling in force in the country to which they are being exported;


f) gift-wrapped goods;


g) markings on shipping containers; and


h) goods in commercial quantities that are not for retail sale.

Objectives & Rationale
<p style="margin:2px !important;">This national standard is a revision of SLNS 1-2: 1993 Specification for the labelling of commodities – Part 2 – Labelling of pre-packaged goods. This revised version of the standard is a modification of CARICOM Regional Standard CRS 55-2: 2016 Labelling of goods – Part: 2 Specific requirements for pre-packaged goods. This second edition was adopted by the Standards Council on 30 May, 2018.</p> <p style="margin:2px !important;">This revised standard provides information on the requirements for display of hazard warnings and use of standard marks on goods.</p> <p style="margin:2px !important;">This standard has been prepared to prevent fraud and deception arising from misleading labelling and to give adequate information to the consumer or user of pre-packaged goods.</p> <p style="margin:2px !important;">It is expected that this standard will minimize the confusion that exists in the labelling of different classes of articles that are customarily sold with to little information. This standard has been prepared to lay down the basic requirements and basic information that labels should carry.</p> <p style="margin:2px !important;">This standard will assist the purchaser or consumer towards an understanding of the nature, quality or use of the goods so that he may judge whether it is adequate for his needs and is of a quality or usefulness for which he judges the price to be acceptable.</p> <p style="margin:2px !important;">It is hoped that this standard will also assist Saint Lucian manufacturers in meeting the requirements of regional and extra-regional markets. It is vital for local manufacturers to pay particular attention to labelling requirements of other countries where certain mandatory information may be required and where certain claims made on goods may be illegal.</p> <p style="margin:2px !important;">Specification for the labelling of commodities Part 1: General Principles, product specific supplementary specifications for particular goods or groups of goods, as well as the labelling clauses in product standards, shall be read in conjunction with this standard.</p> <p style="margin:2px !important;"><span lang="EN-GB">Annex A is informative and lists the modifications made within this standard.</span></p>
Relevant Documents
  • Standards Act Cap. 13.25,
  • SLNS 1-2: 2018 Specification for labeling of commodities – Part 2: Labelling of prepackaged goods (CRS 66: 2016, MOD)
Final Date of Comments
Contact Details
Saint Lucia Bureau of Standards Bisee Industrial Estate, Castries 1-758-456-0102/ 453-0049 E-mail: info@slbs.org
Document Online Link (EN)
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