Importers agree on need for Spanish labels
Santo Domingo.- The National Importers Association want to manufacture labels of certain products brought into the country in Spanish, and warned that hundreds of those items might not enter the local market if an agreement isn’t reached.
Wilfredo Ubri, president of the association which groups importers of foods, beverages and toys, among others said for years, due to their limited import volume, hundreds of products on the market, foreign manufacturers refuse to place labels in Spanish, and include sugar, oils, meats, sausages and canned goods.
He said although they’re consumed by a relatively small market they have a significant demand, but purchase volume isn’t attractive enough for exporters to spend on Spanish labels.
Ubri said he expects to meet with the Consumer Protection Agency and reach an agreement, because importers recognize the need for consumers to know everything about the products they buy.
“We’ve been aware of reports of the huge number of products without a health registry and without their label in Spanish, and as an association we recognize the Health Ministry’s concern for the need to properly register what one buys and that one can read and understand manufacturer’s instructions.”
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