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Law Name:Labeling Criteria for Stationery GoodsCH


As promulgated by the Ministry of Economic Affairs pursuant to the public notice of June 20, 2000.(Ref. No. Chin (89) Shan 89211268)
As amended by the Ministry of Economic Affairs pursuant to the public notice of July 2.2004.(Ref. No. Chin (93) Shan 09302108710)
As amended by the Ministry of Economic Affairs pursuant to the public notice of October 2.2015.(Ref. No. Chin Shan 10402425870)

Law Content:

1.Pursuant to Article 11 of the Commodity Labeling Law, these Criteria are prescribed to promote proper labeling of Stationery Goods, maintain the reputation of producers, and protect the interests of consumers and the well being of end-users. However, Stationery Goods to be exported may be labeled according to the rules prescribed by the importing state.

2.For the purposes of these Criteria, Stationery Goods refer to consumer products made of paper, wood, metal, plastic, rubber, ink, or chemical materials for writing, office or educational use. There are two types of Stationery Goods:
(1).Special Stationery: includes Stationery Goods with hazardous, chemical (toxic) properties or those which are effective for a limited period of time.
Types of Special Stationery are:
(a).Chemical Stationery (containing volatile organic solvents or officially restricted toxic chemicals): such as correction fluids, oil-based pens , stamp pads, etc.
(b).Adhesive Stationery: such as quick-dry epoxies, instant adhesives, resins, twin adhesives, pastes, etc.
(c).Metallic Stationery and Blades: such as thumbtacks, pins, pencil sharpeners, penknives, scissors, blades, letter openers, etc.
(d).Optical Stationery: such as laser pointers, etc.
(e).Other goods designated as Special Stationery by the competent authority.
(2).General Stationery: Stationery Goods other than those mentioned in the preceding subparagraph.

3.Stationery Goods shall be labeled to contain the following material facts:
(1).General Stationery:
(a).Name of Stationery Goods.
(b).Name and telephone number of the manufacturer. For imported Stationery Goods, the name and telephone number of the agent, importer or consignee, the name and address of the original manufacturer , and the place of manufacture shall be labeled.
(2).Special Stationery:
(a).Name of Stationery Goods.
(b).Name and telephone number of the manufacturer. For imported Stationery Goods, the name and telephone number of the agent, importer or consignee , the name and address of the original manufacturer and the place of manufacture shall be labeled.
(c).Main purpose(s) of Stationery Goods and instructions of usage (may be printed on a separate manual).
(d).Main material or ingredients
(e).Important notices or emergency guides.
(f).Usable period (required only for Chemical and Adhesive Stationery).
(g).Warning notice.

4.Stationery shall be labeled in accordance with the following:
(1).The material facts shall be labeled distinctly with fixed stickers, print, tags on the product itself or the smallest unit of packaging. But General Stationery with surface area lower than 40 cm2, diameter of pens lower than 1.6 cm, or paper sold by single one, may be labeled in conspicuous manner to the extent sufficient to be identified by consumers.
(2).The Chinese typefaces and numbers used for labeling shall be larger than 0.15cm for both length and width.
(3).The material facts shall be labeled with clear, simple and coherent typeface, language or illustration for ease of identification.
(4).When Stationery is imported and marketed or when exporting stationery is converted for domestic sale, either Chinese labels shall be added or product literature printed in Chinese shall be attached. These shall contain information no less extensive than the original label or product literature.
(5).For typefaces or symbols used for warning notices, the color shall be different from the background color and easily identified. The typefaces of the words 'Warning'(警告) and 'Notice'(注意) shall be larger than 0.3 cm for both length and width. Examples of Warning Notices are as follows:
Type of StationeryExamples of Warning Notices
Correction Fluids【Warning】Use where there is good ventilation.
【Warning】Avoid heat and sunlight.
Laser Pointers【Warning】Should not be directed at human eyes.
Quick-dry Epoxies【Warning】Use where there is good ventilation.
【Warning】Do not swallow.


5.These Criteria shall be effective from January 1, 2001.
The amended Criteria will become effective from the date of promulgation.