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Regulation to be allowed to label "Made in Canada" or "Made in Quebec" on a garment.

In Canada, in order to label a garment or piece of clothing like a apron as "made in Canada", there are specific rules for the textile industry that must be followed. Here are the main requirements to follow:

The finished product (e.g. an apron) must be cut and sewn in Canada

For an apron to be labelled as "made in Canada", it must have been cut and sewn in a Canadian factory. Manufacturing steps such as knitting, weaving or spinning are not required for a garment to be considered "made in Canada".

Most of the production costs must be Canadian

Canadian content, that is, the value added in Canada, must be at least 51% of the total production cost of the garment. This includes the cost of labour, materials, components and general expenses.

The origin declaration must be clearly indicated on the apron

The "Made in Canada" label must be clearly marked on the garment. If the label states "Made in Canada" without any other details, it means that the garment was entirely made in Canada.

Exceptions for imported clothing

Foreign-made garments can be labelled as "assembled in Canada" or "made in Canada from imported materials" if the rules of preferential origin are met. These rules allow Canadian manufacturers to import materials and process them in Canada without losing the "made in Canada" status for the final product.

It is important to note that these rules apply to clothing manufactured and sold in Canada. If a garment is exported, it may be subject to other rules and regulations. Companies must be able to prove that their garment meets the requirements of the "Made in Canada" regulations by providing documentation detailing the supply chain and the source of materials and labour.

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