Labelling on electronic products in local languages in Europe

Question

My client is a UK based company who manufacture and supply electronic musical equipment such as amplifiers and keyboards etc. They have been trading within Europe for 20+ years and always supplied the labelling on their products in English and the manual of the product in English and the local language.

My client recently spoke to an Italian distributor who said that it was Italian law that product labelling is supplied on the product in the local language. Is this correct?

Also, what are the rules around providing owner’s manuals in local languages? Specifically, each of the company’s products provides all information relating to safety in local language. But they don’t always provide the operating manual in the local language.

I would really appreciate your help with this enquiry.

Answer

Hi there,

Thank you for your answer. I’d recommend getting in touch with either DIT Creative industries or SDL Managed Translation for support with this enquiry.

https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/creative-industries-export-help

http://www.sdl.com/

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