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Parliamentary questions
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16 October 2017
Question for written answer E-006509-17
to the Commission
Rule 130
Louis Michel (ALDE)

 Subject:  Fur and consumer information
 Answer in writing 

More and more clothing brands are saying that they will stop making garments from fur. The fashion industry is seeking in this way to respond to growing public concern about the breeding of animals for their fur.

However, fur produced at low cost in non-EU countries is apparently being sold on the European market as fake fur. Consumers are thus being misled and unknowingly buying fur garments.

Does the Commission have any figures on the scale of this phenomenon? What steps are being taken to combat such fraud?

Leaving aside cases of fraud, are European labelling regulations sufficient to ensure that consumers will be perfectly aware that a garment has fur in it — no matter how little — and will know where that fur came from?

Original language of question: FR 
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