Overview of the different labeling and marking requirements, including any restrictive advertising or labeling practices and where to get more information.
Czech importers and distributors are responsible for the appropriate labeling of products that are sold in the Czech market and can advise the U.S. exporter about specific requirements.
Czech product labeling and marking requirements depend on the type of product and the intended use. In general, labels must be in the Czech language and can be affixed to the product or on a leaflet attached to the product. However, in some cases, these requirements are not always observed. Czech consumers continue to complain about German products, specifically cosmetics and household items, being labelled in German only. Information must include the name of the product, name of producer, country of origin, and in some cases, instructions for use. Labels for some products, such as foods, beverages, food supplements, and textiles, must also provide information on the content or composition. There are special labeling rules for products with biotech content. In addition, international norms for warning labels on consumer products apply.
Czech labeling requirements were harmonized with EU norms in 2002. EU regulations require that all labels use metric units. A Commission Communication encourages multilingual labels, while preserving the freedom of Member States to require the use of local language in the country of consumption.
For information on EU regulations pertaining to labeling and marking requirements, please refer to Doing Business in the European Union: 2022 Country Commercial Guide for U.S. Companies at https://www.trade.gov/ccg-landing-page.