Slovenia - Country Commercial Guide
Labeling and Marking Requirements
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Slovenia closely follows EU labeling requirements and regulations. Please refer to the European Union Country Commercial Guide for a detailed overview of requirements.

In Slovenia, the following labeling information must be included in Slovene on the original package of products subject to quality control:

  • Name of the product
  • Manufacturer’s full address
  • Importer’s full address
  • Net quantity/weight/volume
  • Information regarding ingredients, where applicable
  • Use and storage instructions
  • Other warnings important for the customer 

Technically complicated products must also include instructions for use, manufacturer specifications, warranties, a list of authorized maintenance offices, and other applicable data.  All information must be in Slovene and attached to each product before it reaches customers.  Additional information on Slovenia’s labeling and marketing requirements is available through the Slovenian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

The Union Customs Code

The European Union Customs Union, in place since 1968, is a pillar of the European Union’s single market and is vital to the free flow of goods and services across Member States.  In 2013, the European Union adopted the Union Customs Code, the legal framework for ongoing actions to modernize EU customs.  Its substantive provisions went into effect in May 2016.  Its goals are to provide a comprehensive framework for customs rules and procedures in the EU customs territory and to create a paperless and fully automated customs union system. 

A comprehensive framework for customs rules and procedures is needed because while customs rules are the same across the European Union, Member States’ customs authorities have not always applied them in a consistent manner regarding customs duties and clearance, creating fragmentation and additional administrative burdens.  The Union Customs Code forms the basis for structural and administrative changes to customs policy, procedures, and implementation.  

The Union Customs Code also mandates a move to an all-electronic customs system.  The system consists of seventeen separate but interconnected components and was originally due to be in place by the end of 2020.  While some systems are currently in place or expected to be in place by the December 2020, a number of components are lagging due to the complexity of the tasks.