The Americas – Argentina: Front-end labeling regulation to be published by end of March

According to official sources, the text of the regulation has already been defined; it will be published at the end of March and contains details on deadlines, as well as some concessions to the industry.

The implementation will take place in two stages. The first one will be in force until the end of the year and will have broader parameters than the final scheme, which should be fully in force in 2023. The regulation provides for a special deadline for companies that distribute beverages in returnable glass containers. According to the firms in the sector, it is necessary to paint the black octagons on the millions of bottles circulating in the country. In the meantime, it was decided that the warnings referring to these products will be covered by advertisements on the sales shelves.

An important point is that the deadlines are established as from the entry into force of the law and not from the publication of the regulation.