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Ref. : EIC 426/2

24 December 2018

Dear Sirs,

Commercial Information Circular No. 1137/2018

Mexico : Amended Labelling and Packaging Requirements for Cleaning Products

The Mexican government has amended its mandatory labelling and packaging requirements for domestically-produced and imported household cleaning products.  The new requirements as set out in NOM-189-SSA1/SCFI-2018 will enter into force on 13 December 2019.


 2.The new requirements set out that for domestically-produced and imported household cleaning products including soaps, detergents, cleaners, bleaches, starches for external use, disinfectants, stain removers, deodorants and air fresheners, they have to comply with the new labelling and packaging requirements such as the use of additional symbols for products containing poisonous or corrosive substances.  For details, please refer to the relevant official notice (in Spanish) at


3.     For enquiries concerning this circular, please contact Mr Lewis LAU at telephone number 2398 5405.

Yours faithfully,

(Ms Janette NG)
for Director-General of Trade and Industry

Note: While every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the above information, the Department cannot guarantee this to be so and will not be held liable for any reliance placed on the same.