EFTTA is reviving its Line Charter.
The European Fishing Tackle Trade Association is reviving this pioneering project following years of complaints in the industry about incorrectly labeled 'fishing line'.
New CEO Olivier Portrat explains why and the consequences for those that do not sign up.
+ WHAT IS THE LINE CHARTER
By signing this charter line manufacturer fully commit:
- To respect and promote the EFTTA Monofilament Line Charter when producing, spooling, selling or distributing monofilaments of their own trademarks within Europe.
- To print on their products clear and accurate descriptions in terms of diameters and breaking strength that are easy to understand, truthful and respectful of consumer protection laws and the standards of the industry, in compliance with the ISO 2062 Standards.
- To run quality controls in sufficient quantities and often to ensure that product labels are always accurate.
- To avoid using any labeling in terms of breaking strength that is not scientifically demonstrated or agreed upon by the industry so as to avoid any confusion among consumers leading to unfair competition.
- To be an active ambassador of the EFTTA Line Charter by warning their OEM customers of the risks they take by infringing the laws.
- To conform to these rules by June 2012, not delivering to any marketplace any products which do not comply with the EFTTA Line Charter.