Act: Textile Labelling Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. T-10
Regulation: Textile Labelling and Advertising Regulations, C.R.C., Vol. XVIII, c. 1551, p. 13759, as amended
Only Canadian manufacturers, processors or finishers of a textile fibre product or Canadians engaged in the business of importing or selling any textile fibre product are allowed to register for a CA Identification Number.
A CA Number is a five-digit identification number preceded by the letters "CA". Companies use this number to meet provisions of the Textile Labelling Act that require prescribed consumer textile articles to be labelled with the identity of the person by or for whom the textile articles were made.
This provision of the Act can be satisfied by identifying on the labels attached to the clothing or other textile articles, either:
You can apply for a CA Identification Number online or by mail.
The one-time payment for the registration fee is one hundred dollars ($100.00).
The Competition Bureau maintains a database of all CA identification numbers with a corresponding business name and address. The public may access information from this database by contacting the Competition Bureau's Information Centre, or by visiting the Bureau's Web site.
The Competition Bureau is an independent law enforcement agency that ensures all Canadians enjoy the benefits of a competitive economy. The Bureau oversees the application of the Competition Act, the Consumer Packaging and Labelling Act, the Textile Labelling Act, and the Precious Metals Marking Act.
Information contained in this section is of a general nature only and is not intended to constitute advice for any specific fact situation. For particular questions, the users are invited to contact their lawyer. For additional information, see contact(s) listed below.
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