Main EU Norms for Leather

Leather is a key sector in Botswana and the BITC has identified as a potential export to the EU. In these pages you will learn the key issues on how to export leather to the EU.

The first thing to know is that there is no specific legislative instrument in the EU for the leather and tanning industry. However, this sector is affected by a number of EU measures that are aimed at safety, health, environmental and consumer protection, including the use of chemicals, the marketing and use of certain dangerous substances and the use of animal by-products.

The main norms and standards applying to the leather sector are: