FTC Streamlines its Fur, Textile and Wool Labelling Filing Process
Continuing Acting Chair Maureen K. Ohlhausen’s regulatory reform agenda, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has updated its website at RN.FTC.GOV to allow real-time electronic filings of requests to obtain, update, or cancel registered identification numbers (RN) under the Fur, Textile and Wool Labeling Rules. The new web-based process is intended to streamline applications from businesses and speed up FTC responses. The FTC’s website at has been updated to allow “real-time data validation for applicants and alert them to possible errors to avoid unnecessary delays.”
Under the current rules, most clothing and textile and fur products must have a label that identifies the manufacturer or other business responsible for marketing or handling the item. The updated RN system means that businesses can avoid putting long company names on labels.
The FTC advises businesses with RN numbers to visit the site and verify that their information is accurate.