Research and analysis
When considering whether a specific type of label should be required or allowed, national authorities may carry out research and analyses of the situation in their country and examine different options.  With this information, the authorities can establish priorities and decide upon the most appropriate policy option.Some data needed for the analyses may already exist, for example, health and commerce statistics. Other data may need to be collected, for example, costs of labelling for producers and information about how consumers perceive labels. In some cases, data from other countries may be used if national data is not available.
last updated:  Tuesday, September 3, 2013