Softlines Regulatory Update: California/USA - Proposed Ban on Fur Products

​On 3 December 2018, the U.S. state of California proposed a bill (AB 44) to ban the sale and manufacture of fur products. Here are the highlights:
  1. It shall be unlawful to sell, offer for sale, display for sale, trade, give, donate, or otherwise distribute a fur product in the state.
  2. It shall be unlawful to manufacture a fur product in the state.
  1. A used fur product.
  2. A fur product made from a fur-bearing mammal or nongame mammal taken pursuant to Section 4007 of the Fish and Game Code
  3. A fur product used for religious purposes.
  • “Fur” means any animal skin or part thereof with hair, fleece, or fur fibers attached thereto, either in its raw or processed state. “Fur” does not include such skins or parts thereof that are to be converted into leather, which in processing will have the hair, fleece, or fur fiber completely removed; cowhide with hair attached thereto; or lambskin or sheepskin with hair attached thereto.
  • “Fur product” means any article of clothing or covering for any part of the body, or any fashion accessory, including, but not limited to, handbags, shoes, slippers, hats, earmuffs, scarves, shawls, gloves, jewelry, and keychains, that is made in whole or in part of fur. “Fur product” does not include any dog or cat fur product, as defined in Section 1308 of Title 19 of the United States Code.
  • “Used fur product” means a fur product that a person has acquired for his or her own use and worn.
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