Spectaris, the German optical industry association, approves the German government's negative position on mandatory labels of imports for nonfood products made outside the European Union. The Competitiveness Council of the European Union held a meeting on Dec. 4 to discuss the status of product safety and market surveillance. In the draft legislation, manufacturers would be obliged to label their products with their origin. The European Commission will present further data and information on this subject in spring 2015.