QR Code labelling of products made from Inuit sealskins
The EU recognizes that seal hunting is an integral part of the socio-economy, nutrition, culture and identity of Inuit and other indigenous communities. Geographically speaking, the relevant areas in this respect are primarily Greenland, Nunavut and Northwest Territories in Canada. It is recognized that seal hunting provides a major contribution to the subsistence and development of indigenous peoples in these areas: providing food and income to support the life and sustainable livelihood of the community, preserving and continuing the traditional existence of the community.
For these reasons the EU legislation allows under certain conditions for the placing on the EU market of seal products, which result from hunts conducted by Inuit.