The president of Peru, Alejandro Toledo, has signed into law a bill that regulates the labeling of footwear. The new law requires all footwear sold in Peru to carry information on the country of origin, the materials used in the product’s manufacturing, and the individual tax registration of the company. The Peruvian government expects that the regulation will allow for large amounts of counterfeit shoes to be detected, while helping the authorities to clamp down on pirate and informal production operations.