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Myanmar Begins Minimum Labeling Requirements for Priority Consumer Products

05-13-2019 11:36 AM CET | Business, Economy, Finances, Banking & Insurance

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On April 26, 2019, the Republic of the Union of Myanmar put into effect minimum labeling requirements for a wide variety of priority consumer products.

Published by the Department of Consumer Affairs as Directive No.1/2019, it states that the requirements are for the safety of consumers and must follow the list of consumer goods included in Notification No. 1/2018, published on October 26, 2018.

The label must be in the Myanmar language and must contain:

• Directions for use
• Storage information
• Allergy alerts and/or warnings
• Possible side effects (if applicable)

Myanmar considers products in the following categories to be priority products:

• Food and beverages
• Household products
• Children items
• Telecommunication equipment
• Drugs and supplements
• Chemicals
• Cosmetics
• Toiletries
• Other equipment – e.g. agricultural tools or fitness equipment

The full list of product categories and priority products covered by these requirements can be downloaded with the Notification: []

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Aye Sandar Win
Lead Auditor
Tel: +95(1)654795

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