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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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