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
- 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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