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The Department of Consumer Affairs and Ministry of Commerce of Myanmar has implemented the Directive on Labeling of Goods on March 16th, 2020.

The Directive specifies the following:

  • In accordance with the Section 1(b) of the Consumer Protection Law, provisions related with labeling in Chapter 18 will come into effect one year after the date of promulgation of the Law, which will be on 16 March 2020.
  • The Directive mentions detailed labeling requirements for each group of goods: food, household goods, children’s goods, communications goods, drugs and supplements, consumer goods and business goods which must be in Myanmar Language or Myanmar Language in conjunction with one or more other languages based on the following criteria:
    • type of the product;
    • size, quantity and net amount;
    • guideline;
    • usage instruction;
    • side effects;
    • allergic precaution;
    • warnings
  • According to the Directive, the imported goods are needed to fulfill the labeling requirements before market. (sticker labeling or new packaging)
  • Entrepreneur who does not comply with the labeling requirements described under the above mentioned paragraph (b) shall be punished in accordance with the Section 73 of the Consumer Protection Law.

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