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Myanmar’s Department of Consumer Affairs has published Directive No. 1/2019 Labeling Requirements for Goods in compliance with Notification No. 1/2018 on October 26, 2018 by the Consumer Protection Committee.

Notification No.1. /2018 imposes requirements for labels to be affixed to certain products sold in Myanmar. The Notification provides that labels must be in the Myanmar language and must contain the following information:

a.  Directions for use
b.  Storage instructions
c.  Allergy alerts and/or warnings
d.  Side effects (if any)

The list of product category and priority products covered by these requirements is available within the Directive.

Product Category Priority Products
Food and beverages Juice and jam, milk and dairy products, meat and meat products, eggs and egg products, canned food, edible oils, instant coffee and tea, instant noodles, ready-made food, chilled food, drinking water, seasoning products, chilli and other sauces, ready-made snacks, food supplements for babies, tobacco used in betel, cigarettes, liquors, packed foods
Household products Household electronic products
Children items Strollers, cradles, baby walkers, toys and accessories, baby hygiene products
Telecommunication equipment Corded and cordless phones, mobile phones and accessories
Drugs and supplements Household drugs (oral medication and application, lotions, ointments) which require no prescription, health supplements, traditional medicine
Chemicals Agricultural fertilisers, insecticides and pesticides, chemicals used for food and drinks, consumer products and cosmetics
Cosmetics Cosmetics, skincare products, hair treatment products
Toiletries Toothpaste, soap (liquid, solid, powder)
Other equipment Agricultural equipment, fitness equipment

Products must be compliant with the new labeling requirements beginning on April 26, 2019 (6 months after the release of Notification 1/2018).