SAFEGUARDS | Consumer ProductsNO. 048/19
Myanmar’s Department of Consumer Affairs has published Directive No. 1/2019. It states that for the safety of consumers, labeling requirements for the goods listed in Notification No. 1/2018 need to be met.
Notification No.1/2018 requires labels to be affixed to certain products sold in Myanmar. The Notification requires labels to be in the Myanmar language and they must contain the following information:
- Directions for use
- Storage instructions
- Allergy alerts and/or warnings
- Side effects (if any)
The full list of product categories and priority products covered by these requirements is available in the Notification:
|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 fertilizers, insecticides and pesticides, chemicals used for food and drinks, consumer products and cosmetics|
|Cosmetics||Cosmetics (above 10g), cosmetics (under and equal 10g), hair treatment products|
|Toiletries||Toothpaste, soap (liquid, solid, powder)|
|Other equipment||Agricultural equipment, fitness equipment|
The new labeling requirements come into force on April 26, 2019.
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