Takehome: Myanmar outlined new amendments to the Consumer Protection Law 2014 whereby cosmetic stakeholders must include usage instructions in native Myanmar Language.
According to the announcement from Myanmar Consumer Protection Committee on July 9th, all consumer goods (including cosmetics) sold in the country have to be attached with instructions in Myanmar Language and must be labeled with country of origin. A six months grace period from the release date are granted to stakeholders to comply with the requirements. Once effective, any violations of the law will be subject to punitive and legal measures specified in the Consumer Protection Law.
What is Consumer Protection Law?
The Myanmar Consumer Protection law covers the rights and duties of both consumers and enterprise and was enacted on March 14th, 2014 with the aim of promoting consumer protection and ensuring enterprise compliance. All market activities involving substandard products or activities which mislead consumers will be subject to imprisonment of up to 3 years or a fine of up to 5 million kyats or both. Other violations of the law will be subject to corresponding measures according to the circumstances.
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