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Myanmar calls for using Myanmar language on product packaging

Staff Writer |
The Myanmar Ministry of Commerce has called for using the Myanmar language on products' package along with other languages to ensure consumers' safety.

The Department of Consumers Affairs of the ministry recently instructed that all businesses must provide information and guide on their products with direction for use and storage, side-effects and allergic reaction information.

The authorities set a six-month period for businesses to comply with the official notification, warning of severe measures to be taken, including banning the distribution of products if not following the instruction.

Director of the department U Swe Tint Kyu said the official notification was released with the aim to protect consumers, reinforce the accountability of producers and distributors, and gain trust from consumers over the goods, either exported or imported from abroad.

He added that by selling high quality products, it can not only promote the market but also boost the country's economy.

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