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CAA issues new directive to traders, Importers, and manufacturers


According to the Consumer Affairs Authority, all traders, manufacturers, store owners, importers, and distributors must display the maximum retail price, weight, or volume, as well as the date of manufacture and other details of the products they intend to sell or distribute.

This was announced in a special gazette notification issued on Wednesday by CAA Chairman Shantha Dissanayake (June 29).

The directive takes effect on July 28th, according to the communiqué.

As a result, selling, storing, importing, producing, distributing, packing, or repacking of commercial goods that do not display the following details on commercial goods is no longer permitted.

  1. Maximum retail price
  2. Weight or volume
  3. Date of manufacture and date of packing if re-packing
  4. Date of expiry/ best before use/ active period (except for the goods which do not expire)
  5. Batch or code number
  6. Name, registered address and contact number of the manufacturer
  7. If imported, the name of the country, and the name, address and contact number/website of the issuer or importer

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